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.

Jennifer Chisholm
Executive 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.

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

Therese Seibert, Immediate Past President
Professor of Sociology, Keene State College

Rev. Gayle Murphy, Vice President
Minister At Large

Bambi Lane, Treasurer
AVP Commercial Banker & CRA Officer, Bank of New Hampshire

Lynne Goodwin, Secretary
Human Services Director, City of Lebanon

Xiante Dahabi
Community Member

Viola Katusiime
Deputy Director, Granite State Organizing Project

Fred K. Mayer III
Attorney, Mayer Law Offices


Sandra Regina Pratt
Bilingual Coordinator, Gateways Community Services

Stephen Tower
Managing Attorney, New Hampshire Legal Assistance

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