BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--Every year hundreds of teens in Bangor find themselves with nowhere to live and no way to get food. To help ease the burden for local shelters, Saint Joseph Hospital started collecting donations.
Employees at the hospital and other community members gathered food and hygiene products. The items were given to the Shaw House which is a homeless shelter in Bangor for youth between 14 and 24 years old.
Many of the teens living there have nothing at all and officials say the needs at the shelter continue to grow.
The Shaw house gets funding from the state and other private groups as well as donations from the community. The shelter has nine beds for males and eight beds for females.
To make a donation to the Shaw House you can drop by their offices on the corner of First and Union in Bangor.