Bangor homeless shelter rising with $2.77 million growth

Bangor metropolis councilors determined to offer $2.77 million to Penobscot Group Well being Care to assist the growth and renovation of the Hope Home, one of many metropolis’s two grownup homeless shelters.

The cash will enable the Hope Home Well being and Residing Heart so as to add 12 beds, bringing the shelter to its pre-pandemic capability of 66 beds, and add 4 or 5 “flex beds.” The venture will enhance safety, an infection management, kitchen services, group assembly house and wraparound companies, in keeping with the funding software. The growth can even develop the shelter’s present 9,187-square-foot constructing to greater than 13,000 sq. toes.

Along with shelter beds, the Hope Home on Company Drive in Bangor has 48 transitional housing items and a major care clinic that provides restoration and psychological well being companies. It’s the town’s solely low-barrier shelter, that means prison background checks, revenue verification, program participation, sobriety and identification usually are not necessities for a consumer to remain there.