Public Welfare

Facilities & Hours of Operation:

Public Welfare Public Welfare 61 Locust St
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(603) 516-6500

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mission Statement - Dover Public Welfare

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To provide general assistance to meet the genuine needs of all eligible residents in compliance with NH State Law (NH RSA 165) and the City guidelines in a respectful and fiscally responsible way, which fosters dignity and self-sufficiency.

Major Service Responsibilities for Human Services

  • Provide General Assistance 
  • Maintain accurate case plans/records 
  • Investigate/verify need for assistance 
  • Coordinate Workfare program 
  • Comply with Federal, State and Local laws 
  • Work with State and local agencies to improve the human service delivery system 
  • Administer human service grants/subsidies to area agencies 
  • Provide information and referral 
  • Pursue reimbursement for assistance whenever reasonable as defined by statue

To view the City of Dover's welfare guidelines, click on the link below:

City of Dover Welfare Guidelines