Our Partners

Host congregations provide space in their buildings to serve as temporary homes. The congregations serve in this capacity on a rotating schedule, with each congregation serving for a week at a time about four times each year. During the week that the congregation is hosting, participating families are present from 5:00pm until 7:30am the next morning. Our Partners work with our Hosts to provide the support needed to help us Guide Families Home

 

From 7:30am until 5:00pm parents and children are either in school or working, and they have the ability to use our Day Center where they receive case management support and can shower, do laundry, care for toddlers, and search for employment and housing.

 

Volunteers recruited from the host congregations and throughout Seacoast area provide hospitality by sharing their time, making meals, spending the night, playing with children and lending their passion and expertise to help families get back on their feet. In this way, family homelessness is addressed through a true community response in a very cost-effective manner.

If you would like to explore the possibility of your congregation or organization becoming a Host or a Partner in the Seacoast Family Promise network, please contact us at 603-658-8448 or director@seacoastfamilypromise.org.

Hosts

 

Bethany Church, Greenland                                                                   

Pastor Bruce Boria

Coordinators: Joan Schaeffer & Rev. Bob Whittet

 

Christ Episcopal Church, Exeter                                                     

Rev. Mark Pendelton                                                                               

Coordinator: Christine Nelson

 

First United Methodist Church, Portsmouth                                 

Rev. Debra Hanson

Coordinator: Jennifer Berry

 

Community Congregational Church of Greenland                          

Rev. Dr. Robert Fellows                                                                           

Coordinators: Richard & BJ Lates

 

Hampton United Methodist Church                                                     

Rev. Dr. Steven Notis                                                                                Coordinators: Russ Darling & Priscilla Fanning

 

North Hampton United Church of Christ                                           

Rev. Mike Gelsomini

Coordinators: Sherri Amjad

 

Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Brentwood                            

Rev. Tara Olsen Allen

Coordinators: Doris Noyes, Curt Springer & Bette Orcutt

 

St. Mary’s Church, Newmarket

Father Marc Montminy

Coordinator: Helen Sanders

 

Stratham Community Church                                                          

Rev. Jonathan Roach

Coordinators: Marny & Joe Keith & Laura Batchelder

 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Portsmouth                            

Coordinators: Janet Caylor,

Amanda Donovan, Meg Leonard

Evelyn Moore, &  Rocky Moore 

PARTNERS

 

Exeter Congregational Church

Rev. Dr. Emily Heath

Coordinators: Laura Williams & Steve Wood

  

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter                         

Rev. Kendra Ford                                                                

Coordinator: Helen O. Kruppa

 

Islamic Society of the Seacoast Area

Coordinator: Brigitte Herz

 

Corpus Christi Church

Coordinator: Brittany Molda

 

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Portsmouth                               

Rev. Rob Stevens                                                                        

Coordinators: Kathi Hardy & Gerry Simpkins

 

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Dover                            

Rev. Sue Frost                                                                               

Coordinator: Bev Haas

 

St. Michael’s Church, Exeter

Father Marc Montminy

Coordinators: Tom Blonski & Karen Polzinetti

 

7th Day Adventist Church, Portsmouth                                            

Pastor Phil Johnson

Coordinator: Joe Afienko

 

Temple Israel, Portsmouth

Rabbi David Senter  (in memorial)

Coordinators: Rachel Dennis & Marsha Herman

 

Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship                                      

Coordinator: Dawn Meridith

 

Exeter Rotary

Coordinator: Maggie Dietz

 

Newmarket Lion’s

Coordinator: Brett Larkin

 

Newmarket Democratic Town Committee

Coordinator: Michael Cahill

CONTACT US

 

27 Hampton Road

Exeter, NH 03833

603-658-8448

603-658-8447 fax

director@seacoastfamilypromise.org

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