Local City Welfare

Each city in Merrimack County has a local assistance program that can support one time, or short term critical financial needs. These funds are designed to assist community members with emergency financial assistance on a limited basis. For more information about the application process for your city or town, please refer to this list for general contact information. Once you get to your city or town, you can contact the Town Clerk for more information about their program.

http://www.merrimackcounty.net/links-and-contacts/16-links-contacts/43-the-cities-and-towns-of-merrimack-county

If you need assistance with the city welfare process, please contact us at 866-841-6229. It is important to note that funds through city welfare programs are not available immediately and that the application process can sometimes take several days.

Our Services Include:

Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach

A key part of our mission is coordinating a sustained effort to reduce domestic violence through education and outreach.

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter

We can provide a safe place for victims and their children when they have nowhere else to go.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups provide assistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Hospital Accompaniment

Hospital Accompaniment

Trained volunteers respond to area hospital emergency rooms to provide advocacy and support to individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.

24-hour Crisis Line

24-hour Crisis Line

1-866-841-6229 TTY & Language Line Interpretive services available

Court Advocacy

Court Advocacy

Provides a specialized advocate to assist victims of domestic violence as they proceed through the criminal justice system.

Partners

CONFIDENTIAL

Conversations with Crisis Line volunteers and advocates are protected under NH confidentiality statute 173C. This means that information shared during a crisis line call or one-on-one conversations with "on-duty" advocates cannot be disclosed without your written consent. The only exceptions to confidentiality is in regards to abuse of a child or abuse of an incapacitated adult.