LOCAL Resources

Our Kearsarge community has abundant local resources

Town Welfare Offices – (begin here – fill out their application even though it can be tedious)
(Rent, Mortgage, Car Repair, Utilities, Heat, Food, Phone card, Gas Cards)

Community Resources / Emergency Assistance
(Rent, Mortgage, Car Repair, Utilities, Heat, Food, Phone card, Gas Cards)

  • (CAP) Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program – housing, food, clothing, senior programs, transportation, payment of back rent or mortgages, payment of utilities, wood, fuel, 603-225-3295
  • Southwestern Community Services 603-542-9528, (Sullivan and Cheshire Counties) housing, energy, weatherization, food, transportation and more
  • Warner Connects – Food Pantry and Community Resource Centerprovides food, nutrition education, and other support services  – 49 West Main Street, Warner, NH (603) 456-2053
  • KREM (Kearsarge Regional Ecumenical Ministries) – is a volunteer, non-profit, ecumenical organization, established to meet the emergency needs of people in the Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee region when other services are unavailable. Please call either First Baptist Church (603-526-6511), Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church (603-526-4800), Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church (603-526-4484), or St. Andrews Episcopal Church (603-526-6344).
  • PECAN (Program for  Emergency  Church  Assistance in Newport) – 603-863-1786, mission is to help local people who call the church for assistance.
  • Loaves and Fishes – responds to non-emergency requests for financial assistance to residents in our communities, regardless of religious affiliation. Primary types of assistance offered include utilities such as home heating fuel / electricity / phone; short term food and clothing needs; other requests on a case-by-case basis. Please leave a message on our Help Line: 1-800-978-6395. Your call will be returned in the next 24 hours
  • ServiceLink Concord (Merrimack County) ServiceLink – helps individuals access and make connections to long term services and supports, access family caregiver information and supports, explore options and understand and access Medicare and Medicaid. Call 603-228-6625 or email info@mcservicelink.org

Food Pantry / Food Resources
(Note: We can find volunteers to deliver your Food Pantry items if you are unable)

  • Kearsarge Lake Sunapee Food Pantry Food available to Andover, Bradford, Danbury, New London, Newbury, Salisbury, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Warner and Wilmot. 461 Main St, New London, NH 03257 (603) 526-6511.
  • Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry – Address 2 Central Street (Lower Level), Franklin, NH – 03235.  Phone: (603) 934-2662.  Serves Franklin, Tilton, Northfield, Hill, Andover, Salisbury, Danbury, and Sanbornton  (603) 934-2662
  • Listen Center Food Pantry – Lebanon NH – Food pantry is open to everyone. They provide one to two weeks worth of groceries, and personal care items. 387 Miracle Mile, Lebanon, NH 03766 (603) 448-2510
  • Brown Bag Breakfast and Lunch to Go – For those with children in the Kearsarge Regional School District

Senior Resources

COA Chapin Senior Center – To promote, develop, and reinforce programs that support and enhance the health, well-being, dignity, and independence of older people in the nine towns of the greater Kearsarge area.

  • Durable Medical Equipment lending program both at The Chapin Senior Center and the Andover Hub
  • Free transportation within New London, Andover, Danbury, Grantham, Newbury, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton and Wilmot
  • Wellness check ins for COA members
  • Foot care, blood pressure and flu clinics

Health and Wellness Resources

  • Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) – Provides home health, hospice, palliative and private care services in 32 towns in Merrimack, Sullivan and Grafton counties
  • New London Hospital – Resources including: Food, Advance Care Planning, Parenting Resources, Mental Health, Senior Resources, Virtual Support Groups and the like.
  • Newport Health Center – primary care and ancillary services to Newport residents 603-526-5000