REGISTRATION OPEN: 2022 Art of Welfare Workshop

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

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2022 Art of Welfare Workshop


This workshop will be held in a hybrid format (In person attendance and a virtual attendance option)

In person attendance - 25 Triangle Park Drive Concord, NH.  In person attendance is limited to 60 people.   
Virtual Attendance via Zoom.  zoom logo

Thursday, June 16, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: $75.00 (in person)
$55.00 (virtual)

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

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, including why guidelines are important; best office practices, such as the use of standard forms and documentation notes; and how assistance is provided. This session will also address fair hearings, suspension of assistance, and more.
Stephen Buckley, Legal Services Counsel, NH Municipal Association
Jonathan Cowal, Municipal Services Counsel, NH Municipal Association

11:00 A.M. - BREAK

11:10 A.M. - NH Local Welfare Trends - Focus on Homelessness
Focus on Homelessness.  Duties to the Homeless.  Residency and duration of liability for providing assistance. Expectations when assistance is offered and duty to comply with notice of decision when assisted.   Working with other communities by collaborating finding solutions.  Other agencies that you should access.  2-1-1.  CAP.  SOS.   Developing and maintaining relationships with shelters, including funding for shelters. 

12:00 P.M. - LUNCH

1:00 P.M. - Panel Discussion (Questions & Answers) - NHLWAA
Trish Caruso, Town of Allenstown
Sarah Gerlack, Town of Boscawen
Todd Marsh, City of Rochester

Pat Murphy, Town of Merrimack

Attendees will receive a complimentary electronic copy of the 2022 edition of The Art of Welfare and the 2021 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 publications will be provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.  If you register but cannot attend, a recording of the workshop will be provided as long as payment has been received.
Questions? Please contact us at 603-230-3350 or