- Neighbor Helping Neighbor Program - This is an energy assistance program that provides funds and emergency help for paying utility bills as well as energy assistance (electric or natural gas) to needy families and individuals who are experiencing some type of financial hardships, if the family has a disconnection pending, and if the family is ineligible for help from the Fuel Assistance Program.
- Food Pantry - Can help people provide food for their family.
- Senior Energy Assistance Program, which is known as SEAS, provides emergency energy bill assistance, grants, and funds in an amount of up to $270 per elderly household for individuals and families.
Call the Keene NH based Southwestern Community Services, Inc. at (603) 352-7512. While the above list touches upon many of their programs, other resources are available as well. Read more Southwestern Community Services (SCS) programs.
Debt and foreclosure help
Consumer Credit Counseling is a non-profit that helps people through difficult times. Services offered include budget counseling, foreclosure prevention, and debt management programs. Call the Keene New Hampshire agency at (800) 327-6778. Find other debt help programs.
Emergency help for food, information, and paying bills
The Keene Salvation Army may be able to help people facing a crisis. The phone number is (603) 352-0607. Among the programs and services offered include a food pantry, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and holiday meals and gifts, and they rarely may have funds for paying bills, or can direct people to agencies that can help with bills, rent, and more. For example, find programs that offer rent help.
Helping Hand Center Food Pantry (Troy New Hampshire (603) 242-3007) offers a food pantry, clothing closet, holiday meals, and referrals.
St. Vincent DePaul Society of Keene offers services, including a food pantry. Phone (603) 357-1647