Helpful resources

 

 

General

Check out your town or city's website for a list of local resources (welfare/ human services).

The Information & Resource Guide for New Hampshire GrandFamilies.

MaryLou Beaver, along with The Commission to Study GrandFamilies, created this resource guide full of great information to empower grandparents along their re-parenting journey. From matters of healthcare, education, childcare, and financial assistance, to legal questions about protecting your rights and the child’s well-being, this guide is the first dedicated to New Hampshire grandfamilies.

A REOURCE GUIDE TO NEW HAMPSHIRE RELATIVE CAREGIVERS

FAMILIES FIRST

Families First Health & Support Center is a not-for-profit community health center and family resource center serving the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and southern Maine.

HAMPTON COMMUNITY COALITION

The Hampton Community Coalition is an all volunteer nonprofit community action group working to improve the health and well being of Hampton Area children and families, particularly those caught in difficult life transitions or without a permanent home.

Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC)

Provides legal services to low income people in New Hampshire.

NH COMMUNITY ACTION

Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. They care about the entire community, and are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

NH DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

DHHS helps individuals and families find and receive assistance programs including Medical, Child Care, Nutrition, and Community Services.

NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILY VOICES

Provides free, confidential services to families and professionals caring for children with chronic conditions and/or disabilities.

SERVICELINK

Helps individuals access and make connections to long term services and supports as well as understand and access Medicare and Medicaid.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, EXETER

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Exeter offers emergency food and financial assistance to low income residents of Exeter, Stratham, Newfields, Brentwood, Kensington, and East Kingston. For those who do not live in our service area, we are happy to direct you to your local food pantry or town welfare office for assistance.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, HAMPTON

Saint Vincent de Paul has served the residents of Hampton, North Hampton. Hampton Falls, Seabrook, and Rye for 22 years. We partner with more than 70 local State government and religious service providers to meet the needs of our neighbors.

Check for a St. Vincent De Paul’s near you.

SEACOAST MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

The mission of Seacoast Mental Health Center is to provide a broad, comprehensive array of high quality, effective and accessible mental health services to residents of the eastern half of Rockingham County.

WAYPOINT

Waypoint works to create social safety nets for New Hampshire communities by finding solutions to problems as both practitioners and advocates. 

 

Financial Assistance

Family Assistance Program (also known as Child Only Cash Assistance) 

The Family Assistance Program (FAP) provides cash assistance to eligible households with dependent children that are headed by adults who have:

  • a permanent disability;

  • long-term obstacles to employment; or

  • are over age 60.

The program also provides cash assistance for children living with a non-parent caretaker relative, such as an aunt, grandparent or adult sibling.

Financial Assistance for Needy Families (FANF)

The Financial Assistance to Needy Families Program (FANF) provides cash assistance to families with dependent children.

To qualify, the dependent children must lack parental support or care due to death, continued absence or because at least one parent in a two-parent home is disabled.

NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILY CAREGIVER GRANT

The New Hampshire Family Caregiver Program aims to relieve the emotional, physical and financial hardships experienced by grandparents and other older relatives who are providing day-to-day hands-on care for a child or children.

Food services

GATHER

For 200 years, Gather has been serving Seacoast residents facing hunger by providing nutritious food through innovative distribution programs and our Pantry Market. We offer nutrition education and recipes for healthy living. We collaborate with community partners to address the root causes of hunger throughout the Seacoast including: Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kittery, ME, New Castle, Newington, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rye, Seabrook and Stratham.

National School Breakfast and Lunch Program

Provides a nutritious meal for school age children each school day. When applying, only child’s income is needed for eligibility. 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Provides assistance to families to purchase food items essential for good health. Eligibility depends on household income, resources and expenses. 

WOMEN, INFANT AND CHILDREN (WIC)

States administer federal funds for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.