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Abbey and Avianna
By: Dawna Hilton
May 24, 2016

May 12, 2016 “Most of my customers [at a Hannaford branch in South Portland], they love me. So I hope they feel the same way here,” said Abbey, 34, about the Rockland Hannaford, riding in the Hospitality House van to her first day at work as a cashier. Deaf but able to read lips and […]

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Jim
On: May 24, 2016
By: Dawna Hilton

May 12, 2016 In early 2014, Jim’s hours were cut at a Rockland lobster processing plant. Still having to come up with support for his four children and $120 weekly rent at a rooming house, he started to fall behind. Then the plant closed, there were “months without a paycheck,” and the only work he […]

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Jamie & Hunter
On: May 24, 2016
By: Dawna Hilton

April 14, 2016 Jamie, 23, was two months from her due date and on the last day of being able to couch surf at the Brunswick Rooms in Rockland when she called the Hospitality House. “[The shelter staff] sent a van for me.” She met with a case worker, reviewed the paperwork and within a […]

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McKayla & Jason
On: May 23, 2016
By: Dawna Hilton

April 7, 2016 McKayla, 18, and Jason, 20, were married in the backyard field of the shelter, with staff among the two dozen guests. McKayla, Jason, and their 2-year-old daughter Hailee just moved into an apartment found for them by their caseworker Brian. Jason: We’ve been together four years. Met at a school dance. McKayla: […]

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FAB Fest
On: Nov 4, 2015
By: Ev Donnelly

On October 17th, 2015, the Knox County Homeless Coalition joined forces with Cafe Miranda for the 1st Annual Food and Beverage Festival. The block was shut down for music, food and kid activities. The event was well attended and we’re hoping to have even more people attend next year to enjoy Cafe Miranda pizza, oysters […]

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Apple Picking
On: Nov 3, 2015
By: Ev Donnelly

Apple picking at Hardy’s Farm in Hope turned out to be a great success!! Our van drove up to Hope along with 2 other car loads of kids and adults to pick apples. The day was cold, clear and crisp. Some of our families that had recently moved into their own homes were able to […]

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Moving
On: Sep 9, 2015
By: Ev Donnelly

One of our mom’s recently moved to Brunswick with her daughter. She and her daughter are dearly missed, but at the same time we are thrilled that they have their own home after working with us for 18 months. It’s unfortunate that she’s had to move such a distance. There is an affordable housing crisis […]

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Lobster Boat Trip Donated
On: Jul 21, 2015
By: Ev Donnelly

A beautiful day on the water was donated to a group of 27 people + the “Dawg.” We learned all about the gender of lobsters, the size of a keeper and why throwing the undersized ones overboard is so important.  We are ever so grateful to our donors and the community at large!!

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Yard Sale
On: Jun 10, 2015
By: Ev Donnelly

We had great success at our lawn sale last Saturday and Sunday. We were able to raise $500 that will go towards activities and birthdays for the children. Thanks to everyone that stopped by and purchased, donated money and just expressed an interest in what we do. We have a great community!!!

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A Day at the Park
On: Jun 2, 2015
By: Ev Donnelly

A great Saturday was had last week with the kids. We went to a freezing cold baseball game, the park and out to Wasses’ for hot dogs. Bring on summer!!

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