Published: 01/12/2022 13:54:40
Modified: 01/12/2022 13:53:50
During the turmoil of the Magical Days just before Christmas, Belknap House received news of three generous scholarships. The awards were presented by the Dobles Foundation, the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund and the New England Departments of Housing. These generous grants will contribute to Belknap House’s mission to provide Belknap County families with safe shelter when children are especially at risk during homelessness, and to empower families to become self-reliant through educational opportunities. and individualized resources.
Trustees of the Dobles Foundation are committed to providing charitable assistance to urgent causes and purposes that require support in New Hampshire. New England Ministries of Housing, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation founded to advance the housing and social needs of low-income individuals and families through advocacy and support for affordable housing in quality. The Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund is one of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s donor-advised funds. The Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund awards grants each year to local nonprofit organizations that have a significant impact on the lives of people in the communities they serve.
“We are grateful to each of these institutions for their investment in homeless families. This funding helps strengthen the critical impact work our shelter provides, stabilizing families and empowering them to become self-reliant. Two of the grants will help support direct resident services provided through case management. Facilitating collaboration between families and the 50 agencies and support services used by Belknap House is key to helping families achieve their goals and maximizing effective outcomes for them,” shares Executive Director Paula Ferenc. “The New England Housing Departments will fund the shelter improvements necessary to maintain the integrity of Belknap House, which is vital to our organization.”
The children and parents of Belknap House say THANK YOU!
For more information on any of the organizations, see their websites.