TFMoran is supporting the Friends Program in their “Home Stretch” emergency housing renovation.
The Home Stretch Campaign is a 3-part shelter expansion and renovation project that aims to increase the number of families who may be assisted and create a comfortable space to decrease the emotional stress of emergency housing.
The Friends Emergency Housing family shelter is not a long-term housing solution, but the closer to “home” that a temporary room can feel, the easier it is for families, especially children, to settle in and begin the process of rebuilding their lives.Friends Home Stretch
Families accounted for nearly forty percent of all people experiencing homelessness in New Hampshire in 2021, and the Friends Program is one of few permanent programs offering shelter year round to families in the greater Concord area. The construction of a ninth bedroom will connect an additional 15-25 individuals with emergency housing each year, and as the financial impacts of COVID-19 weigh on the wallets of already-struggling families, the Friends Emergency Housing Program is preparing to respond to an increased number of families experiencing homelessness.
Phase two of the project is currently underway. With the support of the community, the Friends Program will be able to assist an additional 100 to 140 families in the coming years.
TFMoran COO Dylan Cruess attended the phase II groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, September 6th. TFM is a proud supporter of the Friends Program and can’t wait to follow the progress!
Friends Program Emergency Housing has provided a 24-hour, 7 days a week shelter for families since 1980. The program provides intensive, community-based case management and short-term housing, aftercare and outreach services for families at risk of future homelessness. Families are provided with critical, temporary emergency housing, as well as support, education, training and skills that help position them to secure long-term and stable housing for themselves.Friends Home Stretch