The Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties works with low-income families and the elderly to assist them in their efforts to become or remain both financially and socially independent in their communities. The agency sponsors and manages more than 70 programs and services designed to meet the needs of children, families, single parents, the elderly and the disabled.
The agency provides services to all 38 communities in Belknap and Merrimack Counties, including Community Action Resource Centers (located in Concord, Laconia, Meredith, Suncook, and Warner), Senior Centers (located in Alton, Bradford, Concord, Franklin, Laconia, Pittsfield, Suncook, and Tilton), and Head Start/Early Head Start/Child Development Centers (located in Concord, Franklin, Laconia, Pittsfield, and Warner).
The Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties provides services in the areas of child development, health and nutrition, energy assistance, job development, housing, transportation and services to help seniors maintain an independent healthy lifestyle. Resources are available to address crises such as homelessness, lack of security deposit, assistance with heating and electric costs. The centers are also able to provide food assistance through their on-site pantries.
Primary office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Community Action Resource Center, Food Pantry, and Senior Center hours may vary from center to center and can be found on the website or by calling the main number for more information.