Welcome to Children's Services!


Early Support and Services (ESS)

We partner with families to meet the developmental needs of the child for children birth to age 3. For those children found eligible, we offer services that include parent coaching, physical, occupational, speech and developmental therapies.

Please call us at (603) 459-2775 or email us at essintake@gatewayscs.org for more information. If you wish to begin the process to determine if your child is eligible for ESS, we will arrange for an initial visit by one of the ESS Intake Coordinators to explain the program, gather relevant information for the ESS team, and assist you with signing the necessary releases and consents. The ESS team will then contact you to schedule a developmental evaluation which will provide you a wealth of information regarding your child’s development as well as determine eligibility for further ESS services.

Family Support

We work with individuals age 3-21 that experience a developmental disability and live with a family member. We offer support at education meetings, guide you to community resources, and help with the transition into adult life. We also help those children with intensive needs to remain in their home.


Our Family Support Advisory Council is made up of families and provides an opportunity for families to make their concerns and priorities for services known. It is open to all eligible Family Support families and individuals. The Council oversees discretionary funding available for services and resources to help promote and increase independence, participate in the community, increase skills, and/or training to caregivers. The Council meets September through June on the 3rd Monday of the month from 6-8PM.

For more information, please contact Family Support Council at familysupportcouncil@gatewayscs.org



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Family Support and Medicaid

Medicaid is a program that both Federal and State governments use to fund health and social services. Gateways' Family Support bills Medicaid for services provided. If you do not have Medicaid, you will continue to have access to Family Support programs, but will not be eligible for intensive services.

Case Management

Families with Medicaid can choose to receive intensive and individualized case management. This provides guidance to help you understand educational programming, community services, opportunities, benefits, and resources.

High School Transition

We help individuals 16-21 outline the path to reaching adult goals through the transition process from school to adult services. We work collaboratively with school and community partners. Transition services can also request long term funding needs for when an eligible participant exits high school.

Respite Care

We can help you by providing a temporary break for caregivers. Respite funding can reimburse eligible families for payments made or pay a caregiver directly.

Environmental Modifications

We can help you utilize Medicaid resources to fund home and environmental modifications such as lifts, ramps, grab bars, roll in showers, and wheelchair accommodations.

Camp Assistance

The Family Support Advisory Council provides campership assistance for eligible individuals to attend camp based on available funding. This program opens in March of each year.

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Partners In Health

Partners in Health

We support individuals and families birth to 21 years who experience chronic illnesses. Our coordinators help guide, educate, and connect families to resources and financial assistance such as campership, respite, and health care needs.

The PIH Advisory Council is made up of parents of children with chronic health care needs who volunteer their time. The Council works collaboratively with Family Support Coordinators to shape the program by identifying community needs and developing innovative solutions. In turn, a stronger environment for children with chronic health care issues is established and nurtured.

Call (603) 882-6333 to arrange for an initial family home visit by a Partners In Health Coordinator who will explain the program, as well as collect the necessary information needed for eligibility.