Town of Northwood NH

Human Services

Human Services Department
818 First New Hampshire Turnpike
Northwood, NH 03261


The Northwood Human Services Office provides assistance to qualified individuals for basic living needs in accordance with NH RSA 165 and the Town of Northwood General Assistance Guidelines and Basic Needs Policy.  The Town of Northwood Human Services Guidelines were established to ensure that those residents who have a need for financial assistance can obtain funding from the Town in an appropriate manner.  The objective is to provide assistance to those who qualify and to assist them in obtaining long-term financial security through other available resources.

Office Hours    (By appointment only)                                                             

Applications can be downloaded off this location, (See documents and links section on this page.) or picked up at Town Hall.              
Please call 942-5586 ext. 2012 to schedule an appointment.

Are you behind in paying your Mortgage, Property Charges or Utilities?
The New Hampshire Homeowner Assistance Fund provides assistance to eligible residents who are past due in paying their home mortgage, property taxes, home insurance, association fees or utilities.
Apply at

The Northwood Emergency Food Pantry

(A volunteer organization run out of Saint Josephs Church Parish Hall) 

Saint Josephs Church

844 First NH Turnpike

Northwood, NH 03261

Hours of Operation:

First Saturday of the month: 9:30-11:00

Second Monday of the month: 2:00-3:30

Last Wednesday of the month: 9:00-10:30

Contact Julie Roberts at: (603) 664-6937

Persons can make a check out to Northwood Emergency Food Pantry and mail to:

Northwood Emergency Food Pantry

155 Bennett Bridge Road

Northwood, NH 03261

Attn: Renee

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Frequently Asked Questions
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State Welfare:  The NH Department of Health and Human Services is a State Welfare program that includes Food Stamps, FANF/FAP (Financial Assistance for Needy Families/Financial Assistance Program), Medicaid, APTD (Aid for the Permanent and Totally Disabled), Title XX (Child Care), OAA (Old Age Assistance), etc.  If you live in Rockingham County, you may call the Portsmouth District Office at (603) 433-8300 to find out if you are eligible for any of these programs.

Local Welfare:  Every city and town in New Hampshire has a local welfare office where an individual may apply for emergency assistance in compliance with RSA 165.

Yes, the Town of Northwood has a Food Pantry located at Saint Joseph's Church Parish Hall .  They are open: The First Saturday of the month from 9:30 -11:00AM, the Second Monday of the month from 2:00 - 3:30 PM and the last Wednesday of the month from 9:00 - 10:30. In an Emergency Situation you can call the Human Services Office at 942-5586 ext. 208 and set up an appointment.

Call Coordinated Entry at (603) 435-2448 during the week until 5PM. Leave them a message if no one picks up. They will call you back ASAP. The number that will show up when they call back is (603) 435-2500.

If it is after 5PM or a weekend call 211.

You can also contact your local Human Services or Welfare Office.

The Community Action Program provides income eligible households with assistance in paying home energy bills (oil, kerosene, natural gas, propane, wood, electricity, and/or coal) during the winter heating season.  FAP (Fuel Assistance Program) prioritizes households with at least one member who is elderly, disabled and/or a child under age 6.  Eligibility is based on household size, household income, and annual home energy costs.  Homeowners and renters (including renters with heat included) may be eligible for FAP.  If you live in Rockingham County you may contact Rockingham Community Action Program at (603) 895-2303.

Yes!  The Lamprey HealthCare - Senior Transportation Program (1-800-582-7214) offers transportation for senior and disable Northwood residents every Tuesday.  Transportation is offered for medical appointments, shopping trips or a monthly recreational trip.  It is FREE but if you can afford it, there is a suggested donation of $3.00 

 Ready Rides at (603) 244-8719. Provides free rides to medical appointments for those over 65 or Disabled.

For information about HUD Section 8 low-income housing please contact the NH Housing Finance Authority at (800) 439-7247.

Service Link can be contacted at: (603) 334-6594.

Veteran's Count at: (603) 315-4354 or Supportive Services for Veteran Families at: (603) 882-3616.

Yes Call NH Health Access at: (603) 225-0900. You must be income eligible.

Yes the NH Medication Bridge program can often help. Call them at: (603) 225-0900.

Lamprey Health Care in Raymond. Contact them at: (603) 895-3316.