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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.

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.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Open

SNHS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program has opened 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.

SNHS puts food on the tables of thousands of local residents


Access to healthy food is critical to the well-being of young and old alike. In uncertain economic times, many local residents face the challenge of putting food on their tables. Southern New Hampshire Services is able to expand the availability of healthy food through a variety of Nutrition Programs across Hillsborough & Rockingham Counties.

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire selected as Granite State Vroom site

NASHUA, NH – Child Care Aware of New Hampshire, a Child Care Resource and Referral Program of Southern New Hampshire Services, has been selected as one of ten sites to join a national network of communities, states and organizations to activate Vroom, an initiative designed to help parents promote brain development in children birth to five years of age.

The announcement was made by Child Care Aware® of America. Vroom is an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation.

Choose a paid tax preparer with care

If you pay someone to do your taxes, choose wisely. Find a qualified and honest tax return preparer because younot the preparer, are responsible for everything on your tax return.

Most preparers ask multiple questions to find your total income, filing situation, expenses, deductions and credits correctly. Your preparer will also want to see your records, income statements, identification cards and receipts. Your preparer does this to help you avoid paying penalties, interest or additional taxes when IRS later checks your tax return.

Agency offers advice, assistance with weatherization

By SIMON RIOS, Union Leader Correspondent

NASHUA - Turn it off, turn it down, tune it up, and buy smart.

That was the message of a recent presentation on weatherization and energy efficiency by Southern New Hampshire Services workers Paul Chalifour, an energy auditor, and Dan Girard, a technical coordinator for the organization.

Though it’s among the sexier things a homeowner can do to “greenify” the home, replacement windows certainly are not among the most effective upgrades.

Vice President Biden Announces 200,000 Homes Weatherized Under the Recovery Act

Manchester, N.H. – At an event with homeowners and workers who benefited from the program, today in Manchester, New Hampshire, Vice President Joe Biden announced a major Recovery Act milestone – the weatherizing of 200,000 homes under the Recovery Act. As a result of the Administration’s unprecedented commitment to energy efficiency, more than 200,000 low-income families have been able to save money on their energy bills while saving energy, and thousands of people have been put to work.