November 29, 2012
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PHOTO: FAMILIES IN TRANSITION EXPANDS TO DOVER – Families in Transition recently purchased a property in Dover, NH that once renovated will be the home for single, low-income women. Area businesses rally to support the homeless services provider by volunteering their time to clean, paint and perform general maintained on the home. The home has six bedrooms and shared living amenities.


Volunteer groups assist Families in Transition to prepare property for single, low-income women

DOVER, NH – Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester- and Concord-based homeless services provider, recently purchased a property in Dover, NH designed to house single, low-income women. Groups from John Hancock Financial Services, Liberty Mutual, the United States Coast Guard, Velcro and Workplace Success in Rochester are volunteering to help improve the property from November 29 to December 1. Volunteer groups will be cleaning, painting and performing general maintenance to prepare the property for future residents.

“We are very thankful for the volunteers and the support from the community,” said FIT President Maureen Beauregard. “We’re excited to be in Dover and work with the community and other service providers to help fill a need for this type of housing. With the addition of our Dover property, Families in Transition now has a total of 190 housing units specifically for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.”

“John Hancock is pleased to support Families in Transition as it opens its first home in Dover,” said John Hatch, Vice President, John Hancock Annuities & Fixed Products. “Over three days, 25 of our employees will be painting, hoping their efforts will help brighten the holiday season for the new residents.”

For more information about this event or future volunteer opportunities, email [email protected] or call (603) 935-7900 ext. 1717.

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. FIT also owns and operates two thrift stores in Manchester and Concord, NH, as well as a newly established 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 stores, and the commercial cleaning company visit www.fitnh.org  or call 603-641-9441.


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