Helping women safely find their pathway home.
Freedom Place at 66 State is a welcoming community designed to provide women experiencing homelessness, addiction, and related challenges a fair chance to recover in a safe environment through professional counseling and services combined with intentional peer support.
Who We Help
Women enduring addiction are susceptible to poverty, hunger, adverse legal interaction, sexual exploitation, domestic abuse and trauma. Women often have a more difficult time navigating the shelter system, or getting their unique and complex needs met in traditional recovery residences in Portland, Maine.
Freedom Place is purposefully designed to provide an underserved and vulnerable segment of the female population with secure, affordable housing with programs tailored to promote recovery, relationships, respect, accountability, self-determination, and pathways back to productive lives.
Freedom Place is an adaptive reuse of the former St. Dominic’s School in the West End of Portland, Maine. New mechanical, electrical, plumbing and high efficiency geothermal heating and cooling systems have been added. Original architectural elements have been maintained, and outdoor areas enhanced, creating a solid, welcoming environment within this historic district.
There are 38 newly renovated private single room-homes on three floors while each floor contains common gathering and cooking areas. The design allows for privacy while promoting accountability, community, and peer support.
The project also contains a full commercial kitchen for larger, community meals and job training. An outdoor, private pocket park provides fresh air common space.
How We Help
Freedom Place welcomes women indoors from the streets, homeless shelters, sober houses, jail, the prison system, addiction, and abusive environments with a full range of professional and peer recovery counseling, vocational and recovery support services.
The Freedom Place at 66 State team provides a full array of on-site and wrap-around services specifically tailored to each resident's unique needs.
Staffing and supervision provided by Amistad, a non-profit social services agency with a 30 year track record
On-site full and part time professional staff
On-site specially trained peer recovery staff
A network of nearby medical and recovery professionals
Professional property management services