The Battered Women's Project is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and therefore committed to the elimination of interpersonal and societal violence. The Battered Women's Project believes violence is intimate relationships is supported and encouraged by our culture. The use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control is manifested in sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-semitism, able-bodyism, ageism, and other oppresssions. The abuses of power in our society fosters domestic abuse by perpetuating conditions that condone violence against women and children.
The Breakwater Teen Shelter provides a safe place for youth between the ages of 10 to 17 to stay. The shelter is located at 218 Main St., with a bed capacity for eight boys and eight girls. The shelter is licensed by The Department of Human Services, as a low-barrier youth shelter. The low barrier status means that barriers are lowered for youth to access the program and the shelter is not a 24-hour shelter. The shelter is open seven days a week from 8pm to 8 am.
Halcyon House is a 10-bed Emergency Shelter for both male and female residents ages 10 through 17. The program has been operated by Youth and Family Services, Inc. since 1978. Halcyon House is located in a renovated rural farmhouse at 627 Middle Road in Skowhegan , Maine . The program operates 24-hours per day, 365 days per year providing food, shelter, counseling, referral and placement to Maine’s neediest children.
Description: Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) assumed ownership and operation of Hope House in June of 2010 and now operates the second largest homeless shelter in Maine serving more than 69 men and women each evening with overflow capacity up to 100 people. This is the only shelter north of Portland accepting the homeless that are engaging in substance abuse. PCHC provides a day program for the homeless in the greater Bangor area at this location where previously only overnight services were offered. The day program offers a safe haven from the streets, a variety of therapy and skill building groups, direct access to the on-site medical clinic, assistance with social services, and support in moving to transitional or permanent housing.
MaineStay is an innovative and collaborative program designed to provide transitional housing, comprehensive substance abuse and mental health treatment, and supportive services to homeless youth and young adults with serious emotional disorders or mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse. It was created specifically to address the large gap in appropriate services for youth 18 to 25 years old.