Stories of Struggle, Hope and transformation

Homelessness does not mean hopeless. Poverty does not mean you don't have joy in your life. Being unemployed does not mean you don't want to work.  If you'd like to share your story of hope, joy, renewal or transformation please contact the webmaster at

Here are stories from around the nation:

Our Town Poor

Bangor Daily News Interviews with the homeless

As a child, Boston lost both of his parents

How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100?

Emergency Shelters (information from the Maine State Housing Authority)

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, 207-947-0092

Hope House, 207-217-6717

MANNA, Inc. - Elijah's Place, 207-990-2870

MAPS Shelter Services, 207-949-4052

OHI - Rachael House, 207-941-2874

Shaw House, 207-941-2874

Spruce Run, 800-863-9909

The Shepherd Godparent home, 207-949-2273