Press Release: Emergency Shelter Ribbon Cutting

Concord Homeless Shelter Ribbon Cutting Event

Emergency Winter Shelter, Concord NH

Concord Coalition to End Homelessness celebrates anniversary, completion of winter shelter

CONCORD – The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the completion of its new winter shelter with a free community event Wednesday, May 23, at the Concord Homeless Resource Center, 238 N. Main St.

The event begins at 5 p.m. when the Concord Food Co-op Cafe fires up the grill and offers complimentary hot dogs with all the fixings, chips and a beverage. The program begins with brief remarks at 5:45, followed by the ribbon-cutting at 6.

At the ceremony’s conclusion, guests will be able to tour the new Emergency Winter Shelter and the Resource Center.

CCEH Executive Director Ellen Groh said, “This will definitely be a celebration. It is a time to pause, take a deep breath, and reflect upon CCEH’s significant accomplishments over our 10-year history. Of course, the most recent accomplishment is the new Emergency Winter Shelter, made possible because so many individuals, businesses and agencies came together to help the most vulnerable members of our community.”

“It is a blessing and a relief to know that this safety net is now solidly in place during the life-threatening cold of winter,” she said. “But we all know that shelters don’t end homelessness, so after we pause to celebrate, it’s onward together to bring the resources to Concord for permanent housing solutions that will end homelessness!”

There is no parking available at the Resource Center. Parking is available nearby on Franklin Street, at St. Peter’s Church on North State Street (access from North State or from Franklin), and at First Congregational Church accessed via Washington Street (eastbound one way). For those with difficulty walking, the Coalition has permission to drop people off at Friendly’s, across the street from the resource center, but attendees are asked not to park there. Please do NOT park, or drop people off, at our immediate neighbors, the Concord Mart and the Concord  Car Care, as this is very disruptive to their business.

CCEH’s vision is a Concord community where everyone has a safe, decent, stable, and affordable place to live.

Information contact: Greg Lessard

C: 603 856 5730,