Helping America's Most Vulnerable

Jane’s Trust supports Cabin in the Woods

Volunteers of America Northern New England has received a $95,000 grant from Jane’s Trust in support of the Cabin in the Woods Veterans Housing program. This donation will furnish the living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens of 21 homes for veterans.

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Cabin in the Woods provides 16 one-bedroom units and 5 two-bedroom units on an 11 acre site on the grounds of Togus VA Medical Center in Chelsea, Maine for Veterans who are experiencing homelessness. Veterans (women and men) are eligible for this permanent, supportive housing; children will also be able to live with parents/guardians at the program. Construction is ongoing; individuals and families are scheduled to move into Cabin in the Woods in early 2018.

Volunteers of America provides affordable and supportive housing for people living with limited incomes. In Maine, Volunteers of America operates 30 programs that provide affordable Senior Housing, Behavioral Health residences, Community Justice programs, Youth and Family Services, and Veterans Housing, including two residences in Saco and Biddeford helping Veterans in their journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Cabin in the Woods is the culmination of years of experience learning how to best serve Veterans having difficulty making the transition from the military to civilian life.

Jane’s Trust provides funding to improve the quality of life for individuals in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Greater Boston, and parts of Florida. The donation to Cabin in the Woods falls under the priority area of Health and Wellness, with emphasis on directly improving the health and welfare of vulnerable and underserved people, and alleviating human suffering by providing basic human needs.

For more information about Volunteers of America and the Cabin in the Woods program, please call 373-1140 or visit www.voanne.org.