Mount Washington Valley's Premiere Non-Profit Network
The Gibson Center is twitching to re-open the dining room for congregate meals and run all our programs and the Thrift Store. The state has blessed us with permission and we are eager to start. We cannot open if we do not have enough volunteers to help with the meals.
If you can offer a couple hours once a week to fill a slot, we are golden. Please contact Marianne - email@example.com, or Becky – firstname.lastname@example.org or call Penny at 603-356-3231. This might just be for the summer until many other volunteers return or you might love it and stay on.
North Conway based Way Stationreceives grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
Way Station, a day resource center for the homeless and housing insecure populations of the Mt Washington Valley Area, recently received a $10,000 grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Working with a local consultant, this grant will enable the development and refinement of a long-range strategic plan with particular emphasis toward examining and developing housing options for those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurities.
In continuous operation for just over two years, Way Station currently supports an average of 30 individuals or households each week with food and a variety of services along with referrals to other support systems.
Dan Lavigne, the Way Station Client Care Coordinator sums up the current situation. “Like other communities, the Mt Washington Valley area has those who are struggling with housing and food insecurity. Without adequate housing, people are unable to care for their basic daily needs such as meals, hygiene, sleep, and security. The Way Station cannot be the solution to the problem, as the problem is much bigger than any one organization, but at the Way Station, we do everything we can, week-to-week, to ease even just a little discomfort for those who are struggling. If someone has a home, or apartment, we try to help ease their financial burden by providing food, clothing, and other supplies. If someone is living in a hotel, besides the basic resources, we try to connect them to services that can help them move into a more stable living situation. If they live in cars, we provide tents and sleeping bags, trying to bring just a little more comfort. But most importantly, Way Station provides humanity, dignity, and connection. We strive to make sure that every client that comes to the Way Station is treated with dignity, respect, and compassion.”
If you become aware of someone needing assistance, refer them to the Way. Station, located at 15 Grove St in North Conway. Appointments are suggested by calling 603-452-7113.
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