TTD’s Residential Services’ Shelter Program assists victims of domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, and human trafficking in seeking safety from an abuser. Through These Doors operates a 16-bed residential shelter that serves as a temporary home for those in danger or homeless due to domestic violence. Additionally, TTD provides shelter referrals, advocacy, housing assistance, and referrals to other shelters and housing resources.
TTD’s shelter is in a private location in Portland, ME, and adults and their children. At our shelter, residents share communal living space (bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, children’s playroom, and library). All victims who are not sheltered by TTD due to lack of capacity or safety reasons are provided with referrals, links to community resources, and safety planning.
Families staying at TTD’s shelter receive:
- Necessities such as food, clothing, and personal care items
- Ongoing, comprehensive safety planning
- Education and information about the dynamics of domestic violence
- Referrals to community resources
- Assistance with applying for and obtaining safe, stable housing and other resources
- Ongoing housing support services after leaving the shelter
In TTD’s transitional housing program, our advocates support abuse victims by helping them find and keep safe, secure, and stable housing and providing continuous, sustained assistance. We offer resources and voluntary support services to encourage survivors to regain confidence in their own skills and continue shaping a life guided by their own goals, free of abuse, with dignity, toward long-term economic stability. To learn more about transitional housing, call our 24-hour helpline at 800-537-6066.