Testimonials

Mental health services provided by SMHC are a vital service that is so challenged by reduced state and federal aid during these times of challenges budgets. I thank you for the services you provide and am glad to add my support.Leonard Korn, MD
You continue to serve the population that I work for at Great Bay Services. Your constant input and advice makes our people’s lives better.Carol Hollis
In the wake of the terrible tragedy in Newton, CT, the role of agencies like SMHC in local communities is especially appreciated. Thank you for helping so many.Louise and Basil Richardson
I understand the tremendous need for mental health services and care in this state.Henry Ferrell and Gwen English
I believe that community mental health centers are essential in providing both prevention and treatment for those people in need of services.Maxine Morse

Program Spotlight

Child Impact Program

About the Child Impact Program

The Child Impact Program is a court ordered four hour course required of all parents of children under age 18 who are in the process of divorce or, for other reasons, required to have a parenting plan (custody and financial support). The purpose is to help parents understand the impact of divorce/separation/custody issues on children.

We offer suggestions on how to help their children adjust to this new situation and avoid any harmful effects. The focus is on encouraging participants to move beyond their troubled relationship as a couple and develop a newly defined relationship as co-parents who find ways to work together to raise their children.

Program Cost

The cost of the program is $85.00 per person.

Reduced Fee Option

To qualify for a reduced fee of $50.00, a person has to either currently receive NH needs based assistance (includes EBT and Medicaid), or their income has to be below 100% of poverty for themselves and the number of children they support.

  • For needs based assistance, proof is required, including either a copy of a statement from DHHS explaining their benefits or photo copies of their benefit cards.
  • For low income families, a copy of a notarized financial affidavit is required. People can refer to the 2012 Poverty Guidelines to see if they qualify.

If a person does not meet either of those qualifications OR cannot afford the reduced fee, they need to contact their court to apply for a full fee waiver or further-reduced fee than SMHC can offer.

Upon gathering the required documentation, please email Patsy Onatah at ponatah@smhc-nh.org.

Questions/Needs

If you are uncomfortable attending this program with the co-parent, or are legally prohibited from attending together, be sure to fill out the last two spaces on the registration form. If necessary, you may be directed to another class. Please note that participants must register and pay separately for classes. Also, food is not provided during class, so please bring your own snacks or beverages if you wish to do so.

NOTE: Please be prepared to present your photo ID at the time of check-in for your class.

Register

Click HERE to begin the registration and payment process.