2022 Art of Welfare Hybrid Workshop
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