About the Hike

A Tradition on the Bangor Waterfront

(Pictured: Our friends from Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, 26th Annual Hike for the Homeless)

The time to hike is here! Please register for the Virtual Hike for the Homeless under the Registration tab and follow the Hike for the Homeless Facebook event page for regular updates leading up to the start date of the Hike on April 1st! This year the Hike will run through the entire month of April, meaning you have the flexibility to hike anywhere you want between April 1st and April 30th! Remember to take pictures of your Hike and share them via #virtualhikeforthehomeless to be entered to win one of our fabulous prizes!

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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 hot meal and other supportive services.  Thankfully, the shelter was there for them.

BAHS is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Twenty-one full -and part-time employees, and several volunteers, work to provide shelter, crisis intervention, hot meals, and a safe environment for those experiencing homelessness.  Currently, 57 percent of the people who stay at the Shelter have a mental illness, chronic addiction and/or medical issue.  BAHS provides important connections to services, including medical and psychiatric care.

State and federal funds only provide one-third of the Shelter’s budget of over $900,000.  The donations you make allows the shelter to stay open and helps the homeless right here in the greater Bangor area.

While a donation is not required to participate in the hike, we encourage participants to collect pledges.  Download a pledge form here and challenge your friends, family or co-workers.   If everyone does a little, together we can accomplish a lot!   Be sure to  check our Facebook event page for updates!

Register online here or download a form from the registration page and mail it in with a check made payable to Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.