Our mission is to provide opportunities for young people living with a disability to catch their dreams of being part of a community and making friends.
We do this by organizing social clubs that foster friendship and engage in the community around our members.
At DreamCatchers New Hampshire we believe that we are made to live in the community and that everyone deserves to have friends, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We focus on creating welcoming environments that allow individuals to connect while creating a sense of community and belonging.
DCNH provides an accepting environment for our members to foster friendship, have fun, and be part of a community. We do this by providing opportunities to use social skills in a group environment of like-minded individuals. After school “clubs” begin in middle school and continue on through our 2.0 programs for young adults. We recently restructured our program activities to focus on three areas that are critical to making connections in the community: social engagement, leadership and connection, and community engagement. We believe these three elements are critical to building a sense of belonging and "micro-communities" for our club members.
(To learn more about our model click here)
But don't just take it from us. Here's what our club members have to say: