Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Commemoration – December 21, 2012

Brunswick- On December 21, 2012 Tedford Housing is joining the National Coalition for the Homeless, National Consumer Advisory Board, and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) in hosting a Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day to remember  friends, family members, and neighbors who passed away while homeless in the past year. In 2011, at least 157 cities in 40 states and the District of Columbia took part.

At 4:00 PM at the Morrell Community Room of the Curtis Public Library on Middle Street in Brunswick, the community is invited to convene for a memorial commemoration followed by a candlelight walk to the Mall. Refreshments will be offered.

Each year since 1990, on or near the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB), and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) has co-sponsored National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day to bring attention to the tragedy of homelessness.

Please come and join Tedford Housing in remembering our homeless friends who have paid the ultimate price in the struggle to end homelessness.

FMI:
Craig Phillips, Executive Director
tel: 207-729-1161 ext. 102
e-mail: craig@tedfordhousing.org

Tedford Housing Annual Meeting – Friday November 16, 2012

Annual Meeting

Embracing and Praising our Partners: Tedford at Twenty-Five

Please join us as we reflect on and celebrate twenty–five years of community partnerships and initiatives to end homelessness.

Tedford Housing Annual Meeting - Friday November 16, 2012

Friday November 16, 2012

4:30 – 6:30 PM
Moulton Union
Bowdoin College

Refreshments, Social Time & Music

Reminiscences & Reflections

Awards & Honors

RSVP by November 12, 2012

susan@tedfordhousing.org

or call 729-1161 ext.101

$20.00 donation is suggested

Tedford Housing Annual Meeting – Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tedford Housing Annual Meeting

Seasons of Homelessness

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cram Alumni Barn, Bowdoin College

5:30-7:00 pm

Suggested donation $20.00

Please make your reservations by contacting Martha with your name and the number of guests in your party at:

207-729-1161. ext 101 or by email at martha@tedfordhousing.org.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

 

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Lewiston Supportive Housing Opens at 114 Blake Street

Our first family has moved in and we are ready to provide assistance to other homeless families (meeting HUD’s definition).  114 Blake has six two-bedroom, two three-bedroom, and two one-bedroom apartments.  Tenants will receive supportive housing services on site.

Tedford Housing was fortunate to receive assistance from the Lewiston Housing Authority, MaineHousing (Maine State Housing Authority) Lewiston-Auburn CDBG program, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston and Androscoggin Bank.

Meanwhile, the work continues at 22 Pine Street in Auburn as the old Franklin School starts to take shape as six one-bedroom units for homeless adults with a disability.  Common Ties, a major provider of mental health services is partnering with Tedford Housing in the project and will offer comprehensive case management services to the tenants.  YouthBuild, a U.S. Department of Labor program that provides training and construction employment opportunities to troubled young people, is also partnering in this project and provided essential labor to for demolition, drywall, and painting.  Financing has been secured from HUD, MaineHousing, and the City of Auburn.

For more information, contact us at 207.729.1161 to find out how you can help.

Warm Thy Neighbor

We are in a lull in our Warm Thy Neighbor Program activity, after a heating season we thought might never end.  WTN is a community home heating assistance program which is part of our homeless prevention program.  Since we assumed management of the program in October of 2010, essential heating assistance has been provided to 184 households comprised of 277 people.

As Mainers know, the loss of heating fuel can result in permanent damage to pipes throughout a home rendering it unlivable.  Additionally, many of our elderly folks try to wait out the cold and suffer terrible consequences to their health.  That makes Warm Thy Neighbor an essential factor in homelessness prevention.

Sallie Smith, founder of the program established the program five years ago in response to the growing number of at risk familes in need of assistance to keep their homes warm.

The program is made possible by generous donors, corporations, towns and service groups.  We are profoundly grateful to all who provide support either by cash donations or in-kind from fuel providers.

To make a donation, contact our Martha Sterling-Golden in Development  at 729-1161 x101.

If you are a family or individual in need of assistance contact our WTN program coordinator, Tina Sanders, at 729-1161 x112 for eligibility.

Youth Build Constructs New Handicapped Ramp at the Family Shelter

 

Youth Build Constructs New Handicapped Ramp at the Family Shelter

Youth Build Constructs New Handicapped Ramp at the Family Shelter

Youth Build Constructs New Handicapped Ramp at the Family Shelter

Youth Build Constructs New Handicapped Ramp at the Family Shelter

Youth Build Constructs New Handicapped Ramp at the Family Shelter