Thank you to all supporters. Final date for closing of agency is October 31 2021.
Thank you to the agencies and residents that supported our agency and mission. On April 8, 2021, the heartbreaking decision was made to close Marion County Homeless Council. This agency has served the community for over 15 years. The physical office will close on June 30, 2021. Two Permanent Supportive Housing Programs will remain open through September. To all of our supporters, we ask that you advocate for the fair and equal treatment of all homeless. Housing and food should be offered devoid of requirements to attend bible study or religious activities and should not be withheld based on marital status or sexual orientation. Monitoring programs to ensure that this is not occurring is everyone's responsibility. As we leave the homeless service arena, I want to remind everyone that homelessness is a complex issue. It is not as some providers have identified as solely due to drug use, or mental impairment. Every homeless household has a story and those stories are as varied as the individuals who lived through them. I want to thank the homeless that have shared their stories with our agency over the years. We have had the pleasure of working with and housing without conditions some of the most resilient survivors. Stories of loss, trauma , medical crisis and even low wages contributing to their homelessness has truly moved my heart. The passion and mission of the Marion County Homeless Council has always been to help without judgement and to choice kindness over all. We wish all of the persons in Marion County who are suffering and in need of help, that they will find that help quickly. To all of our supports, again we thank you and and wish you well in your endeavor to help our community.