1) Expanded Continental Breakfast & Lunch – servicing 60-80 people/day (a bit less during the pandemic, as some of our regulars are higher risk and have to stay home)
2) Free items: new/gently used clothing; household goods; Fall Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas Market.
3) Homeless advocacy – convened and facilitate Homeless Initiative Task Force, a collaboration of social service organizations and city leaders to address causes and needs of those experiencing homelessness.
4) Health Promotion & Education – partnering with Nasson Health Care for Hep A & B vaccines, flu vaccines, MaineCare registration and referral for a Primary Care physician; with Frannie Peabody Center for Hep C & HIV testing and referral; with Biddeford Police Department’s Substance Use Disorder and Community Outreach staff for referrals for treatment and support in accessing local services; York County Community Action for referrals to services; Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition for SNAP and Nutritional Education.
5) Veteran advocacy, outreach and support, including Suicide Prevention / Intervention Training; book group; resources
6) Before the pandemic, we offered space to a variety of organizations for programs serving the community. We hope to be able to resume these additional services when possible.
For more information about our Drop In Center, please contact our Assistant Director Michael Oliver (207) 571-9601