The Community Campus is one of the first multi-tenant nonprofit centers built in the US and continues as the largest in New Hampshire. Created in 1999 as a core component of the Foundation’s commitment to improving health on the Seacoast, this unaffiliated network of organizations provides a broad range of services to over 15,000 individuals annually. Renting space to nonprofits at below market rates generates subsidies that the programs can redirect to client services and strengthening operations. In addition, over 40 community organizations utilize the space and resources of the Community Campus to meet ongoing program needs or host meetings and special events. The annual value of this contribution to our community exceeds $850,000.
& Support Center
Families First, the Seacoast Region’s community health and family resource center, delivers innovative, compassionate, integrated health services and support that are accessible to all in our community, regardless of ability to pay. Services include primary, prenatal, behavioral and oral health care; family support and parent education; home visiting for families facing special challenges; and mobile health and dental care for people who are homeless. Families First serves more than 6,500 people each year.
Accredited by the National Children’s Alliance, the Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that works in conjunction with local police, child protection services, the county attorney’s office, victim advocates, and mental and medical health providers to nurture a community where children are safe and where justice for victims of sexual and physical abuse can be obtained.
Designed to promote collaboration and community involvement, the Community Campus provides affordable space and program resources for eight nonprofit programs.
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that serves pre-school age children and their families through activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. Head Start combines early education for Portsmouth area children with health screenings, family and parenting support, and resource and referral to other community services.
Portsmouth Adult Education, a program of Southern NH Services (SNHS), provides quality services to improve the educational, social, and economic well-being of adults living and working in the greater Portsmouth area. Day and evening classroom-based instruction is available for those adults in need of basic literacy skills and academic instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics, test preparation is available for those in need of a high school equivalency (HiSET certificate) and/or community college entrance (Accuplacer) as well as English language instruction (speaking, listening, reading and writing) is provided to speakers of other languages. Access to a range of community support resources, referral services and transitions support into employment, career, and college programs is available.
Krempels Center is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with acquired brain injury. Brain injury survivors often experience difficulty returning to their previous roles at work, home, and in the community. In partnership with universities and community volunteers, Krempels Center offers opportunities for social connection, skill building, and exploration of new life interests to improve quality of life following brain injury. In this vibrant learning community, survivors heal through shared experiences, peer support, and therapeutic programming. Research in partnership with the University of New Hampshire has shown Krempels Center members have higher quality of life, lower stress, and stronger social connectedness than typical brain injury survivors.
The City of Portsmouth Senior Activity Center, located at Community Campus, is a vibrant hub for adults ages 50+ to gather. The center is open weekdays from 9AM to 3PM. Each day guests can enjoy the drop-in Lounge for conversation with friends and complimentary coffee + Wi-Fi. There is something for everyone including Zumba Gold, Knitting, Trips, Senior Luncheons, Chair Yoga, Movies, Tea Club, Dull Men’s Club, and so much more. The Senior Activity Center publishes a newsletter and welcomes you to contact them to get on the mailing list.