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Seacoast Half Marathon

Sun October 27, 2024 Portsmouth, NH 03801 US Directions

2024 Beneficiary: Mainspring


Mainspring is a new collaborative venture led by longstanding organizations Footprints Food Pantry and Fair Tide. Since 2019, local service providers have asked themselves how to better meet the rising service demand. The leaders of Fair Tide and Footprints are coming together to systematically change how we care for this region — focusing on both short-term responses and long-term solutions to hunger, homelessness, and an array of poverty-related issues.

Individuals and families will be supported through tailored case management at a one-stop resource hub as they build capacity in their own lives and navigate a path out of poverty. Community members will no longer struggle with a fragmented and disjointed system. The entry process will be streamlined, respectful, and welcoming — with relationship-building starting right at the reception.

A centralized intake and assessment process, a shared data system, and coordinated care will help us better meet needs, better understand gaps in services, and better evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. Mainspring’s staff will each bring their own fields of expertise and their agency’s resources to the case management process — working in partnership with every client. The holistic approach will be more effective and more efficient.

Mainspring will serve as a resource for the entire Seacoast region, on both sides of the Piscataqua, and as a critical partner for social service providers throughout the region. The goal is to have our doors open before the end of 2024.

Read more about Mainspring: On the Doorstep of Dignity

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