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Foster Grandparents Honored at the "Grandy's"

On May 30th, the Friends Program rolled out the teal carpet to celebrate the end of the 2023-24 school year with seniors from across New Hampshire at ‘The Grandys’.

With a little help from our friends

Thank you to all of our amazing Friends-A-Palooza Event Sponsors!  We wouldn't be able to offer this fun, free event without them.  Please bring the whole family to c

Purchase your brick today!

Did you know that the Friends Program Emergency Housing Program is the only permanent low- barrier shelter for families in Merrimack County? We are just about to finish a renovatio

January is National Mentoring Month!

The Friends Program, a nonprofit based in Concord, knows that a trusted and supportive adult can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. That’s why they’v

Very Cool Raffle Tickets to Benefit the Shelter!

Thanks to a very generous donation from a business in Concord, we have several Razor Drift Trikes to raffle.  All proceeds will benefit the shelter renovation.  Drawings

October Newsletter

Read the latest news and announcements- October, 2023

Press Release - The Home Stretch Renovation

The Friends Program is thrilled to announce that they have contracted with New England Custom Remodeling to complete The Home Stretch Renovation of its Emergency Housing Family She

Home Stretch Emergency Housing Renovation

We are thrilled to announce that we have engaged New England Custom Remodeling to commence work on phase two and three of the renovation on Friends Emergency Housing.  The re

Welcome to our new Director of Emergency Housing!

The Friends Program is pleased to welcome Glenda Leon as the new Director of Emergency Housing. With a deep mission driven commitment to support vulnerable individuals and families

Upcoming Events

Third Annual Friends-a-Palooza!

We can't wait to see you all to celebrate International Friendship Day on July 27th.  The third annual Friends-A-Palooza is bigger and better than ever!  Tell all you

Celebrate Youth Mentoring

12/9/23 Cookies and Cocoa - sweet treats and gingerbread tales

Reserve your spot today for this free family event.  Space is limited!

10/28/23 - Pumpkin Decorating with Friends

Join us for this free event- we will be decorating and carving pumpkins and sharing light refreshments. Our Special guest- SCARE NH will be distributing free costumes for Halloween

9/27/23 - Channeling your potential through art and mindfulness.

This session will be co-facilitated by Friends Program staff, Andrew Heath and mindfulness instructor Maria Pacelli, M. Ed.. They will lead the participants to greater self-express

One time or recurring donations of any size are welcome through our secure portal.

Donations may be mailed to our main office at: 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 200, Concord, NH 03301.

Please direct inquiries to Friends Development Director at 603-228-7604 or

Thank you!

Emergency Housing Home Stretch Renovation

To celebrate the completion of the renovation, we are installing a new garden wall and invite you to purchase a brick engraved with your personalized message and/or company logo.

Order your brick today!