There’s a lot going on at Families in Transition! Browse our photo galleries to view pictures from recent events.
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!
Thanks to our friends and supporters who celebrated our 20th anniversary with us! The evening entailed guided tours through our \"Family Mill\" property and a short program highlighting the growth and success of FIT throughout the years accompanied remarks by Mayor Ted Gatsas, FIT Board Members, FIT Alumni Participant, and Staff.
Thank you to all who attended the grand opening of our Lowell Street Housing Program on June 3, 2011. Special thanks to our speakers: Mayor Ted Gatsas, Mayor, City of Manchester; Laura Simoes, Deputy State Director, Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen; Councilor Raymond Wieczorek, Executive Councilor, State of New Hampshire; Senator Lou D’Allesandro, New Hampshire State Senator; Dean Christon, Executive Director, New Hampshire Housing; Robert Shumeyko, Boston Region Community Planning & Development Director, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development; and Greg Carsen, Manchester Field Office Director, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.
A great time was had by all who came to Families in Transition\'s 2011 Cinco de Mayo Celebration! From drinks, dancing and dining to a variety of fun giving opportunities, party-goers were kept busy all evening long. Thanks again to each and every attendee, speaker, volunteer and celebration sponsor!