CCEH offers resources that help people struggling with homelessness meet their basic needs, and we provide permanent housing opportunities to some of our most vulnerable citizens. We work with community partners and advocate for solutions that actually end homelessness.
We continue to provide invaluable services to those experiencing homelessness during this difficult time.
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Thanks to a Shelter Modification Grant (part of the federal CARES Act) CCEH purchased First Congregational Church in Concord (177 N. Main Street) to be able to temporarily move our Emergency Winter Shelter so we can go from 20 beds, back to our usual 40 bed capacity! We opened in this new location on December 18th!
And, as of Monday, January 4th, our daytime Resource Center is open at this larger space to be able to serve 40-50 people at one time, as we are limited to 12 people at a time in our current space due to COVID physical distancing requirements. We have EXPANDED OUR HOURS, too! Now open 9AM-4PM, Monday through Friday to provide someplace warm for people to be during this winter.
- Our Concord Homeless Resource Center is open Monday through Friday with extended hours from 9AM-4PM, at the First Congregational Church, 177 N. Main St., Concord.
- Our Winter Shelter is open at the First Congregational Church, 177 N. Main St., Concord, serving our guests in the safest way possible given the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Our Housing First Concord program supports 15 individuals who have exited homelessness with on-going Case Management services.
- Our Green Street Apartments are complete, and four individuals exiting homelessness have moved into their own apartments. These people will also receive support through our Case Management team.
Concord Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) is on a mission – to end homelessness in the Greater Concord, NH community.
READ CCEH’S WHITE PAPER – “Strategy for Ending Homelessness in Concord“
THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE WE FACE TODAY IS A LACK OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN OUR AREA.
CCEH is actively searching for property to develop affordable supportive housing. If you, or someone you know, has a property (buliding or just land) that could be transformed into housing for those experiencing long-term homelessness, please contact Ellen Groh, CCEH Executive Director – firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHECK OUT OUR FIRST DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, GREEN STREET APARTMENTS – AFFORDABLE AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING IN DOWNTOWN CONCORD!
We still have a long way to go BUT….
The $100,000 CHALLENGE MATCH has been met!
As you may know, a very generous donor offered CCEH a $100,000 Challenge Match toward our $1M fundraising goal for Safe Spaces II. Not only did we meet that $100K mark, we exceeded it, thanks to the support of this wonderful community. What’s even more exciting is that this donor agreed to increase the amount of the Match to $120,000 when they learned The Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord was holding a special fundraising drive to participate in the Match!
With the incredible response from our community, CCEH’s Safe Spaces II: The Next Step campaign has surpassed the half-way mark toward its goal of raising $1M by 2022! We will use these funds to operate all our programs for 3 years; pay for the development of the Green Street Apartments which will be ready in December 2020; and have “seed money” for the next development project – we hope you can join us in taking the Next Step in ending homelessness in our community by contributing toward our $1M fundraising goal.
JOIN US AS WE TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN ENDING HOMELESSNESS IN GREATER CONCORD
FOR MORE DETAILS (AND A PRINTABLE DOCUMENT TO SHARE) ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN CLICK HERE: Safe Spaces II: The Next Step
Since December 2008, the Resource Center has been helping guests who are homeless, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, meet their immediate needs and connect with resources that are available to them. The Resource Center is open Mondays through Fridays from 9AM-1PM. Learn More>>
A Housing First Concord client sees his apartment for the first time. Housing First Concord is a permanent supportive housing program of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness for individuals who have struggled with “chronic” homelessness. Learn More>>
Emergency Winter Shelter
CCEH opened the doors to the 40-bed Emergency Winter Shelter in December 2018. It is open mid-December through March. Learn More>>
Green Street Apartments
The Green Street apartments advance the CCEH goal of safe, affordable, and stable housing for all by providing one-bedroom apartments for people coming from homelessness. Learn More>>