Our Current Needs List

We have  collected a recent “needs list”  from staff who give direct support to people who have come to us. Our needs are listed below.

If you can donate any of these items, we would be grateful. Call us at 207-324-1137 to arrange drop-offs, or email us at info@ycspi.org

Emergency Shelter Needs - Adult shelter and family shelter:

Walmart gift cards (to enable us to purchase clothing and birthday gifts)



Shaving cream

Family-friendly DVDs (for children in shelter)

Crayons, markers, coloring books

Twin sheets and blankets (new) for people moving out into their own apartments (we help  500 people transition annually)

Crib sheets and blankets (new)

Towels (new) for shelter resident use (we have 53 beds in total)

Five box fans

 Mental Health Program Needs:

Adult coloring books, markers, colored pencils

Board games

Decks of cards


Manila folders

Tokens for riding the public transportation bus

Three box fans

Vacuum cleaner

Eight new pillows

 For Layman Way, a residential  treatment center:

Art drawing pads and tablets

Card stock and construction paper

Pocket folders

College-rule white paper


Composition notebooks, used by residents for journalling

Sheet protectors


Beads and beading string

Glue sticks

Scissors – 10 pair

Gel pens/assorted colors

Charcoal pencils


Modge Podge

Cans of matching, semi-gloss paint (tan, sage green, mocha, or beige)

Paint brushes and paint trays

Poster boards (30 needed)

Sweat shirts and sweat pants (large, XL, XXL)

8X10 area rug for living room (darker colors like brown, black, dark green)

Floor lamps (we need 3 for our living room – matching lamps would be great)

Donation of money to our medication fund specifically for Layman Way residents ($8 covers one prescription cost)

 Food Pantry:

We are always accepting canned and dry goods (cereal, pasta, oatmeal, peanut butter, tuna).

 The Notre Dame Spiritual Center :



Face clothes


 Thank you for anything you might be able to provide. Call us at 207-324-1137, or email us at  info@ycspi.org regarding drop-offs.