Community Resources

This community directory provides information about Lake Sunapee Region and Sullivan county area organizations, facilities, and resources. We strive to keep the information on these pages as accurate and up-to-date as possible. Please be aware that, as listings change, you may find out-of-date or erroneous information. Please refer to the following sections:

Aging resources

Information for older adults, families, and community members:

Dental resources

Area dental resources:

Family support resources

Help for families in crisis or need:

  • 2-1-1: The connection for New Hampshire residents to the most up-to-date resources they need from specially trained Information and Referral Specialists. 2-1-1 NH is available 24 hours, 365 days a year. 
  • Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties: The primary mission of the organization is to work with low-income families, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities to assist them in their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent.
  • ServiceLink: ServiceLink is a program of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Through contracts with local agencies around the state, ServiceLink helps individuals access and make connections to long-term services and supports, access family caregiver information and supports, explore options, and understand and access Medicare and Medicaid. Services are available in Sullivan and Merrimack Counties. 
  • Teaching Love Connections (TLC) Family Resource Center: Community-based support for families and individuals living in Sullivan and Lower Grafton counties
  • Turning Points Network: Turning Points Network is a private, non-profit agency offering crisis and support services to female and male survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking.

Food resources

New London Hospital (NLH) offers two programs to support our food-insecure patients:

  • Emergency Food Cards: Due to the increase in food insecurity within our communities, we launched an Emergency Food Gift Card Program to help patients with critical food need.  The card is given to eligible patients by a Community Health Worker in conjunction with intervention and education about available food resources within the community and state.
  • Mobile Farm Stand: NLH has partnered with Farmsteads of New England to bring a Mobile Farm Stand to New London and Newport. The stand will service pre-qualified food-insecure patients who are eligible to come on-site weekly to fill a bag with fresh fruits and vegetables. Farmsteads of New England is based in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, and is a residential farm community for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. 

Housing and utility resources

Community members experiencing housing and utilities (fuel, electric, etc.) hardship should contact their local town Welfare Office for assistance. The following resources are available for additional assistance.

  • Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties: The primary mission of the organization is to work with low-income families, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities to assist them in their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent.
  • Southwestern Community Services (SCS): With dignity and respect, SCS will provide direct assistance, reduce stressors, and advocate for such persons and families as they lift themselves toward self-sufficiency.

Mental health and substance use disorder resources

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone. Help is available 24/7 – please reach out for support.

  • The Doorway (Dial 2-1-1): The Doorway is a statewide program for people seeking help for opioid use disorder (OUD) or other substance use disorders (SUD). 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255 TTY: 1-800-799-7889): We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 
  • Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 Press 1): Are you a veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Volunteer resources

  • Kearsarge Neighborhood Partners (KNP) is there to offer an extra hand! They assist with everything from stacking wood to budget prep. They will even connect you with a phone buddy to check in on you. Neighbors helping neighbors!