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November 21: Domestic Violence and Homelessness in Maine

Homelessness can result from poverty, unemployment, domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, among many societal and individual conditions. Maine’s homeless population includes individual men, women, youth and entire families. Many women and children are forced from their homes by domestic violence and have don’t know where to turn.

Join us on October 17 for a dialog about domestic violence and homelessness in Maine, the social and economic conditions that force people into living on the margin, individual stories and how we can respond as a community.  We’ll be joined by Sister Lucille MacDonald, Director of the Emmaus Center of Ellsworth, Dennis Marble, Director of the Bangor Area Shelter and Rebecca Hobbs, Director of the Next Step Domestic Violence Project serving Washington and Hancock Counties.

Common Health airs the third Wednesday of every month from 10:00 – 11:00 AM only on WERU 89.9 and 99.9 FM. Learn more at www.commonhealth.org.

We invite your calls and email with questions and comments.


Audio Archives


  • Sister Lucille MacDonald, Director of the Emmaus Homeless Shelter, Ellsworth Maine 04605 (207) 667-3962 www.emmaushomelessshelter.org
  • Dennis Marble, Director of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter 263 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 947-0092 www.bangorareashelter.org
  • Rebecca Hobbs, Executive Director The Next Step Domestic Violence Project, serving Washington & Hancock Counties, Maine 735 Bangor Road  Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 667-0176 www.nextstepdvproject.org



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