Seacoast Community Diversion Program

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The Seacoast Community Diversion Program (SCDP) was founded in 2016 by The Chase Home in Portsmouth, NH. Working with at-risk youth and their families, many of whom have nowhere to turn for help, SCDP’s 12-week program is designed to help youth (and their families) build skills and community connections.

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What is Diversion?

SCDP Diversion Goals

  • Preventsuicide
  • Reducesubstance abuse
  • Reduceschool truancy
  • Reduceinvolvement in juvenile justice system
  • Buildlife skills
  • Buildcommunity connections

Grant-funded with public and private support, The Seacoast Community Diversion Program provides group and one-on-one services for youth and families in crisis in Portsmouth, NH and nearly a dozen towns throughout eastern Rockingham County in New Hampshire.

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Suicide Prevention & Diversion

According to Exeter Hospital, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people and the 8th leading cause of death overall for NH residents, a stark reality that led them to launch a 5-year Suicide Prevention Initiative. Funded in part through this initiative, SCDP is committed to working with Exeter Hospital and other funded organizations to make resources available to kids, parents, and professionals within the greater Seacoast NH community.

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