Child and Family Programs and Policy

There are numerous ways in which laws, social programs and polices can have profound effects on child and family well-being. In this section, we provide snapshots of how Coös children and families are in need of and benefiting from public investments.

Free/Reduced School Lunch Eligibility

Nearly half of Coös students participate in the National School Lunch Program, where they receive free or reduced price school meals.

Children Enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP

In 2013, over half of Coös children are enrolled in New Hampshire’s Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

WIC Benefits

Rates for WIC Benefits are significantly higher in Coös than statewide.

Children Enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Nearly 1/3 of Coös children are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as “Food Stamps.”