Who pays for The Lamb House?
The Lamb House is entirely supported through grants and donations. See our list of organizational supporters.
How does someone apply?
By filling out an application form. To get started, call the Administrator at 207-546-4357 or click here to apply.
What is the length of stay?
One month. Families may apply for an extension.
What does it cost?
No rent is required. Families donate to cover the cost of utilities. When the homeowner’s insurance covers the cost of a place to stay, the Administrator will assist the family to arrange for insurance payments.
Who can stay there?
Families and individuals. The Lamb House defines a family as a group of people who live in a single household as a committed domestic unit. This can and does include permanent couples, blended families, same sex marriages, and parents with their foster children. The Lamb House does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, or sexual preference.
What does The Lamb House provide?
The Lamb House is equipped with everything you would expect to find in a normal household including furniture, linens, kitchen appliances, dishes and flatware, and cleaning supplies. Residents bring their clothes, personal hygiene supplies and medication.
Does The Lamb House shelter victims of domestic violence?
No. Because of the requirements for special insurance and the need for anonymity and security, The Lamb House cannot not shelter this group.
Is The Lamb House a homeless shelter?
No. The Lamb House is the ONLY residential shelter in the area for people who have lost their homes due to fire or other natural disaster. We are not a general homeless shelter.
Does The Lamb House permit any other groups to use the facilities?
Yes. When no family is in residence, the house is available to organization-based volunteer groups while they are doing community work.