Hope House Going Back To It’s Roots 

What was once the Hope House in Bangor, will again become the Hope House. Penobscot Community Healthcare will soon assume ownership of the long-time shelter and recovery center in Bangor.It will be renovated, which includes expanding the number of beds from 45-65 and a new day program for substance abusers. They also hope to have case managers on site for those seeking help.There are concerns the renovatoins might disrupt the schedule of the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings being held there. Officials at the center say they’re working on that problem. “So we’ve worked with the recovery community and we will continue to work with the recovery community,” says Reverand Bob Carlson, the President of Penobscot Community Healthcare, “the only meeting where there is not another meeting is the Wednesday meeting so we’ve made a commitment to work with the recovery community to find an alternative place.”Rev. Carlson says they’re still not sure how much the new renovations will cost. The recovery center now has around 70 people seeking beds most nights.