Support and join the 12th Annual Save Our Homes Walk!
Save Our Homes: Preventing and Ending Homelessness
As organizers, service providers, and neighbors we know timely, direct assistance to individuals and families can be the most cost-effective way to prevent and end homelessness. We also know that funding for this valuable solution is scarce. Last year the Save Our Homes Walk helped dozens of Somerville households with your help. Grants were used for security deposits, rent arrearages, utility bills, and moving costs associated with stabilizing housing. These grants kept families in their homes, adults at their jobs, and kids in school. These grants helped preserve the affordability and diversity of our Somerville community.
Save Our Homes: Help us Reach our Goal
Our goal is to raise $30,000 – a little less than the average cost of shelter and services for a year for one family—to be used for approximately 50 grants to help secure stable housing for individuals and families. You can help three ways:
Save Our Homes: Logistics
The 12th Annual Save Our Homes Walk will be held on May 17th, 2015. The 5K (3.1 mile) walk route begins at Somerville High School, passes affordable housing landmarks, and ends at Somerville High School. Registration begins at 1:30 pm; the walk begins at 2:00 pm. Back up transportation is provided for walkers needing assistance.
Use this pledge form (http://saveourhomeswalk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/SOH-Walk-Pledge-Form-2015.pdf) so people can sponsor you!
Make a tax-deductible gift to Save Our Homes! To donate online please go to the following website: https://www.fundraise.com/activity/somerville-homeless-coalition-incorporated/save-our-homes-walk-2015
Introduce Save Our Homes to your business, political organization, social group, or faith-based community. Contact Colleen Hibbert-Kapler at email@example.com to find out about having a team for the walk.
Save Our Homes: Organizers
The annual Save Our Homes Walk is organized by the Somerville Affordable Housing Organizing Committee (AHOC). AHOC is an advocacy coalition comprised of Somerville residents and community organizations including Somerville Community Corporation (SCC), Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS), Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services (CSLS), and Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC). Organized in 2001 by SCC, AHOC continues to pursue the vital mission of preserving affordable housing, increasing affordable housing opportunities, and stabilizing Somerville’s existing communities.