Mission: A durable solution to homelessness, through shelter, livelihood, and community. Call 207-443-9005 to help.
The goal of the enterprise is to conserve community resources by restoring and renovating abandoned or deteriorated property in the area and returning it to use.
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 in the middle of Bath.
The purposes of HOMEtogether shall be to provide safe housing for these individuals, and to provide for them the healing of living in community and training in occupational skills which they will use in an enterprise that will serve the greater Bath community.
As public support begins to solidify and our business income grows, we hope to be able to repeat the process and launch another new small community, perhaps in Brunswick, possibly engaged in some other form of recycling - there are many possibilities.
A durable solution to homelessness, through shelter, livelihood, and community. Call us to participate at 207-443-9005
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The Emmaus communities are an international organization, something like Habitat For Humanity, but smaller. We want to start an Emmaus community in Bath.
The homeless in Bath are not very visible. They couch-surf with friends and relatives, stay in shelters when there is room, sleep in cars, in other people's camper, 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. Let's do it!