Supported Information, Referral and Assistance
For people in need of basic services and resources such as food, shelter, clothing, transportation, counseling, health or dental care. Staff assist those in need in finding resources in times of crisis or need. Individuals can make local connections to increase resilience in times of hardship and can get information about local, state and federal resources. Call 588-2620 for more information.
Find a list of resources on the River Center’s FACT book here.
The NH Department of Health and Human Services has streamlined the process in applying for aid for basic needs using “NH Easy” online. The Grapevine offers a private space and computer for residents to apply. A Grapevine staff member is also available to assist those who need help in entering their information. This service is offered by appointment only. Call 588-2620 for more information.
Local Access to Providers
The Grapevine provides an office space for Providers of basic services. Currently Riverbend Community Mental Health provides child and family counseling.
Some other services that it has been used for are: Fuel assistance, private counseling, adult tutoring, employment support for adults with disabilities and school-to-work transition support for students with disabilities, family conflict and landlord/tenant dispute resolution, homeless outreach, Project Lift tutoring and NH Healthy Kids insurance application assistance. Call 588-2620 to inquire about space reservations.
Tax Preparation & Financial Services
Free tax preparation by Larry Schwartz of PHC Financial is offered Monday afternoons by appointment during tax season (January-April). Larry also offers his services through the People’s Service Exchange for time dollars. Call 588-2620 for more information.
Classes, Workshops and Other Offerings
See News for current events. Past events have included topics related to all aspects of parenting & family life, nutrition, money management and other topics. Trained staff facilitate groups for individuals facing similar hardships or having similar interests. Offerings are based around current community needs.
Workshops offering material with core knowledge areas related to Early Childhood Education are also offered. Participants may choose to use the hours towards their ECE hour requirements.
Community Wood Bank
Free firewood for families and individuals who are in need of temporary, emergency wood that use wood as their primary source of heat. Referrals to Southern New Hampshire services for Fuel Assistance Program.
Our wood bank it is available thanks to generous donors and volunteers.
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Community Suppers at 5:30 on Thursdays – Free
Call The Grapevine at 588-2620 the day before if you need a ride.
- 1st Thursday of the month – Community Church, Francestown
- 2nd Thursday of the month – Pierce School, Bennington
- 3rd Thursday of the month – First Presbyterian Church, Antrim
- 4th Thursday of the month – Congregational Church, Hancock
- 5th Thursday of the month – no supper scheduled
Strength Training for older adults
Community-based, volunteer driven and FREE. Strong Living meets Tuesdays and Fridays 1:30-2:30pm at The Grapevine. Call 588-2620 for more information.
The Peoples Service Exchange – A Time Banking Project
A neighbor-helping-neighbor network offering people from all walks of life a community-based, coordinated structure for exchanging services with their neighbors.
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Before and After School Clubs
Before and after school care for K-4th grade students at the Antrim school campus.
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Avenue A Teen and Community Center
Friday night open hours for teens, after school program space for GBS students with Ave A Club and space for other groups to gather and host events. Learn more here.