Our Network and Community
In 2020, COVID-19 changed our program significantly, however, the option to close our doors was never considered. The previous rotational schedule of overnight hosting, in otherwise underutilized faith community buildings, came to a shrieking halt. Family Promise of Seacoast New Hampshire was fortunate to acquire funding leading to the purchase of a building known as the Joshua House in Greenland, New Hampshire, from Bethany Church.
Guided by trained overnight staff, our families enjoy individual family rooms and a home-like setting. There they receive home-cooked evening meals prepared by hundreds of community residents and prepare for the following day. The families embark on their daily routines, leaving the Joshua House at 7:30am and utilizing the day center, where our professional staff provides case management, financial planning, education and employment search, resume writing, and referrals for medical, dental, mental health resources and individualized care.
Volunteers are recruited from congregations, businesses, organizations, schools, and residents throughout the Seacoast region and provide hospitality by sharing their time, making meals, giving driving lessons, tutoring, reading, playing with children and lending their passion and expertise helping families feel valued and treated with dignity during this very difficult time.
If you would like to explore the possibility of becoming a volunteer, mentor, or partner in the Seacoast Family Promise network, please contact us at 603-658-8448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany Church, Greenland
Christ Episcopal Church, Exeter
First United Methodist Church, Portsmouth
Community Congregational Church of Greenland
Hampton United Methodist Church
Newmarket Community Church
North Hampton United Church of Christ
Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Brentwood
St. Mary’s Church, Newmarket
Stratham Community Church
Unitarian Universalist Church of Portsmouth
Exeter Congregational Church
First Congregational Church of Hampton
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter
Islamic Society of the Seacoast Area
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Portsmouth
St. John’s United Methodist Church, Dover
St. Michael’s Church, Exeter
7th Day Adventist Church, Portsmouth
Temple Israel, Portsmouth
Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Newmarket Democratic Town Committee