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. Contact us for more information.
Find a list of resources on the River Center’s FACT book here.
Basic Needs through NH Easy
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. Contact us for more information.
Classes, Workshops, & Other Offerings
Trained staff facilitate groups for individuals facing similar hardships or having similar interests. Offerings are based around current community needs. Past events have included topics related to all aspects of parenting & family life, nutrition, money management and other topics.
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. Contact us for more information or visit our Events page.
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.
Community Suppers Thursdays at 5:30pm
Join us at a free community supper every Thursday.
- 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
Call The Grapevine at 603-588-2620 the day before if you need a ride.
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.
Contact us to inquire about space reservations.
Suicide Response & Prevention Resources
On October 9th, 2019, the Grapevine held a public gathering in response to the needs of our community to learn more about suicide response and prevention. Below you will find specific handouts that were provided: