Welcome to Hike For The Homeless
A tradition on the Bangor waterfront
Over the past year, more than 2,000 individuals visited the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter in need of a clean, safe place to stay, a warm meal, and other supportive services.
Thankfully, the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter (BAHS) was there for them. BAHS is open 24 hours a day/365 days a year. A paid staff of 12 FTEs, supported by volunteers, provide people experiencing homelessness with shelter, crisis intervention, hot meals and a safe environment as well as connections with special services including medical and psychiatric care. Currently, 71% of the people who stay at the Shelter have a major mental illness, chronic addictions and/or medical issues. Their needs are great.
While a donation is not required to participate in the Hike, we encourage those participating to seek pledges. If everyone does a little, a lot can be accomplished!