City of Portland, Oxford Street Shelter for Men - Portland, ME

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203 Oxford Street
Portland, ME 04101
: 207-761-2072


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    2018-01-11 19:59:22
    Be ready for immigrant and non-well speaking of english to be yelling randomly because of their own communication issues between their own staff of people in wrong bed numbers or after asleep being told to move, waking everyone in a group room of 30 beds at night and staff screaming way to early on some days/other days new hires not waking people at all! but all people expected even they made the mistake must leave in one minute to walk around in a public road or sit in coffee shop after walking in the cold with making it worst more stares for not getting a shower. Often are out of towels. Bodies are lined next to each other on floor on mats. Long lines, beyond safety issues on how long people are subjected to standing in cold for..just more concentration type looking more so entreatment you'll see inside. No guarantee ever!! after over hour in freezing temperatures may be told any night to be forced to sit up in a chair and may not sleep in any way or they will throw you outside as punishment. Many staff yelling all night in foreign language between each other. No conditioner for females. No clothing/cold weather clothing/shoes available. We're telling the public for over 6 months would soon be even charging 20dollars a night soon which was uncalled-for scaring people that were unemployed threw no fault of their own, the older who just lost a home or college students between roommates.
    2014-07-07 12:52:00
    They do have beds for women but very limited..

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Description: Open 24 hours a day.
129 bed emergency shelter for men 18 and over, services include housing placement assistance, mental health services, substance abuse services, police on-site for safety. Toiletries, linen, emergency supplies and community referrals available.  They have beds for women but very limited.

From the greyhound station, go right on St. Johns St, Right on Park Ave, and Park Ave turns into Portland St. Go left at the end of Portland St, and Right on Oxford St.

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Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2018-05-14

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