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Wells Fargo awards $10,000 to help area homeless mothers

NASHUA — The Front Door Agency received a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo in support of the nonprofit’s Transformational Housing program.

The structured residential program helps homeless mothers and their children in Greater Nashua stabilize, transform and flourish through affordable housing and comprehensive case management.

Women entering the program are welcomed at one of the Front Door Agency’s safe, affordable housing units including the Norwell Home on Concord Street. However, it takes more than affordable housing to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Case managers work one-on-one with mothers to understand the circumstances that led them to crisis situations and to develop a clear path toward self-sufficiency. By removing personal barriers, they can focus on parenting, furthering their education and securing meaningful employment.

“One of the most rewarding aspects of the Transformational Housing program is seeing mothers reconnecting with themselves and with their children,” Transformational Housing Program Director Rebecca Gagne said. “Homelessness forces people to focus solely on survival, removing the joys of everyday life. The supportive services offered through the program, made possible by generous partners like Wells Fargo, help families heal and rebuild their lives together in a loving home environment.”

Through its charitable giving foundation and active involvement of its employees, Wells Fargo promotes economic development and self-sufficiency in the communities they serve. In New Hampshire, an emphasis is placed on community development, education and health and human services, including addressing hunger and homelessness.

“Wells Fargo is proud to support nonprofits that help revitalize and strengthen their communities particularly around housing affordability and financial capabilities,” company Commercial Banking in New Hampshire Senior Vice President Dan O’Connor. “The Front Door Agency is providing sustainable solutions to combat homelessness in Greater Nashua and help young women and their children build brighter futures.”