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The Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation grants $10,000 towards Therapeutic Gardening for youth in MaineJune 30, 2021

Contact: Alisa GibsonNFI North40 Park LaneContoocook, NH 746-7550 Contoocook, NH, Press Release: June 30, 2021 The Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation grants $10,000 towards Therapeutic Gardening for youth in Maine NFI North has announced that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Stephen King Foundation in Bangor, Maine. Thanks to this grant, NFI […]

Luke Reynard Named COOMay 26, 2021

Contoocook, NH, Press Release: May 26, 2021 NFI North has announced that Luke Reynard has been selected as NFI North’s new Chief Operating Officer. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and disability services.  He served in a variety of leadership roles at Texas’ second largest Community Mental Health […]

Press Release: New Board MemberApril 8, 2021

April 6, 2021 Contoocook, N.H. – NFI North is pleased to announce that Demitria Kirby, Youth Services Manager for the City of Keene, has been elected to its Board of Directors. “Dimitria is a real champion for youth,” says Paul Dann, NFI North’s Executive Director. “Her experience with supporting youth development and child advocacy is […]

NFI North COO, Karen Cusano Announces Retirement After Four Decades Of ServiceApril 6, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NFI North has announced that Chief Operating Officer, Karen Cusano will retire at the end of April 2021, after four decades of exemplary contribution and leadership. “I consider it an honor and privilege to have been part of this incredible organization for the last 40 years,” Cusano shared. “Being a […]

2021 Magnify Voices Expressive Arts ContestFebruary 8, 2021

The New Hampshire Children’s System of Care (CSOC) Communications Committee and its partner organizations are excited to announce the launch of the 2021 Magnify Voices Expressive Arts Contest!  The Magnify Voices Expressive Arts Contest begin in 2019 as the flagship activity during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month to highlight the need for improvement in NH’s […]

#GivingTuesday2020November 25, 2020

The holiday season is upon us! In the coming weeks, it’ll be hard to focus on the real meaning of the season with so many tasks, messages – and yes, appeals – bombarding us. Before we become overwhelmed, today is a perfect time to take a breath and consider what is most important. “Giving Tuesday” […]

NFI North Voted 2020 Best Place to Work® in New Hampshire and MaineOctober 13, 2020

NFI North Voted 2020 Best Place to Work® in New Hampshire and Maine Contoocook, N.H. – The North American Family Institute (NFI North), a nonprofit human services agency, announces it has been named a 2020 Best Company to Work® in both Maine and New Hampshire… again! The annual competition recognizes large and small businesses that […]

Save the date for the 2020 Empowerment Awards!September 29, 2020

October 28th, we will hold our 17th Annual Empowerment Awards starting at 1pm on Facebook Live! if you can’t access Facebook, you can watch here on Youtube: 2020 won’t hold us back from recognizing individuals who have benefited from the amazing work of our organization. The individuals we honor are being recognized for their […]

We are hiring!August 20, 2020

We are excited to offer several opportunities to people looking for a great career opportunity. We value work-life balance and know how important family is to our 350 employees. This is why we are always talking to employees and finding creative ways to engage and connect with our staff teams. We offer several benefits that […]

Open At a Distance During COVID-19August 1, 2020

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, NFI North has taken several pro-active step to maintain the health and safety of our valued employees and those we support throughout Maine and New Hampshire.  As a result, we kindly ask that you conduct any necessary business via phone or email. You can get contact information by calling […]

Foster Care Awareness Open HouseOctober 17, 2019

Foster Care Awareness Open House Please join us! We will have food trucks and meet and greets to find caring families interested in helping a young person in their community. Friday, October 25, 2019 11:30 am – 3:00 pm 249 Main Street, Littleton, NH RSVP by calling 603-575-5667 or email Littleton Open House_October 2019

Some of our Finest Receive AccoladesOctober 14, 2019

2019 Exemplary Leadership and Service Awards There are so many dedicated people working within our agency to improve the lives of people we serve each and every day. It would be truly wonderful if each could be given the recognition they deserve. Each year we honor a small few of these truly special individuals. Here […]

NFI North Awarded Best Place To Work in MaineOctober 14, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kim Maynard (603) 746-7550 NFI NORTH, INC. NAMED AS A 2019 BEST PLACE TO WORK IN MAINE [Contoocook, NH – September 19, 2019] – NFI North, a multi-service nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce winning a coveted spot with the 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine awards. This is […]


NFI NORTH ARRAY OF SERVICES PRESENTS “I MATTER” A GIRL EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE On Saturday, March 16, 2019, NFI North, Inc. Array of Services presented the first annual I Matter: A Girl Empowerment Conference at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, New Hampshire.  The event attracted over 40 girls and women from across New Hampshire and […]

Creating LeadersMarch 22, 2019

Each year we offer professional development opportunities highlighting those that want to lean and expand their leadership capabilities.  Earlier this year fifteen individuals participated in a six-month Leadership Training program offered by our Executive Director, Paul Dann, Ph.D. The program helps participants to fulfill their potential through effective leadership skills training in areas like team […]

Year of Service!March 22, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that NFI North was selected as one of this year’s 2019 Year of Service partners with Townsquare Media, 97.5 WOKQ, 102.1 & 105.3 The Shark, 94.9 WHOM and 103.7 the PEAK!  The Year of Service program, in its 32nd year, is a comprehensive on-air and digital program designed to make a significant contribution to New Hampshire […]

NFI North Best Place to Work!November 30, 2018

          NFI North, Inc. is pleased to announce winning a coveted spot with the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine awards AND the 2018 Best Places to Work in New Hampshire awards.  It is one of 75 companies in Maine and one of 22 companies in New Hampshire to be […]

NFI’s FAST Forward Program in the NewsAugust 1, 2018

NFI North is proud to be a valued partner with the Bureau for Children’s Behavioral Health at New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services, The Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative, NAMI NH, The UNH, Institute on Disabilities and many others. Most importantly we thank the children, youth and their families for putting their faith in […]

Voice CollectiveApril 17, 2018

Thank you to Hannah Raiche of Youth MOVE NH along with the other collective voices showcased in this Endowment for Health video brief (4:16) – such an important message!  Watch Now

NFI North selected to provide services for adults in NHJanuary 18, 2018

We are excited to have the opportunity to develop a new program at out Bradford, NH location. This program will offer transitional house services including clinical, medical, vocational and residential options for adult men and women with various disabilities and mental health challenges. Our goal is to help these individuals achieve independence by successfully obtaining […]

NFI Chosen as Care Management Entity for DHHS WraparoundJune 29, 2017

We are delighted that New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau for Children’s Behavioral Health has selected NFI North (NFI) as the Care Management Entity for the FAST Forward Program bringing high fidelity wraparound to communities across the state. New Hampshire Wraparound incorporates a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of families using a […]

Midway FarewellJune 29, 2017

Midway Shelter has been in operation since 1992 and has served thousands of youth and their families over these years. This year we chose to discontinue these services due to inadequate funding and the need for sincere enhancements to the model. NFI is committed to running top quality services that empower and inspire people to […]

NFI Values A Diverse WorkforceJune 2, 2017

NFI is proud to promoting workplace diversity. We offer training in cultural and linguistic competencies to our teams at all levels of the organization. You are welcome to apply! We are seeking applicants in the Concord, NH Area! Check us out!  Here are some specific jobs we need right now –MVV Ad June 1 2017

NFI North Honors National Children’s Mental Health DayMay 5, 2017

Yesterday was National Children’s Mental Health Day and in celebration our Contoocook School held a viewing of Inside Out along with a guided discussion following. We were so excited to have over 50 students join the event and has some valuable comments and insights. Thank you to all that joined in!

Children’s Mental Health Awareness WeekMay 2, 2017

New Hampshire has decided to extend May 10, 2018, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, into a whole week of trainings and events across the state. Visit the NH Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative Website to get more details and locations. For more information visit

Talking About Invisible Illness-Mental Illness: Max Silverman at TEDxBatesCollegeApril 19, 2017

Max Silverman of Tarrytown, N.Y., is a junior with an interdisciplinary major that combines sociology, politics and education. The founder of the Bates chapter of Active Minds, a national organization dedicated to raising campus awareness of mental health and stigmatization, Silverman will devote his TED talk to this topic, underscoring the importance of understanding mental […]

April 4, 2017

Today was just one of those incredible days that proves we have the best job ever.  We had a series of meetings here today and who walks in but young man, who is now a DHHS case manager, and one of our very first NFI North, Inc. Empowerment Award Recipients (2004).  We were so surprised […]

Children’s Mental Health AwarenessMarch 13, 2017

Mark your calendar!    May 1st through May 7th is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Click here to learn more and identify ways you can participate! May 4, 2017 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and New Hampshire wants to celebrate for the whole week!   The Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative or CBHC would like […]

We have what you are looking for….February 23, 2017

Haven’t found that perfect job yet? Check us out – we have what you are looking for – great company, meaningful work, superior bennies… NFI Opportunities

NFI North launches new websiteFebruary 10, 2017

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website. We have added a new look and feel as well as more detail about our services and career opportunities. We will be adding a full careers interactive site in the near future. Happy surfing…..

Empowerment FundFebruary 6, 2017

Our Mission Fund will continue to support our annual Empowerment Award which began as a small, local fundraiser to offer those who participated in our services a means of both recognition of their ongoing success and some financial support towards their goals of higher educations, gainful employment and other such meaningful and empowering life pursuits.  […]