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Knox County Homeless Coalition announces launch of 2020 Adopt-A-Family program

Posted November 12, 2020

Each year Knox County Homeless Coalition (KCHC) holds its Adopt-a-Family program, giving community members an opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for the courageous families they serve in the Midcoast region. 

From KCHC: “We invite you to participate in our 5th annual Adopt-A-Family program this year—with a few modifications as we do our best to comply with CDC recommendations for public safety during COVID-19. Our client care team is helping more families than ever before and we hope you’ll join us as we work to brighten the lives of struggling neighbors with a little holiday joy.”

Those interested in adopting a family can do so by selecting and ordering gifts from an online wishlist and having the items shipped directly to KCHC where their “elves” will wrap and deliver them, limiting the number of potential interactions.

Anyone who would like to participate should visit homehelphope.org/adoptafamily2020 to find out more.

Donations will also gladly be accepted to help cover locally sourced items at homehelphope.org/donate-now by choosing “Adopt-A-Family” from the drop down menu.

Further questions can be directed to adoptafamily@homehelphope.org.

About Knox County Homeless Coalition

KCHC was formed in 2014 as a grassroots community initiative to reimagine the delivery of homeless services. In just under seven years, they have evolved to employ a multi-pronged, two-generation approach that provides compassionate support for highly resilient and often marginalized individuals and families through custom tailored strength-based and trauma-informed programs. They innovate and address root causes of homelessness through skill development, advocacy and community collaboration. The comprehensive approach KCHC takes meets urgent needs while simultaneously focuses on prevention and systemic change.

Since taking in their first client KCHC has helped more than 1000 people finding permanent housing. Through combined services at KCHC and The Landing Place (the comprehensive youth program of KCHC) nearly half of all those served are children and youth.