Families in Transition seeks $25,000 grant for preschool

MANCHESTER — Families in Transition is looking for votes over the next week.

The homeless services provider is hoping to receive a $25,000 grant for its Family Place Head Start preschool program in Manchester.

To receive the grant, the organization needs to earn enough votes to be in the top 40 of the 200 selected out of the original 2,000 agencies that applied.

Families in Transition, which provides services in Concord, Manchester and Dover, asks supporters to vote by visiting www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/1981118 and selecting the “Family Place Therapeutic Preschool” as their cause as many times as possible by Nov. 4. People can vote up to 10 times per day, per email address.

“Homeless children have experienced a barrage of traumatic circumstances,” Maureen Beauregard, the nonprofit’s founder and president, said in a statement. “This funding will help create child- and family-specific programming and therapy at the preschool by our licensed family therapist.”

Supporters can spread the word by posting on social media with the hashtag #SFNeighborhoodAssist and tagging @FITNH.

“Trauma informed early intervention strategies are essential to helping children and parents manage traumatic stress and lessen the negative impact of these experiences,” Beauregard said. “We need the community to vote for us, each and every day, so that we can win the grant funds.”

Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader named Families in Transition as a 2016 Champion in Action in the category of collective impact. Through the program, the nonprofit receives $35,000 in unrestricted funding, media coverage and promotional and volunteer support.

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