New Hampshire Community-Based Programming
We offer two different community based programs: Project Connect, In-Home Individual Service Option and Solid Foundations, Home Based Therapeutic Services. These programs operate with the goal of preventing and/or minimizing out-of-home placements, and helping youth transition back to their home communities from residential care. With the right combination of supports, many youth, regardless of their presenting concerns, can remain safely in their natural environment without long term residential placement. We have worked with over 1,000 families since we started providing in-home services in 2010.
The Solid Foundations, Home-based Therapeutic Services (HBTS) program is designed to serve youth who have diverse physical, emotional, and educational needs, but who are still able to maintain some level of safety at home and in the community. The type and extent of services provided is determined based on a comprehensive assessment of the needs of the youth and family. The program is designed to be short-term, with an average service term of 90 days.
The Project Connect, Individual Service Option, ISO program is the more intensive of the two community-based programs in NH. The type and extent of services provided is determined based on a comprehensive assessment of the needs of the youth and family. The service term typically ranges from 90-180 days. In addition to the services provided by the Solid Foundations HBTS program, youth in the Project Connect ISO program are eligible for respite care in a licensed foster home and emergency crisis stabilization. This enables the agency to provide community-based services to a larger population, including those who are at a higher risk and those presenting with more significant safety concerns.
Individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, educational counseling, case management and service coordination, psychoeducation and parent training, substance abuse counseling and education, anger and behavioral management, trauma informed care, tracking and mentoring services, preparation for independent living, role modeling and applied learning in the community, 24-hour on call support, up to ten days of crisis stabilization in a residential treatment facility for youth in the Project Connect ISO program.
*For more information or to make a referral please contact one of the offices below:
212 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
Phone: (603) 217-7566
18 N. Main St. Suite 3
Rochester, NH 03867
Phone: (603) 481-0921
Meet Our Leadership
MPA Community-Based Services
Prior to overseeing community based programs in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Susan worked in residential care for over a decade.
In 2010, Susan started to focus on developing MPA’s first Community Based Programs, Project Connect & Solid Foundations. Over the past two decades, Susan has served youth and families in a variety of capacities.
She is a graduate of the University Of New Hampshire Graduate School Of Social Work. Susan’s true passion is in providing hands on leadership, creating unique, strengths-based youth and family driven programs, navigating around any barriers to care, finding solutions, and being a change agent to better meet the needs of children, youth, and families.
Susan continues to partner with the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) providing support and guidance to others looking to make positive changes in their programs. Susan believes in BBI, and she knows that the initiatives core values should be the foundation of any program that works with children, youth and families.
Susan is happily married; her son Aidan keeps her on her toes and busy when she is not working. Susan enjoys being challenged, living life to the fullest, fearlessly directed with deep purpose, connected, balanced and grateful.
Patricia Clough, LMFT
Patricia earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of New Hampshire. She majored in Psychology and remained at UNH to earn her Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Patricia became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2010, and she is recognized by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapist as an Approved Supervisor.
Patricia joined the New Hampshire Community Based Becket team in 2011 as a Permanency Specialist and, later that year, became the clinical supervisor for the Seacoast team. She has worked in community based services for 10 years. Patricia strives to provide youth and families with a strength based, solution focus approach while also using trauma informed practices, specifically, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is passionate about working with youth and families and supporting them in using their current strengths as pathways to future success.
Anna Girard, MS LCMHC
Anna has been with Becket Family of Services since 2010. Anna started as a full time Permanency Specialist assigned to work in New Hampshire Community Based Services. Since then, she has had an integral role in developing and expanding Becket’s programming and culture in the Manchester, NH service area.
Anna began a supervisory position in 2011, and she is the Clinical Supervisor in the Manchester, NH office. Anna earned her Bachelor’s degree at Rivier College in Human Development, minoring in criminal Justice. Anna graduated with a Master’s of Science in Human Services with a concentration of Mental Health Counseling. She completed her License for Mental Health Counseling in 2013 and has received her EMDR Certificate in 2018.
Anna has always imagined herself empowering at-risk youth and families, and appreciates Becket’s continuously growing impact on the community by sharing her 14 years of experience with a specific focus in the adolescent population. Anna is passionate about creating and further developing the NH Community Based programs further and expanding upon staff competency in evidenced based practices for trauma treatment, mindful culture and self-care. in 2016 Anna was nominated for the DCYF Community Leader Award.