History

1945 – Bishop Matthew Brady founded New Hampshire Catholic Charities. Monsignor McGreal was named the first Director of the organization.

1945-1946 – Catholic Charities inherited four small homes for the elderly (the start of our nursing and rehabilitation facilities).

1945 – Catholic Charities launched adoption services and began operating six orphanages.

1948 – St. Teresa (Manchester) and St. Francis (Laconia) nursing facilities are opened.

1958 – St. Ann Home in Dover is opened.

1960’s – Counseling services started in Manchester.

1963 – St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Facility opened in Berlin.

1968 – St. Charles Children’s Home is acquired by Catholic Charities and transitioned from the last of the orphanages to group home care.

1968 – The new Mt. Carmel opened in Manchester.

1971 – First district office opened in Littleton.

1972 – The Keene District Office opened.

1977 – Outreach services begin in Lebanon with opening of a new district office.

1979 – Nashua and Concord District Offices opened.

1979 – Catholic Charities began helping refugees in the wake of the Vietnam War, starting our Immigration Legal Services.

1980 – Rochester and Berlin District Offices opened.

1981 – Salem and Laconia District Offices opened.

1982 – The OUR PLACE pregnancy program was launched.

1984 – New Hampshire Food Bank is established.

1987 – Manchester District Office established.

1987-1988 – Independent Retirement Living is added to St. Teresa and St. Francis facilities.

1990 – Good Shepherd Nursing Home was purchased.

1994 – Our six nursing facilities became accredited.

1995 – Catholic Charities assumed management of two nursing facilities: Warde Senior Living and St. Joseph Residence.

1997 – Independent Living added to St. Ann Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

2003 – The Food Bank began new outreach with the Cooking Matters program.

2008 – Recipe for Success Culinary Job Training Program and NH Food Bank’s Production Garden began.

2011 – The NH Food Bank’s SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Outreach Program started.

2013 – Parish & Community Services’ Basic Financial Fitness program created.

2015 – Catholic Charities purchased Warde Senior Living in Windham.

2017 – Catholic Charities began managing St. Peter’s Day Care Center for Catholic Medical Center.

2018 – St. Charles Children’s Home became St. Charles School.

2018 – Catholic Charities acquired The CareGivers.

2019 – Liberty House joined the Catholic Charities family.

2019 – Searles Place Independent Living at Warde opened.

2020 – Monadnock at Home became a program of Catholic Charities NH.

2020 – Catholic Charities acquired the Guardian Angel Thrift Shop in Berlin.

2021 – Catholic Charities acquired New Generation in Greenland.

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