The 24th Annual Hike for the Homeless is a walk that supports the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter ‘s (BAHS) fight to eradicate homelessness. On April 6, 2019, hikers will gather at the waterfront in Bangor to raise awareness of the homeless in our community. We welcome families, individuals, organizations and groups from schools, churches, businesses, and clubs to take part. It’s an inspiring, meaningful and fun day. We sincerely hope you’ll join us.
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-three full -and part-time employees, along with scores of volunteers, work to provide shelter, crisis intervention, hot meals, and a safe environment for those experiencing homelessness. Currently, 87 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 nearly $800,000. 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!