Welfare Department

The Town's Director of Human Services can be reached by calling and leaving a voice message at (603) 428-3221 ext. 7. 

She will return your call and, if necessary, schedule an appointment to meet with you.  Meetings with the Director are available only by pre-arranged appointment and typically take place on Saturdays at Town Hall.  The Application for Assistance is linked at the bottom of this webpage.  Or you can pick up an application at Town Hall during normal business hours (Mon-Friday 8am-4:30 PM).

PLEASE NOTE:  The Town of Henniker Human Services Department (Town Welfare) provides temporary emergency assistance to Town residents for the basic necessities of life when all other resources have been exhausted.  If you do not currently receive State benefits, you are required to apply at the State Division of Health & Human Services (State Welfare) located at 40 Terrill Park Drive, Concord, phone (603) 271-6200, to determine if you are eligible for any of the following services (below).  State Welfare sees walk-in clients from 8:00 AM – 11:15 AM, Monday through Friday.

  • ANB – Aid to the Needy Blind
  • APTD – Aid to the Permanently & Totally Disabled
  • Child Care
  • Child Support
  • DCYF – Division of Children, Youth & Families
  • DEAS – Division of Elderly & Adult Services
  • EBT – Electronic Benefits Transfer
  • Emergency Food Stamps
  • Food Stamps
  • Healthy Kids Program
  • OAA – Old Age Assistance
  • TANF – Temporary Assistance to Needy Families


The following is a list of other sources of assistance that may be helpful to you. 


Additional Resources

NH Department of Health and Human Services
(603) 271-9700
129 Pleasant St., Concord NH 03301

  • Help with applying for Child Support, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and WIC.  Find your local district office. Foster or adopt a child. Report to authorities adult abuse, child abuse, welfare fraud, domestic violence, and homelessness.

WIC (Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program)
2 Industrial Park Dr., Concord NH 03302

  • Provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong.

Food Stamps
(603) 271-9700

  • Provides eligible individuals and households with benefits to buy food items at grocery stores, and other participating food retailers. The Food Stamp Program also gives recipients a chance to learn more about purchasing and preparing nutritious meals.

NH Electronic Application System (NH EASY)

  • Offers New Hampshire residents a fast and easy way to apply online for cash assistance, Medicaid, Child Care Assistance, Medicare Savings Program, and/or Food Stamps.

Community Action Program (CAP) – Fuel & Electric Assistance
(603) 456-2207
49 West Main Street, Warner, NH 03278

  • Assistance with Housing, Elderly Housing, Home Weatherization & Fixit Program, NH Modular Ramps, Transportation, Employment & Training Services, Senior Centers, Meals on Wheels, Nutrition, Health, Emergency Fuel Assistance, Security Deposit, Neighbor Program (Hardship Assistance) and Electric Assistance.

Social Security
70 Commercial St., Suite 100, Concord NH 03301

  • For Disability Income, Medicare, Survivors, Retirement and Supplemental Security Income.

ServiceLink - Aging and Disability Resource Center

  • Get answers about healthcare and other services for older adults, persons with disabilities and family caregivers.

New Hampshire Partners in Health
(603) 653-1483 or 1-800-656-3333
One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756

  • Support agency for families with chronically ill children.

Riverbend Community Mental Health Center
Emergency Services (603) 226-0817
Admissions (603) 228-1600

  • Serving Henniker and surrounding communities.  Comprehensive mental health services including 24-hour emergency and crisis intervention services, treatment, counseling, community support, psychological assessment and testing.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8225)

New Hampshire Homeless Hotline
Call 211 or 1-866-444-4211

  • HOIP (Homeless Outreach / Intervention Prevention Program) is designed to provide aggressive street outreach and intervention services to the unsheltered homeless throughout the state. HOIP unsheltered homeless contacts are followed up systematically to ensure the appropriate service is provided.

New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness
Helpline 1-866-444-4211

  • Resources, helpline, and legal rights for persons experiencing homelessness, including help with shelter, community resources, medical, legal and more.

Henniker Food Pantry
(603) 428-7554

  • Food is distributed twice a week at The Grange building (downstairs, rear entrance), 21 Western Avenue, Henniker NH.