Hope Expanding Capital Campaign
As the needs of our community grow, so do the needs of our shelter.
In 2013, Hope Harbor provided 266 homeless people with life-changing transitional shelter, but the need continues to rise. Our current 66-bed facility is not big enough to meet the increased need for those seeking transitional shelter – a temporary place for women, children and families to stay while they work to achieve permanent housing and stability. Our offices have become over-crowded with the additional staff needed to provide for expanding case management and programming duties. As the needs of our community grow, so do the needs of our shelter.
The lack of privacy in our current shelter makes it difficult to address the core issues of homelessness. An atmosphere of comfort, dignity, and confidentiality is crucial to finding solutions that help improve lives. By expanding our current facility, we will be able to provide this type of environment, allowing one-on-one counseling to better assist the people we serve.
The former Contryman Associates building, which is located next door to Hope Harbor, is available to purchase. This presents a can’t-miss opportunity to expand our current facility and programming.
Purchasing the former Contryman Associates building will enable us to expand the use of our existing building, adding up to 32 more beds and much-needed living space for women, children, and families. In turn, the Contryman building will become our new Service Center, allowing us to better provide counseling, education, and vital assistance to break the cycle of poverty. In addition, the Service Center will provide much needed space for our General Assistance program that includes the distribution of donations like furniture, cookware, bedding, toiletries, and more – items that combat homelessness by turning a new apartment into a home.