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Sea Glass
On: Jul 11, 2017
By: Becca Gildred

Today while beachcombing I thought how similar our clients are to the sea glass that was at my feet. At first glance, or from a distance, you don’t even notice the glass. But, then you’ll turn your head and the sun will catch the glass just right and the glimmer is like that of a […]

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19 Lonza Executives Pitch in to Provide Hope
On: Jun 20, 2017
By: Becca Gildred

19 Lonza Executives volunteer at Knox County Homeless Coalition/Hospitality House. ROCKPORT — Knox County Homeless Coalition/Hospitality House (KCHC/HH) was honored to host an international group of Lonza executives for a team-building activity that also “pays it forward” in a Lonza community. On June 14, 2017, nineteen executives from around the United States and Europe, in […]

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Independence Day Challenge
On: May 30, 2017
By: Becca Gildred

We help families help themselves get back to sustainable, productive INDEPENDENCE! Do you believe everyone deserves a roof over their head, enough to eat and a chance at quality of life and future for our children? And of course, all that leads to quality of life for us all. Please help us reach our goal. It […]

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What is Hope Worth?
On: May 23, 2017
By: Becca Gildred

After three years of doing this work, we’ve identified a system that works! . . .It works, because it is individualized, and humanized. It builds on trust . . . we take into account the holistic human condition, we address needs that are not just economic and physical but also emotional and psychological. We spend the time necessary to unravel the complex and intertwined barriers to independence. . .

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Spring Brings Hope of Life and Growth
On: May 22, 2017
By: Becca Gildred

I recently had the privilege of meeting one of our hard working clients. Jake used to be a fisherman taking care of his family. That career, as many can attest to, has its seasonality. So, when a combined injury and sudden foreclosure/eviction notice on the property they’d been renting occurred in the off-season, Jake found […]

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Tiny Homes for Hope
On: May 18, 2017
By: Becca Gildred

Midcoast Habitat for Humanity’s first Women Build of the season is a successful collaboration of hope for sustainable impact. Once again the teamwork of Midcoast Habitat for Humanity and Knox County Homeless Coalition is producing innovative and exciting solutions to some of our communities most pressing problems. After their recent collaboration on a system for […]

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Lorry and Lester
On: Oct 6, 2016
By: Dawna Hilton

September 20, 2016 “This is my filing cabinet,” Lester says, pointing to the papers clamped to the passenger seat visor. “All the bills that we can’t pay right now.” Since April, Lorry, Lester and their Caynunga, have been living out of their car and sleeping “in gravel pits and down a lot of dirt roads,” […]

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The Shoes
On: Oct 6, 2016
By: Dawna Hilton

September 28, 2016 Just four weeks ago I met a gentleman who was down on his luck, with courage like a lion and the heart of pure gold. He had picked up his pride and dragged himself into our shelter to ask for help — something he had never needed to do before. Clearly a […]

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