After the Learn team narrows the focus of the current topic, the Give team continues with the next step of our yearly cycle. The goal of the Give process is to determine the organizations and programs that best address the current topic, while remaining true to the Giving Circle’s mission and priorities.  In order to do this, the Give team analyzes grant applications, and presents findings to the board membership.  Board members vote to select the winning gift recipients.

Giving Circle priorities include:

  • Improving quality of life of the Seacoast

  • Serving the socio-economically underprivileged

  • Fostering independence and self-reliance

  • Addressing emerging needs and issues

  • Providing long-term solutions

  • Investing in the expansion of existing organizations rather than the creation of new ones



Giving Cycle 2018-2019

The Chase Home

Founded in 1877 as an orphanage, The Chase Home evolved over time and currently provides treatment and services in the community and at a residential home in Portsmouth. They help at-risk and troubled youth in crisis achieve long-term success in life as adults through a clinical, vocational ,and mentoring opportunities grounded in the communities in which they live. Our 2019 gift will be used to support the enhancement of The Chase Home’s substance use disorder services. 


Hope on Haven Hill

Hope on Haven Hill provides comprehensive treatment to pregnant and parenting women who are homeless or imminently homeless, and in recovery from a substance use disorder. It offers a safe home where women can live with their children and receive treatment, therapy, educational classes and life coaching. Our 2019 gift will be used to improve building infrastructure and create therapeutic outdoor meeting and play spaces.


Safe Harbor Recovery Center

Safe Harbor provides resources and support to individualsand family members from Rockingham County affected by substance use disorders. It strives to create a supportive community by meeting clients where they are in recovery, assisting in the creation of life goals, and providing an array of peer recovery programs and services. Our 2019 gift will be utilized across scholarship, art and music therapy and training for staff and volunteers.


Seacoast Mental Health

Seacoast Mental Health is a comprehensive provider of mental health services to residents in eastern Rockingham County and in 2016 expanded to offer substance use disorder treatment services. As part of this initiative, SMHC is launching a wellness program and smoking cessation group for pregnant and parenting moms suffering from substance use disorders. Our 2019 gift will be used for transportation and childcare subsidies for this client population.


SOS Recovery Organization

SOS Recovery is a peer-driven substance use disorder recovery community organization with centers in Rochester and Dover. It provides coaching and wellness plan provisions for those new to recovery, phone recovery support services, a variety of programs, services and sober social activities, and a safe place for individuals to build connection and support. Our 2019 gift will be usedto help launch a third recovery center on Lafayette Road in Hampton.


Step Up Parents

Step Up Parents provides financial assistance to kinship caregivers, grandparents and other relatives raising the children of parents with substance use disorders. Our 2019 gift will be used to expand programming and services for these caregivers and address financial needs of individual caregiver families.

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Thank you to our generous partners. Due to their support, 100% of all donations go directly to the nonprofits.