The Friends Program strives to find ways to assist the wide range of people in our communities that are in need. Families without a home of their own; older adults who need transportation assistance and companionship; children who need positive role models, guidance and direction; seniors who need income to make ends meet. We do this through four separate programs, each made possible by a small army of wonderfully committed volunteers, a talented staff, and the strong support of many thoughtful and generous people, organizations, and government entities throughout New Hampshire:
- Emergency Housing Program (1980) - provides homeless shelter in NH for families with 36 beds.
- Foster Grandparent Program (1986) - pays a federal stipend to income-eligible older adults to volunteer with children in local schools, childcare centers and other youth-service settings.
- Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (1999) - mobilizes volunteers 55 and over who want to provide community service.
- Youth Mentoring Program (1975) - provides volunteers to mentor children ages 6-17.
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