Launched by Common Ground and a host of regional and local partners, the 100,000 Homes Campaign is a national effort to coordinate communities across the country to house 100,000 vulnerable, long-term homeless Americans by July of 2013. To date, 68 communities have joined the campaign and have moved over 7,000 people into permanent homes.
Bethesda Mission, established in 1914, is an organization serving the poor and homeless people in Central Pennsylvania. The mission addresses the various needs of those on the streets as well as those in their shelters. The Mobile Mission goes to the streets of Harrisburg to provide light food, personal care items, and clothing on Friday and Saturday nights. The Men’s Shelter houses seventy-five men most nights and often more; the Women’s Shelter houses twenty-five women and children each night. In addition, the Mission also has a youth center and a medical clinic.
Bethesda Mission does not just meet short term physical
needs. The life changing programs offered by Bethesda enable men and women to regain
productive lives from the bonds of addiction and the after effects of abuse.