Far From Home

On The Streets

Homelessness among young people is a serious issue. Homeless youth, sometimes referred to as unaccompanied youth, are individuals who lack parental, foster or institutional care. The National Runaway Switchboard estimates that there are approximately 1.3 million homeless teens living unsupervised on the streets, in abandoned buildings, with friends or with strangers. Homeless youth are at a higher risk for physical abuse, sexual exploitation, mental health disabilities, substance abuse, and death. It is estimated that 5,000 unaccompanied youth die each year as a result of assault, illness, or suicide.



The Shaw House is for kids that have literally nowhere else to go. They provide you with schooling, shelter, food and any other needs that are necessary. It’s a homeless shelter for the youth. And even if people come looking for you they cannot legally tell them that you’re there. So you are completely 100% safe. There’s also an Streetlight Outreach program that they do, for kids that have somewhere to stay, but are still runaways and need help with schooling or transportation. It’s a very great program for runaways, and they have helped many, people I know personally as well.

In Bangor, ME

Shaw House:

(888) 561-7429

Streetlight Outreach: