Maine Families

Homeless & Shelter Resources

Homeless Shelter Locations (Statewide): 1-800-452-4668

DHHS Adult Protective Department: 1-800-624-8404
If you or someone you know is over 18 years old and at risk of being homeless, contact the DHHS Adult Protective Department for emergency assistance

Emmaus Homeless Shelter (Ellsworth): 667-3962
Temporary shelter for men & women over 18, and also have space to shelter 4 families at a time. Operating 24 hours a day / 365 days a year. Other services and referrals provided to shelter guests. Call to check for space availability. 51 Main Street, Ellsworth

Families First Community Center (Ellsworth): 460-3711
Opening Summer 2018—Long-term transitional housing & community center for homeless families with children. The center provides residents with supports, training, & education so that when they are ready to leave they will have reliable housing, confidence in their parenting skills, a steady income and savings, and affordable transportation. Call for more info

Independent Living Support: 1-888-236-2273
**If you are in the Bangor area** and are: homeless or live in a transitional program, between 18 – 24 years old, and were in the custody of the state of Maine as a foster child or in a group home, this program can provide financial support for an apartment and help finding and maintaining employment, assistance finding solid health care, transportation options, and other necessary supports for successful living, including support to develop positive peer relationships and friendships. Click here to download more info

The Lamb House (Emergency Shelter Housing)
The Lamb House provides short-term, emergency housing for families displaced by fire, weather or other natural disaster. Located at #4 River Road in Cherryfield, the Lamb House is a mission project of the Cherryfield Congregational Church. Contact through Facebook: The Lamb House

Next Step DV Project – Crisis Shelter and Supportive Housing: 255-4934
Temporary crisis shelter for victims of domestic violence.  Next Step also offers supportive housing for families who have left an abusive situation and are involved in Next Step’s programs.  Families can stay up to two years in supportive housing

Passamaquoddy Peaceful Relations: 853-2600
Temporary crisis shelter for tribal victims of domestic or sexual violence

Ruth Rogan Emergency Shelter for Calais Residents: 214-8553 | 214-4883
Short-term emergency shelter for Calais residents through the Irene Chadbourne Ecumenical Food Pantry

The Shaw House—for Teens (Bangor): 941-2874
Emergency shelter for kids ages 10—20. Includes clean bed, clothing, warm food, crisis intervention services, and referrals. The Shaw House also offers a “Day Drop-in program” for kids to have a safe alternative to the streets during the day. Free showers, clothing, food, use of laundry facilities.  Support services on site to help get kids off the street into a stable living situation. 136 Union Street, Bangor

Shelter & Support for Veterans:

Emergency Housing for Veterans (in Augusta): 623-8411 x5647
For veterans and their family experiencing homelessness. This program is a shared living environment with supportive case management. The program provides stability while working towards housing (located in Augusta)

Transitional Housing for Veterans: 623-8411 x 4344
Housing for homeless veterans who are in recovery. Veterans Career House is shared living with emphasis on establishing employment. The Huot House is single unit apartments with the focus on maintaining recovery. Both programs come with supportive services (Note: these two locations are outside of Washington County, transportation help is provided)

Veteran Support Services: 1-800-877-5709
Support for veterans at risk of homelessness, including help with rent, security deposits, utilities…


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