Community Action and Goodwin Community Health Team Up to Provide Fuel Assistance

Starting September 10th, those receiving Women, Infants and Children (WIC) through Goodwin Community Health will be able to apply for fuel and electrical assistance thanks to a new partnership with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County.

Goodwin is scheduling fuel assistance appointments for WIC recipients every Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through late November. Community Action staff will be on site to meet with those clients and process the applications at Goodwin in Somersworth.

“We are so thankful to Goodwin Community Health for working with us to bring critical services directly to the clients, saving them time and expediting the application process,” says Betsey Andrews Parker, CAP’s Executive Director. “One of the hallmarks of Community Action is its ability to tailor its programs and services to meet the community’s needs, and this partnership with Goodwin is a great example of that. We know we work best when we work together to serve those in need.”

The partnership with Goodwin Community Health is just one way CAP is reaching out to better serve those in need. Agency employees, for example, are working in the Town of Somersworth’s Welfare Office one day a week to take applications, and CAP staff has also worked in the towns of Lee and Durham to provide similar outreach services.

The Low Income Home Heating Program provides certified eligible households with assistance in paying their energy bills in winter. To learn more about working with CAP or to make an appointment at one of CAP’s other locations in Strafford County, contact 603-516-8126.

About Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a private non-profit organization that assists low-income individuals and families to become or remain financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs. CAP has outreach offices in Dover, Farmington and Rochester and Head Start educational centers in Dover, Farmington, Milton, Rochester and Somersworth. Call 603-516-8130 or visit www.straffordcap.org for information.

About Goodwin Community Health
Goodwin Community Health is the only 501(c)(3) Community Health Center serving the Greater Strafford County area of New Hampshire and Maine. We make it affordable for local people to access the wellness services and quality primary care that lead to good Physical, Dental and Mental Health. Goodwin Community Health operates on the same principles Mrs. Avis Goodwin started the organization on 42 years ago – everyone deserves access to quality health care, at an affordable price. For more information connect with us on Facebook, at www.GoodwinCH.org or visit the new Goodwin Community Health Center in Somersworth, New Hampshire.

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