"We must realize the truth of ourselves. . .We are one human family. One part of the other. My old workhorse Teddy and the fancy registered horse visiting us had no trouble eating out of the same dish. We must discover the same." -Lucy Poulin
SIster Marie House
St. Francis Inn
Emergency Overnight Shelter – H.O.M.E. provides up to 55 emergency shelter beds on any given night in four locations across Hancock County, The Dorr House Men’s shelter, the Sr. Marie House, The St Francis Inn and the Emmaus Center.
Food Programs - Monday through Friday and again on Sunday, H.O.M.E. prepares and serves a hot lunch daily. In addition, we provide boxes of food for families and have produce and bread daily on a first come basis. We seek to provide good nutrition in a welcoming supportive atmosphere. In addition, we harvest organic vegetables which we sell at Farmers’ Market. The gardens provide work for those who need it and fresh organic produce for our food bank and area low-income residents on the Senior Farm Share Program.
Food Pantry Hours: Monday through Friday 9:30 – 11am and 1pm – 2:30 pm.
Food boxes are provided once a month to qualified individuals/families.
We serve children ages six weeks to twelve years of age in our daycare center, and we
are able to have up to twelve children per day. We also offer after school and vacation
care for children aged six to twelve. Children will be admitted without regard to race,
culture, sex, religion, orientation, ancestry, or disability when a slot is available. The
program will attempt to accommodate a child with special needs consistent with the
requirements of the ADA. Developmentally appropriate practices help guide our
curriculum which emphasizes on creativity, choice, growing, independence, cooperation,
and building friendships.
HOME has built 54 homes for low-income families since the 1970’s. HOME supports low-income families to own their homes. The process can be long and hard for families however we are always optimistic that walls can be broken down and pathways can be created. HOME recognizes that for the program to make the biggest impact, each party must make a concerted effort to reach their goals. Families feel the most connected and take the most responsibility when they take an active part in purchasing and sometimes renovating or building the house they hope to call home. Our housing department incorporates these aspects into the program through connecting prospective families with first time home buyer courses and planning ahead for future builds with families in mind before construction begins.
Rental and Transitional Housing
Sister Barbara Hance House (9 Rooms for rent in a boarding house style setting, Ellsworth)
Hospitality House (Located in Bucksport. Provides 7 one bedroom apartments for rent)
Dedham Transitional Housing (Provides 2-3 Bedroom Apartments for 4 families)
Sister Barbara Hance House
Dedham Transitional Housing
CRAFT PROGRAMS - PATHWAYS TO CREATIVITY
Craft Studios offer opportunities for residents and community members to engage in recreational and therapeutic arts and crafts.
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