Milford Thrives envisions Milford to be a place where all community members — children,  youth, families and seniors — are healthy and feel connected.


Milford Thrives Community Connector service aims to connect parents and caregivers of young children with local resources, supports and services. We collaborate with local partners to connect folks to local resources, and/or bring our service providers from Greater Nashua to Milford.

Looking for a specific resource?  Wondering which service provider does what?  Have an idea for a gathering or educational event? 

Qs?  Contact Milford Thrives Community Connector


Service Provider Spotlight

Waypoint recently launched a free Family Support Warm Line phone-in service. 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.

Looking for advice? 

Or just a trusted, nonjudgmental ear?

Either way, reach out — Waypoint is happy to be a resource! 

Thank you to Waypoint for offering this key family support service for families during this stressful time.


SHARE Outreach, located here in Milford, is a safety net in the truest form and there is no place, no agency like it.

SHARE is a central point of assistance supported by a loving, giving community that believes everyone deserves a helping hand when in need.

If you are impacted by food shortage or have questions about financial assistance during this trying time of the Coronavirus, reach out to SHARE via phone:   603-673-9898

** Those interested in the NH Housing Relief Program to help with unpaid rent and other necessities due to the pandemic, you can get more information at https://www.capnh.org/

Applications will be available June 30, but you can start now by entering some basic information online. This program is administered by CAP agencies throughout the state. For those of us in Hillsborough or Rockingham counties, Southern NH Services is your agency.


Milford Thrives is here for you during the COVID19 crisis as well.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your questions/concerns.  Also, refer to our Parenting Corner for updated COVID 19 resources.


Welcome Baby

Have you recently move into Milford with your family and baby/young children?  Milford Thrives Welcome Baby program was created to connect and welcome every newborn to the Milford community and to serve as a resource and community connector for parents, caregivers and families.   

REQUEST your complimentary Welcome Baby gift today!


Trying to Figure Out Safe Childcare Options at this time of COVID-19?

The state of NH has adopted emergency childcare guidelines for providers during this time of COVID-19. Childcare Aware New Hampshire‘s website is updated regularly with detailed information for both families and childcare providers. 

Do you have a question that’s not addressed?  Feel free to reach out to Milford Thrives for help.  


Interested in Head Start for your child?

Wondering if you’re eligible?  Contact Southern New Hampshire Services to inquire: 603/668-8010, ext.6098.


Community Partners


We’re so fortunate to have so many great community providers in Milford and the Greater Nashua area. Here is a list of community partners that work to support young children and families and our Milford community:

Bangor Savings Bank

Beaver Brook Association

Blueberry Hill Design Works

Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley

Bridges

Child Care Aware

Community Action for Safe Teens (CAST)

Coworking House

NH Department of Health & Human Services

Gateways

Greater Nashua Smart Start Coalition

Milford Police Department

Milford Recreation Department

Milford Rotary

Milford School District

Town of Milford

Milford SAU Child Find

Milford Lions

Milford Welfare

NH Department of Education’s Office of Student Wellness

NH Department of Health and Human Services

SHARE

She Built This

Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club 

Souhegan Valley Dental

Southern New Hampshire Services

United Way of Greater Nashua

Wadleigh Library

Waypoint Family Resource Center of Greater Nashua

Women in Transition

SHARE’s volunteers restocking the food pantry

Milford Thrives Ambassadors

Thank you, too, to our Milford Thrives Ambassadors.  We look forward to our continued collaborations so that our Milford community can THRIVE!

Emily Aborn

Sara Amato-Larabee

Lauren Arruda

Melissa Blake

Jeanne Corcoran

Sylvie Kurtz

Hillary Paro

Kylee Ross

Cindy Walsh


Community Events

Milford Thrives collaborates with community partners to ensure the needs of our Milford community are being met. Whether hosting or co-hosting community gatherings, educational events, connecting folks to local resources or bringing our service providers from Greater Nashua to Milford, we aim to connect children, youth, families and seniors with the local resources, supports and services they’re looking for.

 

Above, at the She Built This holiday event, Milford Thrives collected children’s book donations for our community partner, SHARE. 

 

Below, Children’s Resiliency Retreat participants at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley are excited to see Santa at Milford Thrives and community partner, CAST’s Pajama Party, sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.   

 

Thank you Bangor Savings Bank for your generous sponsorship of this fun community celebration!  And thank you Blueberry Hill Design Works for providing beautiful Milford Thrives bags for the children!

Interested in hosting a Pajama Party event?  Contact us.

Thank you to the members of She Built This for hosting Milford Thrives/SHARE’s holiday book drive, too.  Your generosity was very much appreciated! 

Have another idea for a community event?   Contact us.