Welcome to the Greater Nashua Continuum of Care
|To report incidents of homelessness, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact the Homeless Hotline at 2-1-1. If you or someone you know is in need of information regarding homelessness, essential services, or other crisis issues, you can find help by dialing 2-1-1. This free call connects with a trained information and referral specialist that can direct callers to a wide variety of organizations and resources that can help. For additional information on homeless shelter resources, click on the following link: http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org|
|Mission||Founded in 1995, the Mission of the Nashua Continuum of Care is threefold: (1) To foster and promote comprehensive, cohesive, and coordinated approaches to housing and community resources for homeless persons and families; (2) To identify and address service gaps and risk factors in the community; and (3) To prioritize unmet service needs to develop and oversee a system of prevention, intervention, outreach assessment, direct care and aftercare for homeless individuals and families.|
|Geographic Coverage||Nashua, Brookline, Amherst, Hollis, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Hudson, Litchfield and Mason|
Networking and collaborating to formalize coordinated strategies towards the development of an unduplicated, seamless service provision for the community's homeless population. The ultimate vision for success held by the Greater Nashua COC is one of an idealistic community where homelessness no longer exists. In this vision, there are adequate resources for each individual to access the goods and services he or she requires. An ample supply of safe, affordable, permanent housing and support services would assure that no one will have to sleep on the streets, in automobiles, park benches or places unfit for human habitation. Additionally, The COC is responsible for collaboratively submitting an application for funding each year to HUD (called the SuperNOFA) which grants approximately $1.6 million annually for housing and supportive services in our community.
The Greater Nashua COC is also responsible for the development and
implementation of the
Monthly meetings, attended by representatives of the Federal, State and City governments, housing program directors, hospitals, veterans, social service agencies, homeless and formerly homeless individuals, financial community and private sector representatives, and religious institutions of several denominations, take place the first Wednesday of the month at 8:00 am in the Nashua City Hall 3rd Floor auditorium.
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