CCNH Connections: Fall 2020
Stay connected to the latest news and stories
throughout the Catholic Charities New Hampshire community.
Crisis Fund in Action
For two single mothers, the pandemic has required an elusive balance and hard sacrifices. Both are working on the frontlines to protect seniors against COVID-19 while caring for their children, helping them navigate these difficult times and managing life at home. Their stories are different but share a common theme: they were struggling and needed help fast. Learn how your support provided them and their families with a path to better days ahead.
While the past few months have been a period of dramatic change, they have also been a time that Catholic Charities NH has delivered services in new and meaningful ways. To learn how our Community Services team is adapting to the shifting demand in client needs, we spoke with the program’s director, Marc Cousineau. Read more.
Seven months into the COVID-19 crisis, your support continues to bring hope to the lives of those who need it most, especially as we experience increasing requests for help. A few highlights since the pandemic began:

  • 2,155 individuals and families received assistance around food, housing, transportation and other essential needs. (Community Services)

  • 1,202 telehealth sessions have been conducted for those facing increased mental health pressures and difficulties adjusting to changing life situations. (Mental Health Counseling Services)

  • 344 seniors have received rides to medical and other appointments they otherwise may have missed. (The CareGivers)

  • 1,565 pounds of food has been distributed to homebound seniors in Greater Nashua and Greater Manchester. (The CareGivers)

  • 1,500 surgical masks were distributed to seniors across the Monadnock region. (Monadnock at Home)

A year unlike any other meant our 2020 Annual Gathering went virtual! Hear from President & CEO Tom Blonski and Bishop Peter Libasci as they highlight how many of the challenges we faced this year turned into some of our proudest moments.

In case you missed it, Catholic Charities NH was named the 2020 Nonprofit of the Decade by Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives! Without your support – which makes the work we do possible – this would not be a reality. We are so fortunate to have you as part of our vibrant community! Read more.
While the new school year is a few weeks old, parents and caretakers of school-aged children are still adjusting to the “new norm.” Danielle Capelle from our Mental Health Counseling Services team shares some tips to help ease the burden and stress. Learn more.
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Stay up to date with the latest Catholic Charities New Hampshire news. See photos from special events and occasions. Learn new ways we’re responding to the needs of communities across New Hampshire.
Save the Date! 2021 Virtual Mardi Gras Celebration
Block off Tuesday, February 16, 2021 (Fat Tuesday) for the 2021 Virtual Mardi Gras Celebration! While we won’t be able to get together as we have in the past, we are hard at work to bring that same fun and energy to a virtual stage. Stay tuned for more exciting details in the coming weeks!
Have you – or someone you know – experienced the recent loss of a family member or loved one? Our Parish Social Ministry team is hosting Bereavement – Experiencing Loss, Being Lost and Finding Your Way Again, a (free) six-session online support group for those who are grieving. Sessions will be held every Wednesday at 1 p.m., starting October 28 and running through December 2. For more information and to register, click here.
CCNH Difference Makers
Learn more about some of our incredible staff who exemplify an unwavering commitment to serving our clients, residents and communities. They are an inspiration to us all!

Liberty House Breaks Ground on Center for Veterans
Phase II of Liberty House's Mission Renovate & Restore campaign is underway with the construction of a new Center for Veterans to provide local veterans with expanded gathering spaces for community programs, job skills seminars, recreational activities and other forms of support. A special groundbreaking was held on October 13 with Gov. Chris Sununu, Swim With a Mission staff and other special guests.

Phase I of Mission Renovation & Restore was recently completed with renovations that nearly tripled the size of Liberty House’s transitional living program for retired, disabled and other veterans.
Grant Recognition
Thank you to the following organizations that recently awarded grants to support Catholic Charities NH’s programs and services.

  • Alice J. Reen Charitable Trust
  • Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
  • Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
  • The Marion C. Cohen Trust
  • New Futures
  • Nordson Corporation Foundation
  • Tufts Health Plan Foundation
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.