Who We Are

Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response .

Family Promise of Greater Concord is one solution to eradicating family homelessness and is more than a shelter – we are hospitality in action and empower compassionate individuals.  Thanks to our more than 400+ volunteers we initiate coordinated efforts that bring our community together to help families and children experiencing homelessness regain their housing, independence, and dignity.

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TACKLING HOMELESSNESS

Tackling homelessness requires an integrated approach that reaches beyond immediate needs because poverty is a complex problem and it won’t yield a simple solution.

 

According to the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness  annual report a total of 4,682 unduplicated individuals and people in families experienced homelessness in 2021.  In fact, 68% of NH's cities and towns have populations that are less than the total annual homeless population in our state.

 

  • Of the over 4,600 people identified as homeless in 2021, a total of 1,254 were people in families, including children. These households include at least one adult and one child under the age of 18.

  • Of those, 51% counted in NH as homeless were children under the age of five.

 

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, children who are homeless are 6 times more likely to not obtain a high school diploma than kids in stable homes and 9 times more likely to repeat a grade.  Homelessness also results in increased levels of stress for both parents and children, which in turn can affect both physical and psychological well-being.