Harbor Homes, a non-profit organization in Nashua, NH, received a $25,000 grant from the Bank of America Foundation to help end homelessness in Greater Nashua and NH. Funds will be used to ensure that housing, health care, and other services needed by more than 5,000 vulnerable NH community members continue, especially in the wake of Covid-19, supporting the entire continuum of Harbor Homes’ housing services—from street outreach and temporary housing to case management and permanent homes. Harbor Homes works with all individuals and families experiencing homelessness, but especially veterans and others community members at the greatest risk of chronic homelessness, such as those living with behavioral health disorders and HIV/ AIDS.
Funding is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Peter Kelleher, President & CEO of Harbor Homes, says “Harbor Homes is rapidly responding to the coronavirus pandemic across its own services, and is conferring with government departments to help craft local and state responses. Our clients, who are among the most vulnerable in NH for many reasons, are expected to face great burdens for years to come as a result of both the health and economic impact of this. In the short term, we anticipate that more community members experiencing loss of employment will eventually also experience housing instability. Many clients previously paid what they could towards rent, but now out of work, they can pay nothing. Harbor Homes greatly appreciates Bank of America Foundation for once again partnering with us and helping our clients achieve long-term success.”
“We are proud to partner with organizations like Harbor Homes that support communities impacted by the coronavirus,” said Bank of America New Hampshire President Ken Sheldon. By tackling key issues such as housing for veterans or the homeless, healthcare, food insecurity and education, Harbor Homes plays an important role in helping communities manage through the current crisis.
About Harbor Homes
Harbor Homes, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization with the mission “to create and provide quality residential, health care, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless and/or living with behavioral health disorders.” Our continuum of services works to end or prevent homelessness. HHI is the largest supplier of supportive housing in NH, and, in its primary service area (Greater Nashua), has effectively ended homelessness among veterans and people living with HIV/AIDs. Harbor Homes also runs NH’s only stand-along federally qualified health center for the homeless, with primary care, dental care, pharmacy services, and behavioral health care offered to all those in need. For more information, please visit www.harborhomes.org.