Looking For Help?

The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter is open 365 days a year. We are a dry shelter for people 18 or older.

The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter does not discrimination based on race, color, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity, national origin, disability, or mental health diagnosis.

If you need emergency housing, please call the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter at (207) 947-0092 to complete an intake with our staff.

Our Day Program is open 8am to 4pm, 7 days a week. Anyone may use the Day Program for a safe, warm place to stay during the day. Lunch is served inside at noon.

Bagged lunches are served at our back door 7 days a week from 12:00 noon to 12:30.

Our food pantry is open to anyone. There is no sign-up necessary and no proof of income required. It’s open from 1pm to 4pm every Tuesday and Thursday.

Our Winter Warming Center opened December 6, 2023 and closes March 20, 2024. The hours are 6pm to 5:30am, 7 days a week. Dinner is served at 7pm every night.

Search for Other Community Resources:

211 -Help hotline

Search for Community Resorces (A website by Northern Light Healthcare)

Findhelp.com – Resources for food, housing, health, money, care, education, work, and legal services

Bangor General Assistance

Penquis Heating assistance, transportation, and many other services

Bangor Public Library has a Social Worker

To apply for free or discounted mattresses contact Sleep Dr.

Your trusted guide to mental health & wellness Click here for Help Guide

Housing Resources:

Maine Housing -Maine State Housing Authority

Community Housing of Maine (CHOM)


Substance Recovery Housing Services:

Wellspring, Inc.

Milestone Recovery – Located in Portland, Maine

Fresh Start Sober Living -Located in Bangor


Substance Use Detox Programs:

Milestone Detox Program- In Portland, Maine

New Horizons is a Clinical Managed Detox Center


Shelters for Women and Children:

Wellspring Infinity House Substance Use Recovery – Women with Children

Partners for Peace – Domestic Violence Support


Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Supports:

Maine Domestic Violence Helpline 1-866-834-4357

Maine Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Line 1-800-871-7741

Rape Response Services – Also has a housing navigator

Next Step

Partners for Peace – Domestic Violence Support

HelpGuide.com Domestic Violence Resources


Human Trafficking Resources:

National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733

Human Trafficking Resources in Maine

CourageLIVES -home for women who had experienced human trafficking or exploitation


Food Resources:

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

List of other food pantries

Brewer Area Food Pantry

List of Free Meal Providers


Looking for a Job?

Maine Department of Labor Disability Resources

Career Center

Job Fairs at the Career Center: List of Job Fairs

Maine JobLink


Education Resources:

Literacy Volunteers of Bangor

Higher Opportunity for Pathways to Employment (HOPE) Program is committed to helping parents and specified relatives reach their educational and career goals by helping cover costs related to school.  HOPE Website

Workshops and Training at the Career Center: List of Workshops

CareerOneStop lets you research careers, find training, and search for jobs: CareerOneStop website


Elder Services:

Federal and state financial assistance for seniors. Click here:  Paying For Senior Care

Caring.com -Emergency Housing and other Assistance for the Elderly

Penquis Senior Services

Eastern Area Agency on Aging -offers many services

Meals-On-Wheels -for people over 60


Veteran Supports:

Caring.com -Emergency Housing Resources for Veterans

HelpGuide.com Veterans PTSD Supports

Bangor VA Medical Clinic

VA Resources

Career Center -Veteran’s Services

Veterans exposed to asbestos can submit a claim to the VA. Contact the Veterans Outreach Department of The Mesothelioma Advocacy Center.  Mesothelioma & Veterans Website

Mesothelioma Diagnosis   Mesothelioma Symptoms


Substance Use Support:

Overdose Prevention Helpline (serving Maine) at (800)972-0590

Help Quitting Smoking

A Time to Rise -Addiction Recovery and Mental Health Trauma Therapy Services

HelpGuide.com Addiction Resources

Overdose Prevention Through Intensive Outreach Naloxone and Safety (OPTIONS) Syringe service program, Naloxone, overdose response team, medical outreach, and assistance getting into detox programs.  OPTIONS website

SaVida Health’s – Drug Or Alcohol Rehabilitation

Health Equity Alliance -HIV+ care, sexual health and wellness services, and harm reduction programs, and safer use supplies

The Together Place -Peer Support Groups

Bangor Area Recovery Network (BARN)

Substance Use Prevention Resources

Wabanaki Public Health & Wellness


Medical and Mental Health Supports:

Sweetser Mental Health Peer Support Line – 1.866.771.9276

Maine Mental Health Crisis Line at 1.888.568.1112

Sweetser’s Find a Therapist Database

Health Affiliates of Maine’s Find a Therapist Database

HelpGuide.com Find a Therapist or Medication Manager

Affordable Dental Care Directory

The Maine Suicide Prevention Program

Mental Health Services -CHCS

Eagles Clubhouse mental health recovery and vocational rehabilitation program.

Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse  

Bangor Health and Community Services

Higher Ground Counseling and Case Management