News & Updates

November 30, 2022| Issue 6 

Ellen Groh Named 2022 Citizen of the Year; Heading into Retirement

Greater Concord residents, business owners, and supporters gathered to celebrate Ellen Groh and all of her accomplishments during her time at CCEH.

The award could not have come at a better time: Ellen's last day at CCEH is December 2nd, at which point she'll head into retirement.

Learn more about Ellen and the Chamber's Citizen of the Year Award here.

The celebration was a wonderful capstone to Ellen's tenure at CCEH. During her nearly nine years as Executive Director, Ellen has lead CCEH through immense growth, piloting CCEH from a small volunteer-driven organization to one with ten employees assisting individuals every day with finding safe, stable, and affordable housing.

Please join us as we extend our deepest thanks and heartfelt gratitude to Ellen as she steps away from CCEH. It's not goodbye, but see you later!

Annual Celebration

Thank you to the nearly 140 people who joined us on November 9th at The Hotel Concord for our Annual Celebration!

We are beyond grateful for all of our supporters, those who attended and those who couldn't!

Hear from our Case Management team:

Why is this work important to you?

"It's just deep within my bones, this need to make sure that everyone has a home. I truly believe that everyone deserves a home, regardless of anything; I think that is a human right. I'm just really grateful to be able to use my skills and my knowledge, and my friendship with these folks, to drive that progress."

"I have family who have experienced homelessness in Concord. I have a lot of friends and people I love that make up this community, so it's very important to me to make sure that I serve this community, and help us achieve this mission of ending homelessness in Concord."

"I also have struggled with being homeless as a child with my mom. And the stigma behind being homeless is the reason why I wanted to be another voice. Because they're not homeless people: they're people without a home. It doesn't mean they're any less than anybody else. So I just want to be another voice to speak up for people."

Our incredible, compassionate, patient, and caring team give their all, every day, to help our neighbors experiencing homelessness achieve their goal of a safe, secure, decent, and affordable place to call home.

You can help end homelessness by donating today

Welcome Sierra!

Sierra Hubbard joins CCEH as our Housing Support Specialist, and in her first few weeks she's already hit the ground running!

We are thrilled to have her as part of our incredible team. Sierra is working with the case management team and oversees our Housing First Concord program.

Learn more about Sierra and the CCEH team!

Thanksgiving at CCEH

Staff, volunteers, and donors came together on Friday, November 25th, to host a full Thanksgiving potluck lunch for clients of the daytime Resource Center. Multiple individuals donated all of the staples and trimmings for a delicious meal, and clients enjoyed the festive atmosphere inside the Resource Center.

"The clients absolutely loved it!" Kyana, one of our case managers, noted. "So many people came together to donate the food, and it was great to see folks enjoying the food and celebrating the holiday."

A huge thank you to everyone who donated food, helped set and take down, and who helped serve food on the day. We are so humbled by the kindness and generosity of our community!

Did you know there are many ways you can support CCEH and the fight to end homelessness, today and well into the future? There are numerous options to leave a lasting impact through CCEH, including gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that make an impact now, gifts that also include financial benefits for you, and more.

Click here and create a legacy of ending homelessness

Landlord Incentive Program

CCEH is working with numerous individuals who have a rental housing voucher but who are struggling to find a landlord who will accept it. Our Landlord Incentive Program provides a package of benefits to help address and overcome the primary hesitations landlords may have in providing a home for our clients.

Learn more about about the program details and reach out to us with questions.

Open a Ledyard checking account at their 74 S. Main Street, Concord branch between now and December 31st and CCEH could receive $500! 

Click here for offer details.

Thank you to our friends at Ledyard for choosing us as one of the recipients of this offer.

In Other News:

Chamber of Commerce Panel: What does homelessness look like in Concord?

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce held a critical discussion on Thursday, November 17. What does housing instability mean for individuals, youth, and families in the Capital Region? Panelists: Connor Spern, Concord Coalition to End Homelessness; Lauren Berman-Lefebvre, Families in Transition; Beth Heyward, Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties; Ariel Hayes, Youth Success Project.

Read More

Federal funds approved to extend emergency hotel stays

Read the story here
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