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Welfare Department

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Welfare Department is currently open to the public.  Potential applicants are encouraged to call (624-6484) or email rather than walking into the office without an appointment.  If you are directed by a staff member to complete the on-line application the necessary arrangements for an interview will be made once you have completed the application.  


The City of Manchester's Welfare Department provides financial assistance to those individuals and families in our coCarol M. Rines center Sign. City of Manchestermmunity who are financially unable to meet their own basic need expense(s), such as:

  • food
  • housing
  • medications
  • utilities

If you do not live in Manchester, contact your local city or town hall for information on how to apply for general assistance in your community.

You can also apply with the State of NH Department of Health and Human Services at 1050 Perimeter Road, Ste 501 in Manchester, 668-2330, for the following types of assistance/programs:

  • ANB - Aid to the Needy Blind
  • APTD - Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled
  • Child Care
  • Child Support
  • DEAS - Division of Elderly and Adult Services
  • DCYF - Division of Children, Youth and Families
  • Food Stamps
  • NH Healthy Kids Program
  • Medicaid
  • OAA - Old Age Assistance
  • TANF - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
Contact Information

City of Manchester
Welfare Department

1528 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101-1350

Get Directions

Charleen Michaud
Welfare Director

Phone: (603) 624-6484
Fax: (603) 628-6179

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Website Shortcut:
manchesternh.gov/Welfare

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