The Columbia Street Project
The Columbia Street Project is a faith-based public service 501(c) (3)nonprofit corporation of the State of Maine, organized exclusively for charitable purposes. Specifically, this organization will provide services to individuals who have experienced incarceration, intending to empower such individuals to rise above their circumstances toward productive life in society. Presently located one block west of Penobscot County Jail and one block east of the primary Section Eight housing in the City of Bangor, it is uniquely positioned to provide both goods and services to the poor and dispossessed. Currently, it provides meals and religious services weekly to some 200-300 “street people” mostly within walking distance of the church.
Mission Statement: The Columbia Street Project is a faith-based community resource center, serving individuals and families impacted by the criminal justice system who respond to the opportunity to “rise above their circumstances."