Our Shelter Outreach

by | Jun 23, 2024

In January of 2024, after the final encampment sweep by the city, we approached the Homeless Services Center in Portland, Maine about visiting weekly so that we could maintain connection with so many of our friends who ended up there.

Since that time, we have come every week with a large group of volunteers. We bring lots of food, hot drinks, snacks and treats as well as personal care items and harm reduction supplies.

We also bring books, puzzles and games and started a bingo hour with fun prizes.

But most importantly, we work to stay connected to our friends, meet new ones and offer an ear, an encouraging word, and connection to resources when sought.

It represented a change to our previous outreach day, but we recognize the need to constantly adapt to changes occurring within the community, to broaden our impact and maintain the precious connections we have been privileged to build.

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