New Hampshire Resources
There exists a strong network of NH organizations that provide valuable services and resources for people who are blind or visually impaired of all ages. These organizations all work in close partnership and have many years.
Unlike in other parts of the country there is virtually no duplication of services in NH. These organizations include NH State agencies funded through State and Federal grants and third-party payers such as Medicare, organizations that combine Public and Private funding, and 501(c)-3 non-for-profit charitable organizations like the NH Association for the Blind.
Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI)
SBVI is a statewide program that offers comprehensive services to enable blind and visually impaired individuals to secure employment and personal independence. Services include vocational rehabilitation counseling, assessment, skills training, technology and rehabilitative engineering and job placement.
Sight Services for Independent Living (SSIL)
SSIL provides individual services and peer support groups for residents over age 55
ServiceLink is a statewide network of community-based sites and satellite offices providing connections to resources for seniors, adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers. A good one-stop place to get information regarding transportation, housing, prescription drugs, Medicaid and Medicare, and home care options.
The Talking Book Program
Digital audio books and the machines to play them on are available free of charge to people with disabilities that makes reading difficult.
Dog Guide Users of NH
The Dog Guide Users of NH is a support group that aims to promote the use of service dogs for the disabled through peer support, advocacy, education and public awareness and for all individuals interested in the care, handling and/or raising of guide or service dogs for independent living.
NH Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program
Provides access to adaptive telephone equipment for people living in NH with disabilities.