Hospitality House, located on Old County Road in Rockport, is our family shelter with a maximum capacity of 23. We create a supportive community environment to allow people to feel safe and surrounded by positive supports while they are working their way back to independence and hope.
We also utilize campgrounds and hotel rooms from time to time in life threatening scenarios of abuse or weather.
Most people are surprised that we can only shelter about 5% of our active case load at the Hospitality House. But as you probably know, shelter is just a part of the Knox County Homeless Coalition/Hospitality House story — we are a catalyst, the springboard people need to begin to break the cycle of homelessness.
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The Landing Place is a comprehensive program for at-risk youth located at 61 Park Street, Rockland, Maine. The program will be a source of support and strength to young people who become homeless, or who are in need of shelter from at-risk environments in Knox County. We will provide a consistent and comprehensive source of trusted support and collaborative coordination to the communities, providers and schools of Rockland and the towns that surround it.
We expect to care for young people when they’re at their most vulnerable, offering safe places, loving consistent relationships and steady guidance – empowering them to build resilience and discover the best version of themselves.
Providing a highly relational, low-barrier safe haven for underserved and marginalized youth from Knox County with the intent of creating access to emergency housing, healthy meals, supportive relationships targeted case management services and community connectivity.
Youth will have access to a teen center with drop-in hours, recreational activities, healthy meals, clothing, showers, crisis intervention services, strenght-based and restorative support and eventually, emergency shelter.
Comprehensive Case Management
Even before we can find shelter or affordable housing options for individuals and families, we begin working with them to unravel the issues and barriers to independence and what lead them to the situation they are in now. Comprehensive case management begins with an intake to determine baseline needs. From there each individual is matched with a case manager who will help them identify their own individualized plan of care with goals and a timeline suited for their own unique situation.
Our mission at Knox County Homeless Coalition is to be the center of excellence in breaking cycles of poverty and homelessness in mid-coast Maine, offering a comprehensive approach to helping vulnerable people build productive and self-sustaining lives by providing intensive wraparound client care as well as shelter when possible. Everything we do is delivered with respect, dignity and genuine caring, delivering on our promise of home, help, and hope.
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