After years of determination and hard work, the first permanent residences for homeless veterans and their families in Northern NH are now open and ready for occupancy. On Friday, September 6th at 11:00am, the NH-based nonprofit agency Harbor Homes and affiliated member of the Partnership for Successful Living, will celebrate the completion of the Boulder Point Veterans Housing project with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This public event will be held at the new facility, 108 Boulder Point Drive, Plymouth, NH.
U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are expected to attend. A group of community partners and supporters, stakeholders of the project, federal, state, and local officials, and members of the veteran community. Tours of the building will be offered following the ceremony.
The Boulder Point Veterans Housing project, is the first permanent housing complex in Northern NH and the fourth large scale veteran housing project developed by Harbor Homes/Veterans FIRST program in the state. The residences at Boulder Point will occupy a 29,000 sqft, all-inclusive building that will accommodate 25 one bedroom apartments and 5 two bedroom apartments for families. Along with the essentials of stable housing which is the bedrock to gaining stability and independence, critical supportive services will be provided as well as health care and case management. The location of the Boulder Point veteran housing is close to public transportation, employment opportunities, shopping, and the White River Junction VA Medical Center.
Prior to teaming up with Harbor Homes, this community-supported endeavor faced many hurdles in the nearly seven years since it was initially envisioned by a small group of local area residents who were concerned by the lack of resources available for homeless veterans in the Plymouth region. Perseverance and a generous mix of public and private funding was a driving force to bring this project to fruition.
The nonprofit organization Harbor Homes is the largest housing and social services provider for homeless and at risk veterans in NH, offering emergency, transitional and permanent housing; employment services, benefits enrollment and primary, behavioral and dental health care for hundreds of veteran households each year. For more information about Harbor Homes and its Veterans FIRST programming, visit www.harborhomes.org