What are the Pillars of Support?

The Concord community has been an integral part of our success to date in support those people experiencing homelessness. Some members of the community have stepped up to say that our work to end homelessness in Concord is of paramount importance to them. These are the businesses and individuals we call our Pillars of Support. Their contributions are twofold: financial sponsorships and lending their voices to talk about their passion for (and belief in) CCEH’s work and mission. Together, only together, can we end chronic homelessness in Concord.

Who are CCEH’s Pillars of Support?

These are the Concord-area businesses that have stepped up and said that they believe that ending homelessness in our community is a top priority. Their financial and in-kind donations help CCEH move forward toward this goal. Interested in joining the cause? Scroll down for more information or download the Sponsorship packet:

AmeriHealth Caritas NH

PREMIER Pillar of Support

AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire is so proud to support the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and the community-based response to end homelessness in the Concord area. It is essential all of us work together to develop creative options to both prevent and end homelessness in our communities.

Binnie Media

In-kind Pillar of Support

“As a locally owned and operated company, Binnie Media stands behind and supports the community in which we live. We feel affordable housing should be available to all and for that reason Binnie media is honored to support the Concord Coalition to End homelessness” – Stan Bennett, VP Programming Binnie Media

Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A.

Pillar of Support

Concord Food Co-op

In-Kind Pillar of Support

“Concern for Community is one of the seven cooperative principles that guide every Cooperative business, and the Concord Food Co-operative has been doing that for decades in our close-knit community that we are lucky enough to call home.  We stand as a CCEH Pillar of Support in the effort to end homelessness and provide safe, decent, stable, and affordable places to live for all in our community.”

Concord Eye Center

Pillar of Support


In-kind Pillar of Support

“At ConcordTV we provide video production training and event coverage for the City, School District, and community partners- such as CCEH- with the fundamental belief that together we’re building a better community. We are thrilled to continue our strong partnership with CCEH in any way we can help. Homelessness can happen to anyone at any time, so we applaud CCEH staff and volunteers for their tireless efforts to provide resources that otherwise would not exist. Please join us in our fight to end homelessness in Concord!” – Josh Hardy, ConcordTV Executive Director

Franklin Savings Bank

Pillar of Support

“Franklin Savings Bank is pleased to partner with Concord Coalition to End Homelessness to support its mission of bringing an end to homelessness in the Capital region. As a community bank who is actively involved in supporting affordable housing projects, we share the same vision that every individual should have an affordable place to call home.” – Dawn M. Beers, VP – Marketing Officer

Hotel Concord

Pillar of Support

“Being in the hospitality business where people voluntarily check in and out of our hotel on a regular basis when traveling away from their homes, it is so difficult to comprehend that there are many in our community who have no place to call ‘home’—how can that be? Even more importantly, what can all of us do to make sure everyone in our community has a place to call ‘home’?”  – Michael Simchik, Owner Hotel Concord,

Keeler Family Realtors

Pillar of Support

“I was born and raised in Concord and I will do whatever I can to help the city I love. Keeler Family Realtors has been helping local families find homes for decades and there is nothing more important than having a place to lay your head at night. This is a fight we belong in and we look forward to winning this battle! – CEO-Broker, Paul Hrycuna

Merrimack County Savings Bank

Pillar of Support

“Merrimack County Savings Bank proudly supports the tireless work of the Concord Coalition to End Homeless. We commend and stand behind CCEH’s goal of ending homelessness in Concord because the Bank believes as they do– that every person has value and deserves dignity. CCEH advocates and offers resources and protection for our community’s most vulnerable people, and they serve as a wonderful role model for us all. We are thankful for all that CCEH has accomplished and commit to continuing our support for them as they come closer to their goal of eliminating homelessness in Concord once and for all.” – Linda Lorden, President MCSB

Northeast Delta Dental

Pillar of Support

“We applaud the ongoing efforts of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. They address many complex issues surrounding homelessness by providing valuable resources to help people in our community. We signed on as the first Pillar of Support by sponsoring two of its fundraising events and committing to help raise awareness to support the Coalition and its important work.” – Lisa Rousseau, Community Relations Specialist

the river – FM 102.3

In-kind Pillar of Support

“As active and involved members of the business community, and residents of New Hampshire, The River team is proud to work for a locally owned & operated station that gives back to the communities we serve. I believe that those of us fortunate to do well in our occupations have a responsibility to give back to those who need our help. The problem of homelessness can affect anyone. Often the result of job loss, or a medical emergency that depletes your savings unexpectedly, homelessness can have wide ranging effects both mentally and physically creating a downward spiral. Together as a community we can conquer the challenge of homelessness in Concord. Please join us in the fight to end homelessness in Concord!” – Steve Friedman of the river independent radion (102.3 Concord – 105.7 Lakes Region)


In-kind Pillar of Support

“Our community is about lifting folks up, not tearing them down. We are proud to do our part.”- WKXL General Manager, Chris Ryan

How can we become a Pillar of Support?

If you agree that ending chronic homelessness in Concord is a priority for our community, consider becoming a CCEH Pillar of Support. What does this entail? Pillars of Support have committed to sponsoring at least two of CCEH’s annual fundraising events (SouperFest, **new** Bluegrass BBQ, Talent Show) and have agreed to publicly support CCEH’s mission and energize other businesses in their industry around the cause.


A Premier Pillar of Support recognizes that ending chronic homelessness in Concord will take more than a year and commits to sponsoring two of CCEH’s annual fundraising events for three years in a row.

CLICK HERE for the Pillars of Support sponsorship packet. If you would like to learn more about CCEH’s Pillars of Support, you can reach out to CCEH Board Member, Greg Lessard at greg@concordfoodcoop.coop.