The diverse array of housing options provided at Families in Transition does more than provide shelter for individuals and families who face homelessness. We also strive to provide our residents with a meaningful connection to their community and a true sense of home.
Our residential buildings in Manchester, Concord, Dover, and Wolfeboro, New Hampshire house nearly 500 people on any given night. These refurbished historic sites and newly-built housing facilities are carefully planned and maintained with sustainable design principles. They offer clean, safe, affordable living to the many residents who come to call FIT home.
FIT provides an array of housing options to meet the diverse needs of homeless individuals and families.
- Family Place Resource Center and Shelter (11 bedrooms) opened in January 2016 and is the only emergency family shelter in Manchester.
- Lowell Street Housing Program (17 units) is shared housing for use by individuals and families in need of transitional housing, as well as some units of permanent housing.
- Hope House (7 bedrooms) in Wolfeboro, NH, opened in June 2018 to families experiencing homelessness in the Governor Wentworth School District.
- Permanent Affordable Housing (36 units) is independent, subsidized housing available to members of the community at large who fall within established income requirements. Residents receive no supportive services.
- Permanent Supportive Housing (86 units) is independent housing for individuals and families with a documented disability. Housing is permanent and is accompanied by comprehensive supportive services
- Other Housing Assistance. By partnering with local landlords and housing agencies, FIT provides access to additional housing options for homeless individuals and families
- Transitional Housing (62 units) is independent housing that is utilized for 18-24 months and is accompanied by comprehensive supportive services.
- Recovery Housing (22 units) is currently in construction at the Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center. This housing is for single women and women with children in substance use recovery.
FIT’s programming has been highly successful, enabling the vast majority of its participants to achieve stability and attain/maintain permanent housing. Over 80% of FIT participants move from Transitional Housing into Permanent Housing. In addition, over 85% of participants in Permanent Supportive Housing successfully maintain housing stability for six months or longer.
Families in Transition, (FIT) was invited to come to Wolfeboro by concerned community members in order to provide transitional housing to local families in need of assistance. The need in Wolfeboro is immmediate; there are families in the area who are homeless, with no place to go. The purchase of the building is through private investment dollars. The Hope House, the only family transitional housing in the southern Lakes Region of Carroll County, will be a temporary, safe and secure place for families, with 24/7, onsite staff and video surveillance. Currently, there are 126 homeless children in the local school district and several dozen families without a place to live in Wolfeboro. In addition to providing transitional housing to families experiencing homelessness, FIT will provide families with a number of essential services to help these families find permanent residence in their hometown, to break the cycle of homelessness. The goal is to assist families so that they can live, work and raise their children on their own.
Find information on housing in the Manchester area here. Learn about housing opportunities in Concord here. More about our housing in Dover is available here. More about our housing in Wolfeboro is available here.