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.
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.