Front Door Agency in Nashua names suite for Hollis supporters

NASHUA – The Front Door Agency recently dedicated a suite at the Norwell Home on Concord Street to Hollis residents Jim and Sandy Healy.

The Healys have been longtime supporters of the agency’s mission to help families transition from crisis to self-sufficiency.

As founder and former president of Healy Systems in Hudson, Healy designed and patented several vapor recovery systems that significantly reduce emissions at the gas pump. In operation for more than 40 years, Healy Systems was sold to Franklin Electric Co. in 2006.

The Norwell Home provides a temporary home and structured support program for up to eight homeless mothers and their children. Women in the program are required to work, further their educations and/or volunteer while they receive housing and case management support.

“We are honored to recognize the Healys for their strong financial support of our work in the community,” said Maryse Wirbal, CEO of the Front Door Agency. “They are helping us to make a difference to those in need.”

Wirbal said about 85 percent of women entering the transitional housing program are able to acquire the necessary skills to live independently and support their families.

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