Families in Transition Brings Hope to Wolfeboro
WOLFEBORO, NH- Families in Transition (FIT) held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction for Hope House, a new short-term housing property for homeless families on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Hope House will be the first short-term emergency housing option in Carroll County. Once completed, Hope House will offer housing and services to seven families at a time, totaling an anticipated 43 parents and 84 children per year. The average length of stay for each family will be 60 days, until they transition into more permanent housing. FIT will provide 24/7 on-site staff to address specific needs for each family, such as transportation, case management, meals and employment.
“It’s been a long road to get here and we’re exciting to finally be bringing a home and hope to families who need it most in Wolfeboro,” said Maureen Beauregard, FIT President and Founder.
Beauregard was joined at the Hope House groundbreaking ceremony by State Rep. Edith DesMarais; Dick Anagnost, FIT Board Chairman; and Dick Blackburn, Brewster Academy Trustee.
Families in Transition (FIT) is a Manchester, Concord and Dover, NH-based nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. For more information about FIT and the new property in Wolfeboro, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.