Human Services

The Town's Director of Welfare, Carol, can be reached by calling (603) 428-3221 ext. 7 and leaving a voice message. She will return your call and, if necessary, schedule an appointment to meet with you. The Welfare Department Office is located at The Grange. 

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 Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: The Town of Henniker Welfare Department 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 located at 40 Terrill Park Drive, Concord, phone (603) 271-6200, to determine if you are eligible for any of the following services listed below. The state welfare office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

  • 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

Henniker Welfare Consultation Walk-in Hours - No appointment necessary 

Walk-in hours: Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and Wednesday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Welfare Director Carol Conforti-Adams can also be seen by appointment.
Email or call (603) 428-3221 ext 7.
Location: The Grange, 21 Western Avenue (upstairs from the Food Pantry)

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

2-1-1 New Hampshire Community Resources

Call 2-1-1

  • 211 is New Hampshire’s statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service. Thanks to a unique coalition of non-profit, government, corporate and volunteer partners, New Hampshire residents need only dial 211 to be connected, at no cost, with trained Information and Referral Specialists who can provide them with the health and human service information they need to get help, give help or discover options.
  • 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.

Child and Family Services (800) 640-6486 or (603) 518-4000

  • Provides an array of social services to strengthen family life including support groups, parenting education, adoption and foster parent services, mental health counseling, pregnancy counseling, family counseling, adolescent substance abuse treatment & therapeutic day treatment, homemaker and personal care for seniors and persons with disabilities.

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.

Division for Children, Youth & Families (DCYF)

  • To report child abuse or neglect, please call (800) 894-5533 (in-state) or (603) 271-6562
  • This is a division of the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. DCYF manages protective programs on behalf of New Hampshire's children and youth and their families and provides a wide range of family-centered services to strengthen the family system.

Food Stamps

  • (603) 271-9700 or (800) 852-3345
  • 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.

Henniker Food Pantry

  • (603) 428-7554
  • Food is distributed twice a week at The Grange building (downstairs, rear entrance), 21 Western Avenue, Henniker NH.
  • Distribution days/times: Mondays 11am - 12pm and Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Mid-State Regional Coordinating Council

  • (603) 225-3295 ext. 1210
  • Provides references to transportation services to people who do not have access to reliable transportation options due to age, disability, income or other reasons.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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.

New Hampshire Electronic Application System (NH EASY)

  • (800) 852-3345
  • Offers New Hampshire residents a fast and easy way to apply online for cash assistance, Medicaid, Child Care Assistance, Long Term Care Assistance, Medicare Savings Program, and/or Food Stamps and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

  • (603) 271-9700
  • 129 Pleasant St., Concord NH 03301
  • Help with applying for Addiction, 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.

New Hampshire Partners in Health

  • (800) 656-3333
  • 129 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301
  • Support agency for families with chronically ill children.

Parenting Plus & Healthy Families America 

  • (603) 518-4000
  • Offers families guidance and support that is designed to minimize stress and maximize a family’s ability to succeed. Services are provided in the comfort of the family home. Families participate by choice, at no cost to them.  

Riverbend Community Mental Health Center

  • Emergency Services 1 (844) 743-5748
  • 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.

ServiceLink - Aging and Disability Resource Center

  • 1-866-634-9412
  • Get answers about healthcare and other services for older adults, persons with disabilities and family caregivers.
  • Your link to information & support services within your community.

Social Security

  • 1-888-397-9798
  • 70 Commercial St., Suite 100, Concord NH 03301
  • For Disability Income, Medicare, Survivors, Retirement and Supplemental Security Income.

Transportation

Volunteer Driver Programs Serving Henniker. For more information, contact the NH Mid-State Regional Ride Resource Directory or call (603) 224-8043

Transportation for seniors 60+ and those with disabilities to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other errands

  • Friends RSVP Program (603) 228-1193 ext. 1 for age 60+ for medical or basic needs
  • Community Action (603) 225-1989, rural transportation bus for age 60+ or disabled
  • White Birch Community Center (603) 428-3077, for Henniker senior citizens and people with life-threatening illness

WIC (Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program)

  • 1-800-942-4321
  • Provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong.

Directions

The Grange
21 Western Ave
Henniker, NH

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Carol Conforti-Adams Director of Welfare