Town Welfare

"Our mission is to provide interim assistance with basic needs for those who do not have the resources to meet these needs and encourage community involvement in addressing issues to help break the cycle of poverty".

Local welfare offices are funded primarily by property taxes. Every city and town in New Hampshire has someone appointed or elected to administer local welfare. If you need assistance, you would apply in the city or town where you reside unless you find yourself in an emergency situation in another community. You would than contact the local welfare office in that community.

We provide interim, emergency assistance with basic needs for those unable to provide for themselves. Basic needs include shelter, food, medications, rent, utilities, etc. Assistance is issued in the form of vouchers for these items paid directly to a vendor. We will also refer you to other programs that will help you to meet these basic needs.

Please call to schedule an appointment

DIAL NH-211 to find a searchable data base of area services, homeless outreach
Jane Leslie - Welfare Officer(603) 745-2757
148 Main Street/P.O. Box 25Monday - Friday
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. by appointment only 

Application for Town Assistance


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jane Leslie Administrative Assistant 603-745-2757