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Families in Transition Expands Services to the Seacoast

On February 6th, Families in Transition (FIT) held the grand opening for their new property in Dover, New Hampshire.  With the help of New Hampshire Housing and Citizens Bank Foundation, FIT was able to expand its services to the seacoast … Continue reading

Leadership Spotlight: Dominique Rust

1. What is your name and your position with Catholic Charities? Dominique Rust, Vice President & COO 2. How long have you been involved with the MCoC?  Three years 3. How did you originally become involved? Catholic Charities became a … Continue reading

2013 Point-in-Time Count

During the early morning of Wednesday, January 23rd, volunteers gathered in the basement of Families in Transition to complete the 2013 unsheltered Point-in-Time (PIT) Count.  These volunteers, mostly MCoC members along with some Americorps VISTAs, split into groups before braving … Continue reading

Community Awareness Chair

The Community Awareness Committee Chair position still remains vacant.  The committee, previously chaired by the MCoC Chair Susan Howland of Granite United Way, works to increase homeless awareness in the community of Manchester.  The Chair position works directly with the … Continue reading

On the Edge… At the Center: “If She Can Do That…”

Stories from the Manchester Homeless Services Center By: Christopher Emerson, Manager Lately, Pete Samon, our provider from Goodwill Industries, has been projecting videos on the wall in the day room.  He has found excellent selections from TEDtalks, identifying pieces which … Continue reading

MCoC Committee Membership

The new year brings new opportunities for involvement with the Manchester Continuum of Care (MCoC).  The Continuum is home to four standing committees, Data Collection/Resource Development, Homeless Liaison, Public Policy, and Community Awareness.  Each committee has its own set of … Continue reading

Milly’s Tavern Holiday Party to Benefit New Horizons

This year Milly’s Tavern on Commercial Street in Manchester held its tenth annual holiday party in support of the city’s homeless.  Each year, Milly’s throws a holiday party and all proceeds go to the homeless shelter, New Horizons.  The event … Continue reading

2013 Point-in-Time Count Training Webinar

Registration is now available for the 2013 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count training webinar.  The webinar will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8th from 2:00-3:00pm.  The training webinar was previously scheduled for Jan. 9th, however, due to the cancellation of the BoSCoC … Continue reading

On the Edge… At the Center: Forget Me Not

Stories from the Manchester Homeless Services Center By: Christopher Emerson, Manager I started the practice in December 2011 and continued this year – taking pictures of homeless guests, and giving them a copy to send home with the message “I … Continue reading

2012 Project Homeless Connect

This year’s annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) was held on December 6th from 10:00am-2:00pm at St. Joseph’s Cathedral.  Local organizations and services gathered in one place to provide assistance to over 200 of Manchester’s homeless individuals and families.  Organizations in … Continue reading