Knox County Homeless Coalition
P.O. Box 1696
Rockland, ME 04841
Class of Housing/Services: Hospitality House Family Shelter, Housing Assistance.
Services we provide: Offering wraparound programming and support that is delivered by our highly skilled staff. Shelter in different forms including the Hospitality House—safe, comfortable places to sleep. Continually deepening connections and collaborations with community partners to have a broad range of programming options available for clients. Supporting clients with respect, trust, caring, strict rules, safety, a sense of community and hope—often for the first time in years. Providing housing resources and information. Delivering programming that develops life skills and addresses issues that lead to or perpetuate homelessness. Connecting to general support including medical care, housing, mental health resources, substance abuse treatment, job search, job skills, and growing an effective support network. Peer and staff support system that results from communal living, grounded in mutual respect, empathy, and understanding. Onsite education, training, and life enrichment programs in art, music, exercise, nutrition, and more. Our “Hope on Wheels” van delivers kids to Headstart, gets parents to interviews and jobs and little ones to daycare, assists numerous clients with getting to medical appointments and connecting to other necessary services.
Hospitality House Hospitality House Family Shelter is an extended-stay facility for up to 23 individuals at a time; very often about half of the residents are children of school age or younger. Hospitality House residents (who represent only 5-10% of our active client caseload), are engaged in the full spectrum of our programs. An average stay can last 6-9 months, though no rigid time constraints are placed on the individuals we work with.
Welcome Center Welcome Center allows us to quickly extend care, services, and resources to the homeless in crisis. WE also provide food, clothing and general household goods, and offer shower and laundry facilities. From children’s clothing to career wear, toasters to tents, and everything in between, we work hard to put donations of lightly used items to good use. Clients of ours can “shop” for the items they need. We can often help a family set up their first apartment or home, and help a mom or dad keep ahead of growing kids. Thanks to the outpouring of generosity from the community, we are also able to offer some of the items we have to other partner organizations in the area such as AIO Food Pantry, their Back Pack Program, New Hope for Women and the Warren Food Pantry. Drop off hours are Monday, Thursday or Friday from 9-5 or by appointment. For furniture donations, please call ahead as we do not have a lot of storage space but can often connect directly with someone who has a need.
How To Volunteer at Knox County Homeless Coalition:
Be a volunteer. Call Knox County Homeless Coalition at 207-593-8151 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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