About Us & Our Mission

The “Something” We Are Doing

We are providing assistance to homeless young adults ages 16 to 21. We are a 501(c)(3) tax deductible nonprofit, and our vision is to one day be able to provide them a safe haven. A place that they can call their home!

The number of homeless young adults in Maine is skyrocketing, and the truth is the numbers are probably even much worse than we think we know because homeless young adults don’t want anyone to know that they are homeless. They are afraid that if anyone were to find out, they would cause problems for their families, and they would have to leave their communities.

While homelessness among young adults has increased nationwide, Maine’s overall number grew at four times the rate of the country as a whole. The average increase was 7 percent nationwide from 2014 to 2017. In 2017, There were 1,458 unaccompanied homeless young adults in Maine. There haven’t been any updated new counts since then, but the estimate is that the numbers have probably increased to now over 2,000.

There are many reasons why young adults are homeless. Poverty, the opioid epidemic, domestic violence, and sexual orientation are just a few of them. Most of these young adults have suffered some type of trauma in their lives, and so they leave their homes because they feel unsafe.

Young adult homelessness often doesn’t fit the stereotypes of homeless adults panhandling on street medians, camping in woods or crowding into emergency shelters. Instead, they can be found sleeping at friends’ homes or couch surfing, staying in a hotel, or living outdoors.

While homeless young adults are incredibly resilient, they need our help. Without our help, their futures could be very bleak. This is why we want you to “be part of our something.” Every donation that you make will go directly to our mission.

Organizational Documents

IRS 501(C)3 Determination Letter, December 2021

IRS 501(C)3 Determination Letter, May 2021