Community Services – Information for Adult Learners

Employment Information

NH Works
NH Works is committed to assisting every New Hampshire citizen in their search for a job that fulfills their goals. In addition to job listings, NH Works career centers throughout the state offer education and training resources at no or minimal cost and a variety of support services. You can find much more information about NH Works and a list of regional centers on the NH Works website: www.nhworks.org

NH Vocational Rehabilitation
NH Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is an agency that helps persons with disabilities help themselves to get a job, keep the job, and develop a life time career. VR has seven regional offices throughout the state designed to assist person who have physical, mental, emotional, and learning disabilities. You can find more information and contact information for regional offices at this website: http://www.education.nh.gov/career/vocational/index.htm

Social Services Information

NH Help Line (800) 852-3388 or (603) 225-9000.
Call this line for information and referral on the following topics:

  • Information on social services and emergency help.
  • Referral to appropriate agencies for help in solving problems.
  • Aid in crises involving child or adult abuse, domestic violence and alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Assistance in locating basic needs such as food, housing, financial assistance, utilities, and clothing.
  • Provides after hours and crisis intervention coverage for many other social service agencies throughout the state.

Information About Colleges

New Hampshire Post Secondary Commission
Visit this site for a list of colleges approved to operate in New Hampshire. You will also find a list of career schools. www.nh.gov/postsecondary

The NHHEAF Network (NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation)
Visit this site for information about college planning and funding, including the section on Information for Adult Students: www.nhheaf.org

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation administers funds that offer student aid and scholarships for college. The Foundation website notes that “Adults returning to school or exploring training opportunities comprise a significant (and growing) category of our scholarship and loan awards.” Select “Student Aid” on the website and scroll down to the section on Adult Student Aid.
www.nhcf.org