New Hampshire START Resource Center Services
The New Hampshire START Resource Center, operated by Community Bridges, opened in 2014. In keeping with our positive, person-centered approach to serving adults, we provide assessment, crisis prevention, and stabilization for those over 21 with mental or behavioral health concerns in a safe, supportive therapeutic setting.
The START Resource Center promotes therapeutic environment using positive psychology and a person-centered approach with individuals who experience Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and mental or behavioral health challenges. The Center can provide training for individuals, families, and caregivers while an individual is at the Center with therapeutic tools, clinical assessments, and therapeutic recreational experiences. As with other Community Bridges support services, your family and the individual are members of the team--partners in the care and support of the person experiencing a mental health crisis. Individuals who benefit most from the Center are those who have not been able to benefit from traditional “respite” programs. Instead, the need is more a more intensive therapeutic level of support while individuals work on specific therapeutic goals at the Center with the support of highly trained staff.
All referrals to the START Resource Center are made through NH START coordinators. There is a maximum length of stay at the Center of no more than 30 days for emergency services, and no more than 5 days for planned services.
*For referrals, please contact a Community Bridges START Coordinator.