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Assistance/Welfare

Welfare Administrator Contact Information:  
Catherine Graham, aid@sandwichnh.org

Town of Sandwich Welfare Program:

With taxpayer funding and in accordance with RSA 165:1, the Town of Sandwich provides assistance to community members who are in need of financial help for heat, housing, or utilities. 

Once an assistance application is submitted (see here), a meeting will be scheduled with the Welfare Administrator and Welfare Officer. Needs will be determined and counseling on other available resources will be provided.

Payments are made to vendors only and not to the individual applying.  Please note:  if heating and/or electrical assistance is required, you must notify the provider the Town will be assisting you, and give them permission to speak to the Welfare Administrator on your account.  DO NOT wait until your power has been disconnected, or your heating fuel is on empty, to notify us of assistance needed.  There are large penalties associated with these circumstances that should not be passed along to our taxpayers. 

If assistance is requested, please notify the Welfare Administrator well in advance so they can notify the Town Administrator in a timely manner. 

Resources:

Tri County CAP:  Income based assistance for heating fuel (including wood), utilities, and rent. 603-323-7400.  They have a  new program providing rental assistance if needs are COVID- related.

Sandwich Community Church Discretionary Fund:  This is more of a one-time need for assistance provided by funds raised through the church.  You do not need to be a member of the church to be eligible.  Contact:  Pastor Deb Hoffman  603-284-6151

NH Homeowner Assistance Fund:  Mortgage assistance for those who have been financially impacted  during the pandemic.   https://www.nhhfa.org/haf/

Food Pantries:

  • Lakes Region Food Pantry – 977 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough
  • Agape  Food Pantry – 80 Bean Road, Moultonborough/Center Harbor
  • St. Andrews Food Pantry – 678 Whittier Road, Tamworth.  Alternating Wednesdays, 3-7
Utility Vendor Assistance:  Both NH Electric Cooperative and Eversource provide assistance to their clients with payment plans, etc. We urge you to reach out to them directly.