There’s Help Out There: Social Services

By Robert Ofenloch, Beacon volunteer

If you’re struggling, there’s help out there. Here’s a list of many area resources.

Start Here!

ServiceLink: Your connection to all kinds of assistance. 866 634-9412,

Community Action Programs (CAP): 934-3444

New Hampshire Catholic Charities: Counseling, information and referral, support groups, and institutional healthcare. 800 562-5249

Andover Town Office: 735-5332


Andover Food Pantry: Monday-Friday 9-5. 31 School Street, Andover

New Hampshire Food Stamp Program: 271-6201 or 800 322-9191

Bread and Roses Soup Kitchen: 934-2346, 206 Central Street, Franklin

CAP Food Pantry: Monday-Friday 1-2. 934-3444, 82 Elkins Street, Franklin

St. Paul’s Food Outreach: Saturday 10-12 – call first. 934-5013, 108 School Street, Franklin

Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry: Tuesday and Thursday 9-11, Wednesday 5-7. 934-2662, 237 Central Street, Franklin

Healthy Families Program: For women and teenage parents. 518-4000

School Lunch/Breakfast Program: Free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch at school to qualified families. AE/MS: 735-5494 or MVHS: 735-4311

Kearsarge Lake Sunapee Community Food Pantry: Wednesday 5:30-7, Saturday 9:30-11. 526-6511, 461 Main Street, New London

Wilmot Food Pantry: Monday-Friday 9-3. 526-6686, 9 Kearsarge Valley Road, Wilmot

Women, Infants, and Children: Nutritional needs for the entire family. 800 942-4321,


New Hampshire Healthy Kids: 877 464-2447

Maternal and Child Health Care: 800-852-3345 x4517

New Hampshire Senior Discount Program: Prescription assistance. 888 580-8902

Veterans Prescription Program: Veterans and certain descendents and survivors of veterans. 800 892-8384 x3199

House And Home

Fuel Assistance: 934-3444

USDA Rural Development: Home repairs. 223-6035

Home Help: Foreclosure assistance.

Homeless Hotline: 800 852-3388

Housing Referral Network: Information and referrals to housing programs. 800-856-5525


New Hampshire Employment Security: 228-4100,

Legal Services

New Hampshire Pro Bono: Free legal services. 800 639-5290

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