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Augusta Home for Homeless Female Veterans Nears Completion

Date Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - Maine

The Betsy Ann Ross House of Hope hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 13, 2017. The house will be a safe home for a total of eight women veterans and their children. Founder Martha St. Pierre is focusing on completion of the first floor in the near future and then, welcoming the first two women veterans in need of transitional housing. When opened, the Home will be the sole home in Maine serving only women veterans and their children who are either experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. With a permanent address, it becomes much easier to connect veterans, and maintain that connection, with Department of Veterans Affairs services and benefits program managers, State of Maine veteran employment and education centers, and partner with other state and community agencies. Financial literacy, healthy cooking, and other personal support will be offered.

Read the full article at: Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel