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  • Step Up Parents starts 2023 with $55,000 grant from New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

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    PORTSMOUTH—What a way to start 2023! For the third year in a row, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has given
    Step Up Parents an extremely generous $55,000 grant, made possible by gifts from the New Hampshire Tomorrow Substance Use Disorders Fund. This money will allow the organization to build its capacity to support an increasing number of deserving kinship families in the coming year and the future.

    “We saw a huge increase in need in 2022, and this grant will help us to build our organization to stay ahead of demand,” said Step Up Parents Founder and Executive Director Denyse Richter. “We are grateful to the Foundation for recognizing us as a much-needed and critical resource for so many families impacted by substance misuse.”

    If you or someone you know is a relative caregiver raising children of a loved one struggling with substance misuse, please visit www.stepupparents.org, call 603-319-4739, or email info@stepupparents.org.

    Step Up Parents relies solely on donations. To donate, please visit www.stepupparents.org/donate or mail to PO Box 1603, Portsmouth, NH, 03801. 

    About Step Up Parents: Founded in 2019 and based in Portsmouth, Step Up Parents offers financial assistance to relative caregivers in New Hampshire who have selflessly stepped up to raise children whose parents struggle with substance use disorder. The organization is dedicated to honoring the efforts of these caregivers, preserving their dignity, and responding to their families’ immediate needs. Step Up Parents believes that “even heroes need a hand.”

    About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
    The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 2,000 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards more than $50 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.