Early Childhood COVID-19 Resources

We all have a collective responsibility to make sure kids are healthy, safe, and thriving – especially during challenging times. Parents and other caregivers are their children’s most important protectors and may need extra support during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to check in with caregivers and children you interact with to ask how they’re doing and what they need. Lending an ear and helping families access available supports can go a long way to keeping families well.

Did you see our Early Childhood Support & Response COVID-19 Webinar? View it on demand here.

Click here for the DCYF Family Well-Being Guide COVID-19 

Common Resources that may be needed during the COVID-19 Emergency

Child Care: 
Resources for Families:
Financial and Other Assistance:
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits have been expanded during COVID-19: Call NH Employment Security at 603-271-7700 or visit www.nhes.nh.gov/ to assess eligibility and get further instructions, e.g. call times.
  • Cash and other Assistance: For TANF and other state assistance, visit https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/ or call 1-800-852-3345. Visit www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/covid19-changes.htm for temporary eligibility and program changes.
Food and Nutrition:
Crisis Support:
  • Domestic Violence Helpline: 24/7 help at 1-866-644-3574 or www.nhcadsv.org for free, confidential support.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 or visit crisistextline.org for free, 24/7 support from a trained Crisis Counselor.
  • NAMI: For information on a variety of crisis and mental health supports visit www.naminh.org/resources-2/covid-19 or call (800) 950-6264 M-F, 10am- 6pm. For 24/7 crisis support text "NAMI" TO 741741.
COVID-19:
  • NH DHHS: Visit www.nh.gov/covid19 or call 2-1-1 for COVID-19 related guidance and resources.
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