The Homeless Center for Strafford County (HCSC), located in Rochester NH, provides community members and families with shelter, case management, and educational programs that lead to self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

Our Vision is to provide the best evidence based, two generational approach to eliminating community homelessness in a dignified and respectful manner.

The Homeless Center for Strafford County Operates with compassion and inclusivity resulting in:

Safe Environment: Home-like, Secure, Clean, and Communal

Community Connection: Engagement, Funding, Staffing, and Resource Sharing

Effectiveness: Goal-Oriented and Family-Focused Educational Programs


HCSC helps community members and families from Strafford County and from the larger Seacoast Community.  To begin entry, please contact your local municipal welfare office and they will conduct a full intake and we will accept entry via referral.  To maintain our safe environment, HCSC is a dry shelter and we do not accept walk-ins. 

Resources for housing, shelter, food, clothing and other supports can be sourced from any New Hampshire phone by dialing 211

For more resources, click here.

OR reach us weekdays for an intake appointment at: 603-332-3065

To find a food pantry in your area, click here.

Home for Now Building

HCSC Introduces our new building; “Home For Now” as we continue providing shelter and comprehensive programming to help community members and vulnerable families.

Click here for more info Home for Now

How you can help

Community involvement is key to HCSC’s success.

Do you want to donate to the shelter? Click here

View some of our Corporate supporters! Click here

Want to meet the Board of Directors? Click Here