Tough Topics and Local Resources

Everything you want to know, but really don’t want to ask.

Click the topic below to find local resources. Search our catalog HERE for materials available at the library. We can also borrow books from other libraries. Just ask or email Jane Malmberg. This page will be updated on a regular basis.

*2-1-1  NH connects you with up-to-date state services and referrals. Multilingual and TDD access available. Outside of New Hampshire? Call 1.866.444.4211.

TopicHelpful Organizations
AbortionPlanned Parenthood, Keene
Abusive RelationshipsMCVP: Crisis & Prevention

NH Addiction Services or Call 2-1-1 from any NH number*
Alcoholics Anonymous
NH Al-Anon

 Alzheimer’s Foundation of American
Hotline: 866-232-8484 or
Alzheimer’s Association
AnxietyMonadnock Family Services
AutismA Parent’s Guide to Autism from Sprout
Bankruptcy Cheshire County Courthouse
 Child Safety Network Bullying Prevention Guide
Stop Bullying
 Norris Cotton Cancer Center
American Cancer Society NH
Child Abuse
NH Child Protection Services: 800-894-5533 (in state)
NH Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
Cutting/Self HarmCommunity Mental Health Centers
Community Mental Health Centers
National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire
Divorce & Custody
NH Child Custody Guide
NH Legal Aid
DrugsNH Addiction Services or Call 2-1-1 from any NH number*
Rehab Spot
Eating DisordersNational Eating Disorders Helpline: 800-931-2237

The Community Kitchen – (603) 352-3200
37 Mechanic St., Keene
Hot Meals
Food Boxes

St. Vincent de Paul Society – In Person
173 Main St., Keene
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 7-8pm
Supplemental Food Pantry

Salvation Army (603) 352-0607
15 Roxbury St., Keene
Tuesday – Friday 9-2:30pm
Supplemental Food Pantry

Southwestern Community Services (603) 352-7512
63 Community Way, Keene

WIC – Women, Infants & Children
New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services (603) 357-3510
111 Key Rd. Keene
Monday – Friday 8-4:00pm
SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
Gambling AddictionNational Problem Gambling Helpline: 800-522-4700
Gender Identity Planned Parenthood (for all identities)
Grief & Death
 Home Health & Hospice Care Bereavement Services in NH
Southern New Hampshire Grief Support
HIV / AIDSAIDSinfo: 800-HIV-0440
Shelter Admission: Call 2-1-1 from any NH number*
Keene Salvation Army 603-352-0607

NH Emergency Rental Assistance
NH Legal Assistance resource page:
603 Legal Aid:
NH Legal Aid page on the eviction process:
The Circuit Court’s information for landlords and tenants on the eviction process:
Infertility ASRM Reproductive Facts
Legal Assistance
LGBTQ+Click HERE for a big list from NAMI NH
Medical Marijuana Therapeutic Cannabis Program NH
Mental Illness

Monadnock Family Services
Cheshire County Behavioral Health Court Program (CCBHCP)
The Doorway NH

 March of Dimes
Compassionate Friends
Share Pregnancy and Loss Support
National Coalition Against Sexual & Domestice Violence
NAMI NH Veteran Family Initiative
Pregnancy Resource Center of the Monadnock Region
Planned Parenthood, Keene
PubertyTry the Youth & Teen Nonfiction sections of the library

 Black Lives Matter NH
NAACP Manchester
Showing Up for Racial Justice
Rape & Sexual Assault MCVP: Crisis & Prevention
Self-Esteem NAMI NH
Planned Parenthood
CDC Info Hotline: 800-232-4636

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
Monadnock Family Services
Community Mental Health Centers
TransportationCommunity Volunteer Transportation

Veterans Crisis Line – If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then PRESS 1 or visit
For emergency mental health care, you can also go directly to your local VA medical center 24/7 regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.
Vet Centers – Discuss how you feel with other Veterans in these community-based counseling centers. 70% of Vet Center staff are Veterans. Call 1-877-927-8387 or find one near you.
VA Mental Health Services Guide – This guide will help you sign up and access mental health services. – information, resources, and Veteran to Veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.
RallyPoint – Talk to other Veterans online. Discuss: What are your feelings as the Taliban reclaim Afghanistan after 20 years of US involvement?
Download VA’s self-help apps – Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) –  Request a Peer Mentor
VA Women Veterans Call Center – Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 6:30PM ET)
VA Caregiver Support Line – Call 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 5PM ET)
Together We Served –Find your battle buddies through unit pages
George W. Bush Institute – Need help or want to talk? Check In or call:1-630-522-4904 or email:
Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes – Join the Community
American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network – Peer Support and Mentoring
Team Red, White & Blue – Hundreds of events weekly. Find a chapter in your area.
Student Veterans of America – Find a campus chapter to connect with.
Team Rubicon – Find a local support squad.

*2-1-1  NH connects you with up-to-date state services and referrals. Multilingual and TDD access available. Outside of New Hampshire? Call 1.866.444.4211.

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