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Help Homeless Families and Individuals Get Housed

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July 18, 2016

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Mark Alston-Follansbee

THE STORY:

Somerville Homeless Coalition, Inc. wrote -

"Hello? Can you help me?  I'm homeless..."

We get calls like this every day, and each story is heartbreaking.

AnnMarie became the legal guardian of her 3 young grandchildren, but then lost her job and was on the verge of becoming homeless when she called.

Fabienne and her two children had to escape an abusive home and were living in a shelter.

Josh was homeless for 15 years after leaving home as a teen and fending for himself on the streets.

The Somerville Homeless Coalition is our community's safety net.  Our Passages Case Managers helped nearly 300 homeless people last year, including families with children.  They provide one-on-one support and guidance to help get these men and women through the process of applying for affordable housing, for benefits, for pursuing education or skills training, whatever it takes to get them into a safe and stable home.

 

Our Current Need

Funding for our successful Passages Case Management Management program was unexpectedly eliminated by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), retroactive to January 1st of this year.  

As of July 1 we have had to scale back our program to two part-time case managers (down from 3 full-time and 2 part-time).  

We still get calls every day asking for help, and you can help us answer them.

Please help us raise $240,000 to restore this program.

Thank you.

For more information about the Somerville Homeless Coalition, please visit our web site at www.shcinc.org.  

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Fred Berman

    $100

  • Jennifer and Jed Gottlieb

    $100

  • Kate Cloud

    $25

  • Bob Phillips

    $25

  • Richard and Rebecca Chase

    $250

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55% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $11,837 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Somerville Homeless Coalition, Inc.

Amount Raised

$5,355

 

22% Raised of $24,000 Goal

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Brian Sokol

Amount Raised

$3,002

 

125% Raised of $2,400 Goal

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Deborah Morgan

Amount Raised

$755

 

38% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Kathryn Benjamin

Amount Raised

$650

 

65% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Mark Alston-Follansbee

Amount Raised

$550

 

55% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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James Adams

Amount Raised

$525

 

53% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Spencer Taylor

Amount Raised

$475

 

48% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Laura Gitelson

Amount Raised

$300

 

20% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Richard and Rebecca Chase

Richard and Rebecca Chase

DONATION: $250

Do for others what you hope they'd do for yo 1 year ago

Bob Phillips

Bob Phillips

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Kate Cloud

Kate Cloud

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jennifer and Jed Gottlieb

Jennifer and Jed Gottlieb

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Fred Berman

Fred Berman

DONATION: $100

Good luck keeping it going, MArk 1 year ago