Over 125 Years of Caring

Dover Children's Home

Dover Children’s Home is a non-profit residential treatment program committed to providing high-quality support and services   to some of New Hampshire’s most vulnerable and valuable youth and their families.




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“It takes a community to raise a child.”

Welcome to

Dover Children’s Home!

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Dover Children’s Home is dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescents and strengthening their family relationships through the highest quality residential treatment services and educational programs. Our commitment to evolving and designing new treatment programs must set the standard for excellence in the field and enable those children facing life’s most difficult challenges with the means to grow and live healthy, productive, and independent lives.

Kids Served per Year

Years of Caring

What we do

Our Services


We provide a structured living environment in which the children, with the help of dedicated staff, are encouraged to utilize adaptive coping techniques and build on social skills.


We provide academic tutoring, in-school support and help teach our children the independent living skills that they need to transition to independent living.


The ultimate goal of our program is to help children reunite with their families, which is accomplished by our wide variety of family-focused services. 


We are only able to continue to help children in need because of the generous individuals and organizations in the Dover community and we show our gratitude by being as involved with our community as possible. 

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Dover Children’s Home has been able to provide services to NH’s most vulnerable children and their families for over 127 years, but only with the philanthropy and support of our community.  There is more than one way to help us continue our mission of supporting youth in their path to living successful, productive and positive lives.



Upcoming Events

May 7, 2020: First Ever At-Home Tasting Tour

Let us bring the Tasting Tour to you! In order to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the difficult decision to cancel our traditional Tasting Tour. That doesn’t mean you need to miss out on delicious wine and food! To maintain this event, continue to support local small businesses, and connect with our donors, we have decided to partner with Flag Hill Winery in Lee, Diverge restaurant in downtown Dover, and Tendercrop Farm at the Red Barn in Dover to bring the Tasting Tour safely to your home! To see more details and learn how to register, check out our flyer. Contact Lauren with any questions or concerns

September 21, 2020: Annual Golf Tournament

* SAVE THE DATE * 13th ANNUAL DCH CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT at The Links at Outlook in South Berwick, Maine. A shotgun start is planned for 8am. We’re looking for foursomes, underwriters, hole sponsors, and items for our raffle and silent auction tables.  Stay tuned for the registration form and list of sponsorship opportunities. For more info, please contact Renee or Lauren.


Dover Children’s Home
207 Locust Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Phone: 603-742-4289
Fax: 603-742-2057

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