Renee Touhey-Childress, LCSW
603-742-4289, ext. 12
Renee received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Wheelock College. In 2012 she became a Licensed Certified Social Worker. Since graduating, Renee spent some time as a Residential Therapist for adolescent males before moving on as the Clinical Supervisor at an intensive foster care agency in Massachusetts. Renee spent four years as the Clinical supervisor before being promoted to Program Director, a position she held for three years before coming to Dover Children’s Home. Renee has worked at Dover Children’s Home as the Executive Director since 2015. To read the entire Fosters Daily Democrat article regarding her transition into this position, please click here.
Melissa LaRocque, MSCJ
603-742-4289, ext. 13
Melissa joined the Dover Children’s Home treatment team as the Program Director in May of 2016. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire and received her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University. Her research interests have been in juvenile justice, family violence, and child victimization. Prior to coming to DCH, Melissa worked in a residential home for adolescents in Massachusetts, where she was promoted several times into positions such as Adolescent Counselor, Juvenile Community Monitor, Crisis Response Supervisor, Assistant Program Supervisor, and Program Supervisor. Melissa also has several years of child protection experience with the NH Division for Children, Youth, and Families. During her employment with DCYF, Melissa became certified in solution-based casework and had an opportunity to work on committees that launched the Parent Partner Program and the Youth in Court initiatives for the State of NH. Melissa is excited to join the DCH team, continue serving the children in care at DCH, and be a part of this professional community.
Andrea McCue, MSW
603-742-4289, ext. 15
Andrea received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Salem State University. Prior to DCH, Andrea worked as a caseworker at a residential home in Massachusetts. She then transitioned to an educational, non-profit organization where she was a coordinator of a college access program for three years. While completing her master’s degree, Andrea worked as a supervisor for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), as well as completing a clinical internship through juvenile probation. There, she served adolescents, most of whom were dually-involved in juvenile probation and child protection through non-traditional therapy. Most recently, Andrea moved into the New Hampshire sector and was employed by the Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) for the past couple of years. In her new role of Clinical Director, Andrea is looking forward to working with the youth at Dover Children’s Home, as well as with the families, community, and supports, to foster the growth and well-being of the youth. She is hopeful that, with her experience in residential treatment, juvenile probation, and child protection, along with her background in non-traditional therapeutic interventions, she will be a positive addition to the DCH team.