To NHLWAA members and prospective members,
It has been a year of continued challenge and continuous improvement to ensure commitment to our association’s mission of educating and supporting compliant, humanitarian and fiscally responsible assistance practices with NH RSA 165:1 obligated basic needs. From large cities to small towns and from the top of New Hampshire to the seacoast, we continue to value your input, expand educational opportunities, and support our members.
Training sessions and workshops continue to be offered, including September, February and April General Meeting trainings, our June collaboration with NHMA for a Welfare 101 Workshop and the NHMA Conference in November. Professional development maximizes knowledge, appropriate referrals, and legal compliance, which minimizes the fiscal impact on your municipality’s general assistance budget. Training provides excellent networking opportunities, which are vital for experienced peer support, shared knowledge, and fostering professional and cooperative relationships with area local welfare peers.
We are excited to offer a more continually updated website with additional practical resources, including a “New Local Welfare Administrator Information” menu tab with targeted information and resources for less experienced welfare administrators. NH Local Welfare Administrators Association (nhlwaa.org)
Your membership strengthens our efforts to share our professional insights selectively and collectively regarding existing and proposed government legislation.
A professional software package, known as NH GAP (General Assistance Program), has been an available option since 11/01/14. NH GAP provides more effective, efficient, and uniform local welfare administration, including standard decision print outs, case notes, statistics, shared applicant contacts with other NH GAP users and much more. Information for NH GAP, including pricing based on municipal populations, can be obtained from Stonehill Municipal Solutions at [email protected].
The Membership Application/Renewal is due by 08/01/23. As indicated on the application, membership dues are based on your municipality’s population and are unchanged from this current year. General meetings will be offered at the cost of $20 each session for members, which includes lunch. Non-members are charged $35 per session. Costs to NHLWAA and rates to members are reviewed and considered yearly. We strive to minimize costs to members.
Thank you for continuing or beginning NHLWAA membership and supporting our ongoing efforts to assist municipalities provide professional local welfare general assistance administration.