CCNH Connections: Summer 2021
Stay connected to the latest news and stories
throughout the Catholic Charities New Hampshire community.
New Generation Joins Catholic Charities NH Family
Your donations help families in many ways through our collaborative network of programs, which now includes our first residential facility for women and children, with the June addition of New Generation. Click here to learn how New Generation’s emergency shelter and transitional housing help pregnant and single mothers facing homelessness turn their lives around for themselves and their children.
Your Gift In Action: Our Place is “Second Family” For Grateful Mom
When the emotional and physical demands of being a new mom combine with financial strain, life becomes difficult. Throw in a pandemic, and it can become unbearable. See how Rebecca turned to the Our Place program to navigate the last 18 months emerging as a more confident, knowledgeable and financially secure parent – and is grateful to you for “making a positive impact on my life and the lives of so many others in the community.” Read her story.
Liberty House: A New Era of Creating Hope for Local Veterans
For Jeff Nelson and the staff at Liberty House, the past two years have been a whirlwind – with a new home, expanded capacity of its sober transitional program, and the creation of new programs to meet the growing demand for services among area homeless and community veterans. But what especially makes him proud is Liberty House’s vision – becoming more of a central hub for veteran resources – taking shape. Learn more in this special Q&A.
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Pathways LPN Scholarships Pave Way to Dreams Coming True
For eight Catholic Charities NH LNAs, their dreams of becoming an LPN will soon become a reality. Some had to put their ambitions on hold to raise their families; others lacked financial resources or practical means to make it happen. But thanks in part to you, nothing stands in their way now. For all eight, it’s not only about advancing their careers – it’s also about moving their lives forward. Read more.
Leaving a Legacy: Trudy’s Center for Family Support
Trudy Dutile was a special woman who “always put children and family first,” and now her husband is doing the same. Click here to see how Richard Dutile’s wonderful Legacy Gift both honors his beloved late wife, and will leave a lasting mark for families and children at the Our Place program for years to come.
Monadnock at Home Expands Reach to Support Senior Independence
Staying connected and accessing key services are crucial factors for seniors who wish to continue to live independently in their homes with an added peace of mind. And thanks to recent news from Monadnock at Home, that’s now an option for more seniors across the Monadnock Region. Learn more about our recent expansion!
Grant Recognition
Thank you to the following organizations that recently awarded grants to support Catholic Charities NH’s programs and services.

  • Blanche M. Walsh Charity Trust
  • DHS/FEMA - Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
  • FEEDNH.org - Great NH Restaurants’ Charitable Trust
  • Gertrude Couch Charitable Trust
  • Hypertherm HOPE Foundation
  • James F. and Fernande Kelly Charitable Trust
  • Marion C. Cohen Trust
  • Nashua Rotary Club
  • Oleonda Jameson Trust
  • Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities
  • TC Energy Foundation
  • Town of Merrimack
  • Vermont Mutual Insurance Group Charitable Giving Fund
NH Gives – Thank You!
A big thank you to those who supported our annual NH Gives campaign! Together, we raised $27,675 to provide diapers, wipes, formula and other essentials for parents and children in the Our Place program – more than 10% over our goal of $25,000! Because of your incredible generosity, you are helping to alleviate the financial burdens these families face, and giving their children the priceless gifts of nourishment, safety and protection.
Mental Health Wellness – Yes, Music Can Help
Did you know that music can be a powerful tool to help with difficult life situations or mental health challenges? Janice Mackenzie, one of our mental health counselors, shares some interesting insight and specific ways that anyone can use music in a therapeutic way. Read more.
CCNH Difference Makers
It’s hard to imagine the work that we do without those who make it all possible – our incredible employees. Each contributes uniquely to our mission of serving those in need throughout New Hampshire. Get to know some of our wonderful staff members through our CCNH Difference Makers blog series:

Donate Your Vehicle to CCNH
Donating is easy. Just give us a call at 855.910.4483 or visit cc-nh.org/vehicle and we’ll take care of everything, from picking up your donation to providing you the paperwork for your taxes.
Meet Jay Ruais - Donor Relations Officer
Jay Ruais joined us this past June as a donor relations officer on our Development team. Jay brings a unique background and experience that’s led him to his new role at Catholic Charities NH. Hear Jay share why he’s particularly passionate about working with two of our programs, Liberty House and New Generation. View video.
Check out some of the latest fun photos from our senior living communities!