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Executive Director Martha Stone’s Message on Departure Plans

By Jessica Parker
Cross Roads House Executive Director, Martha Stone

Dear Friends,

I am writing today to share with you, our donors, volunteers, and supporters, that after more than 17 years at Cross Roads House, I have decided to step down from my role as Executive Director. I am not leaving Cross Roads House to take a position elsewhere, but rather to take some time for myself after working for nearly two decades in roles that have been both demanding, and incredibly fulfilling. Our Board of Directors has formed a search committee, and I plan to stay on until a replacement has been identified.

I care very deeply about the work being done at Cross Roads House. I feel confident in the timing of my departure, as Cross Roads House is in an excellent position right now. The organization’s finances are healthy, and our facilities are in great condition. We have a talented and dedicated management team, highly-skilled case managers, and a group of top-notch direct care staff in place to ensure we continue to provide assistance to some of the most vulnerable men, women, and children in our community. Additionally, we have an extraordinarily knowledgeable and engaged Board of Directors, who will continue to support the organization’s efforts to be a leader in responding to and ending homelessness in the Greater Seacoast area.

One of the highlights of my tenure at Cross Roads House has been the opportunity to meet and get to know so many of you. Your generosity and passion for helping the residents at Cross Roads House move from homelessness to a home of their own is one of the driving forces behind our success. I am so grateful for every word of support, every hour of volunteer time, and every hard-earned dollar each one of you has contributed to help better the lives of others. I am certain our staff and Board will continue to make Cross Roads House an organization that you are proud to support.

It’s been a privilege and an honor to work for Cross Roads House for the past 17 years. To have the opportunity to help people who are experiencing homelessness turn their lives around and move to safe, permanent housing has been the most rewarding work of my career. I will forever be proud of the strides this organization has made during my time here. I look forward to seeing Cross Roads House as it continues to evolve and grow to successfully meet the complex needs of those in our community who are experiencing homelessness.

Best Regards,

Martha Stone, Executive Director

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