Open Door Recovery Center in Ellsworth Needs Financial Help 

A center that helps people with substance abuse problems could use some help right now.Folks at the Open Door Recovery Center in Ellsworth just learned that a $300,000 endowment that had been provided annually has been eliminated.Executive Director Barbara Royal says because of the current economy the patron is not able to provide the funds anymore.The center provides many services and just recently opened the Hill House, which is a residence for women and their children to live while the women go through substance abuse treatment.Royal says if they can not come up with that $300,000 by the first of the year they may have to close the Hill House and cut some other services too.”We want to be able to serve this community and to make it a little safer for everyone so having services available locally allows us to be able to be part of that solution.”If you would like to make a donation to the center you can send it to the Open Door Recovery Center, P.O. Box 958, Ellsworth, Maine 04605Or go to and you can pay through Pay Pal.