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Human Service Resources

Abenaki Springs

603-904-4173 Shelley Freeman

Provides low income housing, Walpole, NH


Child and Family Services

(603) 518-4005 or 1-800-640-6486

Monadnock Region, 29 Center St., Keene, NH 03431-3864

Provides an array of social services to strengthen family life including support groups, parenting education, adoption and foster parent services, mental health counseling, pregnancy counseling, family counseling, adolescent substance abuse treatment & therapeutic day treatment, homemaker and personal care for seniors and persons with disabilities.


Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

(603) 352-7512 ext. 4240 or 800-529-0005 ext. 4240 and leva a voicemail

For seniors age 60 and above


Community Action Program (CAP) – Fuel & Electric Assistance

Southwestern Community Services, 63 Community Way, PO Box 603, Keene, NH 03431

(603) 352-7512 or 1-800-529-0005

Assistance with Housing, Elderly Housing, Home Weatherization & Fixit Program, NH Modular Ramps, Transportation, Employment & Training Services, Senior Centers, Meals on Wheels, Nutrition, Health, Emergency Fuel Assistance, Security Deposit, Neighbor Program (Hardship Assistance) and Electric Assistance.


Community Volunteer Transportation Company (CVTC)

1-877-428-2882 Ext. 5

CVTC’s Volunteer Drivers provide "no-fee" transportation for people who do not have access to transportation because of age, ability, economic situation or other limiting circumstances. Our trip purposes include non-emergency medical & social service appointments, as well as trips to the grocery store and the pharmacy.


Division for Children, Youth & Families (DCYF)

To report child abuse or neglect, please call (800) 894-5533 (in-state) or (603) 271-6562.

This is a division of the State of New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services. DCYF manages protective programs on behalf of New Hampshire's children and youth and their families and provides a wide range of family-centered services to strengthen the family system.


Domestic Violence Hotline




Fall Mountain Food Shelf and Friendly Meals

(603) 835-2283

Food is served at the Alstead Town Hall and distributed twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday. Pantry hours open Mon-Sat 9am-4pm.


Food Stamps

(603) 271-9700

Provides eligible individuals and households with benefits to buy food items at grocery stores, and other participating food retailers. The Food Stamp Program also gives recipients a chance to learn more about purchasing and preparing nutritious meals.


Granite State Independent Living

(603)-228-9680 or 800-826-3700

105 Castle St., Keene, NH 03431

Tools for living life independently. Home care, disability supports, education and employment


Healthy Starts

1-800-541-4145 or (603)352-2253

312 Marlboro St., Keene, NH 03431

For pregnant women, children & families


Monadnock United Way

(603) 352-4209

23 Center St., Keene, NH 03431-3351


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8225)


Neighbor Helping Neighbor

If you are not eligible for fuel assistance but have an electric disconnection notice


New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness

Helpline 1-866-444-4211

Resources, helpline, and legal rights for persons experiencing homelessness, including help with shelter, community resources, medical, legal and more.

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(603) 271-9700

129 Pleasant St., Concord NH 03301

Help with applying for Child Support, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and WIC.  Find your local district office. Foster or adopt a child. Report to authorities' adult abuse, child abuse, welfare fraud, domestic violence, and homelessness.


New Hampshire Employment Security

To file an unemployment claim and look for employment opportunities.


New Hampshire Food Bank a Program of Catholic Charities NH

Food Pantries in Cheshire County


New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

(603) 472-8623 or 1-800-439-7247

32 Constitution Drive, PO Box 5087, Bedford, NH 03110

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. New Hampshire Housing's mission is to promote, finance and support affordable housing and related services for the people of New Hampshire.


New Hampshire Legal Aid

Offers free legal help to low-income for their problems in New Hampshire. We offer information, advice, legal representation, or referral to the right source of help to those who qualify for services.


New Hampshire Homeless Hotline

Call 211 or 1-866-444-4211

HOIP (Homeless Outreach / Intervention Prevention Program) is designed to provide aggressive street outreach and intervention services to the unsheltered homeless throughout the state. HOIP unsheltered homeless contacts are followed up systematically to ensure the appropriate service is provided.


New Hampshire Partners in Health - Region 5

(603) 352-1304 Coordinator Janet O'Brien

121 Railroad Ave., Keene, NH 03431

Support agency for families with chronically ill children.

New Hampshire Rx Card


FREE prescription assistance program and open to all residents of the State of New Hampshire

New Hampshire RX Assistant Programs

New Hampshire State Veterans Council


Helps veterans and dependents get benefits


New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation

to assist eligible New Hampshire citizens with disabilities secure suitable employment and financial and personal independence by providing rehabilitation services.


Prescription Discount Program

SafeLink Wireless

1-800-SafeLink (723-3546)!/newHome

Provides cell phones at a reduced rate to eligible households


SCS Transportation

(603) 542-9609

Bus transportation serving Charlestown, Claremont and Newport


Senior Energy Assistance Program (SEAS)

Assists elderly age 60 and above who are over income under (LIHEAP) with up to $270 per household

Senior Living in New Hampshire


ServiceLink - Aging and Disability Resource Center


Get answers about healthcare and other services for older adults, persons with disabilities and family caregivers.


Social Security Administration


For Disability Income, Medicare, Survivors, Retirement and Supplemental Security Income.


Stewart Property Management

(603) 641-2163

PO Box 10540, Bedford, NH 03110

A full-service management company that manages affordable housing for seniors in Alstead, NH


Universal Services Administration (Lifeline Support)

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet.


US Department of Veterans Affairs


WIC (Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program)


2 Industrial Park Dr., Concord NH 03302

Provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong.

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