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Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter

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The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter provides about 1,700 meals each week and operates two homeless shelters. But it also helps people address the root causes of hunger and homelessness -- and to offer the proverbial ounce of prevention. The shelter helped Jackie, who is in recovery from alcoholism, get back to work.

Jackie: The people at the transitional housing program where I live referred me to the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter for assistance with education and vocational goals that I had.  

I’m a registered nurse.  The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter paid for my continuing education units that were required for me to renew my nursing license, so that I could return to my practice in nursing.  They helped me to get the uniforms I needed for work and the equipment.  I’m a visiting nurse and I needed a blood pressure monitor, and bandage equipment and a stethoscope.  Things like that, they paid all that to help me get started. 

I have to have a car where I go from client to client.  They paid for my car to be registered and they’ll also assist me with repairs.  I’ve been back to work since early September.  It’s wonderful, I love what I do. 

My goal is to complete the transitional living program, continue employment, get independent housing, and continue my recovery.  When you’re in a situation where you can’t get back onto your feet to get back in to your line of work or to get education, then you couldn’t get started without their services.


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