DHHS, Bureau of Developmental Services

The Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS) is committed to joining communities and families in providing opportunities for citizens to achieve health and independence. In partnership with consumers, families, and community based service networks, BDS affirms the vision that all citizens should participate in the life of their community while receiving the supports they need to be productive and valued community members.

To achieve this vision, BDS takes a leadership role in developing the network of supports and resources that will make community presence and participation a reality for every eligible person who chooses community based services and whose treatment professionals have determined that community supports are appropriate.

BDS is comprised of a main office in Concord and 10 designated non-profit area agencies that represent specific geographic regions of NH. Area Agency catchment area listing. All direct services and supports to individuals and families are provided in accordance with contractual agreements between BDS and the Area Agencies. Supports include:

Service coordination, Day and vocational services, Personal care services, Community support services, Early Supports and Services and Early Intervention, Assistive technology services; and Specialty services and flexible family supports including respite services and environmental modifications.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

To find an Area Agency near you, visit: DHHS website