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:
Penquis Heating assistance, transportation, and many other services
Substance Recovery Housing Services:
Substance Use Detox Programs:
Shelters for Women and Children:
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
Human Trafficking Resources:
National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733
Looking for a Job?
Job Fairs at the Career Center: List of Job Fairs
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
Federal and state financial assistance for seniors. Click here: Paying For Senior Care
Veterans exposed to asbestos can submit a claim to the VA. Contact the Veterans Outreach Department of The Mesothelioma Advocacy Center. Mesothelioma & Veterans Website
Substance Use Support:
Overdose Prevention Helpline (serving Maine) at (800)972-0590
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
Medical and Mental Health Supports:
Eagles Clubhouse mental health recovery and vocational rehabilitation program.