On any given night here in the Midcoast, Knox County Homeless Coalition (KCHC) is actively working to house 150+ people who are homeless—and to assist equally as many people who have recently been housed—guiding them to gain the skills necessary to maintain long-term housing and independence.
KCHC's holistic wraparound approach to homeless services is seeing a housing sustainability success rate, for those who complete our multi-year program inclusive of Aftercare of 90+%.
Lifesaving programs include:
• Hospitality House Family Shelter
• Comprehensive Case Management
• Emergency Intake and Welcome Center
• Aftercare—Post-Housing Sustained Client Support
• The Landing Place—Comprehensive Youth Program
PLUS Supportive Services including:
• Supplemental Food Program
• Donation Center
• Education & Life-Skills Training
We hope you'll join us for KCHC's 2nd Annual One Night Without A Home on November 8-9, 2019 on the Camden Village Green (between Chestnut Street Baptist Church and the Town Office on Elm Street) to raise awareness through solidarity of the issues surrounding homelessness both locally and globally. This fundraiser challenge supports the work of Knox County Homeless Coalition - serving Knox, Waldo and part of Lincoln Counties.
IMPORTANT: Fundraising is ongoing through November 8, so join a team or create your own team (please note that the term team is inclusive of teams made up of just 1 individual) today! The "sleep-out" begins at 6:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2018 and ends at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 9 and will be held on the Village Green in Camden, ME. Participants are encouraged to stay the entire night, but are not required to do so if they become unable to finish the challenge. We ask that you leave food, money and electronics (other than your own personal cell phone for emergencies) at home and bring only what you can carry in and carry out in one arm load with you, as this is planned to be a "leave-no-trace" event. You should have your ID and critical medical information with you in case of an emergency. Alcohol, drugs, and weapons of any kind are prohibited. We also love pets, but ask that you refrain from bringing any animals to the event. Tents are allowed if you can carry it in and out in one load. Blankets, sleeping bags, and extra layers of warm clothing are encouraged.
We ask that each participant commit to raising a minimum of $100 to participate in the "Sleep Out." All participants who raise $250 or more each before November 1 will receive a complimentary T-shirt. (If this is you, look for an email on or about November 1 asking for your shirt size!) Any participant under the age of 18 must attend the "Sleep Out" under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
Thank you to our sponsors: Viking, Inc., Mt. Pleasant Dental, Camden Real Estate Company, Bay View Collection, Cold Mountain Builders, J.K. Kalloch, Camden National Bank, Camden Coast Real Estate, Allen Insurance & Financial, Lonza, Megunticook Market, Camden Community Breakfast and Zoot Coffee who have already committed to sponsorship!
Want to know more about Knox County Homeless Coalition? Visit homehelphope.org or give us a call at 207-593-8151!