Piece about the Shaw House in Bangor, a shelter and transitional living home for teenagers. Shaw House, like shelters around the state, struggles with funding cuts and government policies that encourage moving people out of emergency shelters as quickly as possible, but manages to offer a variety of servcies, including counselors, schooling, and medical care in addition to shelter. Sally and Rick Tardiff, Shaw House directors, and their twenty or so staff members strive to meet the various needs of the young people in their care and to provide a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. Includes brief stories of six of the residents, in their own words. Also includes a sidebar that features an interview with Gov. LePage about his experience as a homeless teen.
Homeless teenagers, Maine, Shaw House, Bangor
Wright, Virginia M., "Sanctuary." (2013). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 4158.