Trinity Evangelical Free Church and
Skowhegan Homeless Shelter is open 24/7
It was time to do something, and Trinity EFree & God did!
Prayer/Bible Studies/Church Services run
M-F 8 am & 7 pm, Saturday 8 am & 6 pm, Sunday 10:30am
Any questions call: 207-474-8833 or 207- 399-7538
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If donating by check Please note
in the memo area where to apply the donations.
Checks should be sent to:
Trinity Homeless Shelter
12 McClellan ST Ste 2
Skowhegan, Maine 04976
To view (past¤t) services online Please click on the ustream link above.
Welcome to the homepage of a homeless shelter completely staffed by homeless people. WHAT? You read correctly! Many of the folks who have walked in through the doors of this shelter having nothing, are actually running this place! Many have lost jobs, lost their homes and yet have found a new lease on life by entering into this shelter; finding purpose and wholeness - giving themselves to the mission and vision of the organization.
This shelter, located Skowhegan, Maine, could be a template for other churches to follow. The somewhat unorthodox method of having the residents run the facility and establish it by feeding, clothing and helping others find gainful employment is nothing short of miraculous...and it works! The staff(residents) get room and board for their positions. Work in the office, the food pantry, the laundry, kitchen, firing up the wood boiler, chores, all requirements for an on-going operation, so that when the next needy soul shows up at the door, there is shelter from the storm.
There may be counterfeits and other less honorable means of acquiring monies out there. Please do not donate to any other site claiming it is for Trinity Shelter.
Please consider supporting the Trinity Men's Shelter Mission. I think the most important aspect of what has happened in Skowhegan is the "Love" of Christ that has been showered on the 100's of residents and volunteers that have been in any small way associated with the Shelter. Aside from that, this is the BEST charitable giving opportunity on the market. Why, you say? Consider there is not one cent of overhead! It is staffed by the residents who are given room and board, Pastor Berry is the volunteer director/Pastor as he is paid by Trinity. Bookkeeping is done by volunteer staff. Presently there are 70 people under the care of the shelter, including 6 children. About 200 meals, 100 loads of laundry not to mention a lot of office work (intakes, medication distribution answering the phone)., Getting kids in schools, getting wood ready for heat and hot water, getting jobs, helping the town with work it cannot afford to pay workers to do, and the list goes on. This is a multifaceted ministry that is run by the residents who have hearts of Jesus for the next one who knocks and needs to be let in. If you listen to the words of Pete Bolduc's song you will get the gist of our Saviors footprint here. This is a 501c3 non-profit, won't you please join in and receive the blessing so many of us have. Check, PayPal, directly from your bank, or call the office and the staff can give you an idea what the needs are at present. Thanks in advance and God Bless.
What we are asking is for 40-80 to pledge $50 per month. This would ensure the ongoing operation of the shelter, serving nearly 200 meals a day, operating the laundromat and the office, all done by the resident staff.
Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested, the web site is: shelterbyjesus.org