Visions is very excited to share that we have been awarded a $50,000 Emerging Opportunities Grant from the New Hampshire Finance Authority! Checkout the article from Business NH about the exciting work Visions will complete with the grant.
The Board of Directors in December and January nominated and elected Terry Dorr and Lyndsay Porreca as new Board members. Terry has long been a public servant, first as a Vista Volunteer then as a relief counselor at Vision Quest in Arizona. Terry has served as Chairman of the Newport Library Arts Center, Treasurer of Newport Hospital, three time Chairman of the Grantham School Board, and multiple other positions on numerous community organizations. Since 1975, Terry has been the President of Dorr Fabrics in Newport. Lyndsay is from Lebanon, studied Criminal Justice, has done residential treatment with the Valley Court Diversion Program, does personal training, grant writing, and runs the Lebanon Pool. We welcome them both.
Visions will be hosting an Open Forum to discuss supported housing for adults with special needs at the Kilton Library in West Lebanon, NH on Tuesday November 29th from 5 till 6:30pm. Executive Director Sylvia Dow will lead open discussion regarding what kinds of housing models are needed, what locations would make ideal solutions, and what kinds of supports need to be in place to make it work. Refreshments will be served. For more info email Sylvia Dow at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please come join us for this important discussion.
Visions' Annual Open House is September 10, 2016 from 1-4pm. We will present a ribbon cutting on our newest project, 'The Little House', plus guest speakers, entertainment, and refreshments. Please plan to join us and RSVP to (603) 632-7707 or email us at email@example.com by September 1.
Recently, Visions received approval from The Town of Enfield Selectmen to apply for a Community Block Grant. This $12,000 grant will help Visions do a feasibility study of all buildings for energy conservation and sustainability, and long term comfort for all residents. Shelley Hadfield of Plainfield is assisting with the grant writing process. Visions is also making plans for the renovation of 'The Little House' pictured above. With donations from the public for renovations, Visions hopes to re-fit this building to house possibly two more residents and live-in staff. If you would like to make a donation, please see our donation page.
Visions is now part of the Amazon Smile Program and you can help! Here's how it works. Just go to www.Smile.Amazon.com and use your regular Amazon account info to log in. Then select the 'Other Charity' box and type in Visions for Creative Housing Solutions. Select Visions in Enfield, NH and you're ready to shop at Smile Amazon. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Visions. It all adds up and we thank you!
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Our new Visions website at www.visionsnh.org is now fully operational and can accept credit card donations. Visions for Creative Housing Solutions is a public charity incorporated under IRS code section 501(c)3 as of August 22nd, 2014. All gifts to Visions for Creative Housing Solutions are tax exempt to the full extent of the law. Tax ID #80-0868234. Please visit the Donate drop down window if you would like to make a donation
Our Open House event is coming Sunday August 23rd from 1 till 4pm. All are invited to share light refreshments, games, and music with residents and staff. Executive Director Sylvia Dow will talk about how Visions was started. Her brother John Kluge will outline the history of the family property, and Philip Eller, Executive Director of SNSC (Special Needs Support Center) in Lebanon will discuss the power of families. For more info, please call us at 603-632-7707.
Visions For Creative Housing Solutions has completed the application process and has been awarded 501c3 non profit status.