Fighting homelessness focus of nonprofit group
Friday, March 22, 2013
DOVER –The Dover Chamber was pleased to welcome Families in Transition with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony.
Families in Transition (FIT), a nonprofit organization located in Manchester, Concord, and now Dover, was founded in 1991 in response to the growing number of homeless individuals and families in the greater Manchester area and throughout the state.
Since its inception, FIT has been committed to providing only the most innovative, comprehensive, and effective interventions specifically designed to help homeless individuals and families reach beyond the cycle of homelessness to lead healthy and successful lives. Their belief is that having a home is a basic human right and is fundamental to becoming an engaged and contributing member of their community.
Families in Transition’s unique combination of quality, affordable housing and comprehensive services has been recognized both statewide and nationally as one of the most effective ways to end homelessness. Remaining on the forefront of research and innovation in homeless services, the Families in Transition model empowers homeless individuals and families to lead healthy, happy and productive lives.
At FIT, they provide not only the time and place to recover from homelessness, but also the comprehensive support to help participants overcome the root causes of their homelessness. Clinical staff provide a wide range of programs and services to help participants develop the successful tools that lead to economic and emotional independence and self-sufficiency.
They offer specialized services in three main areas:
— Life Skills
— Substance Use
— Youth Programming.
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