Safe Voices provides housing services for victims of domestic violence in Androscoggin, Oxford, and Franklin counties who are homeless and/or actively fleeing domestic violence. Ongoing transitional services are provided to families/individuals living in community-based housing units and with housing units owned by Community Housing of Maine (CHOM). Our Housing Services Coordinator utilizes assessment tools in order to evaluate the level of need for supportive housing services.
Safe Voices also provides support and housing navigation for elder victims of intimate partner violence through collaboration with the Elder Institute of Maine. This program lasts up to two years and provides unique and specialized services that are critical to helping elders attain and maintain stable lives and quality living while transitioning to permanent housing.
What to expect from our Housing Program:
- Assistance in accessing and maintaining safe permanent housing
- Assistance with obtaining basic living needs
- Assistance with help in developing a long-term safety plan
- Referrals for childcare resources and parenting support
- Assistance in obtaining employment, HiSET, High School diploma and higher education
- Assistance to obtain your permit, license, or citizenship
The Housing Services Coordinator works with victims on assessments, goal planning, budgeting, applications, housing search and placement planning. It can therefore take up to several months to achieve permanent housing. For immediate housing needs, please contact our 24-hour helpline to discuss emergency shelter options.
For more information about this service call the helpline at 1-800-559-2927 or call 207-795-6744 and ask to speak to the Housing Services Coordinator.