Family Services

Mission Statement:

The Family Services Department administers General Assistance to Hooksett families in need under RSA 165. In this capacity, the Family Services Department provides for basic needs such as shelter, food, utilities, and medication. The General Assistance is provided on a short-term, emergency basis until recipients become employed or receive long-term assistance from the state or federal government. All recipients of General Assistance agree to reimburse the Town when they return to an income status that allows them to do so.

Applications for General Assistance are taken by appointment only. Please call 485-8769 to schedule an appointment.

Other assistance programs for Hooksett families in need include:

  • Hooksett Community Food Pantry 603-485-7222
  • Suncook Community Action Program (fuel & electrical assistance) 603-485-7824
  • Kiwanis Kids’ Kloset 603-485-8769
  • Concord Health and Human Services (food stamps, daycare assistance, TANF) 603-271-6200

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Joy Buzzell Director of Family Services (603) 485-8769
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