Rumford Group Homes offers emergency shelter programs in Oxford County and Androscoggin County to serve families experiencing homelessness. Unfortunately, homelessness is not an easy problem to solve. The lack of affordable housing, reliable transportation, and the scarce job market are contributing factors. The majority of the individuals and families who stay in our shelters face three significant barriers: lack of sufficient income, lack of access to affordable housing, and family and personal struggles such as a mental health diagnosis, illness, or job loss.
We designed our shelter programs to help individuals and families secure affordable housing, increase their income by locating employment, and resolve the issues that led to homelessness. Our shelters and staff offer guests the opportunity to stabilize their immediate crisis, identify patterns that lead to homelessness, and develop strategies for economic self-sufficiency.
Rumford Family Center
The Rumford Family Center is a 15-bed shelter for families experiencing homelessness, located within walking distance of community amenities. This home has six bedrooms, with staff offices on site for supportive services.
Monier Family Center
The Monier Family Center, named after the agency’s former Executive Director, is a 14-bed emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, located in Rumford, close to downtown amenities. There are four bedrooms in this family home.
Norway Family Center
The Norway Family Center is a 15-bed emergency shelter for women and their dependent children experiencing homelessness. The center resides in a 4-bedroom house in a residential neighborhood in Norway, Maine. There is an on-site staff office where guests can meet with case managers to develop goals to get to stable housing and become economically independent.
Nancy Boggan Murphy Family Center
The Nancy Boggan Murphy Family Center is a 12-bed emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, dedicated to the memory of one of our agency’s long-standing board members. This center resides in a 6-bedroom house in Leeds, Maine. There is an on-site staff office where guests can meet with case managers to develop goals to get to stable housing and become economically independent.
You Can Help
You can make a difference in your community, too.
We’re looking for people who want to help their neighbors and be part of something bigger than themselves. Our residents have successfully faced many challenges, but they still need support.
They need you to give them hope and show them that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Together, we can change lives and create brighter futures.