New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

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Important Notice to DHHS Customers:

The priority of the Department of Health and Human Services is to ensure the health and safety of all those we serve. In an effort to slow the spread of illness, beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until further notice, the Bureau of Family Assistance, the Bureau of Child Support Services, and the Bureau of Employment Supports will be conducting all interviews by phone. If you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, please contact the Customer Services Center at 1-844-275-3447.


NH DHHS Urges Support of Children, Youth and Families During COVID-19


April 1, 2020

DHHS is urging communities to continue to support children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing, economic uncertainty and less access to community supports can place additional stress on families, which can put children more at risk for abuse and neglect. This April, during Child Abuse Prevention Month, DHHS urges everyone to be on alert for signs of child abuse and neglect, as we all play a part in promoting the well-being of children and families throughout New Hampshire.


NH DHHS Accepting Applications from Child Care Providers Seeking Emergency Program Designation


March 31, 2020

DHH) is now accepting applications from child care providers seeking designation as emergency child care programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) and child care stakeholders, DHHS has committed $4 million in federal funding to establish the Emergency Child Care Collaborative, a public-private partnership that will ensure a robust and effective system of emergency child care for New Hampshire parents providing essential services during COVID-19.


NH DHHS Announces WIC Appointments Available By Phone


March 23, 2020

DHHS today announced that in light of recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention around social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Hampshire Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program has received authorization from the US Department of Agriculture to conduct all appointments by phone.


NH DHHS District Offices Open for Telephone, Online Applications Only


March 19, 2020

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Bureau of Family Assistance today announced that in order to protect the health and safety of its customers and staff, all District Office (DO) buildings will be closed for client-facing activities until further notice.

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