New Hope Women’s Homeless Shelter Groundbreaking in Solon | Community Spirit
SOLON, Maine-- The New Hope Women’s Homeless Shelter groundbreaking ceremony for their its new building is scheduled for Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m behind the New Hope Church in Solon. Maine State Senator Rodney Whittemore and State Representative and Maine State House Majority Leader Philip Curtis will be speaking at the event.
The Shelter is currently housed in a portion of the New Hope Church in Solon which is a small town 20 minutes north of Skowhegan. The new shelter will be directly behind the current building and will allow shelter for up to 40 women and children. It will also be equipped with high security measures to enable them to offer shelter to battered women.
Unlike state funded shelters, the New Hope Women's Shelter is able to allow the women to remain in the shelter during the day while at the same time teaching Bible classes, parenting skills, cooking, basic computer and daily living skills. The shelter is operated 100% by donations and is run by an all-volunteer staff.
If you have any questions about operations at the shelter, please contact the shelter administrator, Pastor Jack Weeks, at 431-7256 or visit the New Hope Women's Shelter website.