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It is becasue of supporters like you that we are able to share stories of success.  These stories highlight hard work and hope for former residents like Alison Colandia and her children.

"In my most dark and difficult time in my life (going thru a divorce),one phone call to Friends Emergency Housing helped me thru it all. The staff was so helpful and caring for my kids and I that I will be so ever grateful for. Some days started off a bit unhappy and not looking like things will change with talking to the staff and always stayed positive and with a smile was able to make it thru the day. I owe it all to them and the program"

 


Thank you for supporting the Emergency Housing Program with financial donations, items from our wish list and MyRegistry, and donating your time and talents to serve our residents.

Thank you to Eastern Bank for your 2018 Business Sponsorship support of our Youth Mentoring Program.



 

Thank you to Associated Grocers of New England for your financial support of the Friends Program.

In February, Friends Program staff, volunteers and community partners enjoyed a class on the social/emotional development of young children.  April Campbell M.Ed., ECMPWT, presented theory and strategies for caring for and about children and supporting a healthy childhood.  We thank the Concord School District for their support in facilitating this learning opportunity.  

 

The Friends Program is pleased to announce that Gail Barba has joined the Board of Trustees.

Gail is has lived in New Hampshire since 1973 in the North Country and more recently, in Concord. Gail has always been active in the community serving on a succession of committees and boards and volunteering to work on behalf of children and those in need.

Read more here.

Serve, Encourage, Inspire
Do you - or someone you know - enjoy helping children learn?
 
100 0646You or a fellow senior can make a big difference in the lives of N.H. youngsters. 
 
Foster Grandparents are retired folks, 55 and up, who take great pride and satisfaction in helping kids reach their potential.
 
As a volunteer, you'll serve in a school or childcare center close to home. Also, Friends Foster Grandparents choose the age level of the children they work with. Foster Grandparents work one-on-one or in small groups of kids to help them achieve. The children will be thankful for the support - and you'll feel good knowing that you're helping kids grow and reach their potential. 
 
Also, through a federal grant the Friends Program has secured, income-eligible seniors receive a tax-free stipend to offset expenses related to their service; this stipend does not affect Social Security or housing benefits. 
 
Why should you volunteer? One of our volunteers said it best:
 
"Being a Foster Grandparent has brought me nothing but joy, and a good feeling of being able to help some of these beautiful children, in our schools. They need our help and love."
 
Call 228-0141 to learn more about this wonderful opportunity. Get involved. Help children in your community.