Finding Support in Your Community
+ Adult Family/Foster Care
- Waypoint NH: Offers programs in Southern and Central NH for children of all ages and their families.
- Dept. of Health and Human Services: Information on the state’s Foster Care program along with a list of agencies that provide foster family care in New Hampshire.
- Family Resource Centers:Helps parents and their children, from pregnancy to age 18.
- NH Family Voices: Provides free services to families and professionals caring for children with long lasting conditions and/or disabilities.
+ Cell Phones
+ Children & Adults with Disabilities Resources
+ Children's Resources
- Childcare Aware of New Hampshire: Provides referrals for local child care and information about infant and child development.
- Easter Seals Resource and Referral Services: Services, education, outreach, and advocacy for people living with autism and other disabilities.
- Parent Information Center: Programs to help parents help their children succeed.
- Southern NH Services: Lists child development program options and locations, along with other program for low-income residents.
+ Clothing & Furniture
+ Family Planning
- Planned Parenthood of Northern New England: Provides family planning services and resources such as birth control, emergency contraceptive, women's health services, and more. Click the link to find a location near you.
+ Food Resources
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Food Resources
- The Community Kitchen, Keene: Grab-and-Go dinners and lunches available
- Gather: Holding Meals 4 Kids events every Tuesday-Thursday. Locations in Rochester, Hampton, Seabrook and Portsmouth.
- SAU 19, Keene: Serving school meals available to all students at two locations in Keene. Breakfast & lunch available for pick-up at Keene HS & Franklin School.
- SHARE Outreach, Keene: Delivering frozen meals and created food care packages that will provide 3-4 days of food and providing grab & go meals.
- Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, Nashua: Running an Emergency Mobile Food Pantry, offering to-go meals for dinner/lunch. Pantry still operating with to-go bags and boxes.
- Families in Transition-New Horirizons, Manchester: Pantry is distributing boxes of non-perishable food items by appointment only
- St. Joseph Community Services, Inc., Nashua: Adjusting their dining program at all locations so that meals need to be picked up and consumed at home. This will not affect Meals on Wheel.
- Franklin Food Pantry, Franklin: By appointment, a staff member will bring prepackaged bags to their car or through walk up services.
- SAU 8, Concord: Any Concord child up to age 18 can received a free, bagged lunch at one of the designated sites.
- Soneshine Soup Kitchen, Derry: Serving to go meals, Monday through Friday 4:30-5:00 at the dining room entrance.
- St. Vincent DePaul Community Assistance, Exeter: Making prepackaged bags to bring out to cars. Call ahead required
- SAU 6, Claremont: Mobile Food Stations will be open for breakfast from 8:00am to 9:30am and lunch 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Breakfast and lunch will be free to all children under the age of 18.
- SAU 11, Dover: Two meals a day will be provided to students.
- Tri-County CAP, Berlin, Whitefield: Senior Meals Program will be providing take-out meals.
- Gerry's Food Pantry: Drive-thru basis for regular clients every Monday and Friday
Everyday Food Resources
+ Fuel Assistance
+ Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Resources
+ General Assistance
- Belknap-Merrimack Community Action: Helps low-income families and the elderly to become financially and socially independent.
- NH211: Provides NH residents with information about critical health and human services available in their community.
- Southern New Hampshire Services: Provide activities to Southern New Hampshire residents that are designed to assist low-income participants.
- Tri-county Community Action: Helps residents achieve self-sufficiency and maintain financial stability.
- Strafford County Cap: To educate, advocate and assist people in Strafford County to help meet their basic needs and promote self-sufficiency.
- Southwestern Community Services: Provide direct assistance, reduce stressors, and advocate for low income people and families.
+ Housing Resources
- Healthy Homes: A resource to find help about lead, drinking water, asthma, radon, bed bugs, secondhand smoke, carbon monoxide, fire prevention, weatherization, mold, and insects.
- Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority: Provides public housing, help paying for housing, and home ownership programs along with other services.
- NH Housing Finance Authority: Supports affordable housing for New Hampshire residents.
- NH Coalition: Information on homeless shelters and other resources in the state.
+ Job Training
+ Legal Assistance
- NH Legal Assistance: Offers legal services to seniors and eligible low-income persons for civil matters.
+ Mental Health & Substance Abuse Resources
- National Alliance on Mental Illness: Helps those with mental illness access integrated healthcare and community-based support.
- New Hampshire Statewide Addiction Crisis Line: 844-711-4357
- New Hampshire Treatment Locator: Information on treatment providers as well as other resources throughout NH
- SAMHSA Treatment Locator: Helps find providers and resources for behavioral health services, including drug and alcohol treatment
NH Community Mental Health Centers
- Center for Life Management (CLM): Pelham and Rockingham County
- Community Partners: Strafford County
- Lakes Region Mental Health Center: Laconia and Plymouth
- Greater Nashua Mental Health Services: Nashua
- Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester Manchester
- Monadnock Family Services: Monadnock
- Northern Human Services: Carroll, Coos, and Grafton Counties
- Riverbend Community Mental Health: Merrimack Valley
- Seacoast Mental Health Center: Seacoast Region
- West Central Behavioral Health: Lebanon
+ Transportation - Public and ADA Compliant Rideshare
- Carroll County and North Country: Tri-County CAP Transit
- Chester, Derry, Londonderry, Hampstead, Plaistow, Salem, and Windham: CART Transportation
- Concord: Concord Area Transit (CAT)
- Durham, Dover, Newmarket, and Portsmouth: Wildcat Transit
- Keene: City Express and Friendly Bus
- Manchester: Manchester Transit Authority (MTA) and StepSaver
- Nashua: Nashua Transit System
- Seacoast: Coast ADA Paratransport
- Upper Valley including Hanover and Lebanon: Advance Transit
- Southeastern New Hampshire: Alliance for Community Transportation
- Belknap and Merrimack Counties: Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc.