Resources to navigate unemployment, food insecurity, utilities, and more
In this time of uncertainty we know how important it is to be able to access everything you need in one location. Use these links to find valuable resources online and in your community to help you through this difficult time. Many groups and organizations have come together across the state and beyond to provide valuable information for those who need it.
Some of the links that we've included here include resources for finding no-cost or low-cost information about unemployment, housing, online learning, and accessing food.
Have you lost your job? You may qualify for temporary income to support you while you look for a new one. The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) may now pay unemployment benefits if a worker is quarantined due to an order by a civil authority or medical professional or leaves employment due to reasonable risk of exposure or infection or to care for a family member and does not intend to or is not allowed to return to work. For more information on how to apply for unemployment benefits online, please visit NH Workforce Connect.
- The Emergency Assistance (EA) Program helps families get or keep their homes. EA helps pay for rent or utility security deposits, first month's rent, home heating fuel deliveries, or past due rent, mortgage, or utility debts. Families must meet all the eligibility rules for Financial Assistance for Needy Families (FANF) cash assistance. However, families do not have to get the FANF cash benefit to qualify for EA.
- The Way Home: 603-627-3491
- Grab-and-Go food locations for children
- Apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Emergency Food Assistance Program
- NH Food Bank
Prescription Delivery Services
- Well Sense Health Plan is now allowing early prescription refills, and you can get prescriptions for chronic conditions by mail.To sign up for the mail order program, contact Cornerstone Health Solutions at 1-844-319-7588 option #1. Learn more about the Mail Order Pharmacy Program
Governor Sununu’s Emergency Orders
Governor Sununu has issued several Emergency Orders that were put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Emergency Order #3: Providers of electric, gas, water, telephone, cable, VOIP, internet service, and deliverable fuel services are prohibited from disconnecting or discontinuing service for non-payment for the duration of the State of Emergency.
- Emergency Order #4: Landlords will not be allowed to start eviction proceedings for those unable to pay due to their financial situations. To do so would be against the law. All judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions will also be prohibited during the State of Emergency.
- Emergency Order #17: Closure of non-essential businesses and requiring Granite Staters to stay at home
Mental Health Resources
- Tips to stop touching your face
- Crisis/Emergency counseling by phone: 24 hours a day, 7 days/week
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or chat online
- National Suicide Hotline: Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or chat online
- Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio (en espanol): 1-888-628-9454 (toll free)
- Tips and Resources from Mental Health America
- 7 Crucial Research Findings to Help Deal With COVID-19
- Beacon Health Options (Well Sense Health Plan’s mental health partner)
- Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990
- Online Support Groups
- Crisis Intervention Services: Crisis Intervention Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to any person in the state of New Hampshire who may be experiencing psychiatric distress.
Resources for Individuals in Recovery
- Sober Grid: allows you to interact, support, and engage with other people in recovery using a platform similar to Facebook.
- SoberTool: is an easy way to track your clean and sober days. The app includes daily motivational messages and reminders to keep you on target.
- WEconnect: provides you with daily reminders to stay on track with your recovery plan. You can create reminders to call your sponsor, go to a group meeting, meditate, etc.
- AA Big Book: This app gives you access to the full text of the Big Book, along with a meeting finder, podcasts, prayers, and personal stories.
- 12 Step Meditation Daily Reflections for AA, NA, and Al-Anon: This app features hundreds of easy-to-follow guided meditations, as well as soothing music, prayers, and 12-step recovery audio.