Below is a list of consumer resources to share with families at your program. The NH DHHS also has a separate, easy to use website to apply for most of the resources listed below called: NH EASY.
Child Care Resources
Child Care Aware of America
The Child Care Aware website offers many resources for families and child care providers. Resources like: webinars, publications, refugee family resources, and so much more. The Child Care Aware of NH/NH Connections website offers state specific information for child care families and providers.
Child Care Licensing
The Child Care Licensing Unit, part of the NH DHHS, has information regarding rules and regulations surrounding licensing in NH and also provides technical assistance and consultation.
Choosing Quality Child Care in NH
A Referral Guide was created by Child Care Aware of NH to provide resources to assist families in choosing the right child care program to meet their needs.
NH Children’s Trust
The Children’s Trust’s main goal is to address and eliminate child abuse. They also offer information about Family Resource Centers in NH, community education, and training for child care providers.
2-1-1 New Hampshire
Dial 211 from any phone during working hours to receive help finding resources around the state. Their website offers a similar service, but a phone call may be more effective in answering questions you have about specific resources.
The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) provides training and technical assistance to the state, territory, and tribal CCDF lead agencies and their designated networks, which include the statewide afterschool networks, State Education Agencies, provider associations, and Child Care Resource and Referral agencies. The goal of NCASE is to ensure that school-age children in working families of low income have increased access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning experiences that contribute to their overall development and academic achievement.
Health and Wellness
The risks of being overweight or obese increase the risk of a number of serious medical conditions, including heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and some cancers. The Foundation for Healthy Communities is committed to improving prevention and treatment services for childhood overweight not only in pediatric and family health care practices, but also in NH communities.
Family Ties Inside Out
Family Ties Inside Out (FTIO) is a federal Second Chance grant that provides support services for families impacted by incarceration. Children who have an incarcerated parent and their caregivers can participate in FTIO Zoom support groups, family counselling and can be referred to agencies in their area for additional support. Walmart gift cards are available for FTIO participants. To learn more about FTIO, contact Program Coordinator Rebecca Hutchinson, firstname.lastname@example.org 603-212-6710
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food stamps)
Not only does the NH SNAP provide food stamps for those who are eligible, they also offer job training through the Food Stamp and Employment Training (FSET) program.
WIC provides nutritious foods to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and pre-school aged children, as well as nutrition education. The WIC website has an online pre-screening tool you can use to see if you qualify for the WIC program.
The CHIP provides insurance to NH children under 19 years old. To find out if you or your family qualifies for this program click on the link above for a list of requirements.
NH Smiles Program
The New Hampshire Smiles Program connects children on Medicaid to the dental services they need.
Cash and Financial Assistance
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
TANF, sometimes known as FANF (Financial Assistance for Needy Families) provides cash assistance for families who qualify. If you are eligible for TANF, you are also eligible for: Medicaid, Children’s Medicaid, and Employment and Training programs.
Emergency Assistance (EA)
EA is financial assistance that can be used for: sudden homelessness; lack of heat, hot water, or cooking fuel; or termination of another utility.