Greater Tilton Area Family Resource CenterTilton, NH

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Mission/Vision of The Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center

The Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center purpose is to strengthen and empower individuals, families and the Greater Tilton Area Community by promoting health, well-being, and self-sufficiency through positive relationships, support, collaboration and education. Our vision is to be a Family Resource Center of Quality, Certified by the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services and the National Standards of Quality for Family Resource Centers… a place that all community members can feel welcomed to ask questions and find connections to information and resources that strengthen and empower people of our community.

 History of Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center

The GTA-FRC was founded as a result of conversations hosted by the pastors of the Tilton Churches with other community leaders interested in addressing the most pressing needs of the community.  Consultants were brought in with community organizing experience to speak with the pastors about next steps to begin identifying and addressing the needs.  The Northfield-Tilton Congregational Church opened their doors to be a host site for a community conversation.  An active community volunteer and the pastor of the church met at a substance misuse summit, and committed to ‘doing something’ to address the needs. One became our first Director, the other our first President.  A local health care navigator, already working in the church food pantry, committed to the effort the first time hearing about the vision.  About thirty people attended the first community invitation meeting. A seed was planted that began to grow. A Steering Committee was formed. The community was invited to participate in sharing the most pressing needs felt in the area. One year after hosting the first structured meeting to open a Family Resource Center in the area, the GTA-FRC was born.  In May of 2016, the organization became an official non-profit Family Resource Center with a goal of meeting the National Standards of Quality and being a resource to all families of the area, with a special focus on building bridges out of poverty, early childhood concerns and the effects of substance use disorders affecting our community. In 2016 a concerted effort was made to meet the CAPRSS Standards for Recovery Coaches by our Family Support Specialists and work began with NH Listens to address the needs of Early Childhood and Harbor Homes to work to grow a Peer Recovery Support Program as we continue listen to and move to meet the needs of our community. A storefront was opened on Main Street Tilton for two years, but the growth of the organization, added services and the need for more meeting and office space led to a move in March of 2018 to a 3,500 square foot facility at 5 Prospect Street, walking distance from the former locations and still considered part of the down town district.

Services Offered

Substance use and poverty are the leading concerns brought to our Community Meetings. These two issues affect all of our community families either directly or indirectly. Our programs and services aim to meet our mission, and create a welcoming place that all community members can feel welcome to ask questions and find a connection with people, resources, information and more… Our two-generational approach, working with parents, grandparents, and children, led to the growth of parent education and peer recovery supports, as we see children in our community impacted by poverty and the substance use in our area plaguing families. We believe that prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery from the hurts, habits and hang-ups that parents face today, are all tied together. We believe that as a community, we can change a life course trajectory for a child when comprehensive, customized, strength-based supports are accessed by parents and grandparents, friends and relatives. All are welcome, in a judgment-free environment, to access supports based on their shared needs, or to volunteer with us.

Hours:

Monday: 10am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

Some meetings and classes are scheduled after hours.

Address:

5 Prospect St. Tilton, NH 03276

Phone Number:

603-286-4255

Social Media:

facebook.com/GTAFRC


Website:

gtafrc.wordpress.com/


General Operations Information:

Supports by text are available during closed hours, and by appointment

 

Tilton Area Family Resource Center