For 140 years, the Monadnock Humane Society has promoted the well-being of animals and their human companions. They provide education, support, and services that ensure animals are housed and loved. Their work also supports human wellness, since research shows that the animal-human bond improves mental and physical health. They provide free boarding for the pets of people who are homeless or victims of domestic violence, along with low-cost spay/neuter clinics and a pet food pantry for owners who have limited incomes.

Visit or call them at 603.352.9011


Hundred Nights, Inc. is a cold weather shelter and resource center located on Lamson Street in Keene.  Hundred Nights helps people year-round to regain the stability of a home, and to get the support they need for issues such as mental health challenges, substance use issues, abuse, unemployment, and basic health. It’s all about helping people to get back on their feet and keeping people safe in the meantime. Their vision is a community whose members, regardless of means, are equally valued and supported.

Visit to learn how you can help.

Rise for baby and family is dedicated to serving young children and their families throughout the Monadnock region. Rise offers three main services: early supports and services to infants and toddlers at risk or with a developmental delay or disability, a fully inclusive community child care, and a play group. Rise works to support parents in their parenting, provide information and resources on child development, and help families best meet their child’s needs.

Visit or call them at 603.357.1395 to learn more.

Joy’s Network is a volunteer organization that provides financial assistance and support for individuals in the Monadnock region who are receiving cancer treatment or recovering from treatments. Inspired by the daughters of Joy Diemond, who was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in May, 2009 and passed away in August, 2009, they know how difficult and scary a cancer diagnosis can be, and that humor, laughter, a kind gesture and loving support will help people get through when times are tough.   They want to be there for others, like the many who were there for them.

Visit or call them at 603.762.1800 for more information.