There’s a lot going on at Families in Transition – New Horizons! Browse our photo galleries to view pictures from recent events.
We held a grand opening for Families in Transition--Dover on February 6, 2013. The property will house single, low-income women beginning in March. Thank you Citizens Bank, New Hampshire Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce for your support!
Families in Transition hosted the inaugural Wicked FIT Run, a family-friendly, 5K run/walk dedicated to chasing away homelessness in NH, on Saturday, October 27 at Rollins Park in Concord. Proceeds of this event are going towards Families in Transition’s programs and services for formerly homeless families and individuals. Thank you to all of the sponsors, runners and volunteers who helped make this a successful event!
Families in Transition (FIT) hosted a press conference to announce the acquisition of Manchester Emergency Housing (MEH), the only family shelter in the Queen City. Additionally, it introduced its upcoming “extreme shelter makeover” project and the business partners working to make the project become a reality.Businesses and organizations donating time, items and trades skills to the “shelter makeover” include: Digital Prospect Corporation; FairPoint Communications; Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Merchants Automotive Group; New Hampshire Housing; United Health Care; US Airways/Do Crew; and students from the Derryfield School.
Our 2012 Cinco de Mayo Celebration was a fun fiesta! FIT supporters, Board members, staff and community members came together for Mexican food, dancing, live music from the Jason Spooner Trio, and more. Thank you to all of the sponsors, attendees, and supporters who helped make this year\'s event a success!
We\'ve finally expanded and relocated OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique! The Boutique now has a new home at 20 South Main Street in downtown Concord. Thank you to all of our project developers who provided the financial support to help grow and move the Boutique: Cityside Management Corporation, Northern Elastomeric Inc., Anagnost Companies, Citizens Bank Foundation, Grappone Automotive Group, Merrimack County Savings Bank, MTS Services, People\'s United Bank, Laconia Savings Bank, Northway Bank, Checkmate Payroll Services, Foothills Physical Therapy, and Peter C. Brankman & Company.
Thank you to all who attended the open house of our Belmont Housing Program on December 8, 2011. Special thanks to our speakers: Mayor Ted Gatsas, Mayor, City of Manchester; Matt Leahy, Special Assistant for Policy & Procedure, Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen; Ashley Pratte, Project Coordinator, Office of Congressman Frank Guinta; Councilor Raymond Wieczorek, Executive Councilor, State of New Hampshire; Ben Frost, Director of Public Affairs, New Hampshire Housing; and Kevin Flynn, External Relations and Communications Director, Community Development and Finance Authority.
Members of the Families in Transition VISTA Program joined forces with VISTAs from NH Catholic Charities to give a day of service at the New Hampshire Food Bank production garden in Manchester. They harvested, weeded, and prepared plots. Their combined 132 hours of service were dedicated to military members and their families through Operation Honor Card!