New 15,000 gross square foot shelter aims to help in the fight against homelessness in Keene, New Hampshire.
This 15,000-square-foot, wood-framed, three-story homeless shelter is a symbol of hope and dedication, providing a safe haven for those in need.
DEW Construction managed the construction of this building, which replaced the Hundred Nights Lamson Street facility and doubled its capacity with 48 beds and eight rooms, each equipped with bathrooms, showers, and dressers. Additionally, four private rooms were designed for families in a separate wing of the building on the second floor. The shelter also includes communal spaces, donation rooms, an industrial kitchen, laundry rooms on each floor, ample storage, and separate bedrooms and office space for staff members. The building, designed by Market Square Architects, fosters a warm and welcoming atmosphere, providing a sense of comfort and security to those seeking shelter.
The shelter aims to continue addressing the increasing homelessness issue in southwestern New Hampshire, offering services and support to individuals and families in need.