The Reach & Impact
of Catholic Charities NH

Moving Lives Forward

In Times of Crisis – We Are Here to Respond

For over 75 years, Catholic Charities NH has provided a wide range of programs and services for individuals and families facing unplanned obstacles, unprecedented life challenges and chronic hardship. While we’re being tested like never before with the COVID-19 pandemic, our mission of serving the dynamic needs of individuals and families – and protecting the vulnerable and marginalized – is unbreakable. In fact, it’s stronger than ever.

Since the crisis began last year:

  • 4,312 New Hampshire residents have reached out for assistance around food, transportation, housing and other essential needs.
  • 2,609 teletherapy sessions have been conducted by our Mental Health Counseling Services program for more than 300 individuals facing increased stress, anxiety and difficulties adjusting to the pandemic or everyday life. $114,759 raised through the Crisis Fund has directly covered sessions for those who are uninsured and otherwise likely would not be able to normally afford them.
  • 134,590 pounds of food have been distributed to homebound seniors across Greater Manchester and Greater Nashua through The CareGivers program, ensuring they maintain adequate access to food and nourishment during these trying times. This is up 24% since the crisis began.
  • $142,661 in critical emergency assistance funds have gone towards helping New Hampshire residents facing intense hardship through our various programs.

Help More NH Residents in Crisis

The Growing Demand for Services: Since the Crisis Began

86%

Increase in requests for emergency assistance

29%

Increase in requests for Mental Health Counseling Services

29%

Increase in total food distribution (New Hampshire Food Bank)

24%

Increase in food distribution for homebound seniors (The CareGivers)

30%

Increase in rides to medical appointments (The CareGivers)

Figures above as of March 12

How You Are Moving Lives Forward

Strengthening Mental Health – Counseling Services

  • 80% of clients indicate positive behavior change.
  • 79% of clients report a reduction of symptoms.
  • 79% of clients report improvements in their overall quality of life.

Building Secure Families – Our Place

  • 100% of parents in our pregnancy & parenting education program note improvements in their parenting knowledge.
  • 91% of parents noted improvements in their parenting skills.

Helping Homebound Seniors Avoid Isolation – The CareGivers

  • 97% of homebound seniors say their quality of life improved because of our services.
  • 96% of clients indicated that we helped preserve their wishes to live independently.
  • 92% of clients are able to afford prescriptions, utilities and other costs as a result of Caring Cupboard food deliveries.

Creating Pathways Out of Poverty – Community Services

  • 61% of Life Plan clients report improved life situations and achieve major goals they never imagined possible, from creating a household budget and enhancing their financial skills to securing affordable housing to pursuing education and job training.

By the Numbers: 2020

Over the past year, you provided a better life for more than 130,700 New Hampshire residents. This includes:

Creating Pathways Out of Poverty

  • 2,836 individuals on paths to long-term success through support services and emergency assistance. (Community Services)

Finding Emotional Healing

  • 305 individuals gaining the skills to better cope with life’s difficult situations, find a greater sense of peace and improve their overall quality of life. (Mental Health Counseling Services)

Supporting Homeless & At-Risk Veterans

  • 144 struggling and homeless veterans are healing, gaining meaningful employment and getting their lives back on track because of substance-free transitional housing, a supportive environment and other assistance. (Liberty House)

Helping Seniors Live Independent & Fulfilling Lives

  • 995 seniors living their live to the fullest everyday through compassionate care in a faith-based environment. (Healthcare Services)
  • 586 homebound and disabled seniors with preserved wishes to remain living independently – and knowing they aren’t alone – through delivery, rides to medical appointments and emotional support. (The CareGivers)
  • 81 seniors living independently and thriving within their own communities because of volunteer-driven transportation, social opportunities and assistance with everyday home needs. (Monadnock at Home)

Giving Children the Resources to Heal

  • 23 children better connecting with others and beginning through specialized services and a unique learning environment. (St. Charles School)

Building Loving & Stable Families

  • 105 young mothers and parents, young mothers and parents creating a nurturing and safe environment for their children and be the parents they aspire to be. (Our Place)
  • 61 individuals provided with a wide range of placement and post-adoption services that build, strengthen and unify families. (Adoption & Maternity Services)

Welcoming Newcomers

  • 486 newcomers achieve their goal of being proud and productive United States citizens through advocacy and high-quality, affordable legal services. (Immigration Legal Services)

Feeding the Hungry

  • 17.2 million pounds of food distributed to more than 425 agencies statewide to help food-insecure families and communities. (New Hampshire Food Bank)

Other Highlights

  • 10,332 miles driven by CareGivers Caring Rides volunteers.
  • 5,955 total household members benefitting from the assistance and support provided by Community Services.
  • 2,651 teletherapy and in-person sessions provided by our Mental Health Counseling Services program
  • 1,241 hours of social interaction provided by the Monadnock at Home.
  • 138 children in client households that benefit from the Our Place program.
  • 19 online support groups conducted to help NH residents cope with the loss of a loved one or difficulties navigating daily life amid the COVID crisis.

Our work isn’t done. Help us reshape more lives!

Our mission is to respond to those in need with programs that heal, comfort and empower. This carries a different meaning for every child, teen, adult, family and senior with whom we work with.

It means doing all we can to help a two-year-old child and his family keep a roof over their heads. It means instilling confidence in a mother who grew up in a broken home that – yes – she can raise her children in a loving and secure environment. And it means bringing a smile to the face of a young adult – for the first time in many years – as he finally breaks free from a lifelong struggle with trauma and depression.

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