Homeless Intervention & Prevention | Tyler Blain Shelter

Serving the Counties of Coös , Carroll & Grafton 



Call (603) 444-0184 



For after-hours homeless emergencies, please dial 211 for assistance.

Our program mission is to “strive to make sure every resident of the North Country has access to programs that will prevent an episode of homelessness and provide the assistance needed to secure shelter should homelessness come to pass.”

How Homeless Outreach Works in the Community

Homeless Intervention identifies those struggling with homelessness through direct outreach activities via reports and referrals from shelters, police, churches, town welfare officers, human service providers, and other agencies and community members. Once a potentially homeless person is identified, the Outreach Worker initiates contact with the person to help provide assistance with obtaining adequate shelter and access to needed services.

Those persons who are referred for services are assessed for the immediacy of need and type of intervention appropriate to help alleviate the threat of homelessness and take action. The Outreach Worker will also establish whether the client is eligible for mental health services provided through PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness). Outreach Workers also assist homeless individuals and families in obtaining transportation to shelter services if needed.

Other Services Available Through Homeless Outreach Include:

  • 0% Interest Loans for 1st Month Rent or Security Deposit (must meet eligibility guidelines).
  • Partial assistance with 1st Month Rent or Rental Arrears with housing stabilization support (must meet eligibility guidelines and funding dependent). 
  • Coordinated Entry: Outreach workers use a statewide assessment tool to help better assist and refer people experiencing homelessness to the properly available programs.


Northern Grafton County
Homeless Intervention & Prevention Specialist
290 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH 03574

Lower Grafton County
Upper Valley Homeless Intervention & Prevention Specialist
20 West Park St, 4th Floor Suite 400
Lebanon, NH 03766

Carroll County
Carroll County Homeless Intervention & Prevention Specialist
448 White Mountain Highway
Tamworth, NH 03886

Coös County
Homeless Intervention & Prevention Specialist
610 Sullivan Street
Berlin, NH 03570

The Tyler Blain House Homeless ShelterHomeless Outreach | Tyler Blain House 
56 Prospect Street
Lancaster, NH 03584
Tel: (603) 788-2344

“ A Home Between Homes…”

The Tyler Blain House, located in Lancaster, New Hampshire, is a 4-bedroom Victorian home. It is ADA compliant and has the ability to house up to 8 individuals at a time. Shelter guests have independent access to a large eat-in kitchen, a community food pantry, laundry facilities and a common area. Food and material goods assistance are provided as needed. On-site staff provides individualized case management services to all shelter guests, including help with transportation. Staff also assists shelter guests in developing plans to meet their goals of being self-sufficient and securing permanent housing. All are welcome at Tyler Blain, except individuals who are a safety threat to themselves or others, and unaccompanied minors.

Our Goal

Our goal is to alleviate immediate housing emergencies and to assist shelter residents with achieving independence that leads to permanent housing and ends the cycle of homelessness.

When the tragedy of homelessness occurs, people often feel disconnected from their community. At Tyler Blain, we believe that a successful approach to shelter happens in the context of a supportive community–one that focuses on including the person in a meaningful experience. For this reason, when people stay at Tyler Blain House, they are engaged in a total community living arrangement. We believe everyone heals at a different pace, and for this reason, there is not a limit on the length of time an individual may stay. We ask only that residents be pro-active in their plan for independence.