Health, wellness and nutrition organizations
• American Cancer Society (Northern New England Region, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, in Bedford, 472-8899, 1-800-640-7101, cancer.org) helps people facing cancer through early detection, treatment and education.
• American Heart Association (2 Wall St., Manchester, 669-5833, americanheart.org) helps to create healthier lives by eliminating heart diseases and strokes, which are the number one leading causes of death in New Hampshire.
• American Lung Association of New England (1800 Elm St., Manchester, 369-3977, lungne.orglungne.org) focuses on clean, healthy air, tobacco control and all lung disease, and aims to save lives by improving lung health.
• Amoskeag Urgent Dental Care (324 S. Main St., Manchester, 627-2227, amoskeagurgentdentalcare.com) provides same-day dental care to people in Manchester, Portsmouth, Nashua, Concord and surrounding areas, and allows for payment plans that fit the patient.
• The Caregivers Inc. located in Bedford and Nashua provide transportation for health and medical care needs, including transportation to Boston, Burlington, Mass., and Hanover for those who need medical care outside southern New Hampshire. Caregivers also provide a grocery service called Food for the Homebound. They may also shop for individuals who cannot leave their home. Call the main office in Bedford (19 Harvey Road, Bedford) at 622-4948 or the satellite office in Nashua (491 Amherst St., Nashua) at 595-4502, or visit caregiversnh.org.
• Catholic Medical Center (100 McGregor St. in Manchester, catholicmedicalcenter.org, 668-3545) offers various programs. Call for information.
• Community Bridges (2 Whitney Road in Concord, 225-4153, www.communitybridgesnh.org) “connects individuals with disabilities and their families with resources to help them achieve positive growth and change,” according to a press release. Programs serve people of all ages and financial backgrounds, the release said.
• Concord Hospital (250 Pleasant St. in Concord, concordhospital.org, 225-2711) has various supportive programs. Call for information.
• Easter Seals NH (555 Auburn St. in Manchester, 623-8863, nh.easterseals.com) works to ensure that people with disabilities and their families have equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play. Easter Seals NH has 22 locations throughout New Hampshire and helps more than 23,000 individuals a year.
• Elliot Hospital (One Elliot Way in Manchester, 669-5300, elliothospital.org) offers many programs. Call for information.
• Families First Health and Support Center (100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, 422-8208 ext. 3, familiesfirstseacoast.org) has one of the only community health centers that provide on-site dental care. It’s open to established patients of Families First Health Center, children and teens living in New Hampshire or Maine and clients of The Krempels Center or AIDS Response-Seacoast.
• The Friendly Kitchen (currently serving at Sacred Heart Parish, 52 Pleasant St., Concord, 224-7678, thefriendlykitchen.org) is the only soup kitchen in Concord and has a simple goal of feeding the hungry. Earlier this year the Friendly Kitchen suffered a three-alarm fire at its former home at 14 Montgomery St., Concord.
• Greater Manchester AIDS Project (170 Lowell St. in Manchester, 226-0607, mvap.org) supports and assists people infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS through direct assistance, advocacy and education. It also looks to prevent new infections by promoting safer practices and dispelling stereotypes about HIV/AIDS.
• Home Health & Hospice Care (7 Executive Drive, Merrimack, 882-2941, hhhc.org) enhances quality of life by visiting hospice patients in a variety of environments, including homes, nursing home and assisted living facilities, hospitals and the Community Hospice House. See hhhcvolunteers.org/volunteerhhhcvolunteers.org/volunteer or call 557-2806. HHHC has offices in Manchester, Merrimack and Concord.
• March of Dimes - NH Chapter (22 Bridge St. in Concord, 228-0317, marchofdimes.com/newhampshire) improves baby health by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality through research, community activities, education and advocacy.
• Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (401 Cypress St., Manchester, 668-4111, mhcgm.org) provides mental health services to children, teenagers, adults and seniors in Manchester, Bedford, Goffstown, New Boston, Hooksett, Auburn, Candia and Londonderry, and has been active for more than 50 years.
• Moore Center (195 McGregor St., #400, Manchester, 206-2700, moorecenter.org) helps people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injuries to become productive and fulfilled members of society.
• NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire, 15 Green St. in Concord, 225-5359, naminh.org) works on behalf of people with mental illness by educating and advocating for their rights and benefits.
• Nashua Soup Kitchen (42 Chestnut St., Nashua, 889-7770, nsks.org) provides food and shelter for those in need. It serves breakfast Monday through Friday and dinner seven days a week, averaging 1,700 meals each week.
• New Hampshire Food Bank (700 E Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, 669-9725, nhfoodbank.org) is the only food bank in the state and distributes donated food to more than 400 food pantries, shelters, senior citizen homes, etc. across the state. It is a program of New Hampshire Catholic Charities.
• New Horizons for New Hampshire (199 Manchester St., Manchester, 668-1877, newhorizonsfornh.org) is the only facility in the state that includes a food pantry, soup kitchen and shelter. It provides groceries for 900 families per month.
• NH Association for the Blind (McGreal Sight Center, 25 Walker St., Concord, 856-7615, sightcenter.comsightcenter.com) provides services for blind and visually impaired citizens, including driving, reading of mail, etc.
• Red Cross (redcross.org; Greater Manchester Chapter, 425 Reservoir Ave., Manchester, 625-1951; NH Gateway Chapter, 28 Concord St., Nashua, 889-6664, Nashua.redcross.org; Granite Chapter Office, 2 Maitland St., Concord, 225-6697, concord-redcross.org) helps “everyone in the state prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters and other life-threatening emergencies,” according to its website.
• Southern NH AIDS Task Force (12 Amherst St. in Nashua, 595-8464, aidstaskforcenh.org) is the only HIV/AIDS service organization in the Greater Nashua area and it works to increase knowledge, services and resources on the issue.
• Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (downtown Nashua, 577-2000, snhhs.org) offers various supportive programs. Call for information.
• St. Joseph Hospital (172 Kinsley St. in Nashua, 882-3000, stjosephhospital.com) has various programs. Call for information.
• Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire (33 S. Commercial St., Suite 401, in Manchester, 622-3781, manchestervna.org) helps residents recover from surgery, physical disabilities, and bad health without having to leave their homes.