Barrington Public Library

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Housing & Assistance Resources

Food Programs

Barrington Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is open Thursdays from 6-7:30 PM. Located at 105 Ramsdell Lane (below the Library and near the gym doors at the side of the building facing the parking lot).

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

Elderly individuals (age 60 or over) who may have little or no support at their homes on a consistent basis. Applicants must be home bound and vulnerable by reason of illness, incapacitating disability, or otherwise isolated.

  • They may have difficulties to do every day activities without assistance like:
    • Physically unable to shop and/or prepare meals due to severe illness or disability.
    • Unable to manage their own medications and/or manage money without help.
    • Unable to do daily housework.
    • Mentally incapable of providing for their nutritional needs (they may get confused or be forgetful).
    • Homebound or unable to leave their home without assistance.
  • Seniors who are recovering from surgery and other temporary conditions, or require meals on a continuing basis who have met the program requirements.
  • Disabled participants 18 years or older, who meet the program requirements.

Goodwin Community Health Center
Sliding scale fees for medical services to qualifying patients. Now located in Somersworth.

State WIC Agency

Food programs for mothers and children. 1-800-942-4321

Assistance Programs

Department of Health & Human Services
Includes information on obtaining food stamps and help for times of crisis. 
Child Abuse Hotline for NH: 1-800-894-5533
24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-866-841-6229

NH aging and disabilities services information.

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Strafford County contracts with the Strafford County Community Action Program, Inc. to provide a variety of programs to low-income residents of Strafford County. They have WIC, heating and electric, weatherization assistance, the Fix-It Program to help with small home repairs, elderly transportation programs, child care programs, and workplace assistance programs. 

Pope Memorial Humane Society
For those who can no longer afford to care for their pets, or whose living arrangements have changed making pet ownership impossible, the shelter is available to take in pets and find them new homes.

This site is a good starting point when research legal issues in New Hampshire.
For reduced fee lawyer referrals, try (603) 229-0002
Relay Services for the Deaf: Phone services for the deaf (711)

A Safe Place
Domestic Abuse Support Service 24-hour Crisis phone line 1-800-854-3552

Housing & Shelter Resources

Rochester Housing Authority
77 Older Farm Lane, Rochester NH - 03867 or call (603) 332-4126

Dover Housing Authority
62 Whittier Street, Dover NH - 03820 or call (603) 742-5804

Somersworth Housing Authority
25 Bartlett Street Suite A, Somersworth NH - 03878 or call (603) 692-2864

Newmarket Housing Authority
34 Gordon Avenue, Newmarket NH - 03857 or call (603) 659-5444

Northern New England Real Estate
Locate houses, rentals, condos, and property for sale in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

Locate rentals througout New Hampshire.

Crossroads House
A shelter in Portsmouth with many other local shelter options listed alongside Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens. 
List my Friend's Place, a homeless shelter in Dover (603) 749-3017

211 Help Services
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers, at no cost, to information about critical health and human services available in their community.

Elderly Services

Homemakers of Strafford County
The Homemakers Health Services is a full service, charitable health care agency which provides compassionate, professional, comprehensive, and cost effective visting nurses, physical and occupational therapy, home health, home support, adult medical day care services, and community wellness programs to adults throughout Strafford. 

Coast Bus
Half-Fare application available for Elderly passengers (65 years and older), disabled passengers, Medicare cardholders, and COAST ADA Paratransit clients to be able to pay half the regular fare cost on COAST fixed routes.

Cornerstone VNA
The mission of Cornerstone Visiting Nurses Association is to provide high quality, compassionate, cost-effective home, hospice, and community health care services.

Ready Rides
This program provides free transportation to health care and essential services for elderly and disabled residents of Barrington, Northwood, Nottingham, and Strafford, New Hampshire. Rides are provided by volunteer drivers using their own vehicles.

New Hampshire Health Care Association
Local Assisted Living and Nursing Home listings available through this site. In Barrington, you can find Pond View Assisted Living (603) 664-9976

Benefits Check Up
Use this siteto apply for extra help with prescriptions or food assistance.