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A big Thank You to Jack Quirk for the generous donations of funds! The Street Outreach Program of Shaw House, referred to as Streetlight, used the funds to purchase a new vehicle. A vehicle is essential in conducting outreach to homeless youth across Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington and Aroostook counties. Jack, thank you for helping the Shaw House continue our good work!

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Pursuing your High School Diploma is something many people take for granted. Youth do it everyday. However, pursuing your High School Diploma while you wrestle with the trials and tribulations of homelessness is an entirely different story. Ben (right) and Trevor (left) persevered and earned their diplomas through their own determination and with the support of the Shaw House. Here are a few words from our graduates:

Q: Ben, if you were asked to offer advice to a youth who came to Shaw House who was in a similar situation such as yourself, what would your advice be?

A: Don’t give up on yourself, ever, no matter what. And don’t give up on other people who are willing to help you because that just puts you into an abyss. I would also tell them school is worth it.School is going to open up so many different opportunities. Don’t give up on school. My last piece of advice would be don’t throw away a chance at a good life.

A: Don’t give up on yourself, ever, no matter what. And don’t give up on other people who are willing to help you because that just puts you into an abyss. I would also tell them school is worth it.School is going to open up so many different opportunities. Don’t give up on school. My last piece of advice would be don’t throw away a chance at a good life.

Q: Trevor, how did you do it? How did you persevere through to earn your diploma?

A: My motivation were all the negatives in my life. I didn’t want to make the same mistake of the other people in my life. I have been pretty much homeless and on my own since I was 12 years old. I have had semi-stable homes but I have never had a place where I could call home. A lot of bad things happened to me. I have had a lot of people tell me I would never graduate . I guess some of it was proving them wrong.


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Shaw House is now under the management of Community Care!

Community Care is honored to manage the Shaw House. The passion and dedication of the Shaw House team of staff paired with Community Care's management resources is opening new doors for the Shaw House as they carry out their mission to serve homeless youth. David McCluskey, Executive Director of Community Care oversees the Shaw House, while Dan Fleming has been promoted to serve as the Program Director.


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Thank you to the Bangor Savings Bank for a grant in the amount of $2,500 to help us support homeless youth in their transition to independent living. The generosity of those supporting Shaw House allows Shaw House to help youth with security deposits, getting necessary items for independent apartment living, and helps provide the skills needed to navigate the trials of living in their first apartment.


Helpful Donations:

    • Gift cards to Bangor area department stores (this allows Shaw House staff to bring youth shopping for specific clothes and footwear needed for work such as steel toe boots, work uniforms, etc.)
    • Small incentive gift cards ($5) for youth to local chains such as McDonald's and Dunkin Donuts
    • Socks/underwear for men and women and sports bras for women
    • Non-perishable food to help keep our food closet stocked in order to serve meals within the shelter
    • Gift cards to Shaws or Hannaford for Shaw House staff to use when grocery shopping to help offset food expenses

 

 

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It was August 25th, 2008. The guy at the Department of Corrections called the Shaw House and I spoke with a woman called Judy. She told me to come right over and sign in. I haven't been on the streets since.  

– Jess

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