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Dover Children's Home

Dover’s Children’s Home was founded on May 10, 1893 as an orphanage to serve the children of Dover.  The mission has changed over the years to one of enriching the lives of adolescents and strengthening their family relationships through the highest quality residential treatment services and educational programs.

Our commitment to evolving and designing new treatment programs must set the standard for excellence in the field and enable those children facing life’s most difficult challenges with the means to grow and live healthy, productive, independent lives. Dover Children’s Home is a non-profit intermediate-level, residential treatment program, offering a wide-array of life-altering services to NH’s most vulnerable children, ages 12-20. 

The Home is committed to improving the lives of children by offering an array of experiences, services, and opportunities that celebrate individual strengths and address individual needs.  Some of our children require constant supervision and support in order to succeed in our community-based program while others practice living independently in a safe, monitored apartment setting rich with budgeting, employment, academic, and time management opportunities.

The Home offers a wide array of programming including short-term stays, respites, juvenile detention alternatives, emergency beds, independent living programming in an apartment setting, and extended treatment. 

Over the past 118 years, Dover Children's Home has provided exceptional care and life-changing services to thousands of NH’s most vulnerable children.  Over the years, the Home has helped numerous children successfully reunify with their families.   Many of the children secure employment in the community and experience dramatic improvements in school performance and attendance.  Many of our children simply feel better, safer, and more hopeful.   

For more information about Dover Children's Home, please contact Executive Director, Renee Touhey-Childress at 603-742-4289, ext 12. or

Posted on: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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