TD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION DONATES $20,000 TO SUPPORT THE FORMERLY HOMELESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2012
Media Contact: Michele Talwani – (603) 641-1143 ext. 322

PHOTO: GRANTING HOPE. TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, recently awarded a $20,000 grant to Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester and Concord-based homeless services provider. FIT will use the grant to provide supportive services to residents of their Belmont Street Permanent Supportive Housing Program, shown in the background of this photo. From left: Steve Webb, Market President for TD Bank; Maureen Beauregard, President of Families in Transition.

Grant Will Help Fund Supportive Services At Families in Transition’s Belmont Street Housing Program

MANCHESTER, NH – TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, recently donated $20,000 to Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester and Concord-based homeless services provider. The grant will be used to provide supportive services to individuals and families living in FIT’s Belmont Street Housing Program. The Program serves a diverse range of people, including both men and women with or without children, who are chronically homeless, suffer from co-occurring disorders, and/or live with a long term disability. It is a project of Housing BeneFITs, an independent nonprofit started by FIT to improve the supply and quality of affordable housing in New Hampshire.

“We are proud to support Families in Transition’s newest project, Belmont Street Housing,” said Steve Webb, Market President for TD Bank. “Families in Transition has long been a leader in the development of safe, affordable housing. Their holistic approach to development is what sets them apart, and TD Bank is proud to be a part of that success.”

The grant will ensure that individuals and families living at the Belmont Street facility receive a wide range of services that will help them achieve long-term emotional and financial stability. These services include intensive and customized case management, substance abuse treatment, individual and group therapy, healthcare through the Mobile Community Health Team, transportation to off-site appointments and resources, and more.

“We’re grateful to have a committed long term community partner in TD Bank,” said FIT’s Founder and President, Maureen Beauregard. “Their generosity means the individuals and families in our Belmont Program can access the resources they need to have healthy lives and permanent homes.”

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made $82.9 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and comprehensive social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. In 2009, FIT established Housing BeneFITs, an independent nonprofit and Community Based Housing Development Organization to improve the life for low- and moderate-income residents by increasing the supply and quality of affordable housing in New Hampshire.  Additionally, FIT also owns and operates two thrift stores in Manchester and Concord, NH, as well as a newly established commercial cleaning company, all of which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about FIT, Housing BeneFITs, the stores, and the commercial cleaning company visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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