About Us

The NH Coalition to End Homelessness (NHCEH), a nonprofit organization with headquarters, in Manchester, NH, was founded in 1990. As homelessness increased throughout the state, individuals and organizations began working on solutions to house and serve this growing population. In response, the NHCEH organized leaders in the state to research solutions on ending homelessness, educate providers on best practices, and empower people to advocate on behalf of the homeless. Our belief is that having a home is a basic human right and is fundamental to becoming an engaged and contributing member of our community.

Our Mission

To eliminate the causes of homelessness through research, education, and advocacy.

Our work raises the stage on which homelessness is discussed and understood in New Hampshire.


The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness leadership team is comprised of experienced and committed individuals who are dedicated to providing services that empower people to prevent and break the cycle of homelessness.

AnnMarie French
Interim Director

Board of Directors

The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness is overseen by a knowledgeable and talented Board of Directors with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Therese Seibert, Chair
Professor of Sociology, Keene State College

Gretchen Bean, Vice Chair
Clinical Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, University of New Hampshire

Jennifer Chisholm, Treasurer

Lynne Goodwin, Secretary
Human Services Director, City of Lebanon

Mary Ann Aldrich
Sr. Advisor Community & Relations, External Affairs, Dartmouth Hitchcock

Xiante Dahabi
Community Member

Viola Katusiime
Deputy Director, Granite State Organizing Project

Fred K. Mayer III
Attorney, Mayer Law Offices

Rev. Gayle Murphy
Minister At Large

Stephen Tower
Managing Attorney, New Hampshire Legal Assistance

Sarah Wight
Housing Stability Department Head,  Tri-County Community Action Programs, Inc.

Now Hiring: NHCEH Executive Director

NHCEH’s Board of Directors has been hard at work these last few months, assessing the organization’s programs, structure, and staffing needs for the various initiatives that are core to NHCEH’s mission.

The NHCEH Board is pleased to launch the search for the organization’s next Executive Director. The job description and how to apply are available online at the NHCEH website. (This page can be accessed via the “News and Updates” section, located under the “About” tab.)

Please help us spread the word of this incredible opportunity to contribute to efforts to prevent and end homelessness in New Hampshire.