For the past four years, Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County has helped homeless families with children find stability and a more secure living environment. With the help of seventeen ecumenical, hosting congregations, over 500 dedicated volunteers, and financial contributions from individuals, local government grants, private organizations, area congregations, and businesses, Family Promise guided dozens of families as they moved from homelessness toward independence.
Today, there are far fewer homeless families in Rockingham County who meet the guidelines of the program than there were when the program began here in 2013, and few of those families are interested in the weekly rotation model that the program offers. Due to these circumstances, the program stopped taking in guests in May 2017 and said good-by to our last family in June 2017. The program went into ‘hiatus’ as the Board of Trustees assessed how best to meet the needs of homelessness in the FPGRC area.
While we are pleased that fewer families need our service, it is with sadness that the Board of Trustees has decided to dissolve Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County. The Board is closing the Day Center and preparing to gift remaining assets to another nonprofit organization whose mission is to help vulnerable families and children in accordance with the legal requirements for dissolution of a NH nonprofit.
The Board thanks all those who contributed to the success of this program. Every volunteer and donor who worked with the program made a difference in the life of a homeless family. The friendships and memories that were made between guests and volunteers will continue to be a support for years to come.
For the foreseeable future, you may direct questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace and Blessing to all,
Family Promise Board of Trustees