The Raymond Coalition for Youth has strong, active community partners that support our mission and values. We continue to develop community partners to strengthen our work with youth. Please review the list of our community partners and consider joining.

The following organizations have made a commitment to our youth and community and have join the Raymond Coalition for Youth Membership. Provided is a list of our partners and their contact information so you can call with questions regarding the services they provide to youth and/or their parents/guardians.

Families First Health and Support Center

100 Campus Drive, Suite 12 Portsmouth, NH 03801 

Tel: 603-422-8208 ext. 314, Fax: 603-422-8219, Website

Families First has responded to community needs by offering our parenting programs in over a dozen locations in Rockingham County. Building on our relationships with community partners such as the Raymond school district and the Raymond Coalition for youth, Families First has expanded its parent programming into Rockingham County. To learn more about our programs and services, please check out our website, or call Susie Bright at the above listed number.

UNH Cooperative Extension – Rockingham County

Rick Alleva, Ed.D, Extension Educator/4-H Youth Development, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH 03833. 

Phone: 603-679-5616 FAX: 603-679-8070, Email, UNH Cooperative Extension Website  

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The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension provides New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources and improve the economy.

As a University outreach program, we have a network of professional Extension staff located in all 10 New Hampshire counties. Our staff works with local volunteers and specialists on the UNH campus to design and conduct educational programs that meet societal, environmental and economic needs.

UNH Cooperative Extension is an Equal Opportunity Educator & Employer


Ann Duckless, MA, CP 15 Green Street Concord, NH 03301 

Phone: 603-225-5359, Website

NAMI New Hampshire (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) is dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons of all ages with mental illness/SED (Serious Emotional Disorders) and their families so they may have the opportunity to recover from mental illness, achieve their aspirations and live, work and play in the community of their choice. NAMI teamed up with the Raymond Coalition for Youth to bring the very important Suicide Prevention training program to the Raymond Community. Although the first cycle of training has been successfully completed – Raymond now has over 400 community members, professionals, and youth trained – many of which are now certified master trainers, NAMI continues to partner with the coalition to support their important work of bringing positive choices to all.

A Safe Place

Diane Lavoie, Coordinator of Education and Outreach E-mail  

Phone: 603-436-4619 x14, Website

A Safe Place offers educational presentation to teens, adults and professional groups. If you are interested in having A Safe Place com in and talk with your group about domestic abuse, teen dating violence or a related topic, please contact the above listed Coordinator of Education and Outreach.

Seacoast Mental Health Center

Christine Desormier 30 Prospect Ave, Exeter NH 03833 

Phone: 603-772-2710 

1145 Sagamore Avenue Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: 603-431-6703 E-mail, Website

Founded in 1963, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc. (SMHC) is a private, not-for-profit agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc. is a comprehensive provider of psychiatry, counseling, and psychological services on the New Hampshire and southern Maine seacoast.

We strive to provide the highest quality of service in a safe and confidential environment. Everyone who comes to us for help is recognized as unique and deserving of understanding and respect. Seacoast Mental Health Center provides school-based therapist services in both the Middle and High schools in Raymond. SMHC participated in the Frameworks Suicide Prevention program and have three Master trainers on staff.

Exeter Hospital

Five Alumni Drive, Exeter, NH 03833

Phone: (603)580-7964, Website

Elliot Pediatrics and Primary Care at Raymond

Phone:(603)895-8000, Website

Big Brothers Big Sisters

909 Islington St. #4 Portsmouth, NH 03801 

Phone: (603)516-2227, Website

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Seacoast is to provide successful mentoring relationships for all children who need them, promoting a brighter future, better schools and stronger communities.

New Futures


New Futures is a non-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization working to reduce underage alcohol problems and increase access to treatment in NH through leadership and policy development, and grant management.

Exeter Adult Education

Leslie Haslam 30 Linden Street Exeter, NH 03833

Phone: 603-775-8456 Email: Web:

Adult Ed Fall 2012

Exeter Adult Education, in cooperation with community resources, offers an integrated variety of programs that seek to inspire and empower adults to become lifelong learners. The program will help individuals realize their potential through: expanding literacy skills; setting achievable goals; enhancing self-worth; and developing a dedication to learning.

Participants will be able to encourage family literacy, enter and adapt to the workplace, complete their high school education, enroll in postsecondary opportunities and become responsible citizens.

New Life Church

Ken, Pastor. Nottingham Road Raymond, NH 03077 Web:

The youth are our future, and supporting and reaching out to the youth of the community of Raymond is a strong and steady focus of the youth ministry of the New Life Church.

Rockingham Community Action – Raymond Outreach

55 Prescott Road Raymond, NH 03077 Phone: 603-895-2303 Web:

Rockingham Community Action’s multi-service Outreach Program provides timely assistance to those seeking immediate help for basic needs, such as food, clothing and shelter. Outreach services are house in three area centers, located in Seabrook, Raymond and Salem. The Outreach Centers are also great locations to find out about other Rockingham Community Action programs. Feel Free to stop by!

Rockingham Community Action – Raymond Head Start

Route 27 Raymond, NH 03077 We:

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.

Wal-Mart Distribution Center

42 Freetown Road Raymond, NH 03077 Phone: 603-895-0066

Wal- Mart combines financial aid with our associate’s volunteer efforts to have a more meaningful impact on the community. The Raymond Wal Mart distribution center has been a strong and loyal supporter of the coalition and it’s work to provide positive choices for the youth of the community.

Hannaford Supermarket

Carl Provenchure, 2 Freetown Road Raymond, NH 03077 Phone: (603) 895-0011

Hannaford Supermarket Community Involvement – Our business depends on people – the people who shop at our stores and the people who work for our company. When we help our communities, the places where our customers and associates and their families live and work become better healthier and more prosperous. A strong supporter of the Raymond Coalition for Youth from the very beginning, Hannaford Supermarket of Raymond has been and continues to be a steady contributor and financial supporter of the important work the coalition is doing to bring positive choices to the youth of this community.

Breathe New Hampshire

Kim Coronis, Youth Program Manager. 9 Cedarwood Drive, Unit 12 Bedford, NH 03110 Phone: (603) 669- 2411 X104 1-800-835-8647 Email: Web:

Breathe NH is committed to elimination lung disease and improving the quality of life for those living with lung disease. Breath NH extends its services and programs to our community with a focus on dealing with tobacco issues and eliminating smoking among our youth.

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Online resource guide for Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment services. Extensive departments and resources, view their contact information list.

Town of Raymond – Welfare division

Denise O’Grady 4 Epping Street Raymond, NH 03077 Phone:603-895-4735 x 108

Town of Raymond – Recreation and Community Services

Tammy Reardon, Assistant Director. 4 Epping Street Raymond, NH 03077 Phone: 603-895-4735 x 118

The mission of the Town of Raymond Recreation and Community Services Division is to offer quality recreation and leisure programs for the residents of Raymond as well as acting as a clearinghouse of community services and information for residents.

Raymond Police Department

1 Scribner Road Raymond, NH 03077 Phone: 603-895-4747

The Raymond Police Department has been a strong advocate and steady supporter of the Raymond Coalition for Youth since it’s inception. The department deals with many youth that sometimes make poor choices that greatly impact their future as well as their families. The department believes there is great value in working to identifying the issues, developing solutions and together with the community work towards providing positive choices.

Raymond Public School District

The leadership of the Raymond Public School District chose to be involved with the Raymond Coalition For Youth because they are working to address the exact same issues and have a vested interest in providing positive choices for the youth of Raymond to learn, thrive and grow.

Raymond High School

Kirk Beitler, High School Principal. 45 Harriman Hill Road Raymond, NH 03077 Phone: 603-895-6616 Email:

Iber Holmes Gove Middle School

Mike Chouinard, Middle School Vice Principal. 1 Stephen Batchelder Parkway Raymond, NH 03077 Phone: 603-895-3394

Lamprey River Elementary School

33 Old Manchester Road Raymond, NH 03077 Phone: 603-895-3117 Email:

Child and Family Services

Susan Swanwick – Guidance Counselor/Elementary School

Parents and Community Members:

Michael Duff

Mary Duff

Sandy Ellis

Stephen Sloan

Mary Taber