BCAF Grant Recipients
(October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020)
Belknap House, located in Laconia, serves Belknap County
Belknap House began with a coalition of five community members and their concern for homeless families who had nowhere to turn for safe shelter. Families would often sleep in their cars, if they owned one, couch surfing if they were able or spend money intended for food on a cheap hotel room. In 2014, the coalition created Belknap House and acquired a building and after a complete renovation, they provided families with emergency shelter for an eleven-week period. Belknap House is now open year-round because there has been an increase in family homelessness. A grant from the BCAF will help with the added expenses of running a shelter year-round.
Blueberry Express Day Care, Pittsfield
Blueberry Express Day Care is the only childcare facility in Pittsfield. Since the 1980s, they have produced safe, high quality childcare and family support regardless of family income. They currently are caring for 70 children, ages 11 months to 10 years of age and over half of the families receive tuition assistance to make child care affordable. A BCAF grant will help them purchase six cribs for their new infant room.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, serves Greater Nashua
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua has been working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances for more than 40 years. The Club serves more than 3,000 boys and girls ages 5 to 18, 53% of whom are minorities and 70% of whom live in households with extremely low incomes. Many of these children live in single-parent homes and are at risk of using drugs and alcohol, joining gangs, failing in school, and becoming victims of neglect and abuse. The Club is a safe haven, open from after school until 9:00 pm and all day in the summer. The Club provides safe transportation from school to the Club and back home, nutritious meals, and individual services to support Club members. A grant from the BCAF helped to provide food for the children.
Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, Manchester
The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester helps to reach out to all youth, especially those who need them the most, inspiring them to realize their full potential, as productive, responsible, caring individuals. The Club’s teen food pantry started in 2016 to address the fact that many of their teen members were leaving the Club for the weekend without knowing where their next meal would come from until they returned to school on Monday morning. A grant from the BCAF will help to expand their teen food pantry with critically needed food inventory.
Boys & Girls Club of the North Country, Greater Littleton
The Boys & Girls Club of the North Country was founded in 2005 in response to the pressing need for affordable, high quality after school programming in the Littleton area. The Club serves more than 250 members of the community with three main programs: a daily after school program, vacation day camps, and in partnership with a local school, an opportunity where children can spend time at the Club as part of their winter activity program selection. Throughout the school year, members are transported to and from two main schools. In addition, during the summer, the kids enjoy a weekly field trip to various area attractions, hiking venues and museums. A BCAF grant will help with operational expenses so they may continue to provide supervised after school care and vacation camp for children in the North Country.
Catholic Charities New Hampshire, office in Manchester, serves Statewide
Catholic Charities New Hampshire is a human services organization, established in 1945, with a mission to provide quality services that heal, comfort, and empower the poor and vulnerable. Their utmost concern during this pandemic are their elderly residents and patients at their six skilled nursing facilities. The essential nursing and support staff are looking for childcare support so they can provide daily services for the elderly residents and patients. A BCAF grant was provided to help offset the cost of daycare expenses for the first several nursing staff who have requested support.
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester
For the last 125 years, Catholic Medical Center has been at the heart of Manchester – growing and changing with the times and leading into the future. CMC has grown over the years to be one of NH’s largest medical centers, dramatically expanding its services with a continual focus on delivering the highest quality healthcare for nearly 500,000 patients annually. A BCAF grant will help support the CMC COVID-19 Recovery Program. Funds donated to this program will assist CMC Caretakers on the frontline of the crisis and CMC patients struggling to maintain their health.
Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities, located in Keene, serves statewide
Cedarcrest Center serves medically fragile children with significant disabilities from across NH, Vermont and starting this past year, Maine. They are the only nursing facility in New Hampshire that serves children exclusively. They are the state’s primary resource for post-acute care for children with complex medical and developmental needs, and the only one licensed to provide post-acute care for children under the age of three. A grant from the BCAF will help to purchase a youth bed. This special type of equipment is not funded by Medicaid and is needed to serve the children.
Claremont Learning Partnership, Claremont
The Claremont Learning Partnership’s mission is to increase educational access, attainment and opportunity to all in Claremont, NH. Over the past year, they have developed the Claremont Youth Housing Center. This center will focus on providing transitional housing for teens while they work to complete their education and find secure employment. They currently have six teen mothers and two teen fathers participating in the program and the center is under construction. A BCAF grant will help with operational expenses so they can provide a safe, nurturing environment for the teens that they serve.
Claremont Soup Kitchen, Inc., Claremont, serves Sullivan County
Claremont Soup Kitchen was established in 1983 as a nonprofit food assistance program operating seven days a week. Their programs include the Soup Kitchen, the Food Pantry, Meals To-Go, Free Medical Clinic, Women’s Primary Health Clinic, Children’s Community Lunch and Food shelves in Claremont Public Schools. A BCAF grant will help with the immediate spike in new clients since the health pandemic was announced. Their daily donations from the local grocery stores have decreased to a severe minimum, with limited amounts of meat donation. The loss of food has forced them to purchase meat and staple items for their pantry though retailers at full cost.
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, serves Strafford County
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County (CAPSC) helps to educate, advocate and assist people to help meet their basic needs and promote self-sufficiency. One of their primary areas of focus is to help low-income individuals and families who are food insecure. CAPSC has increased their food programs to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. A BCAF grant will help them purchase food and meet demand at their food pantries. These funds will support their Summer Meals Program and food delivery to seniors.
Community Caregivers of Greater Derry, Greater Derry
The Community Caregivers of Greater Derry was formed in 1988 to help enrich lives and support individuals to remain independent through a compassionate volunteer community. One of their programs is to loan donated equipment to anyone who needs the item for as long as they need it, without a fee, through their Loaners Closet of Durable Medical Equipment. The equipment includes wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, bath seats, etc. A BCAF grant will go toward their operational expenses.
Community Volunteer Transportation Company, located in Peterborough, serves Monadnock region
Since 2008, CVTC has provided “no fee” transportation for people who do not have access to transportation because of their age, ability, economic situation or other limiting circumstances. The organization services 34 towns in the Monadnock region. A BCAF grant will assist with essential working capital so they can continue to service their community.
Crisis Center of Central NH (CCCNH), Concord, serves Merrimack County
CCCNH has been operating since 1978 and focuses on serving the needs of victims of domestic and sexual violence. Their services include an emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, legal advocacy and referral, support groups, etc. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 virus, not all shelters in the state are accepting new guests. Therefore, they are trying to help victims and their children with shelter at hotels. A BCAF grant will help with the costs of paying for the hotels for victims.
Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc., Manchester, serves Greater Manchester
Easter Seals NH’s mission is to change the way the world defines and views disability by making a profound, positive difference in people’s lives every day. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, their goal is to safely care for their clients. Their services are ongoing to provide critical assistance and programming for 1,868 children and seniors in Greater Manchester. A BCAF grant will support their efforts for the next three months. This includes providing food for 600 children in the Manchester School District and having that food delivered to the children’s homes; providing food delivery services and one-on-one care to 446 seniors; providing emergency dental treatment to 150 low-income clients; and many more programs.
Easter Seals New Hampshire, Greater Manchester
Easter Seals New Hampshire’s mission is to change the way the world defines and views disability by making a profound, positive difference in people’s lives every day. They offer a Special Transportation Service (STS) program, which provides transportation and passenger on-and-off assistance for frail and isolated seniors, as well as individuals with disabilities and special needs. A BCAF grant will support their STS program.
Families in Transition-New Horizons for New Hampshire, located in Manchester, serves statewide
Families in Transition-New Horizons became one organization in January of 2018. They are working together to integrate services, identify specialty services, scale programs, and eliminate gaps to help serve more people in need. Their mission is to provide hunger relief, emergency shelter, safe and affordable housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. The BCAF provided a grant, which will help fund meals at their soup kitchen, which averages 250 diners each evening.
Family Promise of Greater Concord, Greater Concord
Family Promise of Greater Concord strives to end homelessness for families with children in the capital region by providing overnight hospitality and support to achieve sustainable financial independence with support from their community. A BCAF grant will assist with funding their “Pathway Towards Independence” Program. This program is designed to provide stable housing for 56 people over the next year.
The Family Resource Center, located in Gorham, serves North Country
Founded in 1997, The Family Resource Center’s (FRC) mission is to build healthier families and stronger community through positive relationships, programs, and collaborations. The FRC’s primary program is offering evidence-based home visiting services to parents. They also provide an after school program for approximately 275 students in grades K-8 at five sites in the Berlin and Gorham schools. A BCAF grant will help with operational expenses for the after school program.
Family Services, Inc., located in Keene, serves Greater Keene
Monadnock Family Services seeks to foster mental and emotional wellness for individuals of all ages, and to create services that heal, education that transforms, and advocacy that brings about a just society. The Monadnock Adult Care Center (MACC) is managing an adult outreach-training program called Gatekeeper Program. The Monadnock Family Services will train community members to identify and refer isolated, at-risk older adults for services. These are older adults who have little or no support system to act on their behalf as they experience serious difficulties that compromise their ability to live independently. The BCAF provided a grant to help support the Gatekeeper Program and help them get implemented in the Monadnock Region.
Friends of Forgotten Children (FOFC), Concord, serves Greater Concord
Since 1972, FOFC has provided assistance with food, clothing, self-help classes and holiday gifts for low income and at-risk families and individuals, including teens and seniors. A BCAF grant will help their food pantry to fulfill the increased need since the COVID-19 crisis.
The Front Door Agency, Nashua, serves Greater Nashua
For the last 33 years, The Front Door Agency has offered support and provided services to the disadvantaged and homeless. A BCAF grant will help families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to secure or maintain safe housing. Funds will be used to help individuals and families with security deposits and short-term rental subsidies and provide financial assistance of back rent and utilities.
Gather, Inc., Portsmouth, serves Seacoast
Gather began in 1816 with a small group of women whose goal was to feed the families of fishermen in Portsmouth. Gather’s ultimate goal is to end hunger in the Seacoast. Their mission is to fulfill the needs of low-income individuals and families with food, personal care products, and education for healthy living. They are currently providing fresh healthy food for children to make at least 10 meals plus snacks. They are currently serving 625 children per week, but expect a surge to 725 due to prolonged unemployment and other financial stressors in the region. A BCAF grant will help mobilize their highly successful Meals 4 Kids program in the NH communities of Portsmouth, Seabrook, Hampton, and Rochester.
GOT LUNCH! Laconia, Laconia
For the last nine years, GOT LUNCH! has delivered healthy groceries to the children of Laconia during the summer months of school vacation. The Laconia School District recently asked if they could help feed the kids that are no longer in school because of the COVID-19 crisis. A BCAF grant will help them continue providing groceries to an average of 270 families each week and expect that number to rise in the next few months.
The Granite YMCA, Greater Manchester
The Granite YMCA is the largest Y in northern New England with six branches. The Y-START Afterschool Program, located at Beech Street and Henry Wilson elementary schools is in its 30th year and serves center city students in Manchester. Both schools have populations in which over 89% of students are eligible for free/reduced lunch programs. A BCAF grant will help youngsters in grades K-5, who are disadvantaged, and who without Y-START, would face an uncertain afterschool environment.
Harbor Homes, Inc., Nashua
Harbor Homes, was founded in 1982 as a health and human service organization. They provide quality residential, health care, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or living with mental illness. A BCAF grant will help create a fund for their clients, particularly those experiencing homelessness, with food, medication, transportation and hygiene products.
Healthy at Home, located in Nashua, serves Greater Nashua
Healthy at Home is a home-care agency since 1997. They provide consistent home health and daily-living care to low-income, homebound individuals. Of their 250 annual clients, most are low-income and are underinsured. They are also a member of Partnership for Successful Living. This partnership helps to reduce costs by sharing many board and staff members. A BCAF grant will help with operational expenses.
Home, Health & Hospice Care (HHHC), Merrimack, serves Greater Nashua
Since 1883, HHHC serves patients as a community-based, free standing, non-profit visiting nurse association and hospice program. In 2000, they were able to build the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. HHHC provides trusted, patient-centered services that embrace each individual’s independence and quality of life. To help with the COVID-19 crisis, a BCAF grant will help fund the purchase of personal protective equipment, which is not usually used by their nurses, but now required for the safety of patients and staff.
Home Healthcare Hospice & Community Services, VNA at HCS, located in Keene, serves Cheshire County
Home Healthcare, Hospice and community Services (HCS) began as the Visiting Nurses in Peterborough in 1907. Over the years, their programs expanded to include Meals on Wheels, transportation, Healthy Starts for pregnant women, children and families, hospice end-of-life care and palliative care, and adult day care. They have grown and responded to local needs for residents throughout southwestern NH. HCS is seeking a grant for their “New Wheels for Hot Meals” project, which is to acquire a new food delivery truck for the Meals on Wheels program serving Cheshire County. A BCAF grant will help to purchase a new refrigeration and heater
The Hope For Homeless Foundation, Greater Manchester
The Hope For Homeless Foundation acquired a 42 room shelter at 286 Concord Street in Manchester about three years ago. A year ago, the BCAF provided them with a grant to help build a community kitchen. However, through the process, the Manchester Fire Department asked for further modifications on the project and to build a firewall to divide the cooking area from the rest of the common area. An emergency BCAF grant will help build a firewall and all the necessary modifications that go along with the project.
Hospice Help Foundation, Portsmouth, serves Statewide
Hospice Help Foundation funds essential items that are not covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance, in order to boost the comfort and dignity of hospice patients who are struggling with poverty. These items can include rent, food, utilities, transportation, modest last wishes, funeral expenses, and more. They believe this year they will experience an increase in requests for support and a substantial shortfall in funding, caused in large by the economic impact of COVID-19. A BCAF grant will help hospice patients with emergency assistance and reduce the pain and hardship.
Kearsarge Area Council on Aging, located in New London, serves nine Kearsarge-area communities
Founded in 1992, the Kearsarge Area Council on Aging helps to promote, develop and reinforce programs that support and enhance the health, well-being, dignity, and independence of older people. They have a transportation program, which offers free services to seniors in the Upper Valley, a geographic part of NH critically underserved by public, private and charitable transportation. They currently serve 162 transportation clients and have 66 volunteer drivers. A BCAF grant will help with their transportation program.
Liberty House, located in Manchester, serves Statewide
Liberty House opened its doors in April 2004 and has served as a home and refuge for approximately 350 veterans. They also serve 125 homeless and/or needy veterans in the greater Manchester area. This home provides clothing, food, and other necessities for daily living to those who come to their door for assistance. Liberty House has recently joined hands with Catholic Charities New Hampshire. They are requesting a grant to purchase warm weather footwear for their veterans. Based on experience, they expect approximately seventy veterans will come to Liberty House in search of clean and decent footwear in the next few months. A BCAF grant was provided to purchase footwear.
LIFE Ministries, Inc., Wolfeboro, serves 25 towns
LIFE Ministries Food Pantry is an outreach program of seven local area churches that was founded in 1985. They operate a food pantry, which provides food to eligible people in need, in quantities appropriate to family size and nutritional requirements. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, they immediately activated their Vacation Station for the duration of school closures and accepted increasing numbers of new applications and new referrals from the school and welfare departments. A BCAF grant will help pay for the increases in need from last year.
LISTEN (Lebanon in Service to Each Neighbor), located in Lebanon, serves Upper Valley
LISTEN was founded almost fifty years ago. They provide services and support to meet the critical needs of Upper Valley individuals and families. They connect clients with a variety of resources and make sure that those who are the most vulnerable – seniors, families, people working two or even three jobs – can stay in their homes, have heat and electricity, keep food in their cupboards, and more. They requested a grant for LISTEN’s Housing Helpers program so they can continue to allow their clients to stay in their homes and retain other shelter, relieving financial pressure brought on by emergencies, and help recipients become or remain contributors to the well-being of the region. A BCAF grant was provided for their Housing Helpers program.
Marguerite’s Place, Nashua
Marguerite’s Place provides homeless families a private, secure, furnished apartment for up to 24 months. Their objective is to provide basic needs for their families so they can prioritize their professional goals, healing, financial stability and confidence. Many of the families have been laid off and are facing food insecurity due to children not being in school. They are also covering the cost of rent for those unable to work, and providing nonperishable food and other household items that are not accessible to the families. A BCAF grant will support nonperishable food to support their families during the COVID-19 crisis.
Marguerite’s Place, Inc., Nashua
Marguerite’s Place provides homeless families a private, secure, furnished apartment for up to 24 months. Their objective is to provide basic needs for their families so they can prioritize their professional goals, healing, financial stability and confidence. A BCAF grant will help with basic needs and reducing the barriers to success for their families. Some of these needs include food in their childcare program, diapers, gas cards, scrubs for LNA careers, and more.
MCVP: Crisis and Prevention Center, located in Keene, serves Monadnock region
MCVP was founded in 1978 and is the only organization in the Monadnock Region dedicated solely to serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence. They provide emergency shelter to women and children who are fleeing domestic and sexual violence. A BCAF grant will assist the emergency shelter in replenishing everyday necessities, such as, bed linens, hygiene products, paper products, and to provide needed grocery and gas cards to their Housing First clients.
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Manchester, serves Greater Manchester
For more than 60 years, The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester has been a private nonprofit system of comprehensive mental health services that is available to area citizens who experience problems with mental illness, often with co-occurring substance abuse. Because of the COVID-19 situation, their service output has declined by 30% in March. They have also moved to virtual platforms for the services they provide, which has proven to be costly. A BCAF grant will help support their organization through these challenging times.
Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Manchester, serves Greater Manchester
Merrimack Valley Assistance Program is a state-licensed case management agency that offers supportive services and housing assistance to persons with HIV/AIDS. A BCAF grant will help their clients who are currently unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant would be used to provide immediate aid to clients who need food and utility and rental assistance.
The Moore Center Services, Inc., Manchester, serves Greater Manchester
Since 1955, The Moore Center Services has evolved with the needs of the community. They remain dedicated to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorder and they have added services for children and senior citizens, and training and development for the human services workforce. They announced on March 23 that they had an initiative to provide emergency assistance to help families and staff on a crisis/essential basis. So far, they have provided $10,000 in assistance to over 200 individuals and families. A BCAF grant will provide more funding for their initiative and they can purchase PPE supplies in order to keep their clients, essential staff, families and community safe.
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter (NSK&S), Nashua
The NSK&S goal is to make nutritious foods accessible to all, regardless of financial standing. Their target population for services includes the poor and homeless individuals and families. Since the COVID-19 crisis, they have increased the reach of their meal services and their mobile food pantry. With smaller local pantries closing for safety and a large number of people losing their income due to the crisis, they will stay open and provide services for the duration of the crisis and beyond. A BCAF grant will help provide service to a wider audience to meet the rise in demand.
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter (NSK&S), Greater Nashua
The NSK&S goal is to make nutritious foods accessible to all, regardless of financial standing. Their target population for services includes the poor and homeless individuals and families. A BCAF grant will help expand their Mobile Pantry. Funds will be used to pay their truck driver and to purchase any additional foods that will be needed to support their future distribution sites.
NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire, Manchester, serves Southern NH
NeighborWorks Southern NH has been helping the community for 28 years, addressing housing and neighborhood revitalization needs. Since 1992, the organization has created and acquired 455 affordable rental units to-date in six communities, and provided homeownership and financial literacy education and counseling programs. A BCAF grant will support their Rental Assistance Relief Fund that will help tenants of their properties whose employment has been affected suddenly due to the COVID-19 crisis.
New Generation, Inc., Greenland, serves Greater Seacoast
Founded in 1987, New Generation was the first agency in NH to provide shelter to homeless pregnant women and to mothers with children. The organization operates in an historic farmhouse and has the space to serve seven women and their children in the shelter and up to two mothers and two children in two on-site transitional apartments. A BCAF grant will support their operating expenses related to serving homeless women and children in NH. The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for them financially and operationally.
NH Union Leader Santa Fund, located in Manchester, serves Southern NH
The Union Leader holds an annual fundraiser to assist the Salvation Army in responding to those needing food, shelter, and clothing. The BCAF provided a grant to help all the families the Salvation Army serves.
The PLUS Company, Nashua, serves Southern NH
The PLUS Company works on improving the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders. A BCAF grant will help keep their clients and staff as safe as possible via in-person and online support, providing protective equipment and meals and shelter for their Direct Service Professionals as necessary.
Safari Youth Club, Manchester
The Safari Youth Club’s mission is to educate and empower youth refugees and immigrants to reach their goals through sports and arts. During the COVID-19 crisis, they are helping families understand how to manage during these difficult times. A BCAF grant will assist with home-visits, helping families to apply for unemployment and other governmental benefits, emergency food and helping children with schoolwork at home, which is difficult for the parents when English is not their primary language.
St. Joseph Community Services, Inc., located in Merrimack, serves Hillsborough County region
Since 1977, St. Joseph Community Services operates the Meals on Wheels Program, Community Dining Programs, Transportation and Support Services for Hillsborough County. The federal and state funding for the Meals on Wheels Program does not cover the full cost of the meals served. A BCAF grant will help with the “funding gap” of the rapidly increasing cost of uncompensated care for their Meals on Wheels Program.
Seacoast Family Promise, Exeter, serves Seacoast
Seacoast Family Promise is committed to helping families with children experiencing homelessness to regain self-sufficiency. A BCAF grant will help support their low-income families affected by the COVID-19 crisis by providing assistance so they can maintain their housing, pay utilities, and purchase food.
Second Start, Greater Concord
Second Start was founded in 1971 and is committed to improving the economic and educational well-being of New Hampshire residents. Their goal is to help people become more productive workers, family members, and community citizens. They provide supportive, affordable and effective educational programs. The organization started the New American Driving School, in September of 2018. This program teaches driving skills to New Americans. A BCAF grant will help underwrite the tuition for the participants.
SHARE Outreach, Inc., Milford, serves Southern NH
SHARE provides food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance to area families in need, who do not qualify for government assistance or for whom that assistance is insufficient or delayed in coming. A BCAF grant will assist with the COVID-19 outbreak and an increased need for their services. These services include the need for more supplies for their food pantry and assistance with housing assistance, utilities, transportation and medical care. In addition, they have seen an increase in their costs to keep the staff and volunteers safe and healthy by purchasing protective items, cleaning/disinfecting products, and some new technology so they can work remotely.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Exeter, Exeter
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Exeter has been established since 1989 with the mission to provide emergency food and assistance to those in need. They not only provide the communities they serve with food, but many other critical services such as dental and medical care, employment opportunities, emergency financial assistance, senior services, homeless assistance and much more. A BCAF grant was provided to help with their Milk, Butter, Eggs and Orange Juice Program so their clients have more nutritional food choices.
Sonshine Soup Kitchen, Derry, serves Greater Derry
The Sonshine Soup Kitchen is a community-based ministry with the purpose of feeding the hungry, clothing the cold and barefoot, and offering hope to the despairing. They serve meals Monday through Friday to anyone who comes to the building. They also offer a free clothing ministry two afternoons per week, and home delivery of meals to guests that are unable to come to their dining room. A BCAF grant will assist with operating costs due to COVID-19 as their donations have declined greatly.
Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., serves Southern NH
This agency provides heating assistance services for families in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties. They work with city officials and other community partners to ensure that heating assistance is available to people who are in emergency situations and are not eligible for fuel assistance. Often a family may earn slightly more than the Federal guideline and thus not be eligible for Federal fuel assistance. The BCAF provides a grant to help individuals and families to receive a fuel delivery if Southern NH Services determines that they qualify for help.
Spaulding Youth Center, located in Northfield, serves statewide
Spaulding Youth Center helps young people with autism or other developmental and/or behavioral challenges learn the academic and life skills needed to be successful in their homes, schools and communities. They provide residential services for young people who can no longer successfully live at home. The Department of Children, Youth and Families commonly refer children to the center. A grant from the BCAF will assist with clothing and necessities for the children who have so little when they arrive.
Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. / Tyler Blain House, located in Berlin, serves Coos County
TCCAP is dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of northern New Hampshire's people and communities. Incorporated in 1965 as a multi-purpose, social service and advocacy agency with a mission to end poverty in northern NH, TCCAP provides opportunities and support for people to learn and grow in self-sufficiency and to get involved in helping their neighbors and improving the conditions of their communities. The Tyler Blain House is located in Lancaster and serves the most vulnerable residents providing essential emergency shelter and food services to individuals and families with no permanent or habitable residence. The house is the ONLY emergency shelter in Coos, Carroll, and Grafton Counties. A grant from the BCAF will assist with operating expenses and include utility, telephone, and internet costs and to purchase consumable supplies, such as, food, hygiene items, cleaning and paper products, etc.
United Way of Greater Nashua, Nashua, serves Greater Nashua
United Way of Greater Nashua serves 11 communities since 1930. Their core programming is to assess community needs around health, education, and financial stability to provide targeted support for programs. For COVID-19, they are helping food support programs for the community, volunteer engagement coordination, targeting nonprofit support through emergency grants, and supply needed materials and support for the homeless community. A BCAF grant will help them continue providing emergency relief by providing volunteer driven food support for students, volunteer driven grocery support for families, access to produce and pantry services for quarantined individuals, and direct support for local nonprofits.
Waypoint, formerly Child and Family Services, is a nonprofit agency that provides a lifeline across the lifespan. Their mission is empowering people of all ages though an array of human services and advocacy. The agency provides a full spectrum of social services to nearly 9,000 individuals, children and families annually through 24 unique programs at 10 regional offices. A BCAF grant will help subsidize up to 1,000 hours of charitable care.
Webster House, Manchester, serves Statewide
The Webster House provides a safe, supportive home for children who are unable to live at home primarily for reasons of abuse, neglect or difficulties in the community. Webster House operations have been impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic by creating unexpected expenses. With schools moving to remote learning, they need additional staffing to help supervise and work with the kids. They also need to provide the kids with an extra meal each day (lunch) and purchase program supplies. A BCAF grant will assist with these unexpected expenses.
Webster House, located in Manchester, serves Statewide
Webster House provides a safe, supportive home for children who are unable to live at home primarily for reasons of abuse, neglect or difficulties in the community. Over the past 135 years, thousands of children have benefited from their stay. The BCAF grant will assist with providing those children with basic needs.