Community Action Month offers an opportunity to recognize the impact Community Action has in the lives of individuals and families, including those who live in the Hillsborough and Rockingham County communities served by Southern New Hampshire Services.
Southern New Hampshire Services provided over 92,000 units of services to almost 33,000 individuals in more than 15,200 households in the two-county area in 2016.
Residents in every one of the 68 cities or towns in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties benefitted from at least one – if not several – of the programs offered through our Community Action agency.
These figures include over 2,000 households who received shelf-stable food in the Commodity Foods Program; more than 14,000 households who received help in heating their homes through the Fuel Assistance Program; 723 children enrolled in SNHS Head Start and Early Head Start programs; over 2,200 individuals who received food and other items at Emergency Food Pantries; 7,200+ young families and children receiving services through WIC; 894 elderly residents in SNHS senior housing locations; and 740 individuals who received training and guidance in finding employment through Workforce Development programs.
Community Action Agencies are successful every day in helping families achieve economic security. Given that the needs of each family and community are unique, Community Action is able to use a range of resources and programs to meet local needs in creative and impactful ways. Each Community Action Agency is a non-profit private or a public organization established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty and help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency.
The Promise of Community Action
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.
We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.