TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
When up and running, The Transformation Project will provide life changing opportunities for our young people coming out of Maine jails and prisons. Through structured residential programs, accountability, employment, mentoring, and life skills training they’ll learn how to become trusted employees and valued community members.
Our building at 907 Main Street in Westbrook will have a home for up to eight residents at a time, with separate quarters for house parents. A bakery/coffee shop and meeting/performance space downstairs will provide a safe place for these young people to begin the process of integrating into the larger community.
Most of the essential components of The Transformation Project will occur under this one roof. It will be a safe harbor for young people who have been adrift all their lives.
Residents will work hard and flourish in the newly found safety and stability of a loving home and positive work environments. And community members will have the opportunity to get to know and appreciate our young people, whether they’re working hard on the other side of the Cafe counter or showcasing their creative talents in the performance space.
I know once you meet them, they’ll inspire you to get involved and engaged with their reintegration process!
“They saw potential in me that I didn’t. They wanted me to succeed.” – Josh, 23 years old
The program will be available to all who have demonstrated a heartfelt desire to grow into their God-given potential. Regardless of belief or background, lives will be transformed and communities changed for the better.
If you could speak with any one of these remarkable young people we’ve been privileged to work with, you’d see hope in their eyes and a commitment to a life they never had before.