To the editor:

On behalf of the Highland County Homeless Shelter, I would like to thank all of the sponsors and participants that helped make “Strike Out Homelessness 7” a success.

The bowling fundraiser raised over $1,100 in donations, silent auctions and raffles to assist those in need.

The Highland County Homeless Shelter has been proudly serving the community for over 13 years. We continue to strive to expand our programs and offerings to the community. Between 2016 and 2017, we have assisted over 270 men, women, and children with a positive housing success rate of 70-percent.

The Housing First model the Highland County Homeless Shelter is utilizing has increased our client success rate, along with the Rapid Rehousing program. In 2018, the Highland County Homeless Shelter will be completing all Rapid Rehousing assessments in house in order to streamline services for our clients and to increase their chances of success.

Each year, our organization assists homeless individuals within our community and donations help sustain our organization and benefit the community which we serve. The Highland County Homeless Shelter is open 365 days a year. We can offer assistance & support for up to 28 men, women and children for a maximum of 90 days. We provide beds, food and shelter, along with access to essential programs and services that enable homeless individuals to rebuild their confidence and their lives.

We are happy to serve Highland County and surrounding areas, and we are proud to serve those less fortunate. There is hope.

In order to meet our mission and provide services within our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support.

We would like to thank the following sponsors and donors: Highland Lanes, Angie Mustard, Kroger, Rocky Fork Alliance, Hinton’s Honey, Shadowbox Live, Peebles Department Store, Paul Mitchell Salon, Wal-Mart, Blossoms N’ Buds, Magic Touch Beauty Salon, Tux & Tan, Dakota’s Roadhouse, Appearances Salon LLC, Best One Tire & Services, Family Farm & Home, Wilkin-Wilkin Insurance, Auto Zone, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Walgreens, Shoelaces Catering, Rick's Hometown TV & Appliance Center, Victoria Theatre, Carillon Historical Park, Creation Museum, Hollywood Casino Columbus, Cincinnati Museum Center, COSI, Contemporary Arts Center, Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Arts Association, Merle Norman, Forever Nails & Tan, Lowe’s, Advanced Auto Parts, Tire Discounters, Kibler Lumber Do-It Express, Amatha Farrens-State Farm Insurance, Burwinkel Dentistry, Lesia Langston-McKenna, DMD Inc., Community Markets, Turner & Son Funeral Home, Shiloh Recovery Ministries, Carpenter’s House of Prayer, First Methodist Church, Cornerstone Assembly of God, Good News Gathering, Southern Hills Community Bank, Saint Benignus Catholic Church, Jerry’s Pizza and Rent-To-Own.

Please like us on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our newly relaunched website designed by John House of Little House of Design at

Thank you for your support.

Greg Hawkins
Executive Director
Highland County Homeless Shelter