The Town of Lee Human Services Department administers the Town’s general assistance program and serves as a resource for all residents seeking assistance with the essential provisions of life. New Hampshire’s local assistance program is outlined in RSA 165:1.
The purpose of this program is to ensure that individuals do not end up on the street, without heat, lights or food. The local welfare system is best described as a “safety net” it is not a holding pattern for residents. The Welfare Director will assess what must be done today so that this person or family has shelter, heat, lights and food today. This is different from state and federal assistance programs that address long term issues.