Nashua PAL Mental Health Advocate

Position Summary

Position details

Start Date: 09/06/2024
End Date: 08/07/2025
Term Date: Note: Start and end dates flexible
Location: Nashua, NH
Focus Area: Age Friendly, Community Outreach, Youth

Nashua PAL (Police Athletic League) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching our youth the values and rewards that can be accomplished through self-determination, belief in oneself, desire, teamwork, and respect for others. Nashua PAL’s mission is to create a positive attitude between the children of Nashua and the members of the Police Department through PAL sponsored sports, enrichment, recreation, leadership, and educational activities.

Nashua PAL was founded and incorporated in 1989.  Originally, PAL programs consisted of special community events in Nashua’s inner-city “Tree Streets” neighborhood. In 2004, PAL secured a permanent location (52 Ash St.), designated the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven. PAL is committed to inner city youth programming, and a number of exclusive youth sports programs throughout the city. Today, Nashua PAL serves over 2,000 youth in Southern New Hampshire within our 16 educational and engaging programs.

A member in this role will:

  • Assess and address mental health topics and the impacts they have on the youth at Nashua PAL and in the Nashua community
  • Increase community outreach/engagement
  • Increase resources to benefit the children and families of Nashua

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Organization

Nashua PAL

Nashua, NH

Public Health AmeriCorps

Goodwill NNE’s Public Health AmeriCorps program helps build the public health workforce in Maine and New Hampshire. We partner with health centers, substance misuse recovery centers, public schools and other types of agencies meeting public health needs to provide AmeriCorps members. Those members: engage youth in programs to prevent substance misuse; create food security programs, provide vaccination education, create community integration opportunities for people with disabilities, and research and implement public health interventions to meet the pressing public health needs of underserved communities. Members gain strong skills through their experiences and often get hired for professional public health positions immediately upon completion!