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.

Housing Relief Program

Get housing support through the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program. Apply today or learn more about how this program may help you.

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.

WIC Program

WIC provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education at no cost to the families of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding post-partum woman, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age. Applicants must be income eligible.

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 Closing Notices Monday, October 12 – Our programs will be closed in observance of Columbus Day Wednesday, November 11 – Our programs will be…
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