City of Manchester, NH Official Website

Welfare FAQ

The following are provided by the State of NH Department of Health and Human Services, 668-2330, 1050 Perimeter Road, Ste. 501, Manchester, NH.

  • 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
  • EBT - Electronic Benefits Transfer
  • Food Stamps
  • NH Healthy Kids Program
  • Medicaid
  • OAA - Old Age Assistance
  • TANF - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

Who do I contact for Fuel Assistance? 

Southern NH Services, 603-647-4470, 160 Silver Street, Manchester.

Who do I contact for assistance with a security deposit?

The Way Home, 603-627-3491, 214 Spruce St, Manchester.

I am disabled and cannot apply in person, what do I do?

Call the City of Manchester Welfare Department, 603-624-6484 to discuss possibilities.

I do not speak English.  I need assistance from your office.  What should I do?

Call the City of Manchester Welfare Department, 603-624-6484; an interpreter can be obtained by phone to discuss possibilities.   

I do not live in Manchester, can I apply for assistance with your office?

No, you must contact your local city or town hall. State law requires that every city and town in NH have a Welfare Official.

I am moving to Manchester, can I apply for assistance with your office?

No, you must contact your local city or town hall.  State law requires that every city and town in NH have a Welfare Official. 

Can I be told over the phone or through email if I am eligible for assistance?

No, eligibility can only be determined by going through the intake process in person.

Does your office provide assistance with housing? 

The City of Manchester Welfare Department does not locate housing, but will refer to shelters and provide local housing provider lists. 

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