We need your assistance and support!

Please join us on Monday Nov 14th
for an agency collaboration meeting for Willand Dr. Emergency Warming Center

Monday Nov 14th at noon we will be convening agencies interested in helping to support individuals that will be utilizing the Dr. Emergency Warming Center of Strafford County on Willand Dr. in Somersworth.

We are inviting you to join us for a one hour brainstorming session on how we can work with individuals to provide comprehensive wrap-around services.
Please register for this meeting and you'll receive a zoom link to attend at:

Areas we are hoping to provide high level brainstorming  for support on:
  • Support with connecting individuals to more permanent housing and longer term shelter.
  • On-site medical support
  • Contingency planning for COVID-19
  • onsite Covid-19 and Flu shots
  • COVID-19 testing and PPE supports
  • Food donations and nutritional support for dinners, breakfasts and snacks.
  • Connections on-site and off-site for behavioral health and mental health supports.
  • Peer based recovery and mental heath supports
  • Harm Reduction supports and services
  • Support with volunteers and paid per-diem staffing

Our goal will be to brainstorm ideas and then create working sub-committees that will be mobilized to provide the most comprehensive supports we can put together with the support of our local private and non-profit agencies as well as faith based organizations.

Register for the Agency Collaboration Meeting Monday Nov 14th at 12pm

Where do I find updates for the Strafford County Emergency Warming Center?

SOS Emergency Warming Center Website Page Link
Warming Center of Strafford County Facebook Page
Please apply through the following links to us through  Greater Seacoast Community Health or you can contact John Burns at with a resume and cover letter.

Apply here for Warming Center Manager

Apply here for Warming Center Supervisor

Apply Here for Part Time Warming Center Coordinator

Apply Here for Per-Diem Warming Center Coordinator

We have an urgent need for multiple full-time, part-time or per-diem awake overnight positions.  Shifts will vary in four to twelve hour blocks of shifts starting at 4 and 5pm in the evenings until 9-10am in the morning.  If you are interested in working 1-2 shifts a week as a volunteer or in a paid per-diem position please contact us or apply.  Please share widely within your networks.  Individuals with experience in managing or supervising shelter operations also needed.  These are guaranteed full time leadership positions through April 2023 and we hope to have ongoing opportunity working within our harm reduction and recovery programs beyond April.

Would you like to Volunteer?

We are in need of volunteers. 

To start the application process please go to this application: Application Link

What is needed?
  • Help in the Warming Center in 4-8 hour shifts from 4pm on activation days until 10am in the morning.
    • Greeting individuals as they arrive and helping with brief intakes.
    • Offering some overnight support staffing help.  
      • Love cribbage? or chess? or card games?  We have some tremendous people who would love your company overnight!
      • Support with cleaning and upkeep of the facility
      • Making indoor and outdoor rounds to be sure the facility is safe and checking on our participants.
      • Support coordinating of food donations and/or food preparation
      • Experience cooking for large numbers?  We will have the Red's Good Vibes trailer and we have a few serv-safe training certificates.  We'd love someone to support planning and cooking of meals (breakfast and dinner).
  • Help with  laundry during the day or in the evening.

Volunteer Application Link
Register for Orientation on April 18th 8:30-11am here
Register for Orientation on April 22nd 5pm-7:30pm here
Register for Motivational Interviewing on April 25th and Dec 2nd 11:30am-4pm

Mark your Calendar for Giving Tuesday, November 29th! 

Discoe Beverages, a craft beverage maker located in the Seacoast of New Hampshire specializing in nonalcoholic cocktails, donated 480 cans of their nonalcoholic Gin Fizz to us after connecting with us at Apple Harvest Day! We are thankful to them for providing nonalcoholic cocktail options within the Seacoast & their support of our mission! 

Center Hours:


Dover - 4 Broadway    M-F   9am - 8pm
                                        Saturday 10am - 6 pm
Rochester -14 Signal Street  M-F 9am - 5pm
Hampton -1 Lafayette Rd, Building 1   M-F   9am - 5pm

Portsmouth-  (Inside Families First) 8 Greenleaf Woods Dr.
M-F 12pm-4pm (open to the public)

Please note- We will be screening for COVID. 
-Masks will be required.
-There will be limited capacity and limited meetings. 
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