If you are experiencing financial hardship or have a question regarding social services (including elderly care and veterans affairs), contact the Administrator of Direct Relief to help you locate the appropriate services for your situation.

Community Resources

Rollinsford Public Library

More than just books! Our library has an entire collection of community resource information on hand. The library also has computers available for public use and free wi-fi. They offer printing, copying, and even computer instruction by appointment!
Go to the RPL website »

Seeds of Faith Food Pantry

seeds_of_faithThe Seeds of Faith Food Pantry is located in Rollinsford in the Salmon Falls Upper Mill Room 160. They offer several programs including Monthly Food Boxes, Emergency Food Boxes, Birthday Bags, Thanksgiving Baskets, and Christmas Baskets.

The Food Pantry is open on Mondays from 10am – 12pm. Walk-ins are welcome. No I.D. or proof of residence is required. For emergency assistance, please call Jody Ferreira at (207)703-3185.

Seeds of Faith also offers several Community Outreach Programs throughout the Seacoast, as well as advocacy and support for people in need. Whether it’s school supplies for a child to start the school year, diapers and wipes for the baby, work clothes for a new job, or a gas card to get you to work, Seeds of Faith is all about helping you get a leg up when you need it most. They even help young man and women get prom gowns and suits during prom season!

Visit the Seeds of Faith website to learn more »

Community Action of Strafford County

Community Action Partnershipcommunity-action helps people meet their basic needs through assistance, education, and advocacy. They assist residents with utility bills, transportation, housing (including first month’s rent and security deposits), childcare, food, and emergency shelter.

Visit the Community Action website »

State Resources



Dial 211 if you or someone you know needs help locating emergency shelter.

NH 211 is not just for crisis situations!

Callers anywhere in the state of New Hampshire can dial 211 and be connected, free of charge, to a trained information and referral specialist who is equipped to help residents access ALL of the health and human services (both nonprofit and government) available to them.

If you’re worried about an elderly parent being able to live on their own, if you have a child who is autistic and want to know what services are available to you, if you’re behind on your mortgage and worried about losing your home, if you are a senior and need help with home repairs… NH 211 is a resource for all NH residents.

If you would rather search for resources online, we suggest you use the ServiceLink Community Resource Directory.

NHCarePath Resource Locater

nh-care-pathThe value of this resource cannot be overstated. NHCarePath brings community partners from all over the state together to help individuals find the support and services they need.

The NHCarePath site covers everything: substance abuse, housing and transportation, mental health, support for the aging and disabled, caregiver resources, legal advocacy, support for veterans, and much more. The site is beautiful, informative, and easy-to-use. NHCarePath also uses the ServiceLink search tool (right).

Go to the NHCarePath Website »

ServiceLink Community Resource Directory

ServiceLink has created a searchable resource directory to help you locate helpful information and services in your area.


We highly recommend this search tool.

Granite State Independent Living

Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote independence for people with disabilities and seniors through advocacy, information, education, support and transition services.

They offer many services including home care, in-home recovery services, nursing facility transition; real life solutions and support including home modification, transportation services, and advocacy; financial planning and information on Social Security and Medicaid benefits; and help locating employment. They also have programs especially tailored for veterans with disabilities as well as support services for caregivers, friends, and family.

Visit the Granite State Independent Living website to see the full array of programs offered »

Welfare Administrator

The Town contracts with the City of Somersworth for welfare administration services.

M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm
Phone: (603)692-9509

If this is an emergency or outside of the business hours above, please call 211.