Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. History

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  • A History of Community Action in Hillsborough County: 1964-2006

    A History of Community Action in Hillsborough County: 1964-2006
    1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson submits message on poverty to the U.S. Congress. “Today is the first time in all the history of the human race a great nation is able to make and is willing to make a commitment to eradicate poverty among its people”
  • The Economic Opportunity

    The Economic Opportunity
    The Economic Opportunity Act (EOA) is passed by Congress and signed into law by President Johnson. Original programs include Community Action Agencies, Head Start, Neighborhood Youth Corps, Legal Service and others.
  • Robert Sargent Shriver,

    Robert Sargent Shriver,
    Robert Sargent Shriver, Director designate of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), is confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
  • SNHS

    SNHS
    SNHS chartered by State of New Hampshire as the Community Action Agency for Hillsborough County and served the City of Nashua and the twenty-nine surrounding towns. 6 other Community Action Agencies are also designated in the state.
  • SNHS History

    SNHS History
    Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., (SNHS) is a private, non-profit corporation chartered in the State of New Hampshire, May 21, 1965, to serve as the Community Action Agency for Hillsborough County in compliance with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. From 1965 through 1969, SNHS was known as the Community Action Agency for Hillsborough County and served the City of Nashua and the twenty-nine surrounding towns.
    In 1969 SNHS became the Community Action Agency for the City of Manchester
  • The first SNHS program

    The first SNHS program
    The first SNHS program, begins in Nashua.
  • President Johnson

    President Johnson
    President Johnson signs a two-year authorization of the War on Poverty. Title II (Community Action Agencies -CAAs) redesigned, requiring a CAA to be a state or local government agency, or a not for profit corporation
  • CAA is renamed

    CAA is renamed
    1971 Community Action Agency for Hillsborough County is renamed Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS).
  • OEO becomes CSA

    OEO becomes CSA
    1973 Nationwide, Community Action Agencies fight to stop dismantlement. The Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) becomes the Community Services Administration (CSA).
  • CETA

    CETA
    SNHS, under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), begins to provide employment and training services in Hillsborough, Rockingham and Strafford Counties.
  • Major economic recession

    Major economic recession
    1975 Major economic recession in the United States begins.
  • Weatherization

    Weatherization
    Weatherization programming begins.
  • RSVP

    RSVP
    Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) begins in Nashua.
  • Emergency Energy Conservation Program

     Emergency Energy Conservation Program
    President Carter signs supplemental appropriations bill to fund the Emergency Energy Conservation Program. Appropriated funds to help poor pay utility bills and insulate their homes
  • Elderly Housing at Greenville opens

    Elderly Housing at Greenville opens
    Elderly Housing at Greenville Falls opens for occupancy
  • RSVP expands

    RSVP expands
    Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) expands to Manchester.
  • Fuel Assistance Program

    Fuel Assistance Program
    Low Income Home Energy Program (LIHEAP or Fuel Assistance Program- FAP) begins.
  • CSBG

    CSBG
    Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) established to fund CAAs through the states; the Community Services Administration (CSA) closes. There is no longer a cabinet-level antipoverty agency
  • SEE

    SEE
    SEE Science Center opens with seed money from Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).
  • Food distribution

    Food distribution
    Surplus Food distribution begins
  • Homeless Assistance

    Homeless Assistance
    The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act passes, providing Emergency Community Services Homeless Grant Program to CSBG grantees.
  • The highest unemployment rate since 1940

    The highest unemployment rate since 1940
    The highest unemployment rate since 1940, 10,8%, is recorded with 11 million unemployed individuals
  • Elderly Housing at Whispering Pines I

    Elderly Housing at Whispering Pines I
    Elderly Housing at Whispering Pines I opens for occupancy
  • Permanent housing for homeless

    Permanent housing for homeless
    Permanent housing for homeless men at Robinson House opens for occupancy
  • Permanent housing for homeless women

    Permanent housing for homeless women
    Permanent housing for homeless women at Mary’s House opens for occupancy.
  • Elderly Housing at Roberge Manor

    Elderly Housing at Roberge Manor
    Elderly Housing at Roberge Manor opens for occupancy
  • NACAA

    NACAA
    NACAA hosts first Dialogue on Poverty Leadership Day.
  • Welfare Reform

    Welfare Reform
    President Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation , public law better known as the Welfare Reform Bill.
  • Full-day Head Start

    Full-day Head Start
    Full-day Head Start Programming begins.
  • First National Community Action Week

    First National Community Action Week
    First National Community Action Week
  • Elderly Housing at Wagner Court

    Elderly Housing at Wagner Court
    Elderly Housing at Wagner Court opens for occupancy
  • Elderly Housing at Sundance Village

    Elderly Housing at Sundance Village
    Elderly Housing at Sundance Village opens for occupancy
  • Elderly Housing at Ledgewood Commons

    Elderly Housing at Ledgewood Commons
    Elderly Housing at Ledgewood Commons opens for occupancy
  • First National Community Action Month

    First National Community Action Month
    First National Community Action Month
  • Elderly Housing at Echo Valley Village

    Elderly Housing at Echo Valley Village
    Elderly Housing at Echo Valley Village opens for occupancy
  • Anniversary of the signing of the Economic Opportunity Act

    Anniversary of the signing of the Economic Opportunity Act
    35th Anniversary of the signing of the Economic Opportunity Act
  • Elderly Housing at Laurel Terrace

    Elderly Housing at Laurel Terrace
    Elderly Housing at Laurel Terrace opens for occupancy
  • Elderly Housing at Simpson Meadows

    Elderly Housing at Simpson Meadows
    Elderly Housing at Simpson Meadows opens for occupancy
  • Elderly Housing at Davidson Landing I

     Elderly Housing at Davidson Landing I
    Elderly Housing at Davidson Landing I opens for occupancy.
  • Elderly Housing at Whispering Pines II

    Elderly Housing at Whispering Pines II
    Elderly Housing at Whispering Pines II opens for occupancy
  • Elderly Housing at Davidson Landing II

     Elderly Housing at Davidson Landing II
    Elderly Housing at Davidson Landing II opens for occupancy
  • Elderly Housing at Greenfield Commons

    Elderly Housing at Greenfield Commons
    Elderly Housing at Greenfield Commons opens for occupancy
  • Elderly Housing at Sherburne Woods

    Elderly Housing at Sherburne Woods
    Elderly Housing at Sherburne Woods opens for occupancy
  • Community Action Anniversary

    Community Action Anniversary
    40th Community Action Anniversary year begins.
  • Elderly Housing at Chaplain Adrian Chasse Village

    Elderly Housing at Chaplain Adrian Chasse Village
    Elderly Housing at Chaplain Adrian Chasse Village opens for occupancy
  • National Poverty Symposium

    National Poverty Symposium
    Planning for the National Poverty Symposium gets underway
  • Elderly Housing at Derryfield Village

    Elderly Housing at Derryfield Village
    Elderly Housing at Derryfield Village opens for occupancy
  • Elderly Housing at Streeter Shores

    Elderly Housing at Streeter Shores
    Elderly Housing at Streeter Shores opens for occupancy
  • Elderly Housing at The Meadow at Northwood

     Elderly Housing at The Meadow at Northwood
    Elderly Housing at The Meadow at Northwood opens for occupancy
  • WIA received a National Emergency Grant to assist dislocated workers in finding new employment

    WIA received a National Emergency Grant to assist dislocated workers in finding new employment
    Closings at the Fraser Papers Pulp Mill and Wausau Papers plant result in layoffs, WIA received a National Emergency Grant to assist dislocated workers in finding new employment
  • Elderly Housing at Common Man Commons in Ashland

     Elderly Housing at Common Man Commons in Ashland
    Elderly Housing at Common Man Commons in Ashland opens for occupancy
  • SNHS begins to implement CSST

     SNHS begins to implement CSST
    SNHS begins to implement CSST (Client Social Services Tracking) software
  • SNHS receives a grant from UNH Institute on Disability

    SNHS receives a grant from UNH Institute on Disability
    SNHS receives a grant from UNH Institute on Disability to create Nashua Seniors Count, a collaborative that meets the unique needs of Nashua senior population
  • Elderly Housing at Bristol Riverview Village

     Elderly Housing at Bristol Riverview Village
    Elderly Housing at Bristol Riverview Village opens for occupancy
  • SNHS Multicultural programming expands

    SNHS Multicultural programming expands
    SNHS Multicultural programming expands, including English for New Americans, the Somali Bantu Community Association of NH, B.R.I.N.G. I.T.!! and Refugee Agricultural Programming
  • The Latin American Center is renamed

    The Latin American Center is renamed
    The Latin American Center is renamed Eileen Phinney Multicultural Center in memory of its founder and in recognition of its use by diverse groups of new Americans
  • Hallsville Court Phase I

    Hallsville Court Phase I
    Hallsville Court Phase I in Manchester opens for occupancy