Comedy for a Cause: The Way Home to hold 30th Anniversary Celebration

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MANCHESTER, NH – The Way Home is pleased to invite supporters, donors, community members and others to a special celebration on Friday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m.

“There is no place like home!  We chose the Wizard of Oz theme and a comedy show to honor our 30 years of service because everyone has a right to a safe home filled with laughter and joy,” said Mary Sliney, Executive Director of The Way Home. “When you can walk with someone who has been homeless and share with them both laughter and tears, then you know that together we can find the way to end homelessness.”

The celebration will also feature comedians Tom Hayes and Rob Steen.  Event Chair Brian Shaughnessy, a long-time board volunteer and former board president at The Way Home, says the event will offer attendees an opportunity to celebrate agency’s achievements as well as enjoy a fun night out.

“Just as was the case when the organization first formed, homelessness and housing insecurity remain a pressing societal issue in our city and state,” Shaughnessy says.  “On an annual basis, The Way Home helps over 1,000 people in need. Those who attend our event will be helping to support this vital mission.”

There’s no place like home: The Way Home’s 30th celebration
Friday, November 30th
5:30 – 10 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Manchester Downtown

Tickets to the event are just $50 per person and includes dinner, the comedy show, raffle prizes, a silent auction and more.

The agency will also honor key supporters, among them Elliot Berry (Community Hero), Ruth and Jim Sliney (Compassion Award) and Eastern Bank (Community Champion). “Each has played vital roles in supporting our legacy and we’re excited to recognize them at our event,” said Sliney.

For information on sponsorship opportunities or tickets to the event, please contact Bianka Beaudoin, Director of Development at (603) 218-1458 or via email at

About The Way Home

Now celebrating our 30th year of community service, The Way Home is a non-profit dedicated to helping low-income households obtain and sustain safe, affordable housing throughout the state of New Hampshire.  Since 1988, we have assisted more than 21,000 homeless and high-risk families, individuals, veterans and special needs clients with their housing needs.

 Our Mission and Vision statements speak of creatively helping those with the fewest resources. When designing our programs, The Way Home looks first to empower our clients in need. Over the past three decades, this has meant helping them increase their resourcefulness by providing more financial literacy classes, housing counseling and coaching, steps to success coaching, healthy home education, landlord/tenant rights and other life skills classes.

Our Vision is to continue as an innovative, grassroots organization committed to creatively helping those with the least resources increase access, raise hope, and build self-esteem.  We believe in implementing a “housing first” approach, which provides secure housing with the support they need to make a difference in their lives.  

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