Canaan, like all New Hampshire communities, is obligated to care for the people in Canaan who have no resources for essential food, shelter, emergency care and clothing.
Process for essential assistance:
|Steps:||Related Downloadable Forms|
|Make out an application||Application Form|
|Complete the financial statement||Income & Expense Worksheet|
|Rental Verification Form||Verification Form|
|Check to see if you are eligible.||Eligibility Chart|
|Meet with Welfare Administrator;|
Bring proof of income and resources.
What Canaan requires:
- We consider all monthly income.
- We require that you exhaust other benefit programs first.
- We require you to look for employment.
- We require you to use the options that are available and least expensive.
- Notify us of any changes.
- Doctor’s proof of disability.
- Repay the assistance if and when possible.
- Complete releases for information verification.
- Failure to comply will result in loss of assistance.
A complete copy of the Canaan Welfare Regulations can be found here. This is a large file, and may take a moment to download.
New Hampshire Health & Human Services:
NH Easy Care 1-877-464-2447
NH 2-1-1 Services – Free Referral and Help for NH Citizens in Need:
NH2-1-1 Website Call tollfree at 2-1-1
NH ServiceLink Hotline for Aging & Disability Resources:
NH ServiceLink 603-448-1558
Emergency Need Assistance:
Upper Valley Haven 802-295-6500
Tri-County CAP 603-968-3560
Indian River Apartments for Senior Housing:
Women Infants & Children (WIC) 1-800-942-4321
NH Food stamps: Claremont 603-542-9544
LISTEN Community Dinners
Meals on Wheels and Community Lunch Program Mascoma Area Senior Center 603-523-4333
Ending 68 Hours of Hunger 603-359-6581
More information is available on the Organizations & Schools Page:
Friends Feeding Friends Food Pantry 603-632-4542
Mascoma Senior Center Food Pantry 603-523-4333
LISTEN Food Pantry (Lebanon) 603-448-4553
Clothing & Household Items:
LISTEN Thrift Store Route 4 West Canaan 603-632-5331
Eye Glasses: Canaan Lions Club (Harry Armstrong) 603-523-7093
Fall coat distribution: United Methodist Church, 1150 US Route 4 Canaan NH; 603-523-7980
HALO Substance Abuse Recovery & Support:
Better Life Partners 603-563-0837
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
NEED HELP TO SURVIVE FINANCIALLY?
SEE THESE EMERGENCY RULES
Paying the rent:
New Hampshire households with reduced income or increased expenses may be eligible for rent assistance as part of the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund. Information can be found here and applications obtained here. If you need help applying, you can contact the helpful folks at LISTEN Community Services (603-448-4553, here)