Emergency Shelters

The shelters listed below provide emergency shelter. MaineHousing supports many of these shelters by providing funds to help with operating expenses and capital improvements.  For information on other shelters or resources in your area, dial 2-1-1. 

If you are experiencing homelessness and currently unsheltered please reach out to your local Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness contact Document Download Icon.  If you are a veteran experiencing homelessness or at risk for homelessness please reach out to a Supportive Services for Veteran Families contact Document Download Icon

For more information on shelter funding, visit the Homeless Housing Program and Shelter Funding section of the Homeless Initiatives Document Download Icon page on our website.

Shelters that receive MaineHousing funding are designated with an asterisk (*) below. 


Hope Haven Gospel Mission General 207-783-6086 Lewiston
New Beginnings* Youth 207-795-4070 Lewiston
Rural Community Action Ministries* Families 207-524-5095 Leeds
Safe Voices* Domestic Violence 800-559-2927 Auburn
St. Martin de Porres Residence General - Adults 207-786-4690 Lewiston


Homeless Services of Aroostook - Sr. Mary O'Donnell Shelter* General 207-764-4125 Presque Isle
Hope and Justice Project* Domestic Violence 800-439-2323 Caribou, Houlton, Fort Kent
Maliseet Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program Domestic Violence 207-532-6401 Houlton


City of Portland Family Shelter* Family 207-772-8339 Portland
City of Portland Oxford Street Shelter* General - Adults 207-761-2072 Portland
Milestone* Substance Abuse - Men 207-775-4790 Portland
Preble Street - Florence House* General - Women 207-699-4392 Portland
Preble Street - Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter* Youth 207-775-0026 Portland
Preble Street - Resource Center Day Shelter - no overnights 207-775-0026 Portland
Tedford Housing - Family Shelter* Family 207-729-1161 X113 Brunswick
Tedford Housing - Individual Shelter* General - Adults 207-729-1161 x104 Brunswick
Through These Doors* Domestic Violence 800-537-6066 Portland



H.O.M.E. Inc - Dorr House* General 207-469-7961 Orland
H.O.M.E. Inc - Emmaus* General 207-667-3962 Ellsworth
H.O.M.E. Inc - St. Francis Inn* General 207-469-7961 East Orland
The Next Step - Ellsworth* Domestic Violence 800-315-5579 Ellsworth


Bread of Life Ministries* General 207-626-3479 Augusta
Family Violence Project* Domestic Violence 877-890-7788 Augusta
Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter* General 207-872-8082 Waterville


Knox County Homeless Coalition - Hospitality House* General 207-593-8151 Rockport
New Hope for Women Domestic Violence 800-522-3304 Rockland


Rumford Group Homes - Monier Family Center* General 207-743-6363 Rumford
Rumford Group Homes - Norway Family Center* Women & Children 207-369-9439 Norway
Rumford Group Homes - Rumford Family Center* Family 207-743-6363 Rumford


Bangor Area Homeless Shelter* General 207-947-0092 Bangor
Partners for Peace* Domestic Violence 800-863-9909 Bangor
PCHC- Hope House * General - Adults 207-217-6717 Bangor
Shaw House* Youth 207-941-2874 Bangor
The Shepherd Godparent home Pregnant Women 207-949-2273 Bangor



Family Violence Project * Domestic Violence 877-890-7788 Somerset County
New Hope Shelter Women and Children 207-669-4402 Solon
Trinity Shelter General - Adults 207-399-7538 Skowhegan


Passamoquoddy Peaceful Relations Domestic Violence 877-853-2613 Pleasant Point
The Next Step - Machias* Domestic Violence 800-315-5579 Machias


Caring Unlimited* Domestic Violence 800-239-7298 Sanford
York County Shelter Programs, Inc. - Family Shelter* General 207-324-1137 Sanford
York County Shelter Programs, Inc. - Individual Shelter* General 207-324-1137 Alfred