Fall 2020 Newsletter

Covid-19 Statement

In order to best protect the boys and girls, and the staff, of Nashua Children’s Home, our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the time-being, is to limit the possible exposure of the children to potential carriers, and to continue sound practices (hand-washing, sanitizing surfaces) in-program.

With the suspension of school statewide until April 6 at this point, Nashua Children’s Home is attending to the academic needs of student by:

*Sending home packets of schoolwork, via US Mail, or by personal delivery by school districts, to students enrolled in the Nashua Children’s Home Educational Program.  These students are to begin work on their packets on Monday, March 23 and through April 3, NCH teachers will be available by phone and by e-mail during NCH School hours (9am-3pm).  The packets will contain contact information for teachers.

*Children placed in the Nashua Children’s Home Residential Program but attending public or other alternative schools will participate in educational programming as determined by the school or district in which they are enrolled.  At this point, we are awaiting the guidance of the respective schools and districts, but will be implementing a daily routine with mandatory educational time slots.

During the period of time during which schools are closed (through April 3 at this point), Nashua Children’s Home is limiting entrance to our facilities by others (i.e. conducting meetings telephonically, restricting visits within our facilities) and significantly limiting the interaction of children with the community-at-large.  Fortunately, Nashua Children’s Home has significant on-grounds recreational resources, has accrued storage of food, water, hygienic and sanitizing supplies, and once again is blessed with the continued commitment and diligence of a committed group of staff, who are always there for the children, particularly when needed most.

Thank you for your understanding of our need to “circle the wagons” during this challenging situation and for your continued support and advocacy of the century-long mission of Nashua Children’s Home and the children whom we serve.

Please continue to check this website for updates as the situation develops.

Holiday Gift

This letter and a donation of $500 was personally delivered to Nashua Children’s Home on Sunday, December 7.

Club National Supports NCH

The 19th Annual Club National Golf Tourney to benefit Nashua Hcildren’s Home was held on June 28 at Souhegan Woods in Amherst.  A check for $20,000 was presented at an October 11 ceremony at Club National, located on Pine Street in Nashua.  Supporters of Nashua Children’s Home spanning decades, Club National, through its Golf Tourney alone, has raised over $300,000 to support the efforts of Nashua Children’s Home to operate its Transitional Living Program (TLP).  The TLP provides housing, as well as ongoing staff support and guidance, to young people who age-out of the child-protective or juvenile justice system at the age of 18 and face challenges of adult living absent any financial support from their families of origin or from any public system.  The TLP’s ongoing operation is thus totally dependent on charitable contributions, such as the generous support of Club National.

Public Notice

Per New Hampshire regulations (SB247, Prevention of Childhood Lead Poisoning), Nashua Children’s Home recently conducted testing on all locations where water is available for consumption by children.  We can report that no lead was detected at any location.  The results are as follows:

NCH Testing Result

Alumni News: Bruno!

We are very proud to post the latest email and video from Bruno Dos Santos.  Bruno emigrated from Brazil as a youngster, but when he was 16, his mother returned to Brazil, leaving Bruno in Nashua.  That event created the avenue that brought Bruno to Nashua Children’s Home, then to our Transitional Living Program as a young man and eventually to the very productive adult life described below:

Hi David,

I hope you are doing well! I miss you Guys! Brian, his wife, you, Paul, Tara, Lee, Steve(maint guy), Scott, Liz, tell all of them I say hi!

I wanted to let you know that I graduated the past couple weeks with two different degrees (double Bachelors) Highest Honors “Summa Cum Laude”:

First: Information technology with concentration in artificial intelligence in robotics.

Second: Electric technology engineering.

No time to take a break I already signed up to pursue a MBA in IT management.  I wanted to let you know since you guys are my family and I like you guys very much. I also got married last year I added the link and some photos below. I wish you guys were there on all 3 events but didn’t want to bother you guys with it.  one day I will stop to catch up! A very special thanks to you for not giving up on me and believing in me when I needed it the most!  I also like to thank Lea Reilly for helping me finish High School and helping with college searching, she opened my eyes to more opportunities and made me realize that I needed to work hard in order to pursue my career in college. I love you guys!  You are the best!”

Bruno’s Wedding Video

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