FAMILIES IN TRANSITION RECEIVES FUNDING FROM BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE FAMILY PLACE RESOURCE CENTER AND SHELTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 25, 2014

For more information, contact: Michele Talwani – 603.641.1143 ex. 322

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PHOTO : BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE HELPS FUND NEW EMERGENCY FAMILY SHELTER. Families in Transition receives $25,000 donation from Bank of New Hampshire to help fund the construction of the new Families in Transition’s Family Place Resource Center and Shelter on Lake Avenue in Manchester, NH. Pictured (l. to r.) are Maureen Beauregard, President, Families in Transition and Karen S. Wilson, Vice President & Community Reinvestment Act Officer, Bank of New Hampshire.

 

FAMILIES IN TRANSITION RECEIVES FUNDING FROM BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE FAMILY PLACE RESOURCE CENTER AND SHELTER

New Center Will Help Homeless Children and Families in Manchester

 

MANCHESTER, NH – Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester, Concord and Dover, NH, based homeless services provider, is the recipient of $25,000 donation from Bank of New Hampshire through the Community Development Finance Authority’s (CDFA) Tax Credit Program to be used for the construction of its new Family Place Resource Center and Shelter. This new comprehensive center will provide a home for 80 parents with 120 children per year, nutritious meals, onsite healthcare for children and families, access to employment assistance, and more.

 

Karen Wilson, Vice President and Community Reinvestment Act Officer of Bank of New Hampshire commented, “Bank of New Hampshire made this significant donation to ensure that Families in Transition is able to carry out the important work they do in providing a path to help homeless individuals and families reach beyond the cycle of homelessness to lead healthy and successful lives. We have been supporting our local communities for more than 183 years here in New Hampshire.  By supporting FIT, we are enhancing the communities where we live, work and do business,” continued Wilson.

 

“Our new center will be the first of its kind for homeless families in Manchester,” commented Maureen Beauregard, President of Families in Transition. “Thanks to Bank of New Hampshire’s donation, we’re closer to being able to begin construction. Once built, our Family Place Resource Center and Shelter will provide homeless families a variety of services that they can access under one roof.”

 

The construction of the project is scheduled to begin in June 2015, but is contingent upon FIT raising an additional $255,309 in cash donations and $75,000 in CDFA tax credits by January 31, 2015. Interested businesses and individuals can donate via FIT’s website at www.fitnh.org or by calling (603)641-1143 ext.324.

 

Bank of New Hampshire is the largest independent bank in New Hampshire, with 21 offices statewide. Bank of New Hampshire has played an integral part in New Hampshire’s growth and has shown a strong commitment to the communities where their employees serve, live, and work. Bank of New Hampshire’s mission is to exceed customer’s expectations, provide quality customer service, and a positive and supportive atmosphere for customers.

 

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT also owns and operates two thrift stores in Manchester and Concord, NH, as well as a commercial cleaning company, FIT Cleaning Solutions, all of which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about FIT, the shelter, the stores, and the commercial cleaning company, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

 

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