Resources Available to people in Canaan:
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
Emergency Need Assistance:Upper Valley Haven 802-295-6500
Fuel Assistance:Tri-County CAP 443-6100
Shelter:Subsidized Senior Housing
Indian River Apartments for Senior Housing:Canaan Senior Housing
Food Programs:Women Infants & Children (WIC) 1-800-942-4321
NH Food stamps: Claremont 542-9544
LISTEN Community Dinners
Meals on Wheels and Community Lunch Program Mascoma Area Senior Center 523-4333
Ending 68 Hours of Hunger 603-359-6581
More information is available on the Organizations & Schools Page:
Friends Feeding Friends Food Pantry 603-306-7831
Mascoma Senior Center Food Pantry 603-523-4333
LISTEN Food Pantry (Lebanon) 448-4553
Utilities (Electricity):Tri County CAP 443-6100 (Discounts based on income 7% - 70%)
NH Electric Assistance Program
Clothing & Household Items:LISTEN Thrift Store Route 4 West Canaan 632-5331
Eye Glasses: Canaan Lions Club (Harry Armstrong) 523-7093
Fall coat distribution: United Methodist Church, 1150 US Route 4 Canaan NH; 523-7980
Stepping Stones Program (Free Clothing & Household Items):Third Saturday of each month from 9-12, MillBrook Christian Fellowship, 201 Main St (Route 4), Grafton NH; 523-7225
Transportation:Advance Transit 802-295-1824
Mascoma Area Senior Center Bus Service
Telephone:Life Line Only: Contact Canaan Lions
Medical Care:Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Vermont & New Hampshire
Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice Care
N.H. Children's Medicaid 877-464-7447
Crisis Assistance:WISE 1-866-348-9473
HALO Substance Abuse Recovery & Support:
Mental Health:West Central Behavioral Health
Pregnancy Assistance:Pregnancy Center of the Upper Valley 298-6123
Planned Parenthood 298-7766
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)Social Security Administration
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.