Finding safe and affordable housing can be a barrier to planning a life free from abuse. Achieving economic security and long-term safety and independence can also be difficult and overwhelming.
Spruce Run’s Transitional Services and Housing program helps individuals and families achieve those goals and build lasting support networks. If you have been a victim of domestic violence, need housing, and feel you would benefit from on-going services for you and your children, keep reading–and give us a call at 1.800.863.9909.
What is Spruce Run’s Transitional Housing Program all about?
Our Transitional Housing Program offers many services…
- Housing in the Bangor area, Millinocket, Dover-Foxcroft, and Dexter through partnerships with Community Housing of Maine and Penquis.
- Help with long term safety planning.
- Assistance as you develop and work toward long and short-term goals.
- Parenting information, support and groups.
- Assistance with budgeting and building a stable economic future.
- Assistance with education and employment.
- Age appropriate and creative individual and group support for your children.
- Stand Up Kids –This group of school aged children focus on giving back to the community and engaging in volunteer efforts. The kids come up with their own ideas, and in the past have created bookmarks for literacy volunteers at the Bangor Public Library, Valentine cards for the residents of veterans’ and nursing homes, made lollipops for all the children in transitional housing and shelter, walked dogs at the Bangor Humane Society; cleaned up trash in the neighborhood, and built a community garden. Watch a video!
- Drop-In group –We offer three hours of childcare for preschool children two mornings a week.
- Kid buddy program –Kid workers provide one-on-one support to children who especially need this extra – and all-important – kind of attention and care
- Field trips and summer programming –From apple and pumpkin picking to visits to the Maine Discovery Museum to beach trips and park outings, we have a great time!
- Case management–We make connections to other community resources and our partnering agencies and organizations to meet your specific needs and help you achieve your goals.
- Supply support –To help out with basic needs, we provide school supplies, holiday gifts, and monthly stretch-a-dollar packets.
Who may live in Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance’s transitional housing?
Space in our Transitional Housing Program is limited, and certain criteria do apply. Eligibility is determined through an intake process, and we’ll work with you to make sure the program is a good fit. If there is no space available, or there are other barriers to your moving into our transitional housing, we may be able to suggest other programs.
How do I start the intake process?
The first step is to call our hotline at 1.800.863.9909. An hotline worker will talk with you about your safety and your immediate needs and help you think about how transitional housing might fit in with your long-term plans.