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