The basic legal duty of the welfare administrator as described in RSA 165:1, I states that "Whenever a person in any town is poor and unable to support himself, he shall be relieved and maintained by the overseers of public welfare of such town, whether or not he has a residence there." The local welfare program truly constitutes a "safety net" for all persons in the state of New Hampshire.
Please refer to the Quick Link at the bottom left side of this page for available resources.
If you are looking for assistance, please complete the welfare application and worksheet that can be found on the left/top side of this page. Then call 603-876-3751 to make an appointment with the welfare director. Questions should be emailed to email@example.com
Carrie Traffie, Welfare Director