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Feb 17- Local Nonprofits Collaborate


Local Nonprofits Collaborate to Achieve Goals

As nonprofits across New Hampshire look for new ways to collaborate and share resources to achieve goals, it’s refreshing to see it happening right here in the Lakes Region. Recently, three nonprofits combined efforts to solve important space needs for critical community programs.


United Way has been a long-time partner in the community, with several offices located across the area including one in Laconia. When the merger with Granite United Way in 2013 offered additional resources and the need for less space, the organization began looking for ways to keep local staff available while maximizing the use of their building located at 95 Water Street in Laconia.


It was during that same time that the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center’s found themselves outgrowing their space and finding a new home became a high priority for their nonprofit organization.  Granite United Way’s 95 Water Street building offered the privacy and appropriate space they needed to work with children they were serving in Belknap County. The two organizations partnered together and developed an attractive rent-to-own arrangement that would provide Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center the time they needed to raise funds and prepare for the purchase of their new home. This month, the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center will officially become the new owners of the 95 Water Street property in Laconia.


With the Laconia-based Granite United Way staff still needing office space, Genesis Behavioral Health, graciously offered the team space in their administrative offices location on Beacon Street West in downtown Laconia.


We all know that working together is the best way to create positive change in our community. Families and children across this region will receive enhanced services because three organizations have collaborated together to build a stronger community.





Meghan Noyes,                            Maggie Pritchard,                                 Scoop Welch,

Greater Lakes Child                  Genesis Behavioral Health                     Granite United Way    

Advocacy Center                                                                                                                   


Genesis Behavioral Health is designated by the State of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties.  A private, non-profit corporation, Genesis serves nearly 4,000 children, families, adults and older adults each year.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 603-524-1100 or visit the website at  Find Genesis Behavioral Health on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates and information. 

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