Dover, Rochester, Somersworth Mayors Team Up to Address Homelessness

Jan 22, 2018

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The mayors of Dover, Rochester, and Somersworth are teaming up to address homelessness.

The mayors are putting together a homelessness task force that will include city officials, business leaders, and local non-profits.

Dover Mayor Karen Weston says the collaboration stems from a recent effort to establish a warming shelter during a cold snap.

“Because of the 10 or 14 days where we had sub-zero temperatures, many people became aware of these folks in these tent cities that are freezing.”

One of the goals of the task force will be to establish a permanent warming shelter for the region.