more than 100 families are helped each year

Help spread joy through Knox County Homeless Coalition’s Adopt A Family

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 3:30pm

ROCKPORT — The holidays are upon us and the Knox County Homeless Coalition is looking for caring individuals to help bring the joy of the season to families in need.

KCHC’s Adopt A Family program provides the community with an opportunity to make someone’s holiday a little brighter by purchasing gifts for homeless and recently housed individuals working with KCHC (ranging in age from newborns to seniors). Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations, and community members, more than 100 families are helped each year through the Adopt A Family program.

Those interested in participating in this program are encouraged to call KCHC at: 207-593-8151 or email the “Chief Executive Elf” at to sign up or get more information. 

Family wish lists with ages, genders, and sizes (when appropriate) are being distributed.

If you choose to participate, wrapped gifts should be delivered back to KCHC by December 6, 2019.

About Knox County Homeless Coalition

Knox County Homeless Coalition is the only dedicated homeless services organization with outreach throughout Knox, Waldo and parts of northern Lincoln County — helping families achieve sustainable independence and a hopeful future, according to the Coalition, in a news release. Their client-focused approach begins with building trusting relationships, identifies and builds on an individual’s strengths and simultaneously works to break down barriers to independence.

KCHC is committed to delivering all services with respect, dignity and genuine caring. They also innovate around systemic change to solve root causes of homelessness in the Midcoast through collaboration.

KCHC’s success rate of sustainability, for clients who remain engaged in the full program is 92%. Programs include: Hospitality House Family Shelter; comprehensive case management; The Landing Place Youth Program;
transportation; emergency services and supply store; and outbound food distribution and pantry.