Services of BOLM

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Mission Statement

"Bread of Life Ministries exists to provide food for the hungry, shelter to the homeless, and services 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

Bread Of Life Ministries - Homeless Shelter

PHONE: (207) 626-3479

FAX: (207) 809-8968

     Started in 1986, the Homeless Shelter offers a warm, welcoming, and safe facility to those needing shelter. The shelter is located on Hospital Street across from Riverview Psychiatric Center, a little over a mile from the Soup Kitchen. Originally having only 10 beds, the shelter now offers 20 beds, and 10 overflow beds each night to help those who are homeless.
     The shelter is full virtually each night, and turns away 40-85 individuals and families each month. In 2000, we saw a growing number of families and children needing safety and warmth in our shelter. We have seen as many as 8,500 bed-nights in a year (one person/bed/night), up from 1,800 in 2000. Currently we see a mix of families, couples, single parents with children, and singles.

     Over 60% of our guests are families, with 1 of every 3 being a child. The average stay is 30 days. Our goal is to get them settled in transitional or permanent housing such that they can receive the care they need to become self-sufficient, working toward employment and education whenever possible


For questions about this service, please feel free to e-mail Thank you

"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!"


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