We know that change can bring lots of questions so we've put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions about our transition to Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire.
Nothing! Anne Marie House is the residence in Hudson where families stay while they are rebuilding their lives. In 2013, we formally joined a nationwide charity network, Family Promise based in Summit, NJ, that addresses family homelessness. Family Promise now has over 200 affiliates throughout the country, including three in New Hampshire! Now that we are expanding to serve Western Rockingham County as well as Hillsborough County, we are changing our name to Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire to better reflect the area that we serve. Anne Marie House is the residential facility. Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire is the program.
NO! Not only are we not closing Anne Marie House, we are actively seeking a second residence in Rockingham County!
Because the need is so great; family homelessness in New Hampshire has increased by 23%. Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County was serving those communities but ceased operations in 2018. Family Promise of Greater Nashua and Seacoast Family Promise immediately started working together to continue to our mission in Rockingham County.
Fortunately, there are several faith communities that supported Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County that have signed on to help us as we expand into their region. In addition, over the last year we have been actively engaging with additional congregations to build our community of supporters and volunteers in Rockingham County.
No, not at all! We continue to serve homeless families from all the communities of Hillsborough County. We actively work with every agency that helps the homeless to make sure that families are placed into the program that best meets their needs. Our unique niche is that we serve families of all types, including single fathers, single mothers, and two-parent families.
Join us! There are so many ways for individuals, families, friends, co-workers, and congregations to help us to end family homelessness. Volunteer at Anne Marie House! Cook a meal! Set up a work day where a team of folks come in to tackle major chores! Become a Beacon by joining our community of monthly donors! Like us on Facebook! Register to run or walk in our Home Stretch 5K on May 18th!