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Second chances for Manchester’s homeless youth at Waypoint

Kadyja Harris found herself homeless at just 17 years old, couch surfing in friends’ homes and utilizing temporary drop-in centers for food and clothing in the Manchester area. Like the hundreds of other homeless residents living day to day in New Hampshire, Harris didn’t know that there were options to change her life. But it was after two years of scraping by that she came in contact with a case manager from the Transitional Living Program at Waypoint. 

Advocates warn of child abuse increase during stay-at-home orders

On Tuesday, advocates working on behalf of New Hampshire’s children pitched staffing a new “warmline” for families struggling to keep it together during the COVID-19 crisis. On Wednesday, Gov. John Sununu announced the new service in his daily press conference.

Waypoint modified SleepOut raises over $342,000 to aid homeless youth

So far, the 2020 SleepOut has raised over $340,000 to help sustain and expand Waypoint’s critical services to young people experiencing homelessness, including street outreach, basic needs relief, crisis care, and transitional housing.

Waypoint’s Sleepout 2020 still on, but goes virtual

Instead of gathering at the designated sleep sites, participants in the SleepOut are being asked to stay at home on March 20, and sleep on the floor or in the yard or in some other less than comfortable way, while continuing to conduct their online fundraising campaigns.

TD Charitable Foundation supports Waypoint SleepOut with $25K donation

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank confronts one of America’s most inconvenient truths, youth homelessness, with a gift of $25,000 to The Waypoint SleepOut. The gift comes as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community.

Waypoint advocacy team honored by NH Pediatric Society

Waypoint’s child advocacy team, Keith Kuenning and John DeJoie, were presented the Public Citizens of the Year award by New Hampshire Pediatric Society, for their extraordinary work promoting the health and welfare of New Hampshire’s children and families.