In Times of Crisis – We Are Here to Respond
For the past 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.
Your support of Catholic Charities NH has provided healing and hope for those who especially need it most during this difficult time. Since the crisis began:
- 2,155 New Hampshire residents have received assistance around food, transportation, housing and other essential needs. Overall requests for services are up 37% in the past month, the largest increase we’ve seen since the pandemic began.
- 1,202 teletherapy sessions have been conducted by our Mental Health Counseling Services program for individuals facing increased stress, anxiety and difficulties adjusting to the pandemic or everyday life. Last month, we saw the highest demand for these services since the crisis began, with a 68% increase over the previous month.
- 62,775 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.
- 2,195 reassurance and check-in calls have been made through The CareGivers program, helping homebound seniors avoid feelings of isolation and maintain valuable connections to others.
- 898 rides to medical appointments, the grocery store and other vital errands have been given to homebound seniors through The CareGivers.
- 810 sessions have been provided for families across New Hampshire through the Our Place program. We provide pregnancy and parenting education and share key information and resources for them to help navigate the current pandemic.
- 72 senior households across the Monadnock region have received groceries, 70 received in-home services and 61 received check-in calls through our Monadnock at Home program. Additionally, 1,500 surgical masks were distributed to local seniors through the program.
- $60,321 in critical emergency assistance funds has been distributed to New Hampshire residents facing intense hardship through our Community Services programs. This assistance benefited 286 total clients and 643 household members. Requests for emergency assistance are up 94% since the crisis began.
- 6.5 million pounds of food has been distributed to agencies statewide through the New Hampshire Food Bank. Additionally, 1.6 million pounds of food has been distributed to high-need communities through weekly mobile food pantries. Total distribution is up 24% this year.
Figures above as of September 21