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.


2016 Shaker Hill Apple Festival!!

Don't miss this years Shaker Hill Apple Festival! We've made a few changes and added some new wrinkles that should be lots of fun for the whole family!

Click here for additional event details! To register for the NEW 5K Apple Dash, click here to be taken to the registration page through Active.com. Musical Line-up coming soon, headlined by John Gorka!!


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 and hunger.