24 George Rd, Alfred ME 04002 (mailing address)


Mission Statement


We are committed to ending homelessness and assisting people to reach their fullest potential by providing access to various levels of housing, personal growth opportunities and community resources. We embrace diversity and economic security for all.


2017 YCSP Shaker Hill Apple Festival

9/23/17 & 9/24/17

10am - 4pm

Come out and enjoy historic Shaker Hill in Alfred with YCSP, the Brother's of the Christian Instruction, Giles Family Farm, and Friends of the Shaker Museum this September. There will be some wonderful entertainment including headliner, John Gorka, as well as some local talent, such as the talented dancers at Brooks Dance Center! New this year will be Good Apples - Susan Futrell discussing all things Apples on Sunday. There will also be amazing food and baked goods, a kids zone, yard sales, over 60 artisans and crafters, tons of games and fun for the whole family! 

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Our Needs List:

  • Twin sheet sets
  • Twin comforters
  • Towels
  • Hand Towels
  • Hygiene & toiletries (non-alcoholic products only)
  • New pillows

People often enter the emergency shelter with very little and as they progress out of the shelter into permanent housing, there are frequently things that get overlooked! If you're ever interested in helping our mission and the folks in need by donating items, please email Lisa LaMontagne or Joan Sylvester for more information!


Our Purpose

Located on historic Shaker Hill Road in Alfred, Maine, with programs throughout Southern Maine, YCSP was founded on the belief that everyone – regardless of income level, housing needs, mental or physical health issues, struggles with addiction, and other challenges associated with poverty and homelessness – deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.  

We are committed to remaining innovative in how we deliver services to those in need. We strive to be an efficient, effective, and, most importantly, a people first organization. We provide a wide range of services that far exceed emergency shelter services alone. We are eager to share the work we are doing to end homelessness, hunger, and the opioid crisis hurting our community.