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105 Ramsdell Lane
Barrington, NH 03825

Housing & Assistance Resources
Barrington Food Pantry (website)

The Food Pantry is open Thursdays from 6-7:30 PM. Located at 105 Ramsdell Lane (belowthe library and near the gym doors at the side of the building).

Goodwin Community Health Center:
Sliding scale fees for medical services to qualifying patients. Now located in Somersworth.

Call the State WIC Agency at 1-800-942-4321 : Food Programs for Mothers & Children

Department of Health & Human Services: Includes information on obtaining food stamps.
Child Abuse Hotline for NH: 1-800-894-5533
24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-866-841-6229


ServiceLinkNH Aging & Disabilities services information.


Strafford County contracts with the Strafford County Community Action Program, Inc. to provide a variety of programs to low-income residents of Strafford County. They have WIC, heating and electric, weatherization assistance, the Fix-It Program to help with small home repairs, elderly transportation programs, child care programs, and workplace assistance programs.

Cocheco Valley Humane Society: For those who can no longer afford to care for their pets, or, whose living arrangements have changed making pet ownership impossible, the shelter is available to take in pets and find them new homes.    

Meals on Wheels:

Elderly individuals (age 60 or over) who may have little or no support at their homes on a consistent basis. Applicants must be home bound and vulnerable by reason of illness, incapacitating disability, or otherwise isolated.

  • They may have difficulties to do every day activities without assistance like:
    • Physically unable to shop and/or prepare meals due to severe illness or disability.
    • Unable to manage their own medications and/or manage money without help.
    • Unable to do daily housework.
    • Unable to work or volunteer.
    • Mentally incapable of providing for their nutritional needs (they may get confused or be forgetful).
    • Homebound or unable to leave their home without assistance.
  • Seniors who are recovering from surgery and other temporary conditions, or require meals on a continuing basis who have met the programs requirements.
  • Disabled participants 18 years or older, who meet the program requirements.

NH Law:  A legal research tool for librarians and citizens to assist them in common legal questions, from landlord tenant issues to building codes, and domestic issues.  The site is a good starting point when researching legal issues in New Hampshire.
For reduced fee lawyer referrals, try (603) 229-0002.
Relay Services For the Deaf: Phone Services for the Deaf (711)

Housing & Shelters
Public Housing Options:
Rochester Housing Authority:
77 Olde Farm Lane Rochester, NH - 03857  or call 603-332-4126
Dover Housing Authority:
62 Whittier Street, Dover NH or call 603-742-5804
Somersworth Housing Authority:
25  Bartlett Street Suite A 03878 or call 603-692-2864
Newmarket Housing Authority:
34 Gordon Ave, Newmarket, NH 03857 or call 603-659-5444

Northern New England Real Estate:
Locate houses, rentals, condos, and property for sale in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

Locate rentals throughout NH

A Safe Place - Domestic Abuse Support Service 24-hour Crisis phone line 1-800-854-3552

Crossroads House:  Shelter in Portsmouth...this site lists many other local shelter options as well as Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens in the seacoast area. Lists My Friend's Place (749-3017), a homeless shelter in Dover as well.

211 Help Services:
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers, at no cost, to information about critical health and human services available in their community.

Elder Services
Homemakers of Strafford County:  The Homemakers Health Services is a full service, charitable health care agency which provides compassionate, professional, comprehensive and cost effective visiting nurses, physical and occupational therapy, home health, home support, adult medical day care services and community wellness programs to adults throughout Strafford

Coast Bus:  Half-Fare application for Elderly passengers (65 years and older), disabled passengers, Medicare cardholders, and COAST ADA Paratransit clients can pay half the regular fare on COAST fixed routes.

Cornerstone VNA: The Mission of Cornerstone Visiting Nurse Association is to provide high quality, compassionate, cost-effective home, hospice and community health care services.

Ready Rides: Ready Rides provides free transportation to health care and essential services for elderly & disabled residents of Barrington, Northwood, Nottingham, and Strafford, New Hampshire.  Rides are provided by volunteer drivers using their own vehicles.

New Hampshire Health Care Association: Local Assisted Living and Nursing Home listings available through this site. In Barrington, there is Pond View Assisted Living (664-9967).

Benefits Check Up:  A site where can apply for extra help with prescriptions or food assistance.