The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers help to all regardless of age, gender, race, creed and religion. The Food Pantry and emergency financial assistance are limited to residents from Brentwood, East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington, Newfields and Stratham. Some services are available to residents throughout New Hampshire with no residency restrictions.
We offer emergency food and supplies on a monthly basis to individuals and families who are in need and live in our service area - Exeter, Brentwood, Kensington, East Kingston, Newfields, and Stratham. Should there be a critical need, an advocate interview will be offered to the client and more frequent access to the food pantry may be arranged.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday & Friday: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Seniors Food Pantry: The fourth Thursday of every month from 9:30 - 11:30 am
Low income residents of Exeter, Kensington, Brentwood, Stratham, East Kingston and Stratham can apply for possible emergency financial assistance, once exhausting all other resources. This includes obtaining a ‘Letter of Decision’ from their town welfare representative. Examples of a financial emergency would be a utility shut off notice or an eviction notice. To apply for potential assistance, the client would request an Advocacy Meeting to review their financials. Call the Center for more information.
Families First Dental Hygiene: Thursdays - 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Services are by appointment only.
Complete an application and contact Families First to make an appointment - (603) 422-8208
Families First Emergency Dental Care: Fridays - Beginning at 8:30 a.m.
First come, first serve basis
Exams, x-rays, fillings, and extractions only
Dental services at SVdP through Families First are available to low income residents of New Hampshire and Maine. You do not need to be a resident of SAU 16 to receive care.
Families First Health and Dental Application
Healthcare and Medical Services
Families First medical van and Medicaid enrollment: Wednesdays - 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
Medical services are available for those who are homeless or in a temporary living situation. No appointments are needed.
Services include preventative screenings, chronic disease management, medications, and substance misuse and mental health counseling.
Please visit the Families First website for more information.
Housing and Homeless Services
For those who are homeless and come into SVdP, the Center can provide survival food, blankets, and clothing, and put them in touch with homeless assistance agencies.
Rockingham Community Action Homeless Assistance: Mondays - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
A representative from Rockingham Community Action is available at SVdP to help anyone who is homeless or in an unstable living situation find shelter.
Rockingham Community Action Fuel Assistance: Thursdays - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
A representative is available on Thursdays at the Center to enroll low income residents of Rockingham County in the program to receive heating fuel and electric assistance. For more information or to schedule and appointment, call (603) 895-2303
Employment and Computer Skills
SVdP can help clients find employment through job listings and we have information on adult education and training classes. For those who are interested, we can arrange for free one on one computer training.
NH Employment Security: First and Third Friday of each month: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
A representative from the State Employment Security office is available at the Center twice a month and can assist with filing for unemployment benefits, employment searches, and resume writing.