ABOUT SHELTER FROM THE STORM

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The mission of
Shelter FromThe Storm
is to provide
transitional housing
and support services
for the homeless.

  Shelter From The Storm (SFTS) was established in July 2005 by a group of concerned Jaffrey community members who became aware of the lack of, and need for transitional housing in our area.  Much has been accomplished since then.

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  • In 2007 SFTS became a 501c (3) not for profit organization and a registered charitable trust in the state of New Hampshire

  • SFTS has created awareness of the existence of homelessness in our community

  • Currently, SFTS has 5-6 fully furnished apartments in the area

  • As of March 2017 SFTS has provided temporary housing and support for 65 families including 81 adults and 122 children until they could get reestablished on their own

  • About 50 active volunteers support the work of SFTS by fundraising, publicizing, supporting specific needs of clients, and becoming community friends to our clients

  • The staff is made up of an Executive Director and a contracted Life Coach

One of the discoveries SFTS has made is that homelessness occurs for many reasons.  It does not discriminate based on gender or age, nor family status or background.  Since its inception SFTS contnues to help over 50% of the homeless in our communityl

 

What SFTS has done and will continue to do, is to give homeless families the help they need to get back on their feet, with dignity.  

 

SFTS provides transitional housing subsidizing rent and utilities. It also provides each client with a life coach to help them find the support programs that are available to them.  Guests are required to save 30% of their income with the goal of rejoining the mainstream community within eight months. Guests agree to participate in a support services program to reach this financial self-sufficiency. This enables guests to save money to be able to afford rental housing of their own.

 

As our communities have become aware of the need, local businesses, churches, organizations and the community as a whole have been generous in support of SFTS.  This critical support has allowed SFTS to establish a strong base with expectations of expanded services.

 

 

If you want to know more about SFTS or get involved with this community project, here are the ways you can be in touch.

 

Shelter From the Storm

Phone: (603) 532-8222

Email: sftsnh@gmail.com

Mailing address: Shelter From The Storm, P.O. Box 257, 45 Knight Street #9, Jaffrey NH 03452

Executive Director: Linda Harris

SHELTER FROM THE STORM PO BOX 257 JAFFREY, NH 03452 (603) 532-8222 SFTSNH@GMAIL.COM