Area Resources

Help  Lines:

Seniors & Disabled - Service Link 1-866 634-9412
Information & Homeless Hotline 2-1-1
Homeless Nashua Area 1-844-800-9911

Relay Service for the Deaf 1-800-735-2964

Simple Dollar Website for Disability Information on Social Security Disability

Employment Services:

NH Department of Employment Security 882-5177 at 6 Townsend West, Nashua.  Employment Opportunities, Job Fairs and apply for unemployment benefits.

NH Job Works Operates a network of job and information centers, providing a broad range of assisted and self directed employment and career related services and labor market.

SNHS Child Care Resource & Referral   578-1386 ext. 31at 88 Temple St., Nashua

Financial Assistance Programs:

Southern NH Department of Health and Human Service 883-7726 or 1-800-852-0632 ext. 9700

On line application available at .

District Office to Apply for Food Program (SNAP) · Cash Assistance for familes with children (TANFor FAP)
Old Age Assistance (OAA) · Aid to the Needy Blind (ANB)
Medical Assistance (Medicaid) · Child Care
Aid to the Totally and Permanently Disabled (APTD):

Family Assistance Division
3 Pine St. Extension Suite Q  (moved from 19 Chestnut on 7/19/10)
Nashua, NH 03060

Social Security Administration

1-800-772-1213            TTY 1-800-325-0778

Nashua Social Security Office
175 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03064 880-0295

For information about:
Application for a Social Security Card
SSI Payments and Eligibility Factors

Heat, Electric And Extra Food Help:

Southern NH Services Programs 889-3440
134 Alds Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) 1-800-322-1073
Special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. WIC provides supplemental nutritious food and education to pregnant and breast feeding women. It also provides food to infants and children up to 5 years of age.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program 1-800-WIC-4321
CSFP provides supplemental nutritious food elderly persons aged 60 and over, and pregnant and post-partum women. CSFP provides participants with a monthly allotment of USDA commodity foods, including fruit juices, instant potatoes, powdered and evaporated milk, dry cereals, powdered eggs, cheese and canned fruits, meats and vegetables. Gross income criteria apply. Please contact the welfare office or telephone number listed above for more information.

Heat & Electric Fuel Assistance  889-3440
The Fuel Assistance program helps approximately 19,000 low-income households pay for fuel bills. The program provides payments directly to the household’s fuel supplier. Participants must meet gross income criteria.
To apply, call the number listed above. You will be asked to gather your expenses and bring proof of your income.

Weatherization Assistance Programs 647-4470 Funds energy improvements in the homes of approximately 600 low-income families.

Senior Elderly Assistance Program 889-3440 For elders who are not income eligible for Fuel Assistance but have a compelling need for a one-time grant.

Neighbor Helping Neighbor 889-3440 Helps households facing disconnect or heating emergencies that are not income eligible and have not previously received fuel assistance.

Governor’s Office of Energy and Community Service 271-2611

Health Care and Prescriptions Assistance:

NH Medical Insurance for Kids  The State Medical and Dental Insurance Programs for pregnancy women, children pre-birth to age 19 years.  There are different level of plans available depending on your income to make sure all children without access to Health Insurance is able to get covered.  This is now administrated under the State Welfare Office or the Southern NH Health and Human Services at 3 Pine St. Ext., Nashua, NH 03060.  Information 1-800-852-3345 ext 9700.  Apply on line at by applying for Medical Assistance.

NH Medicaid Program is available for very low income populations.   Apply directly to  Southern NH Health and Human Services at 3 Pine St. Ext., Nashua, NH 03060.  Information 1-800-852-3345 ext 9700.  Apply on line at by applying for Medical Assistance.

Lamprey Health Center  883-1626 22 Prospect St. Nashua, NH A non profit agency provides Health Care for those not covered by Health Care Insurance.  Can provide health care services on sliding scale basis or free depending on income.  Can also provide referrals to specialists if needed.    

NH Health Access  225-0900 Health Care Services are given through the NH Health Access Network are donated by health care providers and many area hospitals.  Applications are based on income and lack of health insurance available.  They update applications on a yearly basis. 

Prescription Assistance Programs 225-0900 provides locations which can assist with applications for free or low pay prescriptions throught National Drug Company Assistance Programs.  These are usually available through Hospitals and your own doctor's offices.

For NH RX Discount Card available for any NH Citizen

Service Link Hot LIne 1(866) 634-9412 This hotline provides help with picking the right Medicare Part B and D Plan,  Assistance with the Medicare Copay if you have a low income and other questions and concerns about Health Care Services and needs for Elderly and Disabled.  

Housing Assistance:

NH Housing Finance Authority - 1-800-439-7247 Direct List of Subsidized Housing.   Apply for Section 8 Housing.

Nashua Housing Authority 595-3363

Legal Assistance:

Legal Advice & Referral Center 1-800-639-5290 or 224-3333
PO Box 4147
Manchester, NH 03302-4147
Legal advice and referral center for these and other issues:
Security Deposits, Custody Rights, Tenant Rights, Domestic Violence
Eviction Process, Debt Crisis, Divorce/Separation, Town & City Welfare

NH Legal Assistance 1-800-517-0577 

Civil Legal Services for Low-income Persons: Administrative Office, Community Education and Legal Rights Outreach located at 15 Green St, Concord, NH 03301.

Food Pantries:

St. John Neumann Catholic Church 880-4689
Fridays 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Rte 101A (Behind MacDonald’s)
Merrimack, NH 03054

Movement Church Food Pantry 424-1711
Mondays 11:30 am - 1 p.m.
27 Depot Street  (entrance in front of complex Unit 23)
Merrimack, NH 03054

Food and Clothing Pantries:

St. James Methodist Church
Tuesdays 10:00 AM to Noon
646 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054
Clothing Ark 472-8270 for extra hours
Food Pantry only 546-8379

Soup Kitchens:

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter 889-7770
7 days 7 - 8 a.m. & 12 - 6 p.m.
2 Quincy Street
PO Box 3116
Nashua, NH 03061

Food - Other Programs:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formally known as Food Stamps  1-800-852-0632 ext. 9700  State Food Assistance Program for low or no income individuals and households.  Although most people refer to them as "Food Stamps" they now use a debit card instead of paper "stamps".  Assistance can be applied for directly by going to a Regional State Office.  Our Regional Office is located at Department of Health and Human Services at 3 Pine St. Ext.Suite Q, Nashua, NH.  Usualy applications are scheduled 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Office but Emergency or Expedited Food Assistance can be applied for from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.  Identification and documentation will be required.  On line application .

Nutrition Education 673-2510
Hillsboro County Cooperative Extension
468 Rte 13 South
Milford, NH 03055
Provides low-income people with basic skills to serve nutritious foods to their families. Trained program associates teach people in small groups or on a one to one basis. Subjects taught include the essentials of good nutrition, skills in food preparation, food buying, serving nutritious low-cost meals, managing available resources including food stamps, and proper food storage and sanitation.

St. Joesph's Service (Meals on Wheels) & Adult Community Center 424-2100
D.W. Highway
Merrimack NH 03054
Prepared Meal Programs for the Elderly

Shelters (Emergency):

Harbor Homes 881-8436
12 Amherst Street, Nashua

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter 889-7770
2 Quincy Street, Nashua (Office)
29 Kinsley Street, Nashua

New Horizons for NH 668-1877
199 Manchester St, Manchester

Referrals/ Resources For The Homeless & Needy:

The Front Door Agency  (fka Nashua Pastoral Care Center) 886-2866
214 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Transitional housing program for single mothers returning to school.
Security Deposit Loan Program.

St. John Neumann Outreach 880-8689 ext. 20
Rte 101A
Merrimack, NH 03054
Assistance with utility shut off and evictions.

Domestic Violence Shelters & Services/Child Abuse and Neglect:

Bridges Rape and Assault Support Services 889-0858
24 Hour Crisis Line 883-3044
PO Box 217
Nashua, NH 03061

NH Division for Children, Youth and Families
Report Child Abuse, Neglect or Concerns: 1-800-894-5533 in NH

Elderly and Adult Abuse  1-800-949-0470 or 271-7014  Calls for concerns or reporting physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, self-neglect or finacial exploitation abuse of adults.

Transportation Services:

Nashua Transit System
For Merrimack Seniors 60 years or older & Disabled Adult only.  Paratransit door-to-door transportation from Merrimack to Nashua  $4.00 each way.   Application approval required.
Application & Information 821-2031.

491 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063
595-4502 ext. 25 
Transportation for low income elderly or disabled for medical appointments, grocery shopping, banking needs, etc.
Application and approval required.

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