ABOUT US

WHAT DOES LRMHC DO?

Lakes Region Mental Health Center (LRMHC), is a private, non-profit organization designated by the State of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties in New Hampshire. Founded in 1966, LRMHC provides comprehensive, integrated mental health treatment for people living with – and recovering from – mental illness and/or emotional distress. In Fiscal Year 2020, LRMHC’s 200 employees served 4,089 children, adults, older adults and families and provided over $1.2 million dollars of charity care.

Core programs include: counseling & mental health services for children and adults, psychiatric emergency services, addiction treatment and recovery, residential and employment programs for adults, neurocognitive services for older adults and community wellness education. Evidence-based models of treatment guide all of our work, and we are committed to our mission of providing quality, accessible and integrated behavioral and physical health care services. Recovery is possible.

We work in partnership with other healthcare providers, hospitals, law enforcement, corrections, courts, school districts, social workers and public health officials. We provide a continuum of care for our patients and improve the quality of life in the Lakes Region. 

MISSION & VISION

OUR MISSION

LRMHC’s mission is to provide integrated mental and physical health care for people with mental illness while creating wellness and understanding in our communities.

OUR VISION

We are the community leader providing quality, accessible and integrated mental and physical health care services, delivered with dedication and compassion.

VALUES

OUR VALUES

Respect: We conduct our business and provide services with respect and professionalism

Advocacy: We advocate for those we serve through enhanced collaborations, community relations and political action

Integrity: We work with integrity and transparency, setting a moral compass for the agency

Stewardship: We are effective stewards of our resources for our clients and our agency’s health

Excellence: We are committed to excellence in all programming and services

WHAT AREA DOES LRMHC SERVE?

Lakes Region Mental Health Center serves Belknap and southern Grafton county in New Hampshire.

Towns: Alexandria, Alton, Ashland, Barnstead, Belmont, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Center Harbor, Ellsworth, Gilford, Gilmanton, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, Laconia, Meredith, New Hampton, Plymouth, Rumney, Sanbornton, Thornton, Tilton, & Wentworth.

LRMHC offices are located in Laconia and Plymouth.

DONATE

Your gift helps Lakes Region Mental Health Center provide critical services that thousands of Lakes Region residents rely upon each and every day. See below on other ways to donate or email anichols@lrmhc.org for more information.

DONATE BY MAIL

Lakes Region Mental Health Center
Attn: Development Office
40 Beacon Street East
Laconia, NH 03246

TRIBUTE OR MEMORIAL GIFTS

Express your support, respect, gratitude or love for a special person in your life with a tribute or memorial gift to the LRMHC. Give a gift you can truly feel good about. Simply use our secure online donation and include your honorarium or memorial.

BEQUESTS

There are many ways in which you can leave a legacy. Our donors have many options for creating a lasting and mutually beneficial gift. These include bequests of cash, securities, real estate and personal property; charitable gift annuities, and the gift of life insurance and retirement plan assets. 

Your gift to the Lakes Region Mental Health Center may be tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. We are a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization (tax identification number 02-0272138). Our legal name is Lakes Region Mental Health Center, Inc.

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Chief Executive Officer

Margaret Pritchard

Chief Financial Officer

Sunshine Fisk

Chief Medical Director

Dr. Vladimir Jelnov

Chief Clinical Officer

Celia Gibbs

Director of Human Resources

Sue Drolet

Director of Technology, Quality & Compliance

Steve Blongy

Director of Development & Public Relations

Ann Nichols

Director of Emergency Services

Kimberly Goldberg

Director of Substance Use Disorder Services

Chelsea Lemke

Director of Community Support Programs

Daniel Ventola

Director of Children & Family Services

Charlotte Hassett

2020-2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President, Holderness

Gail Mears

Vice President, Laconia

Peter Minkow

Co-Treasurer, Laconia

Marsha Bourdon

Co-Treasurer, Laconia

Matt Soza

Secretary, Laconia

Laura LeMien

Plymouth

William Bolton

Plymouth

Marlin Collingwood

Laconia

Ed McFarland

Gilford

Seifu Ragassa

Holderness

James Stapp

Sanbornton

Susan Stearns

2021 ANNUAL REPORT

Copays are expected at time of service. LRMHC accepts most major medical insurances, Medicaid, Medicare, and offers a sliding fee scale for patients who meet financial guidelines. We also offer assistance regarding application of benefits.

LRMHC provides services to diverse and minority populations including LGBTQ groups and individual therapy. Language Interpreter Services are available. All client information shared with LRHMC is kept confidential within the limits of the law. LRMHC does not discriminate according to age, sex, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.