Public Assistance Information

Click any of the following programs for more information:

Employment Assistance

NH Department of Employment Security
2000 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH
(603) 436-3702

Food Pantries

210 West Road, Unit 3, Portsmouth, NH
(603) 436-0641

St. Vincent de Paul Society
53 Lincoln Street, Exeter, NH
(603) 772-9922

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

NH Division of Family Assistance
To apply, go to or call 271-9700 or 1-800-852-3345 x 9700 to have an application mailed to you.

Fuel & Electric Assistance

Rockingham Community Action
7 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH
Call 2-1-1

Homeless / Shelter Assistance

Crossroads House
600 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH
(603) 436-2218

Homeless Hotline

Thrift Stores

Wonderland Thrift Shop
28 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH
(603) 686-5313

2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH
(603) 430-2040

Clothes Attic
Stratham Community Church
6 Emery Lane, Stratham, NH
(603) 775-0171

Other Helpful Links

Families First
Community Campus, Portsmouth, NH

NH Women, Infants & Children (WIC)