209 Lincoln Street • Lewiston, ME • 04240 • (207) 783-6086

Our Vision

...to encourage cooperation with churches and community partners who will work with us in providing a response to homelessness in our region. The participation of individuals, churches, businesses and organizations is vital in order to continue serving in the same capacity. In order to best serve our clients and visitors, our strategies change and update frequently and we are always working to develop more effective ways to help the under-served of the Lewiston-Auburn community.

Our Services

Hope Haven is a 32-bed emergency shelter located in the heart of the Lewiston/Auburn community. Our residential shelter can house 32 individuals - 16 men and 16 women/mothers & children, with dorms on two separate floors. 

Our Soup Kitchen operates daily, providing meals for anyone who needs to eat, no questions asked. 

The Food Pantry/Giveaway Center is a dedicated space open 3 days per week where residents of the community can come gather food, clothing, and household items for their families. 


Our Impact

Meeting the needs of the individuals that come through our doors and serving as the hands and feet of Jesus is the driving force behind this ministry. Hope Haven certainly has a faithful, committed foundation of generous donors, which is evident not just in the accounting office but in all areas of the shelter. The support of caring neighbors helps to make a real and lasting impact in the lives of the men, women, and children we serve. Friends and neighbors from all over central Maine stop in to donate food, clothing, household goods, supplies, and even their valuable time, to help those in our community who need it most. Because of the support we receive from the community and even from beyond the borders of Lewiston/Auburn, we can continue providing much-needed assistance to the hungry, homeless, and underserved. 


Providing Nourishment

Over 2,000 meals are served in our soup kitchen to residents and neighbors every month. Our food pantry is also a source of food for many in our community. We are grateful to all of the vendors, grocery stores, local growers, and individuals who provide food for Hope Haven's soup kitchen and food pantry.


Giving Shelter

Our 32-bed shelter is at capacity most nights. 11,680 bed nights are provided every year. We serve men, women, and mothers with children, providing for basic needs, clothing, baby items, school supplies for school-aged children, work clothing, and more. 


Food Pantry & Clothing

Over 100 families are served through our Giveaway Center each week. Vistors can obtain food, clothing, and household items from Hope Haven at absolutely no charge. Our donors are continuously faithful to provide gently used items to us because we do not resell them to the community.

60 New Windows

November 01, 2018

Very excited to announce that the windows in the building have been replaced. We noticed a big difference in warmth and the noise reduction immediately. Thank you to all who supported this project.  Also thank you to a very good crew at L&S Windows.

Brookfield Renewable: Partners in Service

October 02, 2018

September 12, 2018 Brookfield Renewable presented Hope Haven with a generous donation of $24,500! These funds finished our windows campaign and will be used around Hope Haven for projects such as updated laundry facilities, plumbing repairs, and much more! We are proud to partner with Brookfield to better serve the Lewiston/Auburn community.

Window Project: Goal Reached!

October 02, 2018

To Date: $22,050 

Our window fund is complete! Installation begins October 15th, 2018!


The 63 windows throughout the building are in desperate need of replacement, beginning with Women and Children's area of the shelter. This area is of utmost concern because the inefficiency of the windows causes the rooms to be unbearably hot in the summer months and drafty in the winter. Not only will new windows help manage the room temperatures, the decrease in spending for energy costs will benefit the Mission long term.

Our community donors have been extremely generous and we are excited to see what the summer brings!

VIP Eyes and It Works Global gives donations

September 12, 2017

We would like to say thank you so much to VIP Eyes Auburn and It Works Global for the donation to Hope Haven Gospel Mission. Very generous of all of you that helped make this happen.

New England based music label donates to Hope Haven

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August 22, 2017

The New England based music label donated to us from the HipHop4Unity show they did on Saturday. Thank you to all the guys at GuttaINK & 656records for your support! 

Supporting the Veterans

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July 11, 2017

As of today, July 11, 2017, Hope Haven will be gladly supporting Honor Flights of Maine. As you may know from previous posts here, Hope Haven has a warehouse that was generously donated to us by the Cote family of Cote Crane and Equipment. Storing the wheelchairs used by Honor Flights of Maine is a small effort on our part but we are proud to assist those who give tribute and respect to our military heroes who gave of themselves to secure for us the freedoms we have today. We're grateful to Honor Flights for giving us this opportunity.

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*Notice regarding material donations*

Good morning local friends. As you are aware, we are dealing with the aftermath of a recent fire here at Hope Haven. While the fire damage was minimal, the water damage was not, and our Giveaway Center ceiling was damaged. The power must remain off until repairs are made and the electric in the area is deemed safe. Unfortunately we were forced to close the clothing closet portion of our Giveaway Center until the power is restored and the ceiling is repaired. This will take some time, as they will start at the top and work their way down.

With great reluctance, we are asking our donors to redirect donations of clothing, household items, etc. to other agencies that could use those items. Our coffers are completely full, and we run the risk of overcrowding and creating fire-code violations if we receive any more. We hope that you understand that otherwise we would be most grateful to receive your donations, and will receive them again as soon as our Giveaway Center is operational and we move some items from our storage area. Please contact our office should you have any questions, and as always, thank you for supporting Hope Haven!