Purpose: A resource for those dealing with homelessness in Maine.
Contrary to public perception, the homeless are found in rural and suburban communities, not just inner cities. Homeless adults have higher rates of childhood abuse and other adverse experiences than do adults who have never been homeless but are poor enough to need the same services. This website is an online resource to help all involved and affected by this growing issue of homelessness in Maine. Please help!
Families are turning up in church parking lots, living in their cars. One family put up a tent, in the rain, in the Walmart parking lot. At the same time, there are empty, abandoned houses all over Maine towns. We have got to use these abandoned resources more wisely!
The purposes of HOMEtogether.org is to provide a database of resources for homeless individuals, or the friends, family, or care givers who support them. May these resources help establish a more sustainable, supportive, and safe living environment.
Please get involved in helping the homeless of Maine find dependable shelter so that they can then help themselves build a sustainable livelihood. Also, if you want to help this website help this cause, please visit the contribute page and make a donation.
The homeless are not very visible. They couch-surf with friends and relatives, stay in shelters when there is room, sleep in cars, in other peoples campers, or in a tent. They go to great lengths to look just like everybody else. The shelters are turning away families every day, because although the need is expanding, the resources are not. There is no money available to create new shelters, but here is something that we can do right now, with the resources that we already have. We can do it!