About Us



Board of Trustees



Kindness Crosses All Barriers

Our Mission Statement: Our mission is to end homelessness, one family at a time, because every child deserves a home.  Through safe housing and education, Family Promise guides families as they break the cycle, and rise from homelessness to sustainable independence.  

Our staff, board members, congregations, and volunteers all provide valuable services that impact the lives of the families we serve. These donations of time, talent, and treasure mean the world to us and we are incredibly grateful for their support.

Our Staff

Executive Director/Trustee

Pamela Wellman

Finance/Compliance Director

Michelle Guerrin

Director of Family Services

Melissa Johnstone

Diversion/Prevention Program Director

Joanne Perez

Case Manager

Minely Rosa

Development/Marketing Director

Faith Ayala

Grants Director

Karen Berniche

Data Base Management

Deb Fedrico

Operations Director

Matt Hodgkiss

       Our Board of Trustees


Brian Crawford, Chair

Retired Corporate Executive

Marc Siragusa, Vice-Chair

The Siragusa Companies

Randy Brown

Retired Mathematician/Economist


Bob Freed

President, Tech Transport


Lori Piper

SVP Commercial Lending, Enterprise Bank

Timothy Powers

Headmaster, Pinkerton Academy

James Murguia, Secretary

President, Solid State Scientific

Cheryl Ruane, Treasurer

Finance Manager, Raytheon

Pamela Wellman

Executive Director, Family Promise of Southern NH

Rev. Dr. Andrew Armstrong

Pastor, First Church Nashua

Bob Goldstein

President, Double Digits, Inc.


Bob Mack

Welfare Officer, City of Nashua


Chuck Nuskey

ServPro of Derry/Londonderry


Marleen Paquette

Senior Loan Officer, Guild Mortgage


Kevin Rourke

Chief of Police, Nashua Police Department

Lisa Scheib, MD

Nashua West Adult Medicine

Nicole Shultz-Price

Partner Management Committee, Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP

Donald Stokes

Community Relations Director, Eversource NH

Our Congregations

Amherst Congregational Church

Christ the King Lutheran Church

Christ Presbyterian Church of Nashua

Crossway Christian Church

First Baptist Church of Nashua

First Church of Nashua, UCC

First Parish Congregational Church

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Londonderry United Methodist Church

Main Street United Methodist Church

Messiah Lutheran Church

Milford United Methodist Church

Nashua Presbyterian Church

New Life Christian Church

Our Lady of Mercy Parish

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church

St. David’s Episcopal Church

St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church

St. Mark’s Catholic Church

St. Patrick’s Church

Temple Beth Abraham

Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church

Unitarian Universalist Congregation Milford

Windham Presbyterian Church

Our History

In 2000, 7 local congregations came together to address the issue of family homelessness in the Greater Nashua community and created the Greater Nashua Interfaith Hospitality Network (GNIHN). In 2001, they began hosting families overnight at their facilities on a rotational basis while providing support and case management to help them achieve financial independence. In 2002, the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary approached the United Way of Greater Nashua seeking a dynamic, new ministry for their under-utilized noviate building. The United Way put them in touch with the GNIHN and in 2002, families began to stay at their Home for Now at Anne Marie House.

Over the next 10 years, dozens of local families achieved permanent stability and a path out of homelessness. In 2012, GNIHN joined as an affiliate of the national non-profit Family Promise, which leveraged national resources for the local community. The name of the program was formally changed to Family Promise of Greater Nashua (FPGN), but families continued to reside at Anne Marie House. In 2018, FPGN started to serve families in western Rockingham county after the Family Promise affiliate there ceased operations. In 2019, to reflect this expanded service area, the name was again changed to Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire (FPSNH).

In 2020, Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire entered into an agreement with St. John XIII parish to convert the former Infant Jesus School in Nashua into a new transitional housing facility for local families experiencing homelessness.

In February 2021 families were able to start moving in to the new building at 3 Crown Street, Nashua, NH.  The successful renovation of Infant Jesus School allows Family Promise to provide transitional housing for up to 24 families, doubling its former capacity.

To support this endeavor, Family Promise is in the final year of their largest fundraising campaign to date, the Building Home Building Hope Capital Campaign, with a goal of raising $4.5 million dollars. Click here to learn more about the campaign.

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