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Home to help families in need quickly becoming a reality

ELLSWORTH - For over two years Family First Community Center has been working hard to raise money to build a permanent home to help Hancock County families in need.

The home is meant to provide people with the necessary skills and resources to be able to be successful in the world.

 

Thanks to grants from Machias Savings Bank, local restaurants and private donations the center was able to reach its goal of $130,000.

 

Board president Dawn Coffin stated "A lot of young families that come from homelessness and generational poverty, they are missing the skills that they need to be successful, to get off government support and get the job and education that they want and change the lives for their children that they want to do."

 

The center closes on the property on October 27th and from there, it will begin renovating the home to build apartments and a daycare center.

 

They are looking to have it opened by next spring.

 

They are looking for volunteers to help that process.