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For over 20 years, Western Hillsborough County Family Services (WHCFS) has responded to identified service gaps and barriers to the economic, physical, social and emotional well-being of low-income families in Western Hillsborough County. In collaboration with other organizations and businesses in the Peterborough area, our goal is to provide long-term services to help strengthen families and provide the tools for self-sufficiency.

Family services advocacy available in the following areas:

  • Access to food and nutrition
  • Rent assistance
  • Parent education
  • Education advocacy
  • Drug & alcohol education
  • Adult literacy
  • Family support
  • Preparation for adults for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET – formerly the GED)
  • Other social services

WHCFS offers a Children’s Program that operates year-round. During the school year, the program provides academic assistance as well as various social activities. During the summer months, the program offers arts & crafts, sports, outdoor activities and field trips which include camping, hiking local mountains, trips to botanical parks, boating, swimming and a trip to the ocean. For children with limited opportunities to leave their housing complex and who do not have the benefit of a family-type summer vacation, these field trips are a crucial part of our summer programming and contribute to the child’s developmental process.


Must be residents of Hillsborough County.

How to Apply

WCHFS has established locations in Riverview Housing Complex and Pine View Village Apartments in Peterborough.

To learn more about the services offered or to schedule an appointment, contact Western Hillsborough County Family Services at (603) 924-9601.

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