New Hampshire’s own Seth Meyers returned home on November 4 for a special stand-up performance at the SNHU Arena in support of our state’s children. Seth’s first appearance in 2018 for CASA of NH and the Granite State Children’s Alliance was a huge success, and this recent show was just as impactful. More than 100 VIP guests were treated to a special pre-show reception and meet-and-greet with Seth, and a total of 2,120 people attended the show, all of whom who enjoyed a night of laughter and fun in support of vulnerable children throughout the state. Proceeds from the event will aid both organizations in their missions to help more children heal and thrive.
About CASA of New Hampshire
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire provides a voice for New Hampshire children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect by empowering a statewide network of trained volunteers to advocate on their behalf so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. Since its founding in 1989, CASA of NH has advocated for nearly 12,000 children in court, giving them a chance at a better future.
In fiscal year 2023, CASA of NH volunteers served 1,549 children throughout the state, collectively donating 87,585 hours and making more than 13,000 visits to children. These volunteers are everyday people who come from all backgrounds – experience in law or social work is not required. If you have the heart to help, we can teach you the rest. For anyone interested in learning more about volunteering, CASA of NH offers virtual information sessions twice a month. These are a wonderful opportunity to listen to or talk with both staff and current volunteers. Visit www.casanh.org to register for an information session or to learn more about CASA of NH.
About the Granite State Children’s Alliance
The Granite State Children’s Alliance and The Network of New Hampshire’s Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) served 1,999 child abuse survivors last year. For many of those children and their families, their forensic interview at the CAC is the incredibly challenging but crucial first step in healing. The CAC model, is a data-driven, evidence-supported approach, defensible in court and deemed best practice for child abuse investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and New Hampshire’s Attorney General’s Office. CACs have been at the forefront in intervening and preventing child abuse and child exploitation for over 20 years in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire CACs also lay the groundwork for next steps in the healing process, making referrals for specialized behavioral health and medical services, and following up with families to offer support and ensure child victims are receiving the care they need. The network is working collaboratively to develop and expand its service model to include trauma-informed mental health and specialized medical services onsite, reducing barriers to treatment that many families experience. Children who report abuse in New Hampshire have more access to support services than ever, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Visit www.cac-nh.org to learn more.