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DOVER CHILDRENS HOME

It Takes a Community to Raise a Child.

Mission

Dover Children's Home provides tools and support for youth to heal from emotional trauma through community-based treatment programs that foster relationships and enable youth to create hope for the future.

Notes from the nonprofit

It is our goal to restructure residential care in the state of New Hampshire using a Trust-Based Relational Intervention model that we can share with other community organizations.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Renee Touhey-Childress

Main address

207 Locust Street

Dover, NH 03820-4039 USA

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Formerly known as

The Society

EIN

02-0223323

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Homes for Children & Adolescents (P76)

Group Home (Long Term (P73)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Dover Children's Home Main House (Level Two)

Dover Children’s Home, founded in 1893, is a non-profit intermediate-level treatment program, offering a wide array of services to teens and young adults in need from all parts of NH. The agency is designed to provide community-based residential care for residents who have been abused or neglected; are under a CHINS (Child in Need of Services) petition; or who have committed delinquent acts.

Our goal is to provide residents with as many opportunities as possible to experience success and personal growth. It is our belief that participation in age appropriate, therapeutic, and normalized activities will help residents to become a positive member in the community. The overall success of the treatment program at Dover Children's Home depends a great deal on your willingness to take advantage of our support system.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Adolescents

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, along with a studio apartment space below, 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.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Non-adult children

Where we work

Awards

Heart of Dover 2012

Citizens Bank & WMUR-TV

Small Non-Profit of the Year 2019

Dover Chamber of Commerce

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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DOVER CHILDRENS HOME

Board of directors
as of 05/28/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ann Lane

Don Cichon

Michael Murphy

Jim Horne

Tom O'Dowd

Annie Novak

Sharon Zacharias

Jennifer Stauffis

Martha Munhall

Sean O'Connell

Denise LaFrance

Trustee John Gill

Trustee Charlie Griffiths

Trustee Caitlin Turgeon

Trustee Brenden Ladebush

Sean Dempsey

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/28/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/22/2023

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.