• about-banner

  • summer-feeding-program-09
  • about-us-1
  • SCCAC-0093
  • SCCAC-0606
  • about-us-2

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, housing, emergency shelter and access to other services.

Our Mission: To educate, advocate and assist people in Strafford County to help meet their basic needs and promote self-sufficiency.


Our Vision: To eliminate poverty in Strafford County


Our Values: Compassion, Education, Self-sufficiency, Transparency, Accountability, Teamwork, Client Focus and Professionalism

The Community Action Partnership is funded by federal, state and local funds (13 cities and towns in Strafford County). The agency also receives United Way grants, foundation and charitable grant funds, fees for service, private business donations and donations from individuals. Our agency is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Our partner Community Action Agencies in New Hampshire are: Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc.; Rockingham Community Action; Southwestern Community Services, Inc.; Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc.; and Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc.

Affordable Care Act information

Need information about health insurance or help completing the form? Free help is available in Strafford County. Contact any of these organizations for more information or make an appointment:
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County (with Cognosante)
Appointments available in Dover, Farmington and Portsmouth
Call (603) 516-2352 for days and times
Goodwin Community Health
Call (603) 516-2556 for appointments Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
(603) 740-2437
Appointments available Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lee Walk in Urgent Care, Mondays 1-5 p.m.
9 Medical Building, Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New Hampshire Foundation for Healthy Communities
Call (603) 415-4272 for ppointments available at multiple locations throughout the week

Call (866) 634-9412 for information and referral

New Hampshire Medicaid
1. Call the enrollment center at 1-888-901-4999
2. Go online at www.nheasy.nh.gov
3. Or send in the selection form you may have received by mail.

Medicaid-eligible individuals who are looking for transportation to Medicaid-eligible appointments should contact the transportation brokers associated with the Managed Care Organization that they signed up with.
• Wellsense clients should call CTS at 855-739-4775 (toll-free), available 24-hours, seven days a week.
• NH Healthy Families clients should call New Hampshire Healthy Families at 1-866-769-3085 and select the appropriate prompt. To request transportation reimbursement call call Access2Care at 1-866-769-3085
• Meridian Health Plan clients should call Access2Care at 1-855-291-5223

Board of Directors

Don Routhier, Chair
Jason Shute, Vice Chair
Jeni Mosca, Treasurer
Colene Arnold MD, Secretary
David Terlemezian
Joe Bailey
Becky Sherburne, RN
Arianna Adams
Lauren Berman
Carrie DiGeorge
Andy Crone
Sunmayyab (Maya) Wylder
Jeannie Wilson
Nicole Jordan
 Dorthea (Dot) Hooper  Jean Miccolo

Leadership Team

Betsey Andrews Parker, Executive Director
Douglas Surina, Finance Director
Melissa Adams, Deputy Director
Susan Geier, Community Service & Outreach Director
Kenn Ortmann, Housing and Community Development Director