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Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter

42 Chestnut Street
Nashua, NH 03061
(603) 889-7770




General Information:

The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter (NSK&S) is dedicated to providing shelter and food to those in need. The overall objective of the agency is to advocate, create, and operate programs and services that promote dignity and self-sufficiency for those we serve. To ensure that basic needs are addressed, the NSK&S is committed to joining with others in a community-wide ethic of caring.

Advocacy - Our staff works with individuals to advocate for them related to services they need in the community. Both staff and volunteers also work to address the systemic causes of hunger and political systems that determine public policy and community attitudes.

Emergency Shelter - Two homeless shelters house single men, women and families. Originally opened as short-term emergency shelters, the affordable housing shortage often means that shelter residents stay for months until they are able to find a permanent place to live.

Employment/Education Program - These programs assist people seeking employment with valuable support such as resume writing, interviewing skills and use and understanding of voice mail. Our education program has funds to allow people to go back to school to prevent homelessness. NSK&S distributes items such as working computers and new workboots for people in school or starting new jobs. We often have bicycles and bus tickets for people who need help with transportation to interviews, work or school.

Food Pantry - Approximatively 300 individuals and families receive non-perishable food each week. Many of these people are the working poor, elderly and disabled living on fixed income. People are eligible for food bags every 4 weeks.

Rent and Fuel Assistance - We have a limited amount of funds available for rent assistance to prevent homelessness and to help prevent utilities or heat from being turned off. Funds given are considered a loan, which can be repaid over time.

Transitional Housing - Three apartments allow families to pay minimal rent for up to two years while they transition from homelessness back into the community.

Permanent Affordable Housing- the NSK&S owns a nine unit apartment building in downtown Nashua.  Apartments are rented below market rate to low-income individuals and families with children.  Families who are homeless are given priority.


Website: http://www.nsks.org/

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Helpful Definitions For Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter:

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

How To Volunteer at Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter:

Be a volunteer. Call Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter at (603) 889-7770 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:

ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.





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