Comprehensive support to end hunger and homelessness
The Jubilee Center offers many services to help guests get back on their feet. Free phone, fax, and internet access and donated winter gear, household goods, and toiletries are available. Many homeless patrons use the Jubilee Center as their mailing address. Outreach workers from partner agencies, such as New Beginnings and Preble Street, regularly visit the Center. The Center hosts workshops and information sessions with partners including Pine Tree Legal, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, and the Maine Equal Justice Partners. Referrals are done for mental health case management and help is available with resume-writing, job applications, and housing applications. Special treats like haircuts are offered when possible.
The Holiday Wishlist Project works with managers at area companies to identify employees in need of help and matches their children’s wishlists with donors. Community groups, such as Lewiston High sports teams, use the facility after hours for meetings and dinners.
Covid-19 operations: Only people utilizing the Day Shelter may enter the building. Supplies and mail can be brought outside to you and appointments for paperwork help are done by phone. Please call the office at 782-5700 if you need an appointment.
Note: The Free Clinic is currently closed due to the pandemic.
The Jubilee Center’s Free Clinic provides weekly medical attention at no cost. Local doctors and nurses donate their time each Thursday and are assisted by nursing students from the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College and pre-med students from Bates College. The Dempsey Center provides cancer screenings. Flu vaccination clinics are held annually and additional services are provided when available.
The Free Clinic serves those in need in the Lewiston-Auburn metropolitan area. Treatments include donated over-the-counter medicines, illness-specific prescriptions (usually low-cost generics from discounted lists, no narcotics), wound care, instruction in managing chronic illnesses, and supportive counseling. Work-capacity and BMV forms are filled out by physician. Volunteers help patients apply for free-care programs at local hospitals and schedule appointments for new primary care. The Clinic is open from 9:00-11:30 on Thursdays. No appointment needed; patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Donate to the Free Clinic
Patients of the Free Clinic are often homeless, sick, hungry, and unable to afford medications. Your contribution can help patients access what they need, such as Penicillin for an infected tooth ($13), an elastic bandage for a sprained ankle ($10), or heartburn, depression, or blood pressure pills ($4). We also like to keep many over-the-counter medicines on hand.