REGISTRATION CLOSED: 2024 The Art of Welfare Administration Workshop

Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 9:00am to 1:30pm

Registration is full.  Questions or to be added to a waitlist, please contact us at

9:00 am - 1:30 pm
NHMA Offices, 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord, NH - Attendance is limited to 60 people

Member Cost: $55.00
Non-member* (state and school officials only) cost: $110.00
* Non-member attendance is limited to government officials who are not members of NHMA and not eligible to be members (schools and state agencies). If space is limited, priority will be given to NHMA members. Non-member village districts, counties, regional planning commissions, or other municipal entities interested in attending NHMA workshops can contact to learn about becoming a member. 

9:00 A.M. – Registration

9:30 A.M. - The Art of Welfare
This session provides a basic overview of New Hampshire law governing local welfare administration, why guidelines are important, and how assistance is provided, including using situational flexibility when warranted.  This session will also address fair hearings, suspension of assistance, and more.
Jonathan Cowal, Municipal Services Counsel, NH Municipal Association
Stephen Buckley, Legal Services Counsel, NH Municipal Associati

11:00 A.M. - BREAK

11:10 A.M. - NH Local Welfare Trends - Focus on Homelessness - Status of the Homeless
Focus on Homelessness.  Duties to people experiencing homelessness.  Residency and duration of liability for providing assistance.  Collaborating with helping provider agencies, organizations, and other communities.  Other agencies that people should avail themselves to for assistance.     Having relationships with homeless shelters, including the value of municipal funding for shelters, and understanding shelter entry and stay dynamics.  How the homeless register vehicles.  Laws and practice protections for domestic violence victims, including stalking. 

12:00 P.M. - LUNCH

12: 45 P.M. - Q&A – Focus on 2023 approved SB 110 Change to RSA 165
Navigating added expectations for municipalities to “communicate and coordinate” and residency status for persons staying in hospitals, correctional facilities, treatment program centers, or hotels or motels paid for by a municipality or other service providers. Review & Practice.
NHLWAA Board Members

Attendees will receive an electronic copy of the 2024 edition of The Art of Welfare and the 2024 Model Welfare Guidelines  Additional materials such as the PowerPoint presentation will also be distributed electronically.  No print outs of the materials or hard copy of the publication will be provided.

Refund of the full registration fee will be made if cancellation notification is received 48 hours in advance. Cancellation less than 48 hours in advance, including no-shows, will result in you being charged the full cost of the workshop.

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