Phase one for building a Winter Shelter and for our Safe Spaces Campaign was to raise the funds for the one time expense of creating the facility:
Thanks to the NH Housing Finance Authority’s funding grant of $250,000 and the purchase of $345,000 in CDFA State Tax Credits by 19 community minded businesses (link to list)
We are the proud owners of our property at 238 North State Street, and construction has begun! (Photos – ask Kathy)
The Concord Rotary Club kicked off the Private Donations towards the building of the Shelter with a gift of $50,000!
Left: Alan Blake, Rotary President(Rt) presents check to Michael Leuchtenberger, CCEH Chair, and Ellen Groh, CCEH Executive Director.
This brings our donations specific to the BUILDING of the shelter to $645,000 of the $738,000 we need!! And other donations are rolling in.
We continue to be optimistic about having the shelter operational some time this winter. In the meantime, CCEH WILL RUN A WINTER SHELTER FOR CONCORD’S MOST VULNERABLE CITIZENS.
This year the Winter Shelter will open on December 18 and will again be housed at St.Peter’s Parish Center on North State Street. CCEH has contracted with Thrive to run the shelter with the same team in charge as in the past 2 years, Jake King and Arolyn Chappell.
Want to volunteer at the Winter Shelter? Click here to view our current volunteer opportunities!
The shelter volunteers are the lifeblood of this effort to serve those with no other option. Thank you!