Manchester, New Hampshire 3103 (603) 669-0761
Liberty House provides a safe, respectful and substance-free transitional housing community for homeless American Veterans committed to a path of independence and self-sufficiency. 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. Annettes 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 Paczosas 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.