Maine needs workers and our cities and towns need younger people. But we don’t have a good method for welcoming new arrivals, connecting them to systems, and integrating them into our communities and our workforce.
That’s why Safe in Maine is fundraising to establish transitional housing.
Transitional housing will help us realize the opportunity to resettle new families today as an investment in Maine’s future. And this housing will benefit generations of Mainers for decades to come.
We’re raising money to establish transitional housing communities.
Transitional Housing is secure housing with supportive services. It's designed to provide people with the stability and connections that will allow them to move to permanent housing.
It can come in many forms, from our Efficient Home Transitional Housing Community vision to our proposal to use vacant college dorms and an underutilized campus. Both models save taxpayer money while providing a better environment and service model.
See our Efficient Home proposal
See our Unity College proposal
Increased affordable housing stock that will serve us for generations to come
Reduced burden — human and financial — on municipalities and service providers
Stability for families as they regroup and connect to systems
Community spaces to provide and access support services
An intentional system for integrating new arrivals into the community
Shortened stays in transitional housing
Partner with us today to support the creation of transitional housing. With your help, we can invest in Maine families to strengthen Maine’s communities and economy.
Our overall goal: $2 million - with $500,000 raised by December 31, 2023!
Your donation supports planning & site work and helps us leverage funding to complete the project.
Interested in Becoming a Partner?
Questions? Feedback? Want to work together? Use the form below to contact Belinda Ray, GPCOG’s Director of Strategic Partnerships