Waypoint, formally Child and Family Services, has been serving New Hampshire communities since 1850 through their mission of empowering people of all ages with an array of human services. It is the oldest children’s charitable organization within the state.
How does Waypoint serve our community?
Waypoint provides early childhood and family support, youth homelessness stability, intervention and treatment counseling, senior and adults with disabilities healthcare services and family advocacy Waypoint’s programming is built on four pillars:
- Staff – Employing dedicated and compassionate professionals
- Community – Working collaboratively within the community to create social safety nets for New Hampshire residents.
- Solutions – Finding solutions to problems in the dual capacity of practitioners and advocates.
- Impact – Making a positive, long lasting impact to improve and sustain our communities.
Statewide, Waypoint has 14 offices and offers more than 28 unique programs. Collectively their staff travels more than 1.3 million miles and serves more than 11,000 people annually. In the Upper Valley, Waypoint has a Regional Family Resource Center in downtown Lebanon. The Lebanon office offers an array of counseling, family support, adoption and foster parent services along with one of the only Supervised Visitation Centers within 100 miles. Supervised visitation allows a child to interact with a parent in the presence of a neutral third party who is trained to ensure the safety of the child. Visitation includes secure observational supervision and a supervised exchange without interaction of parental parties. The center allows parents to build healthy relationships for themselves and their child. This is at the core of Waypoint’s mission of keeping families together and empowering families.
How has the HOPE Foundation contributed to Waypoint?
For the past several years the HOPE Foundation has been one of the proud sponsors of the annual Camp Out and Family Fun Day at Storrs Pond in Hanover, NH. This fundraising event is a fun filled day that features a local band called the Sensible Shoes, a delicious cook-out, an educational show by VINS, along with arts and crafts by Artistree, plus swimming, tennis and hiking. It is a wonderful way to celebrate with Upper Valley families while at the same time supporting the critical work that Waypoint offers to the community.
What are Hypertherm Associates saying about the Camp Out and Family Fun Day Event?
“The event at Storrs Pond was enjoyable for the entire family and supported an important cause. My children enjoyed the raptor show and fresh baked cookies, and my wife even won something from the silent action. It was a well-run and organized event.”
Sean Healey- Director, Operations- Hypertherm
Want to know more?
For more information about Waypoint, the work they do and how you can become involved, please go to https://waypointnh.org.