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Spaulding Academy & Family Services

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a leading provider of educational, residential, therapeutic and community based programs and services for families, children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Established in 1871, Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was formerly known as Spaulding Youth Center since 1958. Our scenic hilltop campus is located on nearly 500 acres in Northfield, NH and welcomes boys and girls from ages 4 to 21 from around the state of New Hampshire and beyond. In addition to programs provided on our Northfield campus, Spaulding’s community based programs include foster family licensing, Individual Service Option (ISO) foster care, ISO in-home services, child health support services, and more for children ages 0 to 20 and their family.

Our Mission

Supporting exceptional children and families toward a successful future.

Our Vision

Spaulding Academy & Family Services exists to foster life success for young people. As a recognized leader, we will provide superior educational, residential and community-based services, and treatment; as well as professional development opportunities for our employees and other specialists in the field.

Our Northfield campus is always bustling with activity so there are so many things we are excited to tell you about!

Most recently, Spaulding Academy & Family Services, formerly Spaulding Youth Center, announced a new name and brand which embodies the bright future for this industry-leading organization. For 150 years, the organization has served children and families with a variety of special needs. The organization’s legacy began in 1871 as the New Hampshire Orphans Home and School for Industry, which later was renamed as the Daniel Webster Home. This organization merged with the Golden Rule Farm in 1958 to become Spaulding Youth Center. To learn more about our new name and brand, please visit

All of our latest updates can be found on our website and social media platforms. Below are a few links to help you find your way!

We are very active on social media and update our website frequently so those can be great resources to learn more about Spaulding Academy & Family Services. However, our favorite way is for you to come visit our beautiful campus located in Northfield, NH. To schedule a tour, please contact our development office at or 603-286-8901 ext. 107.

Posted on: Friday, December 4, 2020

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