BCAF Grant Recipients
(October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023)
Brigid’s House of Hope, located in Concord, serves Greater Concord
Brigid’s House of Hope provides the only long-term safe house in NH for victims and survivors of Human Trafficking. As of June 1st, Brigid’s House is now open, currently providing services to 3 residents and still accepting referrals. The house has the capacity to house and provide services to up to 8 women. A BCAF grant will help them with operational expenses.
Caleb Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, located in Lancaster, serves the North Country
Caleb Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers has served Seniors in the North Country since 1995. Caleb offers free transportation, housework, yardwork, visits, and pickup and delivery of food and prescriptions to support the independence of the elderly. A BCAF grant will support their Assisted Senior Program, which helps homebound seniors so they can stay within their homes. The funds would also be used to reimburse the volunteers for their gas.
Catholic Medical Center/Poisson Dental Facility, located in Manchester, serves Statewide
Catholic Medical Center (CMC) has been at the heart of the West Side 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 support the Poisson Dental Facility, which has provided dental care to vulnerable populations since 1983. The patient population at the Poisson Dental Facility is composed entirely of people who live at or below 300% of the federal poverty level. The funds would be used to provide specialty care for low income, uninsured and/or homeless children and adults.
Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire, located in Nashua, serves Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties
Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire is trying to end homelessness, one family at a time, because every child deserves a home. Through safe housing and education, Family Promise guides families as they break the cycle, and rise from homelessness to sustainable independence. A BCAF grant will help their Residential and Diversion Programs for families who are temporarily displaced. The funds will be used to purchase supplies for their incoming families and to purchase food and basic needs, such as toiletries, baby supplies, etc.
Friends of Aine, located in Manchester, serves Statewide
Friends of Aine is a grief and bereavement program for NH children and teens who have experienced the loss of a loved one. They provide a Good Grief Program at no cost to families, ensuring that income is never a barrier to supporting grieving children. A BCAF grant will assist with their grief and bereavement programs for children and youth who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Harbor Homes, Inc., dba Harbor Care, located in Nashua, serves Greater Nashua
Harbor Homes, Inc., dba Harbor Care, 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 with pediatric behavioral healthcare. The funds will be used to subsidize unreimbursed care for youth, such as co-pays and the care of children in the Cynthia Day Family Center.
Project Home, located in Keene, serves Monadnock Region
Project Home is run by volunteers, that help asylum seekers move from detention centers into Monadnock Region communities and homes. As they await the outcome of their asylum cases, they receive free legal support. Their housing and food needs are met by Project Home until they receive permission to work and can begin to support themselves. A BCAF grant will help meet the needs of their guests over the next 12 month. These needs include the cost of housing, food, medications, clothing and telephone, legal expenses, summer camp and daycare for children, vocational training for adults, etc.
Sonshine Soup Kitchen, located in Derry, serves Greater Derry
The organization 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 purchasing food for their breakfast and dinner meal services.
Union Leader Santa Fund, serves Statewide
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.