Our Story

Dwelling House of Hope (DHOH) was founded by Levenia Furusa - Executive Director in 2009 from the basement of her house. Levenia is a native of Zimbabwe, Africa who migrated to the United States in 1996 after losing her three brothers in a family tragedy.

Currently, DHOH works with 7000 immigrants and lower-income families from the Merrimack Valley in a month. it assists non-English speaking immigrants in the Merrimack Valley area with food assistance and provides resources to actively engage community members through educational, social, and cultural initiatives.



Our Mission is to alleviate hunger and poverty, by providing nutritious food, cooking classes, and clothing to low income families and people in need. We are also committed to addressing the huge public health burden of drug use and overdose in our community. We strive to provide high quality services to the people we serve with compassion, dignity and respect


Our Vision is to reach out to men, women and youths who have lost their sense of dignity, confidence, self-esteem and pride, due to abuse (physical or mental), homelessness, drug addiction, hunger or simply lack of love. We envision a society where men, women and youths can fully live out their dreams in a non-judgmental environment, and becoming all that God has created them to be

Our Purpose

Our Purpose is to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and youths in our community. HHEC is designed to foster and encourage partnerships and to provide people with the right tools and skills needed to empower them in reaching our community for Christ. Our hope is that everyone who comes in contact with HHEC will have an unforgettable encounter of encouragement and hope, as we reflect on the power and grace of God. Relationships do not just happen. They are nurtured and produced through love and sincere affection. God has revealed His love to us through His Son, and it is our passion to share that love through genuine care and concern for others.

Core Values

Quality: We are committed to excellence in services, products and operation.

People: We will treat all people with respect, dignity and courtesy. We will work to provide an inclusive environment where everyone can work and learn together.

Stewardship: We will use our resources wisely, with accountability to our donors, supporters and the public.

Integrity: We will be honest and fair in our dealings with others.

Collaboration: We are appreciative of our community partners, donors, volunteers and employees for their commitment and support.

Meet the Staff

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Levenia Furusa 
Executive Director


Dan  O'Connor
Executive Advisor


Emanuel Mtiziwa
Pantry Coordinator


Mary Lou


Edward Chislom
Pantry Asstistant


Tee M
Administrative Associate


Lionel Gardner

Head Driver


Sushant Bajracharya
Strategic Advisor

Meet the Board of Directors

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Dee Woghiren



Cynthia Stellmaker

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Lila Vorn



Fadzai Pasi


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Shammer Kitiibwa

Our location


Monday Closed
Tuesday 8 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday 8 AM to 5 PM
Thursday 8 AM to 5 PM
Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 8 AM to 2 PM
Sunday Closed