Guide to Community Resources For Southern Carroll County
Revised by Carroll County Adult Learners (603)-323-5100; P. O. Box 2305, N. Conway, NH 03860. Originally Compiled by the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (603)-569-5510; P.O. Box 1597, Wolfeboro, NH 03894 November 2008.
Tri-County Community Action Program
A program that links people with other programs and also provides fuel assistance, utility assistance, weatherization, housing, food, emergency health needs, clothing, financial assistance. 603-323-7400; 448 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth, NH 03886, www.tccap.org
Emergency relief, housing assistance, clothing, financial assistance
Effingham: 539-7770, Open Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 9am-2pm, Fri. 9am-12pm
In Municipal Office Building, 68 School Street, Effingham
Ossipee: 539-4181, Ms. Sam Martin, Open Tues. & Thurs. 12pm-2pm
In Town Hall, 55 Main Street, Center Ossipee
Tuftonboro: 569-4539 x10, Kathy Pounder, Open 9am-4pm Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri.; Thurs. 9am-12pmIn Town Hall, 240 Middle Road, Center Tuftonboro
Wakefield: 522-6970 x2, Patty Baxter, Open Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. 8:30am-12pm, 12:30-3:30pm; Open Wed. by appointment only; in Parks & Rec. Building, 2 High Street, Sanbornville
Wolfeboro: 569-8151, Sue Benson, Open Mon.-Fri., 8am-12pm
Next to All Saints Episcopal Church, 258 South Main Street, Wolfeboro
211 (Formerly NH Helpline)
Dial 211 (or 1-800-444-4211) to access information about critical health and human services available in your local community.
NOTE: as this is a brand new access line, not all resources in the county have been added at this time. We also recommend contacting the Tri-County Community Action Program or your local welfare office for the most current information.
Homeless Outreach Services ~ Contact Nancy Armstrong at 323-7400 ext. 110
Tri-County Community Action Program, 448 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth, NH 03886
N.H. Housing Finance Authority ~ Contact Gene Harriman at 1-800-622-5266, or Lisa McNeirney at 1-800-439-7247 x240. Section Eight housing and emergency rental assistance to eligible families, elderly citizens, and people with disabilities.
Nationwide Homeless Hotline ~ 1-800-852-3388
Information, referral, and crisis intervention 24 hours a day.
Pine Grove Apartments ~ Route 16, Ossipee, George Zavas, property manager, 539-9546
Ossipee Village Apartments ~ 75 Route 16B, Ossipee, Paul Stewart, property manager, 641-2163
Wakefield Acres ~ 105 Witch Trot Road, Wakefield, Daneil Wassel, property manager, 356-3770
NH Housing Preservation Project ~ 1-800-639-5290
Free Legal assistance to people who are in danger of losing a home or apartment because of property sales tax, sheriff’s sale, mortgage foreclosure, landlord foreclosure, or landlord bankruptcy. 112 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301-2947
NH Division of Family Assistance Food Stamp Program ~ 447-3841 or 1-800-552-4628
Conway District Office, 73 Hobbs Street, Conway, NH 03818-6188
Women-Infants-Children (W.I.C.) ~ Call 539-6821 or 1-800-411-1106 to set up an appointment in your area, or visit Ossipee Concerned Citizens, 3 Dore Street, Center Ossipee, 03814
Food vouchers, nutrition counseling, and health education for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and their children up to 5 years old.
Commodity Supplemental Food (C.S.F.) Box ~ Call 539-6821 or 1-888-266-7942, or visit Ossipee Concerned Citizens, 3 Dore Street, Center Ossipee, 03814 C.S.F. is a division of W.I.C. which provides a 2-month supply of non-perishable food items eligible for children ages 5-6 and for seniors, and is delivered 6 times per year.
OSSIPEE & EFFINGHAM
Dinner Bell at First Congregational Church ~ Sat.: Cookies & Coffee 3-5pm, Dinner 5-5:30pm. Families who come to dinner can take home bread donated from local supermarkets after the meal.
Route 16B, Center Ossipee, NH 03814; Director of Meals, Harry Place, 323-7926
Agape Food Pantry at Ossipee Valley Bible Church ~ Open Mon.-Fri. 2-3pm
40 Rt.16B, Ctr. Ossipee, NH 03814; Contact Janna Straugham at 539-4456 or Doris Gaskell at 539-8255
Meals on Wheels ~539-6851
Meals are delivered Mon-Fri. for people over age 60 & for people with disabilities.
Ossipee Crossing (Ossipee Concerned Citizens) 3 Dore Street, Center Ossipee
Congregate Meal ~ 539-6851 ~ Mon.-Fri. at 12pm for people age 60 or older
Ossipee Crossing (Ossipee Concerned Citizens) 3 Dore Street, Center Ossipee
Dinner Bell (South) at St. Andrew’s Church ~ Sun. at 5pm
There is also a Christmas Dinner every year on Dec. 25, usually around 1pm (call ahead for specific time)
323-8515 (St. Andrew’s Church), Old Route 25, P.O. Box 436, Tamworth, NH 03866-0436
Community Food Center at St. Andrew’s Church ~ Open Tues. & Fri. 10am–12pm
Old Route 25, P.O. Box 436, Tamworth, NH 03866-0436. Call 323-8515 (St. Andrew’s Church), or contact Joan Wright at 284-7708 (Fri. & Sat. only)
Meals at Greater Wakefield Resource Center ~ Mon. & Thurs. at 12pm
If you would like to reserve a lunch, please call by 11am and your name will be added to the list. Take out is available. Please call by 10am; meals will be ready for 12:15pm pick up. A $2.50 donation is accepted.
473-8324, 254 Main Street, P.O. Box 96, Union, NH 03887
Wakefield Community Food Pantry ~ Open Wed. from 9am-12am and 5-7pm
Also, the Sat. before Christmas & Thanksgiving, there is a holiday basket give-a-way from 9am-12pm
522-3094, 132 Meadow Street (route 109), in Parks & Recreation Building, Wakefield, NH 03872
Senior Meals at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church ~ Fri. at 12pm
A donation of $2-3 is suggested, but not required. Contact Father Edmund at 522-3304
239 Meadow Street (route 109), Sanbornville, NH 03872
Parish Suppers at St. John’s Episcopal Church ~ May–Sept. on the 3rd Tues. of the month at 6pm. Cost per meal is $7 for adults and $3 for children. 118 High Street, P.O. Box 249, Sanbornville, NH 03892 522-3329 or Joanne Lanoix at 473-8981
Dinner Bell at All Saints Episcopal Church ~ Thurs. at 5pm
There is also a meal on Thanksgiving Day that is open to all members of the public. Call ahead for time.
258 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, contact Sue Benson at 569-815
Life Ministries Food Pantry ~ Open Wed. 10am–1pm & the 1st Wed. of every month from 4:30– 5:30pm
All Saints Outreach Center (next to All Saints Church) on the 1st floor, 264 So. Main St., Wolfeboro. 569-0202, or contact Jane Batchelder at 569-369
FUEL/HEATING & ELECTRIC BILL ASSISTANCE
Fuel, Electric, and Weatherization Assistance Programs ~ 323-7400 or 1-888-842-3835
Information and applications for all of Carroll County’s local weatherization, fuel, and electric bill assistance programs. Tri-County Community Action Program, 448 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth
NH Residential Low Income Assistance Program ~ 1-800-552-3043 Northern Utilities, www.northernutilities.com
Assistance for Electric Bills ~ 1-800-662-7764
Public Service of New Hampshire, www.psnh.com/residential
Project Care: Assistance for Electric Bills ~ 1-800-698-2007
NH Electric Cooperative Customers, www.nhec.com/community_projectcare.php
Neighbor Helping Neighbor: Energy Crisis Assistance ~ 271-2155 or 1-800-552-4617
Sponsored by the Office of Energy and Planning: An assistance program for families facing a disconnect or heating emergency who have not previously received fuel assistance or weatherization funds. People can also email Meghan McPherson at Warmhome@nh.gov to get more information on fuel assistance and weatherization, as well as the stay warm initiative.
Volunteer Weatherization through the Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund ~ 356-STAR (7827) Sponsored by seven churches, and organized by the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in North Conway, this program allows families to apply for weatherization assistance in June and July to receive free weatherization services in September. Email contact:
Carroll County Health Line ~ 1-800-499-4171
Physician referrals, prescription discounts and assistance, senior services, church outreach programs, dentists, social service agencies, support groups, health care providers, Medicaid, state agencies, etc. For more information, visit www.thememorialhospital.org or go to the Tri-County Community Action Program Building at 448 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth, NH
NH Healthy Kids ~ 1-877-464-2447
Free or low cost medical and dental insurance for uninsured children
Ossipee Family Planning & Teen Clinic ~ 539-7552
Open Mon., Tues. & Thurs. 9-5 by appointment; Teen Walk-in Clinic ~ Mon. 2:30pm-5:30pm. Medical services for men and women ages 14 and up throughout Carroll County; the clinic provides confidential care, including gynecological care, physicals, prenatal care, family planning, birth control, emergency contraception, and STD/HIV counseling, testing and treatment. Sliding scale fee; Medicaid is accepted. Located at the Mountainside Business Center at 127 Rt. 28 in Ossipee
Carroll County Health and Home Care Services ~ 323-9394 ~ Hours: 9-4pm, Mon.-Fri. Personal care, laundry, shopping, meal planning and preparation for elderly people and people with disabilities. Fee is based on income. Tri-County Community Action Program Building at 448 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth, NH
White Mountain Community Health Center ~ 447-8900
Health services for residents of Carroll County on a sliding fee scale. No person will be turned away based on income. Financial, educational, and logistical support is also available to families coping with a child whose illness affects daily life. 298 White Mountain Highway, Conway, NH 03818
Wolfeboro Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice ~ 569-2729
Physicals, immunizations, screenings, new baby visits, physical therapy, and medical information assistance. Through the Good Beginnings Program, the VNA provides support for families with a pregnancy through prenatal home visits, parent education, and visits after the child is born. Dental services are also available to children. Offers clinics and services to all people in all the towns in Southern Carroll County that are funded by federal, state, and local contributions. Visit clinic at 240 South Main St., Wolfeboro; go to www.vnahospice.net; or contact Bette Coffeey, RN, at
Catastrophic Illness ~ 1-800-852-3345 ext. 4495
Provides $2,500 a year to low-income residents who require extensive treatment for cancer, cystic fibrosis, end-stage renal disease, hemophilia, multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury.
Vision USA ~ 1-800-766-4466
A nationwide program that connects with provides in the area who will give a free eye exam. Eligibility: at least one working person in family, no insurance that covers vision, and income eligible. www.aoa.org
The Medicine Program ~ 1-573-996-7300 or 1-800-694 -3893
Free long-term prescription medicine to those who qualify. www.freemedicine.com
NH Medication Bridge Program ~ 1-800-852-3456
Run by the Governor’s office, this is a program to help individuals access free/reduced cost prescription medication. www.healthynh.com
*AMTP has free prescription discount cards available upon request by calling the office at 569-5510.
Tamworth Community Nurse Association, Inc. ~ 323-8511 ~ Open 9am-2pm Mon.-Thurs., Fri. by appointment. Open and free to Tamworth residents only. Comprehensive resource directory, skilled nursing care, medical and home assessments and monitoring, prenatal and newborn care, educational programs, health screenings and clinics, suture removal, dressing changes, and medical equipment loans.
Caregivers ~ 569-6780, staffed Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm
Short-term, non-emergency volunteer transportation services to medical appointments; at least 48 hours advanced notice is needed. Caregivers also provide friendly visits to the elderly, chores, and some respite care. Donations are accepted, but are not required. Services Alton, Wolfeboro, Tuftonboro, and Ossipee. Out-of-town transportation is only available for health-related appointments.
Shepherds ~ 539-4312, Richard and Glenna Nelson
Volunteer transportation to medical visits and other appointments. 24-48 hours advance notice is preferred. Services Sanbornville, Wakefield, and Brookfield.
CLOTHING & MISCELLANEOUS
Kids in Distressed Situations ~ 1-800-266-3314 Donations of new clothing.
Angels and Elves ~ 356-8710
Holiday gifts for low-income families with children. Deadline for requesting gifts is Dec. 1.
Monthly $7.75 phone credit ~ Call the NH Public Utilities Commission at 1-800-852-3793.
Anyone is eligible who participates in the Medicaid, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance, or low-income Home Energy Assistance.
OSSIPEE & EFFINGHAM
Clothing at Agape Food Pantry at Ossipee Valley Bible Church ~ Open Mon.-Fri. 2-3pm. 40 Rt. 16B, Ctr. Ossipee, NH 03814 Contact Janna Straugham at 539-4456 or Doris Gaskell at 569-8255
Karen’s Thrift Shop ~ 539-8411 ~ Open Thurs. & Sat.
Children’s clothing, shoes, books, household good, crafts, and gifts. Main Street (rt. 16B), Center Ossipee, next to the Laundromat, near the Hitching Post
Ossipee Crossing (Ossipee Concerned Citizens) ~ 539-6851, 3 Dore Street Center, Ossipee
Coats for Kids: Open Mon.-Fri. 8-4m. There are also coats available to adults
Santa Project: Provides gifts for children who are residents of Ossipee, Effingham, and Freedom. Request for gifts are due by Dec. 12th
Uptown Boutique: A thrift shop open May-October
The Kid’s Store ~ Contact Gina at 539-5329 ~ Open Mon-Fri. 10am-3pm
Lightly used clothing for newborns and children up to age 16. Some maternity clothing and baby gear and equipment (high chairs, strollers, playpens, etc.) 1820 Rt. 16, Ossipee, right next to the Pizza Barn
Books on Wheels at Wakefield Community Food Pantry ~ 522-3094 ~ Open Wed. 9-12pm and 5-7pm Free Children’s Books. 132 Meadow Street, in the Parks & Recreation Building, P.O. Box 426, Wakefield
Thrift & Gift Shop at St. John’s Episcopal Church ~ Open Fri. & Sat. 9am-12pm
Clothing, household items, jewelry, religious books, and gifts. Free diapers are also available to families in the Wakefield communities through the Thrift & Gift shop. 118 High Street, Sanbornville, NH 03892. Call 522-3392 or contact Diana Rose-Cicarone at 522-8835
Lord and Tailor Thrift Shop ~ Open Thurs. & Fri. 10am-3pm, Sat. 10am-1pm
All Saints Community Outreach Center, next to All Saints Episcopal Church 569-3453, 258 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894
The Coat Rack at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church ~ Open Mon.-Fri. 8:30-3:30
Free new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, and sweaters for children and adults. Go behind the church to the grey building with the three-bay garage to take any items you need. 875-2548 (Church office), 40 Hidden Springs Road (right off route 11), Alton.
Carroll County Adult Education and Carroll Academy – Open Mon. – Thursday: Hours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday: Hours: 8 – 10 a.m., at 11 Runnell’s Hall, Chocorua, NH 03817. Adult Learners are welcomed! We specialize in helping the Adult Learner earn his/her GED or High School Diploma. Call Elisabeth Swiriduk at 603-323-5100 and/or Susan Hagerstrom at 603-356-7242. All are welcomed!