Housing Assistance/Financial/Food

Adult Learning Center

Nashua, NH
Contact: Marie X201

The Adult Learning Center can provide scholarships/grants to those who cannot pay for the Hi-Set test. This financial assistance is based on funding, so it is not always available.

Greater Nashua Continuum of Care


The Greater Nashua Continuum of Care is a resource line that provides immediate housing/shelter information. They do not guarantee they can find housing, however they can also do referrals for families, and notify shelters/agencies directly if there is an immediate need. 

Front Door Agency


The Front Door Agency has a transitional housing program for mothers, and also has a program that assists with Security Deposits.Sometimes funding is available to help with car repairs, or other financial needs.

Childhood Cancer Lifeline
The Childhood Cancer Lifeline provides direct cash assistance to families who have children with cancer. This sometimes includes: gas cards, grocery cards, and emergency funding for bills.

Southern New Hampshire Services

Energy Assistance Programs

134 Allds StreetNashua, NH 03060

Southern New Hampshire Services assists with energy bills, and home energy improvements. These programs include: fuel assistance, electric assistance, weatherization, and neighbor helping neighbor programs. You must make an appointment to see if you are eligible.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Car Inspection Assistance

The DMV has an “economic hardship waiver” available, if: 1. Your vehicle passed the safety inspection but failed its OBD emissions inspection, 2. You cannot afford the necessary repairs. If you qualify the waiver allows you time to save money and make the repairs when you have the funds and have your vehicle retested. This assistance program does not directly pay for the repairs.

Partners in Health

Contact: Lindsey Couzzens, 603-459-2744
This program provides financial assistance to children ages 0-21 with a chronic, medical illness. There are no income requirements, and the families are provided a financial allotment to assist with needs.

Comcast (Internet Essentials program)



In order to qualify families must have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch program, must have not subscribed to Comcast within the last 90 days, and must not have an overdue bill or unreturned equipment. Internet Essentials allows families to purchase a low-cost computer, and provides discounted internet services.

Jeff Roome Sports Foundation

121 Central Street
Hudson, NH 03051
The Jeff Roome Sports Foundation provides sports scholarships to families/children in need.

Mary’s House

123 W Pearl St

Mary’s House provides transitional/permanent housing to women who are alone (no children, husbands…) They provide them a room which shares a bathroom. In order to apply for this program, you must contact the Nashua Housing Authority FIRST.

Anne-Marie House

180 Lowell Rd
Hudson, NH 03051
Contact: Pamela Smart X1

The Anne-Marie House is a long term shelter. It supports the needs of children and families experiencing homelessness as they work to achieve sustainable income, housing, and transportation. Families can consist of mothers and/or fathers with children. They must have some type of income, have transportation, be sober, and not have severe mental illness. They can reside at the Ann Marie House for up to two years, while working on their program. Families save approximately seventy fix percent of their income, which allows them to prepare for returning to the community. The program has a long waiting list, but can also sometimes assist with other community and housing resources.

Town of Hudson

Contact: Kathy Wilson

Provides assistance with security deposit, utilities, rent, and sometimes additional financial needs including car repairs. There are some eligibility requirements, but it is based on each individual situation. Kathy is also a great resource to meet with and look at all financial help needed with the family (where to refer for services, have they already applied for needed programs….)

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

3 Pine Street Extension, Suite Q
Nashua, NH 03060
Apply online at: https://nheasy.nh.gov/, or drop off/complete application in the office

The Department of Health and Human Services allows residents of Hudson to apply for Financial Assistance (including Medicaid, Food Stamps, Daycare Assistance, Cash Assistance….). You can apply at this office location, or at the online address listed above.

Harbor Homes
45 High Street
Nashua NH 03060

Harbor homes has a variety of programs and financial resources. Their financial resources include: sliding scale for medical, dental, medication, and mental healthcare treatment, a housing program, and they can assist with applying for health insurance.

Good News Garage

Ascentia Care Alliance
340 Granite St, 3rd Floor
Manchester, NH 03102

The Good News Garage has an awarded vehicle program currently running (through referrals only) in Massachusetts and NH. The NH clients must be receiving TANF (temporary assistance for needy families) cash assistance and participating with NHEP( NH Employment Program) through Health & Human Services. A NHEP Councilor has the applications and makes the referrals. The MA clients must be a client of MRC (Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission) and are referred by a councilor as well. They are not currently taking new applications (at this time). However, once the applications process re-opens all councilors’ will be notified. Good News Garage did have a Jumpstart Car Care Repair Assistance Program, but it currently on hold due to lack of funding.

St John XXIII Parish Food Pantry

Physical Street Address: 23 Library St, Hudson, NH 03051

Mailing Street Address: 121 Allds St, Nashua, NH 03060

603-882-2462 X6

The St Vincent Food Pantry gives out food up to twice a month for families in need. You must call to schedule an appointment on Monday. They give out food on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, and every other Monday at 10am (for additional food from Trader Joe’s). They also do assistance for Thanksgiving (food), Christmas (food and gifts), Easter (food and Easter basket), and beginning of the year backpacks and school supplies. They do review income however they will provide food to any family who expresses that they need food. You must reside in Hudson, NH to access this pantry, however they will consider anyone in an emergency.

Salvation Army – Holiday Assistance

1 Montgomery Avenue
Nashua, NH 03060

The Salvation Army has a Food Pantry, and can help with other financial needs, including car repairs (based on available funding). The Salvation Army also helps with holiday assistance. You do not have to reside in Nashua to apply for their programs. 

Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter


The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter has many services, including: soup kitchen, food pantry, emergency shelter, diapers and toiletries, an employment advocate, and a backpack program. If you are in need of food, they just need a verbal indication of this need.

Upper Room Compassionate Ministries

36 Tolles St
Nashua, NH 03064

**I believe this ministry is no longer open, but have not been able to reach them

This ministry provides food and clothing on Tuesdays (10-2) and Thursdays (10-1). There are no appointments needed, but you must prove your identify, and those of your children at your first visit (only). There are no eligibility requirements or limitations to picking up needed items.

Food Stamps

SNAP Coordinator – April
603-669-9725 X124

The SNAP coordinator is a great resource. If you are in need of food stamps, or think you may qualify you can contact the SNAP coordinator. They can take all of the information over the phone, and then will forward it on to be reviewed. The SNAP Coordinator can pre-screen you for food stamps however, they are not the final determination of eligibility. From there an interview will be scheduled, however, you do not have to go into the office if you prefer not to.

Southern New Hampshire Services

134 Allds Street
Nashua, NH 

Southern New Hampshire Services has energy assistance programs, which include: fuel assistance, electric assistance, weatherization, and neighbor helping neighbor. You must make an appointment in their office to apply for this service.

Catholic Charities

261 Lake St
Nashua, NH 03060

Catholic Charities offers services, which include: mental health counseling (sliding scale available), immigration (help with citizenship, permit, visa….), and parish and community outreach (difficulty paying bills….)

New Hampshire Housing and Finance Authority


NH Housing and Finance Authority provide information and assistance in regards to applying for housing help/section 8.

SAT and SAT Subject Test – Fee Waivers

Fee Waivers are available for student who meet eligibility. Eligibility may include: family income, family receives public assistance, student is in the custody of DCYF, and enrollment in the Federal Lunch Program. Please see your school counselor, or contact the above number for additional information.

Pilgrim Congregational

4 Watson St
Nashua, NH

Pilgrim Congregational has a thrift shop where they sell most of their items under $1. They are open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-3. (They also will be closed on December 24, 26, 31 and 2 for the holidays)

Catie’s Closet


Catie’s Closet provides clothing and basic necessities to Hudson School students whose families are struggling financially. They also work in various other schools in Massachusetts and in New Hampshire. If there is a student in need of these items please see their assigned guidance counselor who can coordinate this referral.

Feed Our Kids

Feed Our Kids is a program in the Hudson School District that provides weekend food bags to students in need (no eligibility criteria required). Feed Our Kids is run by volunteers, and donations. Referrals go through the student’s school counselor, or the District At Risk Coordinator.

CSI Program
Service Link

The CSI Program helps provide Caregivers Reimbursement with Gateways. In order to be eligible, the family would need to meet income eligibility requirements, and need nursing level of care. Please call Service Link in regards to the program.

Town of Nashua welfare office

18 Mulberry Street
Nashua, NH 03060

This is for Nashua residents. If you need financial assistance, you must bring your lease, identification, and social security card into the office. They then will schedule an appointment for you. Please call them if you have questions.

Corpus Christi

43 Franklin St
Nashua, NH 03064
603-882-6372 - Food Pantry
603-598-1641 - Assistance Program

In order to access this resource you MUST live in Nashua. They have an assistance program and a food pantry. The assistance program helps with bills and financial needs, while the food pantry provides food hand-outs. The food pantry pick-up is done by appointments. They provide food (including: milk, eggs, frozen meat…) and toiletries. They do appointments Monday and Wednesday mornings, and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. They will be flexible if necessary, but prefer to stay within their “normal” schedules.

Social Security Disability

Suite 2
175 Amherst St
Nashua, NH
877-444-5270 (Local)

Social Security Disability pays disability benefits to you and certain family members if you have worked long enough, and you have been diagnosed with a medical condition that has, or will prevent you from working for twelve months, or end in death.

New Hampshire Victim’s Compensation Program

Concord, NH 03301
603-271-1284 (Contact – Helen DiFilippe)

The New Hampshire Victim’s Compensation program provides assistance to victims of a misdemeanor or felony, which has been reported to the police and has physical or mental injuries. This Compensation also covers victims of child sexual abuse. They can help with things including: medical/dental bills, mental health therapy and/or co-pay cost, relocation costs if a safety plan is completed and approved, funeral bills to a homicide victim, reimbursement for clothing taken by the policy for evidence (in a sexual assault case), crime scene clean-up (for homicides), medication management, security systems, lost wages and loss of support (for minor children of homicide victims).

Child Development Bureau

The Child Development Bureau is dedicated to enhance the quality, affordability and accessibility of high quality childcare, to increase access to developmentally appropriate services, and to promote community-based programs that encourage health, growth, and development. One of the financial resources they have available is the “Verification for a Child Experiencing Significant Special Needs” (Form 2690). This form is used to verify a child has a medical, physical, developmental, educational and/or emotional disability and is eligible to receive the differential rate for the Child Care Scholarship. Please contact them for additional information about this form, and additional financial resources.

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