Keene Sentinel Editorial, April 15, 2018 The Hundred Nights shelter will “officially” close for the winter season in a day or two, and it’s fortunate it’s stayed open this long, given the poor prognostication powers of a certain Pennsylvania groundhog Feb. 2. Despite the unusual length of this winter season, Hundred Nights has had fewer
2017 January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 Shelter Resource Center # of People 202 581 # of Bed-Nights Shelter/Visits to RC 5,620 13,494 # Males 139 368 # Females 63 213 # Under age 18 22 48 # Over age 55 27 68 # Veterans 10 25 % of People with income of $11,880

A Volunteer’s Perspective

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Like many others, I did, in all honesty have pre-judged notions about the homeless. However, I felt a calling to find out more. I wanted to help in whatever way I could. I signed up for training to be an intake volunteer and I committed to work one night a week during the 2015-2016 Cold
A huge Thank You to Greg Pregent for filming the documentary Hidden in Plain Sight – Homelessness in Keene, NH. Greg spent countless hours interviewing many community members as well as guests, staff and volunteers of Hundred Nights and the Southwest Community Services Shelters. His dedication to this project is admirable. Hundred Nights was the

Masquerade Ball 2016

                                     5th Annual Masquerade Ball                                                 March 19, 2016 Hundred Nights, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 5th Annual Masquerade Ball is taking place on March 19, 2016! If you have never been, the Ball is a
Overnight shelter was provided between November 26, 2015 and April 15, 2016. 163 different individuals received 3,873 bed-nights of shelter during this time – 865 more bed-nights of shelter than the previous season! 112 of the shelter guests were male, 51 were female 6, or 4%, were under the age of 18 24, or 15%,
At the Open Doors Resource Center 527 unique individuals visited the Center 11,763 times – 335 guests were male, 192 were female, 17 were under age 18 and 18 were veterans. Assistance was provided to fill in applications for new services. As a result 6 people received food stamps, 4 signed up for Medicaid, 5
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Overnight shelter was provided between December 1, 2014 and April 15, 2015. 152 unique individuals received 3,008 bed-nights of shelter during that time. 107 of those guests were male, 45 were female, 6 were under the age of 13, and 9 were veterans. 128 of our guests, 84%, had an income of less than $10,000
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At the Open Doors Resource Center 308 unique individuals visited the Center 4,389 times – 207 guests were male, 101 were female, 10 were under age 18, 8 were veterans Assistance was provided to fill in applications for services. As a result 5 people received food stamp 3 signed up for Medicaid, 3 received Safe-Link

Mark’s Story

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During January of the Cold Weather Shelter’s 2013/2014 season Mark (not his real name) came to stay as a Hundred Nights shelter guest. He had temporarily lost his employment, due to a medical injury, and was waiting for clearance from his doctor to say he was able to go back to work. One consequence of

Julie’s Story

Julie (not her real name) was homeless almost 9 months – couch surfing and staying with friends are not the same as having your own home. When the day came that she had no place to go Julie was provided shelter by SCS in their family shelter space. While she was staying at the family