MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Two organizations serving the homeless in New Hampshire are planning to merge.

Families In Transition and New Horizons announced Wednesday they are set to merge as of Jan. 1, 2018.

The nonprofits will integrate services, identify specialty services, scale programs, and eliminate gaps to help serve more people in need of emergency shelter, affordable housing, food, and supportive services.

Founded in 1991, Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and social services to the homeless or those who are at risk of becoming homeless. Since 1973, New Horizons has worked to assist low-income people to address the social issues facing them. Today, its services include shelters, a soup kitchen, and a food pantry.