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One Road Can Make a Difference: A Ride to Benefit Dover Children's Home!!

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November 07, 2013

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THE STORY:

In May of 2014, we are undertaking a 2,400 mile motorcycle journey from Fort Kent, Maine to the Florida Keys, along historic U.S. Route 1, on behalf of DOVER CHILDREN'S HOME.

 

MISSION:

Dover Children’s Home is dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescents and strengthening their family relationships through the highest quality residential treatment services and educational programs.  The Home is commited to evolving and designing new treatment programs that must set the standard for excellence in the field and enable those children facing life’s most difficult challenges with the means to grow and live healthy, productive, and independent lives.



DESCRIPTION:

Dover Children’s Home is an intermediate-level, residential treatment program, offering a wide-array of life-enhancing services to NH’s most vulnerable children. Licensed to provide treatment for up to 19 boys and girls, ages 12-18, Dover Children’s Home offers several types of programming including short-term stays, ISO respites, emergency beds, independent living programming in an apartment setting, and extended treatment.

Dover Children’s Home provides a structured living environment in which children are encouraged to develop and utilize alternative, appropriate behaviors; develop healthier community connections; and further enhance daily living and independent living skills. The team of Adolescent Counselors provides experiences throughout each day to enhance the normal social, emotional, and educational development of each child through group therapy sessions; peer accountability meetings; planful visitation with supportive interventions; tutoring; recreational and therapeutic activities; behavior management techniques; individual treatment plans; independent living classes; and the coordination of individual, family, and specialized counseling. The treatment program is designed to offer privileges and responsibilities that can be earned daily.

Community-based hobbies such as music lessons, athletics, employment, and volunteering are a mandatory part of the program for each child at the Home. The agency also works with children who are pursuing or have obtained a GED; youth who work during the day; and children enrolled in vocational programs or college courses.

The PILOT House independent living program at Dover Children’s Home helps prepare older youth ages 16-20 for life as an adult by offering an environment rich with opportunity for independent living situations. The PILOT House is a 3-bedroom apartment in a separate building on the grounds of Dover Children’s Home, allowing youth to practice critical life skills and gain invaluable experience living independently while in a safe, supportive environment. The age range for youth in the PILOT House is 16-20.



HISTORY:

On May 10, 1893, a group of local benefactors formed a charitable corporation to be called the Dover Children’s Home. The purpose was to provide for the reception, care, and education of destitute children at a home to be located in Dover, New Hampshire. Originally opened on Atkinson Street, the current building on Locust Street was erected in 1897. The Home has provided care and treatment services to thousands of children over the years.



CONTACT:

Donna Coraluzzo, Executive Director: dcoraluzzo@doverchildrenshome.org

Main office number: (603) 742-4289 , ext. 11
Office fax number: (603) 742-2057
Address: 207 Locust Street, Dover, NH 03820

Web Site: www.doverchildrenshome.org

Type of organization: 501(c) 3 Non-Profit

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