Helping America's Most Vulnerable

Building Cabin in the Woods

  • June 4, 2017

    A Visit to Togus and Cabin in the Woods

    Today we took a walk around the Togus campus, the site where our new Cabin in the Woods Veterans Housing is being built. The woods were full of birds calling, the garden vegetables and flowers looked very happy with all the recent rain, and the grass everywhere was so green. It felt peaceful and vibrant.

  • May 29, 2017

    A Somber Day of Reflection at Togus

    Veterans and their families joined the public for ceremonies at both the East and Eest National Cemeteries on the Togus campus.

  • May 22, 2017

    Home of the Free Because of the Brave

    We are so thrilled to be building Cabin in the Woods, Forever Homes for Veterans​! Here is what it looks like today: trees cleared, roads started and some utility plans being laid.

  • May 19, 2017

    The Big Day: Our Official Groundbreaking

    What a wonderful Day today was! Over a hundred people joined the celebration. ​Years of planning, grant writing, permit gathering, and building collaborative partnerships have been invested in this important project.​

  • April 28, 2017

    You Can Order a Memorial Bench

    Please join us in offering our Veterans a place to relax. These beautiful Teak Garden benches blend well with wooded surroundings and weather handsomely. They are made of 100% renewable teak wood, ecologically harvested and naturally durable.

  • February 9, 2017

    Chelsea Grants Final Approval for Cabin in the Woods

    CHELSEA — With the design plans for the Cabin in the Woods project now 50 percent complete, officials from Volunteers of America of Northern New England say that construction could start as soon as October.

  • January 12, 2017

    Engrave A Brick for Cabin in the Woods

    Recognize a family member or friend who is in the military. Or engrave a kind message for the Veterans who will live in the community and will see your brick everyday. Your brick will be used in a public gathering area near the Community Cabin.

  • December 22, 2016

    TD Bank Awards $100,000 for Cabin in the Woods

    Volunteers of America Northern New England has been awarded $100,000 from TD Charitable Foundation's Housing for Everyone program in support of our Veterans Housing program: Cabin in the Woods.

  • September 15, 2016

    Home Depot Announces Grant for Cabin in the Woods

    The Home Depot® Foundation announced a $200,000 grant to Brunswick-based Volunteers of America Northern New England to address the critical housing needs of Maine’s military veterans. The project is called Cabin in the Woods and is designed specifically for Maine veterans who prefer to live in a rural setting.

  • December 2, 2015

    ​Proposed veterans housing project at Togus awarded tax credits

    The Cabin in the Woods project project seeking to build cabins for homeless veterans on the grounds of the federal veterans' hospital at Togus was allocated nearly $400,000 in federal low-income tax credits, state housing officials announced Wednesday.