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Governor Sununu and New Hampshire Insurance Department Team Up With Healthcare Navigators and Other Stakeholders to Kick Off Marketplace Open Enrollment Period

CONCORD, NH (November 1, 2021) – The New Hampshire Insurance Department (NHID), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Southern New Hampshire Services, First Choice Services and Health Market Connect today kicked off the Marketplace Open Enrollment Period.

The Open Enrollment Period for Granite Staters newly-purchasing or changing their Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual health coverage for 2022 runs from Monday, November 1, 2021 through Saturday, January 15, 2022. 

Temporary Increase in WIC Benefits June-September

Additional funds for all women and children participants of the New Hampshire WIC Program have been added value to their monthly Cash Value Benefit (CVB). This temporary increase, from the current $9 for children per month and $11 for women per month, to $35 per month each will be in effect for the months of June, July, August, and September 2021. A woman with 2 children on the program will see an increase from $29 to $105 per month.

Highlighting the Senior Behavioral Health Unit at St. Joseph Hospital

New Hampshire has one of the largest aging populations in the country with a variety of changes in their everyday lives. Mental health concerns are often overlooked or underserved in our communities - and access to assistance through these issues is often unavailable or unknown.

Governor Sununu Proclaims May 2021 as Community Action Month

Governor Chris Sununu has proclaimed May 2021 as Community Action Month in the state of New Hampshire. 2021 marks the 57th year since the Community Action Network was established to help American families and communities overcome obstacles to economic stability.

Over 1000 agencies across the country are working every day to create opportunities and transform the lives of their neighbors making communities stronger and helping families across the US thrive. Southern New Hampshire Services is one of five Community Action Agencies in New Hampshire.

Head Start & Early Head Start Now Accepting Applications

Do you have children under four whom you would like to set up for success? At Southern New Hampshire Services, our Head Start and Early Head Start programs have begun to accept applications for the 2021-2022 school year. These programs provide educational and family support services to over 500 children and families in the southern tier of New Hampshire with programs offered in Manchester, Nashua, Derry, Greenville, Hillsboro, Raymond and Seabrook.

NH Residents 16+ Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Governor Sununu recently expanded vaccination eligibility to more age groups as the state continues to lead the way in COVID-19 vaccination accessibility. As of April 2nd, all New Hampshire residents 16+ are able to register and schedule COVID-19 vaccinations through VINI, New Hampshire's vaccination portal.

Governor Sununu Announces Launch of NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu announced that the New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program established through the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) will launch at noon on Monday, March 15th. It will provide aid to eligible residents of New Hampshire who cannot pay their rent, utilities and heating costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SNHS Named April's Non-Profit in Hannaford Giving Tag Program

The Hannaford Giving Tag Program, which launched in February 2020, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.

Terry Romano Dedicates Desk at St. Joseph Hospital to Donnalee & David Lozeau

Recently, St. Joseph Hospital received a generous gift from local philanthropist Terry Romano to name the Hospital Information Desk in honor of Nashua’s former Mayor, and current St. Joseph Hospital Board Member, Donnalee Lozeau and her husband David.

Eastern Bank Donates $25k to Southern New Hampshire Services for COVID-19 Relief

Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. (SNHS) receives a $25,000 grant from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation (EBCF). The grant is part of a commitment from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to provide financial support to local organizations focused on COVID-19 relief.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to Open Virtually

For the 15th year, SNHS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program has opened, albeit ‘virtually’, for free tax preparation with support from UNH accounting students.

Hannaford donates $25k to Southern New Hampshire Services to support the Whole Family Approach

Hannaford Supermarkets has presented Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS), the community action partnership for Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties, with a donation of $25,000 to support low-income families by working with the entire family unit to address obstacles and challenges that are in the way of breaking the cycle of generational poverty.