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Our Mission

To break the cycle of homelessness by equipping families with minor children with the skills they need to gain self-sufficiency.

 

Our Vision

Together we will build a community free from poverty, discrimination and neglect. We envision a community where all members stand on solid ground with the skills and confidence they need to achieve their dreams.

When Residents leave the Center, they will have reliable housing, parenting skills, a steady income and savings, and affordable transportation.


 

Addressing Poverty and Homelessness

Generational poverty is the #1 cause of homelessness in rural areas…

Not domestic violence, not substance abuse, not mental illness. Generational poverty is a cycle of welfare, rental vouchers, and food stamps. Breaking this cycle enables families to follow their dreams, support themselves and provide a better life for their children.

Supportive Services are available in Hancock County

but people are dispersed geographically – without transportation or childcare they cannot utilize these services in a practical way.

Become a Volunteer

With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we could always use enthusiastic volunteers! Please contact us for more info.


P.O. Box 951
41 North Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
o: (207) 412-2045 c: (207) 460 – 3711

familiesfirstellsworth@gmail.com