Since I’ve started work here at the shelter, I am always surprised by the conversations I have with donors and volunteers. So many in our community are unaware of the range of services we offer here at the shelter. Many folks know we offer overnight shelter to the homeless, but don’t really know what that […]
Recently there was an informational session held by the Health and Human Services Committee in regards to the proposed eligibility changes for Section 17 services through Mainecare. In the Mainecare Benefits Manual the service is defined as follows: Community Support Service means a rehabilitative service that is provided in the context of a supportive relationship, […]
Jimmy O stayed at the Shelter fairly recently, and I am going to insert some details I’ve invented so as to protect his identity and respect him as you or I would like to be respected.
Mary Jo died last month. You wouldn’t have known this from an obituary, even if you’d known her, as there wasn’t one. In death she was even more invisible than she’d been in life. I’d known Mary Jo since 1997. In some ways she was my introduction into the world of people living alone with […]