Central New Hampshire – NFI North, a multi-service nonprofit organization has received a $10,000 grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation, a $10,000 match from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and a third match from NFI North’s Mission Fund to establish a Compassionate Dentistry Fund for individuals in their Transitional Housing Services (THS). The organization is one of New Hampshire’s largest providers of THS with programs in Manchester, Concord, Bethlehem, Ashland and Bradford.
“The work that we do in New Hampshire to help people to regain independence and stability within their own communities is critically important” Concord THS Program Director Sharon Bilodeau explained, “And Dental Health is something that can present a real barrier to success for our participants. The opportunity to help them to live and eat without pain and to smile with confidence is sure to be a game changer- good dental health contributes to good mental health.”
NFI North’s Executive Director, Dr. Paul Dann explained that the need for this program has been long standing. “We are so grateful to Northeast Delta Dental and to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for teaming up to help us create this transformative program – we are looking forward to demonstrating the impact that these funds will have and hope to expand the program’s accessibility to include all 26 programs of our service array.”
Dental services provided by the new Compassionate Dentistry Fund will provide dental services that are uncovered by other sources of insurance and funding to include implants and dentures. For more information please email AlisaGibson@nafi.com.
About the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation
The mission of the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is to improve the access to, and the quality of, oral health care and education for the public and the dental communities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. This mission is in harmony with the mission of Northeast Delta Dental to increase access to oral health education and dental services.
About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 2,000 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards more than $40 million in grants and more than $6 million in scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives.
About NFI North NFI North is a Joint Commission accredited, nonprofit behavioral health agency serving Maine and New Hampshire. NFI North inspires and empowers people and families to reach their full potential and to live successfully in their own communities. The organization pursues its mission through providing specialized education, counseling, supported employment, care management, foster care, residential services, perinatal addiction programs, and many more services designed to meet the needs of the people they serve.