Funding and Awards flow in!

Thank you to Lincoln Financial Foundation and Granite United Way!

With the generous support  of the Lincoln  Financial Group and the Granite United Way, CCEH will be able to  support the combination of the work of the daytime Resource Center and the Emergency Winter Shelter.  These programs work together to meet the immediate needs of people struggling with homelessness, and to connect them with permanent housing opportunities and other services.    Combining the work of the Resource Center with the use of the Emergency Winter Shelter has a large impact on our ultimate goal of permanent solutions for homelessness.   


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NH Gives  -   One Day of Giving - $4,700! 

Thank you to all who joined in. This funding will go towards purchasing bunk beds, mattresses, storage bins and racks for the Emergency Winter Shelter.

Hurray for our generous community!!

   Ellen Groh receives Home Matters Award

Senator Dan Feltes presented the award.
CCEH Executive Director, Ellen Groh, was awarded the Home Matters Advocacy award by Housing Action New Hampshire on June 18 at St. Anselms College during the The Housing We Need: Innovative Solutions for the Crisis in NH event.

The award recognizes a person who has advocated for solutions to housing issues in New Hampshire. Ellen was nominated by the CCEH Board, the Steering Committee for the Plan to End Homelessness and several individuals who wrote letters of recommendation.

Read the nomination here                                                           
Maggie Fogarty, Ellen Groh and Ellen Fries 
Two long-term board members step off
After 10 years, and the entire history of CCEH, board members Maggie Fogarty and Ellen Fries were celebrated as they stepped down this month. Both were present at the founding of the Coalition, and before then were active with the first emergency winter shelters in Concord housed in 2 churches.  When the shelters were closing for the season in 2008, a group of concerned citizens, shelter volunteers, faith leaders and homeless services providers came together to figure out what could be done throughout the year to serve those in need of shelter, helping them to access necessary services and opportunities so they could move forward. From this group sprang the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and the Concord Homeless Resource Center.

Having seen this organization grow in ability and scope through the years, Maggie and Ellen both celebrate the huge steps taken to hire an executive director, expand the Resource Center,  add a Housing First Concord program and now to assure an Emergency Winter Shelter by building a permanent space in which to house it. Both feel it has been a great honor to be a part of this organization, and both will continue to contribute in various ways to the ongoing work of CCEH.