November, 2018

When provided the resources, individuals experiencing homelessness will improve their lives.  When multiple agencies join together to offer people the services they need to get back on their feet we can score major successes! Stanley, his wife and their 8 year old son first started coming into the Concord Homeless Resource Center at the end of July. They had left another state due to crime and did not want their 8 year old, Sam, growing up in that environment.

The CHRC caseworker, Julie, helped Stanley and his family connect with the Community Action Program(CAP) and The Friend’s Program. The CHRC was able to provide school supplies for Sam and helped get him enrolled in school here in Concord. Julie also wrote a letter to the Boys and Girls Club of Central NH in an effort to get Sam a full scholarship for programming at the Bradley Street Location. The scholarship was GRANTED and he loves going to the club. Sam has accomplished a lot at school and has earned himself some achievement awards through school and the B&G Club.

Both parents have jobs now, first and third shift, so someone is always available for Sam.

Last week Stanley stopped in at the CHRC to share with staff that he and his family had signed a lease and moved into a 2 bedroom apartment here in Concord! We are beyond thrilled for Stanley and his family. He reminded the staff that their biggest goal when they first arrived “was to be in our own place before Thanksgiving.”    DONE!    Congratulations, and many thanks to all the individuals and organizations that made this possible.