Camp for a Common Cause was a great success! Many thanks to all who supported us!
Suggested fundraising goal: $100/person
Form a team if you would like! Ask your co-workers, school group, church, friends, family, neighbors, etc.
There are many faces of homelessness in our community, and we are seeing increased need for services that assist the homeless and precariously-housed. There are many reasons for the increased need: our weak economy, our difficult job market, and a major shortage of affordable housing options are pushing more families and individuals (including youth and young families with children) into unstable housing situations.
The wintertime Overflow Shelter closed on April 15th and Morningside continues to operate at capacity year-round. There is a great need in this community for an additional year-round shelter to help meet the need (Morningside maintains a waiting list of anywhere from 30 – 50 households year-round). We have a great need for more affordable housing options, which would help reduce the length of stay in our shelters and allow residents to transition back into sustainable housing.
There is no silver bullet to fix this problem, but Morningside and the Drop-In Center are collaborating to raise awareness and expand their ability to meet the need - addressing individualized solutions to homelessness. This is a community issue – deserving of the community’s attention. Please join us on May 3rd and 4th as we Camp for a Common Cause.
CAMP FOR A COMMON CAUSE