Johnson Vs. Grants Pass Ruling Statement

Three youth wait for access to a shelter bed for the night.

 

Three youth wait for access to a shelter bed for the night.

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that opens the door to fining and incarcerating individuals experiencing homelessness for sleeping outside. Waypoint is deeply disappointed in this decision. This ruling fails to acknowledge the harsh realities faced by many young people who have no other option but to sleep on the streets or in parks due to the shortage of shelter beds. 

Punishing individuals for circumstances beyond their control does not address the root causes of homelessness. Instead, it exacerbates the challenges faced by an already vulnerable population. At Waypoint, we firmly believe that homelessness should be met with compassion and support, not with punitive measures. 

We remain committed to serving and advocating for young people experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to provide not only shelter but also the resources and support needed to build a brighter future. This ruling underscores the urgency of our work and strengthens our resolve to fight for policies that prioritize humane and effective solutions to homelessness. 

For more information on how you can support our efforts, please visit our Get Involved page. 

 

 

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Regional Offices

Waypoint has several regional offices throughout New Hampshire. Below are the locations of these offices. If you are looking for specific program contact information, please visit the Programs Overview page or the Get Help page.

Agency Headquarters

Manchester
464 Chestnut St.
Manchester, NH 03105
603.518.4000 | 1.800.640.6486
Fax: 603.668.6260
P.O. Box 448

Concord
103 No. State St.
Concord, NH 03301
603.224.7479

Lakes Region
67 Water Street Suite 207
Laconia, NH 03246
603.524.5835

North Country
25 Main St.
Lancaster, NH 03584
603.788.4172
P.O. Box 188 Conway, NH 03818

Tri-City Region
3 Wallace St.
Rochester, NH 03866
800.640.6486

Monadnock
20 Central Sq., Suite #210
Keene, NH 03431
603.357.8772 

Dover
35 Third St.
Dover, NH 03820
603.742.5662

Nashua
60 Main Street Suite 240
Nashua, NH 03060
603.889.7189

Seacoast
11 Sandy Point Rd.
Stratham, NH 03885
603.518.4002
Fax: 603.668.6260

Upper Valley
63 Hanover St.
Lebanon, NH 03766
603.298.8237

The Children’s Place & Parent Education Center
27 Burns Ave. 
Concord, NH 03302
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