The Community Campus is home to nine independent agencies dedicated to promoting the health of the seacoast region.

New Heights

New Heights

New Heights: Adventures for Teens, an experiential learning organization for youth grades 5-12, New Heights focuses on the development and leadership of exciting, high quality programs designed to unleash potential and open young minds to new possibilities.  We remain constantly aware of the challenges facing youth in contemporary society, and strive to create relevant and engaging porgrams that will prepare today's youth to become tomorrow's inspired citizens. 

The Mission:  At New Heights, to unleash the individual and collective potemtial of today's youth by offering experiential learning opportunities through:

  • Exploration of their culture, community and natural environment;
  • Expression of their unique talents, ideas, and creativity;
  • Engagement in science, technology, arts, and outdoor learning.


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Families First Health and Support Center

Families First Health and Support Center

Families First is the community health center serving the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Its mission is to contribute to the health and well-being of the Seacoast community by providing a broad range of health and family services to all, regardless of ability to pay. Families First’s comprehensive model makes service and support available under one roof for people facing multiple challenges such as poverty, lack of health insurance, homelessness, single parenthood, and others.

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Seacoast Community School

Community Child Care Center of Portsmouth

Seacoast Community School (SCS) provides a nurturing and stimulating high quality early learning environment for children in the Seacoast area. For 46 years, Seacoast Community School has provided care, education, and school-readiness for thousands of children, helping to encourage and sustain healthy families in our community. The Center serves over 300 children, ages eight weeks through 12 years old, in its three programs. The Agency’s mission is to provide high quality child care, give priority to children from families who are in need, and to take a leadership role in advocating for children and families.

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Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County

Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County

The Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County (CACRC) provides a child friendly setting for the evaluation of child abuse and exploitation; coordinates services for victims and families; as well as conducts community education on child abuse prevention. Established in 1999 and accredited by the National Children’s Alliance, the CACRC serves over 350 children annually.

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Head Start

Head Start

A Program of Rockingham Community Action (a component of Southern New Hampshire Services), Head Start is a comprehensive child and family program that provides educational, disability, and support services to Seacoast families. Recognizing the importance of parent involvement, good health and nutrition, and family security in the overall well-being of a family and a child’s ability to learn is a fundamental belief.

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 Portsmouth Adult Basic Education Program

Portsmouth Adult Basic Education Program

A Program of Rockingham Community Action (a component of Southern New Hampshire Services)

Portsmouth Adult Basic Education learners fall into three categories:

  1. Those preparing for the High School Equivalency exam
  2. People interested in improving their basic literacy skills (reading, writing, math)
  3. Foreign-born learners who need to improve their knowledge and use of the English language

Additional learning supports include individualized reading instruction, career and job development, and post-secondary college transition counseling. Over 120 learners, ranging in age from 18 to 80 years old, are served annually.

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 Krempels Center

Krempels Center

Krempels Center is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with brain injury from trauma, tumor, or stroke. In partnership with universities and community volunteers, Krempels Center offers programs that engage members in meaningful and productive experiences and provides ongoing support and resources to those impacted by brain injury. Krempels Center serves 100 survivors of brain injury and their families each year, with the support of more than 200 community volunteers and student interns from allied health and social service disciplines.

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City of Portsmouth Senior Center  

 

                                                                                               

The City of Portsmouth Senior Services Department strives to connect seniors to activities, programs and resources that are healthy and helpful. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and offers a variety of activities.  Each day guests  can enjoy the Drop-in Lounge which offers an informal gathering place with complimentary coffee, games, Wi-Fi, computer help, and conversation.  Additionally there are 5 free fitness classes per week, 2 fee-based fitness classes, Scrabble club, art class, knitting club, wellness clinics, and monthly movies.  To help spread the word about the Senior Activity Center, the Senior Services Department produces a monthly newsletter with the Center's current schedule as well as other events happening in Portsmouth and beyond that might of interest to the senior population.