Welfare and Human Services

Newmarket Town Welfare: Call 603-817-9536 to make an appointment and for information about welfare services and how to fill out an application. Applications are avilable at the Town Hall near the Planner Office during regular business hours. The Welfare director is on call and may not be available for assistance immediately.Towns and cities are required to provide financial assistance for basic necessities such as food, shelter, housing utilities, etc. There are other expenses the town may be able to help with such as transportation and prescriptions.

If you need additional help, try these organizations first.

Newmarket Food Pantry is located inside Newmarket Community Church, 137 Main Street (use the entrance on Water Street). The hours are Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Newmarket Thrift Shoppe is at 10 North Main Street and is open from 12 to 6 p.m. Thursdays;10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Rockingham County Community Action is a private nonprofit that provides early education and health services for young children and families as well as WIC (Women, Infants and Children), Fuel and Electrical Assistance, Employment and Training services, Child Care information; Homeless Prevention and Housing services; and other programs to help individuals and families. RCA often works in with towns and other agencies to provide assistance to

income-eligible households. Call for an appointment to learn what you are eligible to receive. Contact: 603-431-2911 or email info@rcaction.org.


New Hampshire Legal Aid is located at 154 High Street in Portsmouth. Call 1-800-334-3135 for information and to make an appointment.

Lamprey Health Center is a private, non-profit community health center located near the high school at 207 South Main Street. You do not need insurance to receive health services. Contact them at 603-659-3106. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays. Sunday hours are available only at the Raymond office.

Seacoast Mental Health is one of ten state-designated community mental health centers in New Hampshire. Contact the Portsmouth Office, 1145 Sagamore Avenue, at 603-431-6703 or the Exeter office, 30 Prospect Avenue, at 603-772-2710.

Ready Rides provides free transportation to health care and essential services for elderly and disabled residents of Barrington, Northwood, Nottingham, Strafford, Durham, Lee, Madbury, and Newmarket. Rides are provided by volunteer drivers using their own vehicles. Accessible rides available. To request information about registering as a rider, please email us at info@readyrides.org or call 603-244-8719.

New Hampshire's Electronic Application System (NH EASY) is available to apply online for cash, medical, Child Care, Medicare Savings Program, and/or Food Stamp benefits. You can apply or reapply for benefits, report changes to your household, etc. at www.nheasy.nh.gov or you can contact the district office in Portsmouth at 50 International Drive, 603-433-8300