In 2015, there were twenty-two homeless Veterans who went to the homeless shelter in Aroostook County... sixteen were turned away due to individual circumstances. United Veterans of Maine and WAGM have partnered to raise funds to build homes for those and other homeless Veterans in need. With your support Project 16 Aroostook can help to ensure that no Veteran has to struggle with homelessness.
In an effort to raise awareness and funds we will be collaborating with the United Veterans of Maine to broadcast a Telethon on March 9th, 2017. Donate now! Together we can help homeless Veteran's find their way home!
All donations received will go toward the development of the Dahlgren-Skidgel Memorial Farm. The farm will consist of a main office building, 5 newly constructed single occupancy cabins and 5 greenhouses. The cabins will be built on site in the spring of 2017. All cabins will be fully furnished and contracts with veterans will be mandatory. These cottages will be for Veterans to begin their transition, healing and employment. The farm will operate as a business generating its own revenue in order to be self reliant. Local services will be utilized for care of the veterans that are enrolled in the program. All veterans will understand that they are choosing to follow the policies and procedures per their choosing to participate in the supportive housing model that the farm is providing. There will be several job opportunities such as maintaining the produce, a maintenance section, warehousing, administration, operations, sales/internet & in person, IT, and many other variations. This is not a handout type of program but a hand up. Veterans that choose to agree to the terms will be given every opportunity to better themselves. The objective of this project is to take homeless and hopeless veterans to a place that they will get the treatment that they require, while providing safe housing and a place to become self sufficient.
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