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2-1-1 NH is a unique help-by-telephone service made available for FREE to New Hampshire and national residents year-round, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 
If you or a family member or neighbor needs help during the Covid-19 emergency there is help available.  Every hour of every day, someone needs access to essential services, such as finding assistance for food, housing, child care or help for your aging parent. Also, many need resources and support for other complex issues such as financial problems, mental health, substance abuse, intervention, and suicide prevention; and simpler issues such as volunteer opportunities and donation options. 2-1-1 can help.
It is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects callers, at no cost, to information about critical health and human services available in our community. 2-1-1 NH is dedicated to improving the lives of thousands of New Hampshire citizens every year and to serving as a lifeline to many in their hour of greatest need. Residents in New Hampshire can contact 2-1-1 NH toll-free by dialing 2-1-1 in state or 1-866-444-4211 from out of state.

FamilyWize is a unique national grassroots community initiative that offers free prescription assistance to millions of Americans. The initiative, in partnership with Monadnock United Way, is dedicated to reducing the cost of prescription medicine for individuals and families through distribution of free prescription savings cards. The FamilyWize cards may be used by anyone in need and are provided free through Monadnock United Way. The average discount is 40 percent and is sometimes as much as 75 percent or more — similar to what pharmacies give the largest insurance companies and employers. Since 2005, FamilyWize has helped nearly 7 million people get medicine they otherwise could not afford, which accounts for close to $700 million in direct savings on prescriptions.

To use the FamilyWize-United Way Card, consumers give the card to their pharmacists every time a prescription is needed and discounts are automatically applied. The FamilyWize card is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kmart, Target and Walmart. 

COVID-19 ALERT, you do not have to physically present a card to get the FamilyWize discount on prescriptions. When you call in to get your script filled or refilled, you can ask that the FamilyWize discount be applied by providing the following information. For a printable poster in English, click here. For Spanish, click here

BIN:               610194

Card ID:         FW100

Group ID:       FW100

PCN:               FW


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) has launched a mental health webinar series in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The series features Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) and Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine experts who discuss the challenges and concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation. More information can be accessed by clicking here. This webinar is a six-part series and will cover topics relevant to:

  • Parents who may be working from home while homeschooling children
  • High school and college students who are learning online and isolated from friends
  • Adults experiencing anxiety or who struggle with mental illness
  • Health care workers and first responders
  • Seniors and those who care for them


Southwestern Community Services

  • SCS has several energy service options available, namely fuel assistance and electric assistance. They also have a senior-specific program in case anyone has a parent that is experiencing hardship. There is an application process for all programs and there are income guidelines which are clearly outlined on their website. 

  • SCS is also part of the Cheshire County Emergency Housing Collaborative. The CCEHC offers services to people experiencing homelessness and housing instability and is currently assisting with rent payments. 


Monadnock Humane Society ( 352-9011) 

  • For folks that have pets, Monadnock Humane Society has been sourcing extra food and pet supplies. 


  • Another resource that people can check is the state website focusing on Covid-19. The main page has information about the disease, its current level of occurrence in NH, and updated safety measures. The is also a drop-down menu “Resources and Guidance” that provides residents with links to information such as financial assistance, travel information, and other community resources.  


Helpful Articles 
  • Emergency measures that NH is instating to protect its residents from eviction and utility shut off as well as information regarding unemployment benefits. Follow this link to read more.
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Please click here for more information on employer paid leave requirements. 
  • NH Community Development Finance Authority Non-Profit Response Fund will rapidly deploy resources to community based organizations and nonprofits supporting our most vulnerable individuals and familes directly effected by the Covid-19 crisis. Funds will be available to nonprofits to support working capital, equipment purchases, and program delivery and expansion up to a maximum award of $100,000.Please note that this is a first come, first served process. To review the application guide, click here. For their website, click here. You may also contact Scott Maslansky at 603-717-9123