FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Franklin County’s first homeless shelter is expected to open Nov. 1, but for some people, it can’t open soon enough.
The Western Maine Homeless Outreach shelter at the Living Waters Assembly of God church in Farmington could even open before that target date.
The Rev. Steve Bracy says he already has a list of people who have called for help.
Bracy tells the Sun Journal, that volunteers have already finished the carpentry and plumbing work. They are waiting on an electrician, and 20-plus volunteers still need to be trained to staff the shelter. About 30 mattresses, including some for children, have yet to be bought, and beds will need to be assembled.
The shelter will also serve meals.
The goal is to focus on families with children.