CD Week April 5-9, 2021

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Families First

Families First video






HAVEN video

 Southern NH Services Rockingham CAP

         SNHS Video Photo

AIDS Response Seacoast

ARS Video photo






The City is proud to partner with our local social services agencies

What’s been happening in Portsmouth since COVID-19 began? Take a moment to recognize some of the programs and activities that the Portsmouth Community Development Block Grant Program supports. Also, read about how some providers adapted and met the pandemic’s challenges by helping our community to do the same.

  • Operation Blessing opens a new temporary warming center to offer overnight shelter to a growing number of houseless individuals during this winter’s coldest nights. The center helps to disperse the larger number of individuals seeking beds in the traditional emergency shelters.
  • COAST provides continuing on-demand transportation services for seniors and persons with disabilities throughout the pandemic and without any interruption of service.  COAST
  • Seacoast Community School provides childcare services and early childhood education so that working parents can support their families and children. 
  • Rockingham Community Action (Portsmouth Emergency Housing Program) facilitates the NH Emergency Rental Program to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. Supports households with short term rental assistance.
  • Cross Roads House continues to provide emergency shelter operations in center and temporary, additional dispersed locations for pandemic healthy safety protocols.
  • Greater Seacoast Community Heath Families First provides medical and dental services and adds on-call and virtual health services for homebound and medically vulnerable.
  • AIDS Response Seacoast adapts and continues case management for persons with HIV/AIDS and adapted to virtual, home visits and other service delivery during the pandemic. On call and virtual health services added.

We're in this together! Our Community Development staff would like to share their song list with you:

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