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.
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.