Tedford Housing’s emergency shelters provide a safe place for people to rebuild their hope. Shelter guests facing the crisis of homelessness work one-on-one with case managers to find and secure housing. Case managers follow shelter guests long after they move into housing to ensure that they are able to maintain their housing and avoid a return to homelessness.
To access the adult shelter, call 207-729-1161, #104
To access the family shelter, call 207-729-1161, #113
Homeless teens often face unsafe living situations just to survive and keep a roof over their heads. The Merrymeeting Project for homeless youth moves students from the chaos of homelessness to a calmer, more secure environment in which they can learn and build a brighter future. Tedford Housing’s school liaison for the Merrymeeting Project works with homeless teens in the school districts of Brunswick, RSU 1 and SAD 75 to help them find a safe place to live, reunify with family, access resources and complete schooling.
An essential strategy for reducing homelessness is preventing it from occurring. A costly car repair, divorce or medical bill can push a relatively stable household to the brink of homelessness. Tedford Housing’s homeless prevention case manager works to provide case management to families experiencing a housing crisis. We partner with community agencies to provide security deposits and rental assistance to prevent evictions and/or secure alternative housing.
To access homeless prevention services, call 207-729-1161, #112
Our cold winters present another risk factor for homelessness, as fuel costs can break a family’s budget. An emergency fuel payment can help relieve financial pressure so a family can make critical payments, like rent, while their home stays warm. Through our Warm Thy Neighbor program, Tedford Housing raises funds each winter to provide one-time, emergency heating assistance to extremely low-income families and individuals in the community.
To access Warm Thy Neighbor (November – March), call 207-729-1161, #115
Supportive housing provides a vital platform for people to move forward in other areas of their lives like employment, education and improved health. Using a Housing First approach, Tedford Housing’s 37 supportive units provide safe, clean and affordable apartments with on-site case management for previously homeless individuals and families. Many are occupied by adults and families who have experienced disabling conditions like mental illness and/or substance abuse and/or catastrophic events like domestic violence that have resulted in homelessness. Many have had multiple shelter stays.
To find out more about supportive housing opportunities and apartment availability, call LaBrecque Property Management at 207-375-8694