NEW SHORT-TERM HOUSING OPPORTUNITY FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES OPENS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 27, 2018

For more information, contact: Michele Talwani at 603.641.9441 ext. 239

HOPE HOUSE IN WOLFEBORO, NH, TO PROVIDE TEMPORARY HOUSING TO HOMLELESS FAMILIES  – Nearly 200 people attended Families in Transition – New Horizons’ (FIT-NH) Open House for the Hope House in Wolfeboro, NH. The day was finished with a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open Hope House to the community. Pictured (l. to r.) front row: State Representative, Edith DesMarais; Executive Councilor, Joseph Kenney; CEO of New Hampshire Housing, Dean Christon; supporters Irv Grousbeck and Sukey Grousbeck; President FIT-NH, supporter Linda Southern; and former FIT-NH Board member, Rev. Gayle Murphy. Back row (l. to r.): Supporters Scott Curvey, Rebecca Curvey and Jim Southern.

NEW SHORT-TERM HOUSING OPPORTUNITY FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES OPENS

Families in Transition-New Horizons Ribbon Cutting Event at Their Hope House in Wolfeboro, NH

WOLFEBORO, NH- Families in Transition-New Horizons (FIT-NH) held an open house event, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, for their Hope House, a short-term, transitional housing property for homeless families, located at 16 Lehner St., in Wolfeboro, NH. With nearly 200 people in attendance, the community gathered in support of the facility and resource for families experiencing homelessness.

The Hope House is the first transitional housing option of its kind in Carroll County, offering housing and services to families in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District experiencing homelessness. Once fully staffed, the Hope House will offer shelter and services to seven families at a time, totaling an anticipated 43 parents and 84 children per year.  Families in Transition- New Horizons will provide 24/7 on-site staff to address specific needs for each family, such as; transportation, case management, meals and employment.

“Wow! This community has turned out in force to show their support,” said Maureen Beauregard, President of FIT-NH. “This project is a long time coming. We’ve heard you loud and clear and know that we’ll be able to provide short-term emergency housing to your families.”  

Information on how to get involved with the Hope House can be found at www.fitnh.org/wolfeboro. Any families from the Governor Wentworth Regional School District who are homeless and in need of an immediate place to stay are encouraged to contact the Hope House at 603-641-9441 ext. 360. FIT-NH is still in need of Program Aide’s to work at the Hope House and until fully staffed cannot open. Interested candidates can learn more at www.fitnh.org/employment.

One of the ways community members can support the Hope House is sponsoring, creating a team or signing up to participate the 2nd Annual 5K Wicked FIT Run/Walk in Wolfeboro, which is on Saturday, September  29, at the Abenaki Ski Area. To learn more visit www.fitnh.org/wickedfitrun

Families in Transition-New Horizons (FIT-NH) is a Manchester, Concord, Dover, and Wolfeboro, NH-based nonprofit organization provides hunger relief, emergency shelter, safe affordable housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. In 2017, FIT-NH provided housing and social services to 730 individuals, almost half of whom were children. For more information about FIT-NH and Hope House in Wolfeboro, visit www.fitnh.org/wolfeboro or call 603-641-9441 ext. 360.

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