MAPS Shelter Services
Our residential programs, MAPS Shelter Services and Stepping Stones, provide a variety of support services for at-risk pregnant or parenting women. Shelter residents are at least seven months pregnant and/or parenting, and at least 18 years old or emancipated. At Stepping Stones, located in Houlton, Maine, our services include a Transitional Living Program for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 through 21 who are pregnant and/or parenting, and a Licensed Residential Facility (a teaching and assessment program serving women ages 15 through 25 and their children.) Other services include a youth drop-in center for 12 through 22 year olds, a compulsory attendance school, life skills classes, nurturing/parenting groups and on-site childbirth education.
Who do we serve?
Our residents are pregnant and/or parenting women, age 18 or older, who are in need of residential support. Shelter residents are at least seven months pregnant and/or parenting, and at least 18 years old or emancipated. The common denominator is that all residents are committed to making a better life for themselves and their children.
Residents are expected to attend classes on topics such as parenting, life skills, wellness and financial literacy and to meet regularly with a case manager to set goals for progress. Clients are directed towards permanent housing resources in the community, and are required to participate in employment, volunteering, or education during their stay.
MAPS also administers a donation program that serves those in need in the greater Portland community. Donations mainly consist of baby clothes, baby furniture and other baby items in good condition.
MAPS Shelter Services - Portland
26 Forest Park #4
Portland, ME 04101
MAPS Shelter Services - Bangor
1296 Essex St.
Bangor, ME 04401