HAC Announces Walk for Hope to Prevent Homelessness

HYANNIS – The Housing Assistance Corporation has announced that will hold it’s Walk for Hope in Falmouth and Hyannis this summer to raise funds for the agency’s homeless prevention programs.

“With the cost of living and housing continuing to rise, many families in our region are one or two paychecks away from becoming homeless,” said Alisa Magnotta Galazzi, CEO of Housing Assistance Corporation.

“This year’s Walk for Hope will allow participants to raise awareness of the issue and take meaningful steps to address it.”

Both the Falmouth and Hyannis walks feature a five-mile route. The Falmouth Walk for Hope will start and end at the Falmouth Village Green. The Hyannis Walk for Hope will start and end at Housing Assistance’s Angel House shelter.

Participants are encouraged to register in advance and raise funds for Housing Assistance’s homeless prevention programs which provide one-time emergency funds to pay utility bills or rent or mortgage payments so individuals and families can stay in their homes.

Last year, Housing Assistance supported 412 households on Cape Cod and the Islands through its homeless prevention funding. Since the program began in 1993, it has assisted approximately 10,000 clients in need.

Among those to already sign up for the Walk for Hope is Rabbi Elias Lieberman of the Falmouth Jewish Congregation as well as several of its members.

“Falmouth Jewish Congregation feels privileged to support the Walk for Hope and the vital work of Housing Assistance Corporation,” Rabbi Lieberman said.

“When we join the Walk for Hope this year, our feet will be praying a prayer of action and commitment to help address the housing needs on Cape Cod.”

The Walk for Hope to Prevent Homelessness begins at 2:00 p.m. in both Falmouth and Hyannis on Sunday, June 2.

Individuals and groups interested in participating in the Walk for Hope can learn more and register at: haconcapecod.org/walkforhope.

Businesses interested in sponsoring the Walk for Hope should contact Housing Assistance’s Event and Resource Development Coordinator Deanna Bussiere at dbussiere@haconcapecod.org or 508-771-5400, ext. 270.

By TIM DUNN, CapeCod.com News Center 

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