Over the past few years, members and friends at the First Universalist Church of Yarmouth have offered friendship, support, housing, and advocacy for New Mainers, refugees and asylum-seekers who have resettled in the state. Our commitment to justice, equity, and the dignity of all people have called us to this work.
There are many ways you can get involved. To learn more or participate in any of the following opportunities, please contact the church office.
Yarmouth Compassionate Housing Initiative
Together with two other faith communities in Yarmouth, we’ve come together to offer temporary housing to people who have newly arrived in Maine or who are unable to stay in local shelters. People have opened their homes to families from around the world and many have supported this initiative by cooking meals, providing transportation, offering childcare, or assisting with interpretation or translation.
Learn more about Yarmouth Compassionate Housing Initiative:
Yarmouth Compassionate Housing Initiative in the News:
- Yarmouth Residents Provide Temporary Housing For Asylum Seekers (Portland Press Herald, July 2016)
- Thank You to the Yarmouth Community for Establishing 95 Main (Facebook: Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition, March 2019)
- Yarmouth Initiative Provides Model for Housing Asylum Seekers In Need (News Center Maine, July 2019)
- Officials Working to Find Housing for Asylum Seekers Through Program Called ‘Host Homes’ (WGME, July 2019)