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Mission Statement

Bread of Life Ministries feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, serves veterans in need, and provides programs and opportunities that help people change their lives and take personal responsibility.  God calls us to minister to one another and assist those in need.

   Creating Self-Dignity & Self-Sufficiency

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The Travis Mills Project is a national initiative led by Travis Mills ( a quadruple amputee who was wounded in action on his third combat tour in Afghanistan in April 2012 while serving with the 82nd Airborne Division. The project's goal is the creation of "The National Veterans Family Center" for veterans and their families from across America to be able to enjoy recreation and vacation opportunities in the Maine outdoors at no cost to them. Travis and his family have partnered with a non-profit organization in Maine that serves veterans: Bread of Life Ministries.  Thank you in advance for your contribution. No gift is too small or too large!  Naming opportunities for your veteran loved ones is also available.






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 Bread Of Life Ministries      

Bread of Life Ministries is a non-profit organization in Augusta, Maine. The organization was founded in September, 1984 as a soup kitchen at 157 Water Street, where it remains operational today (see picture below). In 1986, an emergency homeless shelter on Hospital Street was opened. It has evolved and is now committed to serving the poorest of the poor in the community through a variety of services designed to aid people in developing self-sufficiency. 



Bread of Life Ministries provides ten major services: (1) Soup Kitchen, (2) Homeless Shelter [10,000+ bed nights per year], (3) Transitional Housing [17 units], (4) Permanent Housing [64 units], (5) Case Management, (6) JTG House [12 beds] which is for homeless veterans and is the only such facility sanctioned by the VA in Maine, (7) Center for Life Skills which provides numerous services [more than 20] that help individuals and families improve their lives and become more self-sufficient, hopefully breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty, (8) Day Center on the Shelter property, (9) Donation Center, and (10) Benevolence Program. Most recently, Bread of Life undertook a new project at Cony Village, a planned community, which is focused on providing 20 very affordable new homes for disabled veterans and veterans in need.

We serve because we believe God calls us to minister to one another. We offer a light at the end of a tunnel of despair for those who desire to change their lives for the better.

Bread of Life Ministries exists through the help of hundreds of volunteers and welcomes the support and willingness of community members desiring to make a difference. Many local youth groups, seniors, families and businesses throughout the community are involved in volunteering and helping out in our daily outreach. It is because of their help that it is possible to provide these greatly needed services in an ever-changing and uncertain time.

We welcome you to our web-site in hopes that this information will be informational as well as inspirational to you. If you feel like you would like to make a difference in someone's life, please feel free to contact  Executive Director Dean Lachance at 207-626-3434 or you can e-mail us at


"Thank you for taking interest in my life and my welfare.... all of your staff has bent over backwards to help a broken down spirit." "WOW! Eye opening, thanks for all that you do." "I've never lived in a place this nice!" "I get to sleep in a real bed tonight!" "We would have lost our home if it weren't for Bread of Life." "I have never been so happy... I will not mess this up" "Wow, I can't believe I have my own room!"


Bread of Life Ministries 
157 Water Street, Augusta, Maine 04330

(207) 626-3434


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