Donate, volunteer, and take other steps to help advance peace and social justice.
Call for change to proposed Concord panhandling ordinance
Public Hearing on “Aggressive Panhandling” February 11
The City of Concord is considering a municipal ordinance to ban “aggressive panhandling” in the city. The current draft of this ordinance will be considered by the City Council during a public hearing on Monday, February 11 at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
The second annual Soupfest is a benefit for the Concord Homeless Resource Center, a project of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. Come enjoy tasting a variety of soups and artisan breads all handmade for this special event. Seatings at 5 and 6:30 pm. If you can't come you can still send a donation to CCEH, PO Box 3933, Concord NH 03302.
I write with a heavy heart. A cold wind blows out of the north and the temperature is dropping. A few nights ago, when RI did it’s “Point in Time” count, 996 people were homeless. So far this year, 214 families, with 385 children, have been sheltered – up from 159 last year. Last year, in Massachusetts, 16,664 were homeless when that count was done. (Click here for images from the RI Press Conference on
Ceremonies marking the past year’s homelessness-related deaths took place in eight local communities on the longest nights of the year. “Homeless Memorial Day” events were held in Nashua and Portsmouth on December 20 and in Concord, Laconia, Keene, Newport, Manchester, and White River Junction on December 21.
Fifty people, including New Hampshire's new Episcopal Bishop, attended the program in front of the State House in downtown Concord.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.