About

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.

Board Officers

  • Mark Waitkus  Chairman
  • John Ryan  Vice Chairman
  • Vivian Brock  Treasurer
  • Marilyn Angley Clerk

Board Trustees

  • Greg Deems
  • Debra Woodman

Staff

  • 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
  • Victoria Anderson, Residential Staff
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