Families in Transition – New Horizons receives $12,000
Kara Hagen with her son Isaiah Curtis, 20 months old, eat some supper at the Families in Transition – New Horizons’s Family Place and Resource Center in Manchester last summer. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader file photo)
FIT receives $12,000
MANCHESTER – Families in Transition – New Horizons (FIT), which provides services for the homeless in Manchester, Concord and Dover, received a $12,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of its Job Connections Program.
The nonprofit and Goodwill Northern New England have partnered to develop the Job Connection initiative, which is designed to address the root causes of chronic unemployment and create pathways toward personal stability. The five-member Job Connection team, with offices at FIT in Manchester, meets participants in locations that work best for them, helping them develop skills such as writing resumes and preparing for interviews.
“Since the summer of 2015, the Job Connection team has conducted job assessments with more than 100 of our participants who have a history of chronic unemployment,” said Maureen Beauregard, president of Families in Transition – New Horizons, in a statement.