We believe that recovery begins with sobriety. Liberty House has a zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol and/or drug use. We test at admission and randomly thereafter.
Because we accept no federal or state funding we can maintain our zero-tolerance alcohol/drug policy and be more efficient with our resources.
We believe our small house community best supports a positive and supportive culture that best facilitates self-sufficiency and independence.
A significant component to our residents’ path to self-sufficiency and independence is the culture created by fellow resident Veterans.
We have a small staff that works hard to create efficient operations to be the best possible stewards of our donors’ resources.
Liberty House helps homeless and struggling Veterans by connecting them to available resources and providing a safe, substance-free transitional house.
In 1943, a German U-boat torpedo hit the USAT Dorchester. More than 600 servicemen were killed. Private Harold Paczosa was one of the servicemen lost. However, his memory lives on through his sister, Annette, and her gift of the family home to the VFW. Annette’s only request was that the house be used for military veterans and that a memorial stone honoring her brother be maintained at the house. Don Duhamel, a retired Air Force sergeant, partnered with the Manchester VFW to create Liberty House at the Paczosa’s family home.
Since then, our veterans have worked together to rebuild confidence, enhance skills, and lead fulfilling, substance-free lives. Liberty House has provided support and services to more than 300 formerly homeless veterans thanks to the generosity of our donors, the community, and Annette (Paczosa) Nelson.