Diversity of backgrounds and cultures is one of the defining traits of our country. People come to the U.S. from all over the world seeking a better life for themselves and their families, a chance to build a future as members of, and contributors to, their communities.
During the past few years, the number of asylum seekers arriving in Maine has increased significantly. Among other obstacles, they face a critical housing shortage and many are at risk of becoming homeless.
We’re asking for your financial support of Avesta’s work to provide homes and access to services for these individuals and families. Thanks to generous community members who have created a matching gift challenge, your gift will be doubled!
Avesta Housing is partnering with MaineHousing and numerous organizations to provide homes and access to vital services for asylum seekers experiencing homelessness, including:
- English language learning classes
- Food access
- Legal assistance
- Health care
- Job training
ALL donations Avesta receives from now through the end of the year will be matched, up to $45,000. With your gift, we can help asylum seekers with a home and the support that will help them achieve the stability they traveled so far to find. Please donate today by clicking here.