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.


Dust off those running shoes! 

It's almost time for YCSP's 9th Annual 5K Run / 2M Walk 

Come check out our 9th Annual 5K Run or 2M walk. Don’t be shy! Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities are welcome! We hope to see you there!
— Joan Sylvester

To register online through Active.com, click here.

To register through the mail, click here to print and mail the registration form.

For people looking to gather pledges, click here for the pledge form.

If you want to simply spread the work, click here for the flyer!

We want to thank our corporate sponsors for this event: EoF & SIS: The Bank That Listens. To find out what they are all about, make sure to click on Entrepreneur on Fire and Sanford Institution for Savings (SIS)

For a full list of our amazing sponsors please click on: Our Sponsors!


Our Purpose

Located in Alfred, Maine, with programs throughout Southern Maine, the York County Shelter Programs 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 and hunger.


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We hope you explore and enjoy our site. Check out our programs, meet our staff, get engaged in the mission, and sign up for our events! Together we can make our community stronger.