CCNH Connections: Winter 2021
Stay connected to the latest news and stories
throughout the Catholic Charities New Hampshire community.
Virtual Mardi Gras Celebration
Our annual Mardi Gras celebration, supporting emergency needs for NH residents in crisis, is less than four weeks away on Fat Tuesday (February 16)! Yes – we won’t be able to get together in person as in past years, but rest assured: we’re planning a one-of-a-kind virtual experience for you! You’ll see how your gifts help care for those we serve, hear from special guests and gain several chances to win some great prizes (including dinner for two from Commander’s Palace in New Orleans and other fun surprises)! Click here for more information. Be sure to tune into the show on February 16 at 4 p.m. on our website!

Even New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is getting in the Virtual Mardi Gras spirit!
Responding to COVID-19 Crisis in Unique Ways
As we move into the new year, we asked some of our staff to reflect on a year unlike any other and talk about the road ahead as they continue to respond to the changing needs of our clients statewide, thanks to the support that you make possible.

A Moment 30+ Years in the Making
Sometimes in life, it takes the right time and right opportunity to achieve something you never thought possible. That was the case with Cynthia Bisson, an LNA from St. Vincent Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Berlin. Learn how a new program from Catholic Charities helped create a pathway to a better job (and future) for her and her family. Read her inspiring story.
(Free) Online Support Groups from Catholic Charities NH
Coping with COVID – How are you doing? How can we all be doing better?
For those still struggling to manage daily life with the COVID-19 crisis, this five-session program provides key information and coping strategies to help you navigate the days ahead. You’ll connect with members of the medical and mental health communities and gain valuable relaxation techniques, among other forms of support. Sessions will be held Wednesdays (2-3 p.m.) starting February 3. Click here to register.

Bereavement – Experiencing Loss, Being Lost and Finding your Way Again
Have you recently lost a spouse, family member or friend, and are struggling with grief and loss? This six-series program helps participants learn about the dynamics of grief, discover new ways to cope while healing and gain the opportunity to be supported and support others also sharing a painful journey. Sessions will be held Tuesdays (1-2 p.m.) starting February 16. Click here to register.
Catholic Charities NH Acquires Guardian Angel Thrift Shop
Catholic Charities NH has acquired the Guardian Angel Thrift Shop in Berlin, a volunteer-driven nonprofit offering a wide range of items from clothing and collectibles to furniture and household goods. The store’s proceeds help support emergency assistance needs for individuals and families in the Greater Berlin area. We are looking forward to helping continue Guardian Angel’s good work in their community! Read more.
Connect with Us on Social Media
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.
Crisis Fund Remains Available to NH Residents in Need
Since launching this past March, the CCNH Crisis Fund has provided urgent assistance for more than 3,000 New Hampshire residents of all ages and backgrounds. We remain here for those who are facing increased hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you know someone in need of mental health counseling, case management, emergency financial assistance – or a homebound or disabled senior seeking food assistance or rides to medical appointments – we are here to help. Learn more.
CCNH Difference Makers
The work we do at Catholic Charities NH is made possible because of our incredible employees, who selflessly serve those in need. In the current pandemic, we have seen our healthcare staff rise to the challenges they face every single day, with courage and grace. Meet some of our healthcare heroes here:

Grant Recognition
Thank you to the following organizations that recently awarded grants to support Catholic Charities NH’s programs and services.

  • Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
  • The Eventide Foundation
  • Fannie Moulton McLane Trust
  • Horne Family Foundation
  • Pearl Manor Fund of the Mary & John Elliot Charitable Foundation
  • Pulte Family Charitable Foundation
  • Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust
  • Saab Family Foundation
  • Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation
Liberty House: New Center for Veterans Completed! 
We are excited to share that Liberty House completed Phase II of its Mission Renovate & Restore campaign, which allows the program to serve even more homeless and at-risk veterans across New Hampshire through the renovation of its new home in Manchester! Phase II included the creation of a new Center for Veterans, a 2,000-square-foot gathering area for veterans to take part in community programs, recovery meetings, job skills seminars, recreational activities and more. Check out some of the photos!
Donate Your Vehicle to CCNH
Donating is easy. Just give us a call at 855.910.4483 or visit and we’ll take care of everything, from picking up your donation to providing you the paperwork for your taxes.