What is Diversion?

Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness for people seeking shelter by helping them identify immediate alternate housing arrangements and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them retain/return to permanent housing. Diversion utilizes a number of familiar homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing approaches.

Our Mission

If your family is currently housed but in danger of experiencing homelessness within 14 days, please call our Diversion Specialist at 207-469-7961 extension 103 during business hours. Our Diversion Specialist will speak to you about what issues you are facing and determine whether or not your issue can be resolved with diversion intervention. Please note that Diversion is used for emergency issues and not for long-term problems.

Different ways Diversion may help