Marguerites Place

The overall goal of Marguerite’s Place, Inc. is to empower homeless women with children to move on to better lives.

We offer furnished apartments (up to 24 months residence), on-site licensed child care for the children, programs in life skills, one-on-one parenting and intensive case management on a daily or weekly basis, assistance in acquiring skills necessary for independence through educational and/or training and employment programs, and a five year Aftercare Program for families who have moved on to independent living.

Since 1994, Marguerite’s Place has been providing the physical, emotional, educational, and social supports for homeless women with children to achieve and sustain self sufficiency. Our holistic approach allows families to grow in all areas as they gain the skills and income necessary for long term success. Learn more about our programs.


Jazz & Juice 2014

Proceeds to Benefit Programs at Marguerite’s Place

Springing into summer has become an annual tradition at Marguerite’s Place, Inc. On Friday, April 4, the Nashua Country Club will once again be home to Jazz & Juice.  This “fun” fundraiser is an opportunity to do good while enjoying delicious food, beer, wine and specialty martinis all to the sounds of jazz music provided by Jenny, a former resident of Marguerite’s Place, Inc.  Jenny is a trained musician and music teacher originally from China that immigrated to the United States. “It means so much to us when graduates volunteer to assist us. You know your mission works when these young ladies give back in whatever way they can,” explained Barbara A. Alves, President and CEO.

The proceeds of Jazz & Juice will benefit several of the programs at Marguerite’s Place, Inc. One such program is its child care services. “When Sr. Sharon Walsh and Sr. Elaine Fahey first came to Nashua, they identified that affordable childcare was an unmet need for mothers who needed to work,” said Alves.IMG_3006

Child care has been an integral part of Marguerite’s Place, Inc. since 1994.  ”We not only care for our clients’ children; we’re open to the public and are doing some really important work with these children,” continued Alves.

Each year, the child care center cares for 40 to 60 children and partners with the Cynthia Day Family Center of Keystone Hall to provide child care for their clients.  “We offer compassionate child care in a safe and loving environment where children have the opportunity to blossom and interact with others so they can be ready for public kindergarten,” said Celeste Horan, Director of Child Care.

Area businesses and organizations supporting Marguerite’s Place, Inc.’s Jazz & Juice as event sponsors at the $1,000 level are:  St. Joseph Hospital, Newport Construction, Merrimack County Savings Bank, Stanley Elevator, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control, Corriveau Insurance, Nashua Exchange Club and Wolfson & Bernazzani, PLLC.  Sponsoring at the $500 level are:  Prunier & Prolman, Continental Paving, and TJ McCartney.

The event will feature great food, wine, beer and a Stoli Vodka martini luge.  Guests will have an opportunity to try their luck with raffles as well as a silent auction.  All proceeds will benefit the programs and services at Marguerite’s Place, Inc.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling (603) 598-1582, by emailing or


Telling Your Story Earns Donations for Marguerite’s Place, Inc.

#ItsMyStory Social Media Campaign

Marguerite’s Place, Inc. will receive donations from the “What’s Your Story?” outreach campaign created by Bedford Commons OB-GYN.  The campaign’s goal is to empower women and provide assistance for homeless women and children in New Hampshire.  The first appearance for #ItsMyStory will be at the WZID Women’s Expo on March 8th, 2014.

“What’s Your Story” will bring women together to make a difference by initiating a conversation by capturing all posts that use hashtag #ItsMyStory and stream the feed onto the website.  Those who participate will be entered into a raffle to win over $1,500 in valuable prizes featuring jewelry from Bellman’s and over $100 in gift cards from partners such as Nini Bambini that will be awarded at the end of the 2014 Women’s Expo.

Additionally, Bedford Commons, Bellman Jewelers and Nini Bambini are raising money and awareness for Marguerite’s Place, Inc. by posting a wish list of needed items on their Facebook page and website.  For each donation made, donors’ will be entered into the grand prize raffle and for every story that is shared via video at the Women’s Expo, Bedford Commons OB-GYN will donate $5 to Marguerite’s Place, Inc.

“We’re honored to have been selected as the beneficiary of this campaign and encourage all women to take advantage of this opportunity to share their unique stories, questions, comments and dreams with this team.  The hope is that the more we talk about healthcare, the more we can make a difference in its delivery that will improve the health for women today and tomorrow,” said Barbara A. Alves, President and CEO of Marguerite’s Place.


Jazz & Juice 2014

Swing into Summer with us!  Break out that flowered shirt that’s in the back of your closet and dig out those sandals!  We have just the event that will chase away those winter blues and have you longing for the carefree days of summer!  Join us for our 4th Annual Jazz & Juice on Friday, April 4th, 6 pm at the Nashua Country Club. If you like fun, good food and great company than this event is for you!  Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by sending us an email at or you can make a secure credit card purchase online here and note J&J in the comment box!  We hope to see you there!



Thank you for supporting Bob Lavoie and Marguerite’s Place, Inc! Learn how Bob’s volunteer efforts with Marguerite’s Place allowed us to receive a $5,000 donation!