About Us

About Us

The NH Coalition to End Homelessness (NHCEH), a nonprofit organization headquartered in Manchester, NH, was founded in 1990. As homelessness increased throughout the state, individuals and organizations responded with solutions to house and serve the immediate needs of this growing population. NHCEH saw the need for proactive measures that would identify and address the systemic causes of homelessness and responded by organizing leaders throughout the state to collaboratively research why and how homelessness was increasing at such a staggering rate. Today, NHCEH works diligently, in collaboration with entities serving those experiencing homelessness across the state, to advocate for solutions to end homelessness, educate providers on best practices, and empower all NH citizens to advocate on behalf of their neighbors experiencing homelessness. 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.

We Believe Having a Home is a Human Right.

We raise 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.