Approximately 4,600 individuals here in New Hampshire have no place to call home, with many currently living on the street, in their cars, within a crowded shelter or in environments not suitable for human habitation.
Our goal is to reduce the number of homeless residents in New Hampshire – and overall cases of chronic homelessness – by focusing on two at-risk populations:
- Veterans facing PTSD, substance use disorder and other major life challenges
- Pregnant and single mothers with histories of abusive environments, substance use and mental health challenges
We work with both populations to build stability through emergency shelter, transitional housing and a wide range of support services designed to help them get their lives back on track, secure permanent housing and prevent recurrences of homelessness.
Why This Matters
Nearly 4,700 people in New Hampshire experienced homelessness over the past year. Nearly 30% were individuals in families with children.
Nationally, approximately 60% of homeless families were headed by single women with children.
More than 37,000 veterans experience homelessness in the United States, which is approximately 7% of the overall homeless population. Veterans with a history of alcohol and substance use disorder are at a higher risk of recurrent homelessness.
Emergency shelter – including 24/7 support, food and access to basic necessities – that connects pregnant women and single mothers with children to a supportive group setting.
Substance-free housing for veterans who are homeless and have a history of substance use, with a unique 4-Step process that guides them through recovery, mental and physical wellness, meaningful employment and, ultimately a successful transition to stable, permanent housing.
A wide range of support services for mothers and veterans, including individual case management, financial fitness training and life-skills coaching, that foster education and career development opportunities aimed to prevent recurrences of homelessness.
Results & Impact
Through our work, more families and veterans are able to not only move from homelessness to permanent housing, but also gain the skills and resources to move along the path to self-sufficiency. In the past year: