You're Homeless... Now What? | Martha Stone | TEDxPiscataquaRiver by TEDx Talks   4 years ago

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What does homelessness look like, and who does it effect? Martha Stone, the executive director of a 96-bed homeless shelter, shares the stories of a few residents of the shelter, and shares how we can all end the cycle of homelessness in our communities.

Martha Stone joined the staff of Cross Roads House, a 96 bed homeless shelter, in 2004 as the Development Director and was promoted to Executive Director in 2013. In her role as the development director she oversaw and executed a successful $5 million capital campaign to design and construct a new shelter facility. As the largest shelter in the NH Seacoast region, Cross Roads House provides emergency and transitional shelter and services for individual adults and families. Martha is responsible for overseeing shelter operations, programming, marketing, fundraising, and financial management of the non-profit organization.

Martha received her BA in Communications from Boston College. In early 2015, she completed eleven years of service as a school board member for the town of Greenland, NH where she resides with her husband and two children, both of whom are currently away at college. She can be contacted at

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