Friends Emergency Housing Receives $10k Grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation (Sept 2015)


CONCORD, N.H. – The Friends Program has received a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to provide shelter to homeless N.H. families. 

Since 1980, the Friends Program has operated its emergency shelter, providing 24-hour, seven-day-a-week support to families. The Friends Emergency Housing Program provides intensive, community-based case management and short-term housing. The goal of the program is to transition homeless families into permanent dwellings.

“The Friends Program’s family shelter is an important component of a comprehensive approach to fighting homelessness in Greater Concord,” said Byron Champlin, program officer for Lincoln Financial Foundation. “Their shelter is a portal to permanent housing for families in need and the first step toward normal lives for children and adults.” 

The Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs. 

About the Friends Program
Founded four decades ago, the mission of the Friends Program is to strengthen communities by building relationships that empower people, encourage community service and restore faith in the human spirit. The Friends Program advances this mission through Four Programs that mentor local youth, shelter homeless families, and help seniors actively contribute to the community.

AboutLincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.