Tuesday, 15 March 2016 16:47

Breaking the cycle of homelessness Featured

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An Ellsworth women is trying to combat homelessness in Maine, but is asking for help from the community to make this happen.

 

 

ELLSWORTH-Dawn Coffin was inspired by Whitney Larrabee and her two children this summer, when they met at a homeless shelter. Coffin then came up with the organization "Families First Community Center", providing aid to homeless parents and their children.

 

 

Coffin is currently looking for donations to help buy a transition house on North Street. She hopes to create a comfortable home for families to stay a year while learning the skills necessary to become self sufficient.

 

 

The new house will be renovated to provide a day care for young children, as well as a classroom upstairs to teach parents. They also hope to provide medical and therapeutic care to families.

 


FFCC will be holding a fundraiser on Saturday, March 19th from 5-8pm at the Ellsworth Elks Club. Tickets will be 10 dollars each, or 25 per family to attend a music filled night of dancing and dining, raffles, and a silent auction. For those looking for more information or want to donate, visit www.familiesfirstellsworth.org

Kaitlyn Connolly

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