Major renovations completed at the Norwell Home and our main office (both on Concord Street in Nashua) will improve safety and comfort for our clients, staff and volunteers.
Norwell Home Renovations
The Norwell Home houses up to eight homeless mothers and their children in Phase I of our Transformational Housing Program. To ensure their safety and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, the following renovations were completed:
- The kitchen was completely renovated to create two separate cooking areas. The dining room was expanded to allow social distancing between families during meal times.
- Two separate shower stalls were added to one of the common bathrooms to reduce wait times and crowding during common bathroom hours.
- One of our current suites was renovated into an “isolation suite” for any families that become affected by COVID-19 and must self-quarantine.
- The HVAC system in the building was completely renovated to a VRF system, allowing for individual room controls and air conditioning. A fresh air ventilation ERV system was also added, which is no easy task considering the masonry construction of the building.
These changes were possible by generous funding from the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) Shelter Modification Grant, Franklin Savings Bank, the Cogswell Benevolent Trust, the McIninch Foundation, the Von Weber Trust, the Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club, and the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation. A big thank you to Schroeder Construction and Pinnacle Rock Mechanical Services!
Norwell Home Renovations – Before & After Photos
Main Office Renovations Completed
The first floor of our main office was renovated to accomodate our growing team and to help us better serve our clients. The highlight of the renovation is our new reception area, which includes a sunny waiting area for visitors and a new welcome window. Three additional offices were created, an updated heating/cooling system was installed throughout the building, and the bathrooms were updated as well. A big thank you to Shroeder Construction, Frank’s Heating Service, PenBrook Painting, and Able Moving & Storage!
Main Office Renovations – Before & After Photos