Grant a boost for transitional housing program

NASHUA – Wells Fargo recently awarded a $10,000 grant to support women and children in the Front Door Agency’s Transformational Housing Program. The Program assists homeless or disadvantaged young mothers through a three-phase residential program that emphasizes higher education as a path to a career and self-sufficiency.

Currently, up to 80 mothers and their children are in the program, which includes the Norwell Home on Concord Street, as well as a number of apartment buildings throughout the city. Clients generally come from domestic violence shelters, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs or are homeless due to other financial crises.

“Most of the young women in our program make remarkable progress when they are given the tools and case management support to make positive changes in their lives,” said CEO Maryse Wirbal. “This generous grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation is an investment in women who eventually become self-supporting and give back to the community. When mothers succeed, their children thrive as well.”

“Through its charitable giving foundation and active involvement of its employees, Wells Fargo promotes economic development and self-sufficiency in the communities,” said Dan O’Connor, senior vice president in New Hampshire for Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking. “The Front Door Agency provides critical services to young women and their children ensuring they have successful futures.”

Last year, the Front Door Agency assisted more than 2,500 people in Greater Nashua through its core programs including Transformational Housing; a Housing Stability program which provides security deposit loans and assistance with rent and utilities; a Financial Literacy Program, and a Holiday Santa Program. To learn more, visit www.frontdooragency.org.

– Submitted by Front Door Agency