New Hope Shelter Mission

New Hope Shelter

The New Hope Shelter is a safe residential program-based shelter in rural Maine. We opened our doors in 2010 and since that time we have given shelter to over 400 women and 100 children. The New Hope Women's Shelter is the only shelter in Somerset County, Maine that serves only women and children. Women come to us for many reasons: 

Developmental disability or unstable mental health

Drug/alcohol addictions

Previous incarceration

Domestic violence survivor

Victim of catfishing (internet scam)

DHHS involvement

When we are the "hands and feet" of Christ, we are showing His love for those who need it. The Bible says in James 1:27 that this is "pure and undefiled religion".