Who We Are
The Coalition began in 1985 as a result of a group of concerned citizens responding to families living in their cars and the state forest. The group raised support and opened the first shelter in a rented farmhouse in Halifax.
In 1994 generous donations of land and building materials enabled the Coalition to custom build a facility to accommodate ten families. This facility also houses our main offices, food pantry, Children’s Holiday Fund program, F.A.I.R. program, and learning center*.
* For more information on our programs, click here.
- Mark Waitkus Chairman
- John Ryan Vice Chairman
- Vivian Brock Treasurer
- Marilyn Angley Clerk
- Greg Deems
- Debra Woodman
- Helen MacLean Executive Director
- Moira Coffey Business Manager
- Tara McCarthy Re-housing Case Manager
- Judy Sandland Residential Staff
- Laurie Campbell Residential Staff
- Robert Romeo Residential Staff
- Newton Sahn Residential Staff
- Janet Palmer, Residential Staff