Milford Thrives Early Childhood Collaborative Member Profile

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Cindy Blanchard, Family Resource Center Coordinator; Supervisor Family Supports

Parent Hotline

1-800-640-6486 Warm Line

(M-F 8:30 – 4:30)


Parent Support Referrals

603-722-3682; email Alicia

 Parent Classes/Support Groups pdf 

Home visiting Referrals                  

Call Carolyn George at 603-518-4390; email Carolyn 

Home Visiting Referral Form (word)

Kinship Navigator Referrals

603-722-3682; email Alicia

Kinship Navigator Flyer pdf

Waypoint Family Resource Center

113 W Pearl St, Nashua 

Main Service
Home visiting; Parenting education (Positive Parenting) and support groups; Developmental Screening

Waypoint Family Resource Center’s Early Childhood (EC) resources, programs, and services include:

  • Home visiting services
  • Support groups, including kinship navigator services
  • Parent education classes
  • Community connection
  • Warm Line 800# for parents


Waypoint has established a 800# Family Support Warm Line for parents:

This support phone-in service has been established as a resource during this time of social distancing for parents and families.  Call to connect to professionals who can help with everything from coping strategies, child behaviors, family dynamics, household management and emotional distress … to gaining access to tools, resources, and services that can help navigate life during challenging times.


Home Visiting: Healthy Families America and Parenting Plus

DURING PREGNANCY AND THE EARLY YEARS, our team of home visitors and nurses in the HFA program offer FREE, NONJUDGEMENTAL support in the areas of:  Prenatal healthcare, Post-partum support, Well baby care, Nutrition for mother and baby, Breast/bottle feeding, Screening for post-partum and maternal depression, Infant brain development and Early childhood development, Stress reduction and self-care, Nutrition, Smoking cessation, Counseling, Family planning, Preparing for your new baby, Early childhood development, Alcohol and drug prevention, Access to community resources and overall parent education. Family Resource Center activities that provide opportunities for socialization and community connection. The HFA program is ongoing until the child has reached their 3rd birthday.

Eligibility: prenatal/parenting (kinship situations too!) living in Hillsborough County and agreeable to services. Some risk factors assessed during an intake. Serving prenatal/parenting families through a variety of platforms including in person, virtual and telehealth options.                       

THROUGH SCHOOL YEARS and beyond, we’ll work in partnership with you and your family to set and reach goals and answer any questions you may have along the way in the areas of: Effective parenting, Recreational activities, Appropriate discipline techniques, Family planning and contraception, Life skills including education, work, and finding quality childcare and educational advocacy.

Eligibility: any family with children birth to 18 years (or up to 21 with disability) living in the area that requests help. We can also refer out to appropriate services if unable to assist. This is a voluntary program that works with families that have custody of a child/children.  Serving families through a variety of platforms including in person, group, virtual and telehealth options.

Here is a family home visiting referral form  to provide parents.


Parent Support:

(some programs offered at Milford satellite sites) 


Waypoint Wednesdays

How do you know if your child is on track in his or her development? When should you be concerned? Learn about the effects of trauma, ways to support resiliency, and how to optimize your child’s healthy development.                                                 
Virtual groups meet via ZOOM, Wednesdays, 3pm – 5pm

For more information & to register: or call 603-722-3682

Circle of Parents Support Group

This is where parents support parents with strategies and ideas, and share trials, tribulations, and laughs along the way. It’s a chance to be heard and to hear others in a safe environment. Cultural traditions and boundaries are always respected.

Virtual groups meet via ZOOM, Fridays, 5:30 -7:00pm
For more information & to register: or call 603-722-3682

Kinship Navigator Program

This is a program designed for grandparents or other relatives caring for their young grandchild(ren).  Supports include help finding resources and services, parenting education and support and more.  
For more information & to register: or call 603-722-3682

Stress Management

This support group will help you develop healthy coping strategies so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive.    For more information & to register:  or call (603)722-5242

A Circle of Parents presentation, Cooking Along the Way

Explore healthy food options, Share a favorite recipe, Watch a cooking demo, Learn some new cooking hacks and Start new mealtime traditions.  For more information & to register: or call 603-903-8212

Here is a pdf of Waypoint’s Parent Classes/Support Offerings to share with parents


Please note where each service can be provided along with your hours:

Our services can be delivered in a variety of ways including in person, virtual platforms (teams/zoom/duo) or telehealth phone calls. Family Support Specialists offer flexible scheduling to accommodate busy parents. The majority of our work is done M-F between 9am and 5pm. Please talk with your FSS to determine an agreeable meeting time. Groups and parent education sessions are noted above.


How would you prefer Collaborative partners/community members refer/bridge families and young children to your services?

We believe that families can thrive with mindful coordination of services. Our ideal introduction would include a “warm handoff” where we could be included during other services and meet families together with their providers, limiting the wait time.

For Home Visiting, have families call Carolyn George at 603- 518-4390

For Parent/Family Support offerings, call 603-722-3682


Are there specific website address(es)/Facebook pages where families could find for more information on your services? is the best place to find out about our vast array of comprehensive services in the community. We are also on Facebook.


What are your hope(s) for our work together as an Early Childhood Collaborative; Why are you a member?

” I am a Core Member of the Greater Nashua Smart Start Early Childhood Education Coalition based on my role as the FRC Coordinator of the Nashua Waypoint Family Resource Center and the Family Support Supervisor for Parenting Plus and Healthy Families. I will work to ensure that information flows both ways to the Collaborative and the Coalition, particularly regarding Home Visiting Services, ASQ’s, Parent Education and Family Engagement. “

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