Our Mission & Values

Our Vision

We envision a future where vulnerable people are protected and supported, family life and marriage are preserved and strengthened and all are cared for with compassion and respect. We strive to provide person-centered services to strengthen New Hampshire families and build independence.

Our Mission

Grounded in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, Catholic Charities New Hampshire responds to those in need with programs that heal, comfort and empower.

Our Values


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

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

1945 – Catholic Charities launches adoption services and begins operating six orphanages.

1948 – Saint 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 opens in Berlin.

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

1969 – The new Mt. Carmel opens in Manchester.

1971 – First district office opens in Littleton.

1972 – The Keene District Office opens.

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

1979 – Nashua and Concord District Offices opened.

1979 – Catholic Charities begins helping refugees in the wake of the Vietnam War, starting our Immigration and Refugee Services.

1980 – Rochester and Berlin District Offices open.

1981 – Salem and Laconia District Offices open.

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 become accredited.

1995 – Bishop Peterson Residence added to our long-term care system.

1995 – Catholic Charities assumes management of two nursing facilities: Warde Health Center and St. Joseph Residence.

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

2003 – The Food Bank begins new outreach with 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 starts.

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

2015 – Catholic Charities purchased Warde Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Windham.

2017 – Started Managing St. Peter’s Day Care Center for Catholic Medical Center.

Our Partners