Helpful Information and Resources

Below is a list of helpful resources, with links to additional information. This list is not exhaustive, so please let us know if we should add something.

The PHC partners with many community-based, volunteer groups or community nursing programs that are working to support aging in community. For more information, please contact alice.ely@mvhi.org.

Non-Emergency Response Needs Survey for Our Partners

Together with our Greater Sullivan County Public Health Region Partners, we have launched a survey of organizations and groups in our regions to learn about the non-emergency response needs of the organizations and their clients. While we cannot promise quick fixes for your challenges, we will work hard to help. We have staff at the PHC, GSCPHN, DHMC, and APD who are ready to coordinate some response.

Please complete the attached survey as soon as you can. It will remain open for an undetermined amount of time and you will be able to submit new responses as the situation evolves. The link is below:

Non-Emergency Needs Survey

Materials Available:

Do you need to describe social distancing to someone in a new way? The PHC has worked with numerous partners to produce a poster and handout that may help get the message across.

Community and Parish Nurses in the Upper Valley noticed that many of their clients did not fully understand recommendations for social distancing and how the coronavirus spreads. They asked for a resource to help them explain safe practices.

NH Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth drafted a poster and handout Community and Parish Nurses — and others — could use when counseling people about social distancing.

A Hypertherm Team Member, in their Marketing Department, designed the poster and handout… and it looks great!

You are welcome to download and print these documents for use in your work. Please contact Alice Ely to request printed copies.
Poster: Save Lives Now by Staying Home
Handout: Save Lives Now by Staying Home

Links and Resources In the Time of COVID-19

Resource for People in Recovery:Preparing to Stay at Home
Local 12-step meeting attendance has already started decreasing, and one tool that I know can be very helpful when transportation or logistical barriers are in place is In The Rooms. The site offers tons of different, free recovery support meetings using a video/webcam and has a social media platform component where clients can instant message, “like” posts, and otherwise, interact with others in recovery throughout the world, day & night.

Resource for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:
A resource on COVID-19 developed by Green Mountain Self-advocates for individuals with ID/DD. This resource is an 8-page booklet about the Coronavirus written in plain language. It was created by and for people with developmental disabilities. It focuses on “need to know” information. They made an English version and Spanish version.

Resources for Families:
Quarantine Family Tool Kit , from Project Launch Team
EdSiteMent Website for National Endowment for the Humanities, with resources for learning.
Comcast Support for Families without Internet Access
STEM Remote Learning Resources (Courtesy of Hypertherm)

Resources for Older Adults:
Grafton County Senior Citizens Council hosts the RSVP “Good Morning” program, which provides calls daily to check on older adults. Please encourage isolated older adults to sign up for this free program: by calling 877-711-7787.

Improving Access to Oral Health Care

Red Logan Dental Clinic

Vermont State Dental Clinic
(802) 296-5598

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
NH Smiles Program

Reducing Substance Misuse and Supporting People Living with Mental Illness

Substance Misuse

ALL Together

Consumer’s Guide to Substance Use Treatment
Lists additional providers and resources for those seeking substance abuse treatment

New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator

Vermont Department of Health
Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Directory

Crisis Intervention Team Trainings

Mental Illness

Headrest
Crisis Hotline: 603-448-4400

Upper Valley Mental Health Resource Guide

Mental Health First Aid
Local Contact: West Central Behavioral Health

Grafton County Mental Health Courts
Halls of Hope serves Lebanon, NH and ASSERT serves Littleton, NH

Promoting Healthy Weight

Healthy Eating

Listen Community Services
Community Dinner Hall
Provides daily congregate meals

Upper Valley Haven
Provides daily congregate meals, food shelf, and nutrition services

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council
Provides congregate meals and meals on wheels home delivery

Upper Valley Congregate Meals
The Valley News keeps an updated schedule of when and where congregate meals occur in the region

Upper Valley Food Shelves
Map of Food Shelves

Community Action Program Belknap‐Merrimack Counties (Includes Grafton County)
Provides WIC and CSFP programs

Southwestern Community Services (Includes Sullivan County)
Provides WIC and CSFP programs

Vermont Department of Health
Provides WIC and CSFP programs

Active Living

Arts, Sports and More – Upper Valley Resources
Provides parks and recreation information, sports and athletics activities, and community engagement opportunities

Upper Valley Aquatic Center

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council
Provides recreation and exercise opportunities for older adults, including falls prevention programs.

Increasing Access to Preventative Care

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
Find a Provider

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Find a Provider

ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care Center

Good Neighbor Health Clinic

Vermont Medicaid Provider Lookup

Helping Older Adults Stay Strong and Independent

Dartmouth Hitchcock Aging Resource Center

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council

SASH (Support And Services at Home)

Senior Solutions

ServiceLink

Upper Valley Community Nursing Project

Decreasing Incidents of Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence

WISE
Hotline: 866-348-WISE
Crisis support and advocacy for survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking

Ensuring Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies

Upper Valley Medical Reserve Corps

Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences

Upper Valley Child and Family Services

New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families

Vermont Department for Children and Families
Family Services Division

Increasing Access to Affordable and Safe Housing

Listen Community Services
Provides rent, fuel payment assistance, and loans for housing

Upper Valley Haven
Provides supportive housing for adults and families in transition as well as temporary, seasonal sheltering

Southwestern Community Services

Tri-County Community Action Program

Upper Valley Housing Coalition

Lebanon Housing Authority

Cover Home Repair

Twin Pines Housing Trust

Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity

Increasing Transportation Options Connecting People to Jobs, Shopping and Services

New Hampshire and Vermont Ride Services

Advance Transit

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council
Provides scheduled transportation for seniors

Stagecoach
Provides scheduled transportation for seniors

Increasing the Number of People in Living Wage, Full-Time Jobs

Listen Community Services

Upper Valley Haven

Upper Valley Town Welfare Officers

Vermont Department for Children and Families
Economic Services Division

Building Community Connections

Arts, Sports and More – Upper Valley Resources
Provides parks and recreation information, sports and athletics activities, and community engagement opportunities

DailyUV
Provides listing of physical activity and social engagement opportunities in the Upper Valley

Valley News Calendar
Provides listing of physical activity and social engagement opportunities in the Upper Valley