Who We Are

Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response .

Family Promise of Greater Concord is one solution to eradicating family homelessness and is more than a shelter – we are hospitality in action and empower compassionate individuals.  Thanks to our more than 500+ volunteers we initiate coordinated efforts that bring our community together to help families and children experiencing homelessness regain their housing, independence, and dignity.

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TACKLING HOMELESSNESS

Tackling homelessness requires an integrated approach that reaches beyond immediate needs because poverty is a complex problem and it won’t yield a simple solution

 

In 2020 the National Alliance to End Homelessness reported that 1,675 people in N.H were homeless on any given night, resulting in a 12.3% rate of homelessness per 10,000 people.       Of that total, 39%, or 652 homeless were families, 4% higher than the overall rate for U.S. homeless families. This number is also up 12% from 2019 when 582 overall families in N.H. were counted as homeless. Of these numbers, 51% are children under the age of five.

 

According to the National Alliance for Children, children who are homeless are 6 times more likely to not obtain a high school diploma than kids in stable homes and 9 times more likely to repeat a grade.  Homelessness also results in increased levels of stress for both parents and children, which in turn can affect both physical and psychological well-being.