Homeless N.H. Families Helped by $10,000 Lincoln Financial Foundation Grant (July 1 2016)

The Friends Program’s Emergency Housing Program to help homeless N.H. families will be advanced by a recent $10,000 grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation.

Since 1980, the Friends Program has operated this emergency shelter for families, providing 24-hour, seven-day-a-week support. Friends Emergency Housing provides intensive, community-based case management and short-term housing. The goal of the program is to transition homeless families into dwellings of their own – and to position them to be able to sustain their housing.

These activities align with Lincoln Financial’s commitment to the community. “Our support of the Friends Emergency Housing Program is part of a comprehensive approach to addressing homelessness in Concord,” said Byron Champlin, Program Officer at the Lincoln Financial Foundation.

The award is part of an ongoing partnership between Lincoln Financial and the Friends Program.

“Support from the Lincoln Financial Foundation helps ensure that the Friends Program’s homeless clients have the ability to meet their basic needs for food, housing, and independent living,” said Friends Program Executive Director Jerry Madden.

“Through this very generous grant,” Madden continued, “the Lincoln Financial Foundation allows us to help some of our most vulnerable neighbors.”

The Friends Program is grateful for Lincoln Financial’s long-term support as the shelter’s largest private sector supporter. The mission of the Friends Program is to strengthen communities by building relationships that empower people, encourage community service and restore faith in the human spirit.