Success: Michelle’s Story

Michelle and her three children, Nadia, age 16, Joel, age 14 and Khalid, age 7, first came to Keene in December 2019. Michelle’s husband had been deported 5 years earlier, leaving her with three children ages 2-11 and no income, since she had not been working since the birth of their third child. Michelle had

Success: Deryck’s Story

Each of us goes through cycles in our lives – sometimes high points, and sometimes not so much. One young man, Deryck, has gone through a lifetime of ups and downs in the past couple of years, but thanks to Hundred Nights and Deryck’s own commitment to turning his life around, he is finally doing

Success: Rosemary

Rosemarys Story
Rosemary, 71, first came to Hundred Nights (HN) in March, 2018. She owned a house in Cheshire County, and was living on a small, fixed income. In January, while Rosemary was hospitalized, she ran out of fuel oil and her pipes burst. She couldn’t afford the repairs needed, and her house was deemed uninhabitable by

Success Story: Joe Z

On February 16, 2015 the police came to Hundred Nights Cold Weather Shelter with “a situation” that involved a retired gentleman, aged 68, on a fixed income. Joe Z. was a recent transplant to the area, leaving his retirement home down south to be closer to his family, as he missed his grandchildren. He had
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Last fall, a family of four found many helping hands here in Keene. David T., a millwright welder, was staying with his brother in Keene while both were working in a contracted position welding wind turbines. He was sending money to his pregnant spouse, Elizabeth E., and their two children, who were living in Florida

Success Story: Carol’s Story

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My name is Carol, I’m 52 years old and for the first time in my life, I became homeless this year. I had lost my job after 21 years and drained my savings to try to keep my apartment until I could no longer financially afford it. As I packed my last few belongings into

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