Southwestern Community Services

People Helping People

Southwestern Community Services strives to empower low income people and families. With dignity and respect, SCS provides direct assistance, reduce stressors, and advocate for such persons and families as they lift themselves toward self-sufficiency.

We're Here for You.

Southwestern Community Services has been serving the needs of our citizens since 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson waged his “war on Poverty”.

Over the years our programs have evolved and expanded to keep pace with the constantly changing needs of our citizens. We strive to stay in touch with the real needs of the people who find or develop programs that will best serve those needs. We have a diverse funding base ranging from federal to state and local governments, as well as private foundations and corporations.

NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program

A new federally-funded New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NHERAP) is being established. It will provide rent relief to eligible residents of New Hampshire who cannot pay their rent and utilities due to COVID-19.

Energy Assistance

SCS Energy Services is comprised of the Fuel Assistance Program, the Electric Assistance Program, Neighbor Helping Neighbor, and the Senior Energy Assistance Program.

Senior & Workforce Housing

SCS provides housing for Elderly and low income families. Applicants must be income eligible. We offer one, two, and three bedroom units. Our properties are located in various towns throughout Cheshire and Sullivan Counties.

Head Start Program

Head Start provides a supportive and consistent preschool educational environment for children and families through open communication, exceptional resources, and positive role modeling to help children and adults become successful and self-sufficient.

Recent News & Updates

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All Southwestern Community Services offices remain closed to the public.

Please call our Keene office at 603.352.7512
or our Claremont office at 603.542.9528

Thank you for your understanding

Office Closings

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Office Closings Notices Thursday, December 24 – Our offices will be closing at 12:30 pm in observance of Christmas Eve Friday, December 25 – Our…
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