By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Communications Officer |
Waypoint is expanding services for young people experiencing homelessness in New Hampshire. Grants totaling $200,000 from the Foundation’s Community Crisis Action Fund are helping to support new resource centers in Rochester and Concord and an expansion to provide emergency overnight shelter in Manchester — the state’s first for people aged 18-24.
Waypoint estimates that as many as 14,000 people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience homelessness in New Hampshire in a year’s time.
The center in Rochester provides services for young people from 12 to 24 — including basic needs (food, clothing, showers, laundry), plus help with school, job training, driver’s licenses, life-skill building, housing, recreational opportunities, access to mental health and substance misuse treatment and other services that contribute to long-term stability. The same services will soon be offered in Concord.
Organizations like Rural Outright and events like Rural Pride help people find belonging and joy where they live.
Everyone in New Hampshire is better off when everyone can belong and contribute. The New Hampshire Center for Justice & Equity works to make that vision a reality.
In an effort to bring the voices of the North Country to policy conversations about early childhood in Concord, the Foundation made a grant for advocacy coaching for early childhood professionals from the state’s northern reaches.
Land For Good, a nonprofit based in Keene, works “to ensure the future of farming in New England by putting more farmers more securely on more land.”
Future in Sight works to advance independence for people who are blind and visually impaired. A Foundation grant helped people get training on an accessible voting system.
Gail McVetty of Lancaster Elementary School and Marc Salmin of White Mountains Regional High School have been awarded Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowships for 2023.
Partnership between Charitable Foundation, NH Children's Trust and family resource centers — made possible by generous donors — gets immediate help to families in need, bridging the gap to greater stability and hope.
From helping families afford children's programming to creating a space where all teens feel welcome to providing meals for elders: A few examples of recent grants making a difference around the Granite State.
Gene Martin recently joined the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute as executive director. NHFPI is an independent, nonpartisan source of research and data that is relied upon by lawmakers, journalists, community leaders and the public. Its mission is to explore, develop and promote public policies that foster economic opportunity and prosperity for all New Hampshire residents.
NH Hunger Solutions focuses on the policies and systems that need to change to help families avoid food insecurity.
Rockburn, assistant commissioner of New Hampshire’s Department of Administrative Services, will attend an intensive, three-week program at the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government with public servants from around the world.
Teacher Gregg Stott of Hanover plans to produce a documentary film about how the Ice Age affected the Connecticut River Valley and develop an Earth Science curriculum to help students from elementary to high school notice and better understand the geology of their own backyards.