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Home For Now: New shelter in Rochester moving ahead

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Construction on Homeless Center for Strafford County’s new home off Route 202 is slated to begin in late March, though fundraising still continues and the site plans need final city approval.

Executive Director Tracy Hardekopf said the center’s new home in Rochester is “ready to go” thanks to key recent permitting approvals from New Hampshire Department of Transportation, past support and approvals from the city and its boards, and because of an “amazing outpouring” of financial and in-kind support from community members and local businesses.

“It all started with an amazing gift,” Hardekopf said of the 2019 land donation that made the project possible, “and the community has just kept giving.”

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