Local Support Groups/Facebook Pages

To print this information, click here: FAPA.SupportGroups.Sept2018


Official NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association

NHFAPA Facebook Information Page


Support groups may be sponsored and run by:

DCYF, NHFAPA, or independently.


Central NH FAPA

4th Monday of every month – 6-8pm

Spaulding Youth Center – 72 Spaulding Road, Northfield

Contact: Beth Maltzie, Central FAPA president – bmaltzie@gmail.com

Carol Sanborn, Resource Worker: carolsanborn@spauldingyouthcenter.org

***Childcare is offered***

Facebook Group: Central NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Support Group


Concord FAPA

1st Friday bimonthly (February, April, June, August, October, December) – 5-7pm

The River Guild – 245 N. State Street Unit E, Concord

Contact: Tina Poirier, Resource Worker: kristina.poirier@dhhs.nh.gov

Facebook Group: Concords Superheros: FOSTER and Relative Caregivers


Conway FAPA

2nd Monday of every month – 6-8pm

First Congregational Church in the Life Center – 50 Route 16 B, Center Ossipee

Contact: Jennifer Krieger, Resource Worker: Jennifer.Krieger@dhhs.nh.gov / 603-447-1439


 Keene / Monadnock-Area FAPA

2nd Tuesday of every month – 6:30-8:30pm

39 Central Square, Keene

(former location of Ingenuity Country Store)

Contact: Karen Atkins, Permanency Supervisor: Karen.Atkins@dhhs.nh.gov

Bernie Beaulieu President of MAFPA, ber5nie@gmail.com

Facebook Groups:

Monadnock Foster Parent Fraternity

Monadnock Area Foster Parent Association


Littleton Area FAPA

4th Tuesday of every month – 5:30pm-7:30pm

Faith Bible Church – 355 Union Street, Littleton

Contact: Jennifer Holmes, Resource Worker: Jennifer.Holmes@dhhs.nh.gov

***Potluck dinner***

North Country Facebook Group: North Country Foster and Adoptive Parents


Manchester Support Group

1st Tuesday of every month – 6:00-7:30pm

Faith Bridge Church – 301 South Main Street, Manchester

Contact: Jessica Bent, Resource Worker: Jessica.Herlihy@dhhs.nh.gov

***Childcare is provided***

Facebook Group: Manchester NH Foster & Adoptive Parents


North Country Support Group

1st Monday of every month – 6:30-8pm

Harvest Christian Fellowship – 219 Willow Street, Berlin

Organized independently by: Gary & Jen Lamontagne, foster parents: jen.l.lamontagne@gmail.com 603-723-8998

***Childcare is provided***

Facebook Group: North Country Foster and Adoptive Parents


Rochester-Area FAPA

3rd Monday of every month – 6:30-8:30pm

Rochester YMCA, 35 Industrial Way #106, Rochester

Contact: Karen Magowan, Resource Worker Karen.Magowan@dhhs.nh.gov


Facebook Group: NH Seacoast/Rochester Foster and Adoptive Family Support

***Childcare is provided***


Seacoast-Area FAPA

4th Monday of each month – 6-8pm

Therapy Square – 131 Main Street, Epping

Contact: Lisa Belmonte, Resource Worker: Lisa.Belmonte@dhhs.nh.gov

Facebook Group: NH Seacoast/Rochester Foster and Adoptive Family Support


Southern (Nashua) – Fostering H.O.P.E. 

When: The 4th Monday of every month.

Where: Crossway Christian Church

503 Main Dunstable Road Nashua – 6:30-8:30

Contact: Kellie Taylor, Foster Parent: Katayls6@gmail.com

***Childcare offered for a small fee/Potluck Dinner***

Facebook Group: Southern and Telework Foster Adoptive Parent Group