In Portland, Maine there is great organization called Preble Street.
According to their site:
Preble Street Teen Center is the hub of services for homeless and runaway youth, providing immediate access and an acclaimed service coordination model. As the core component of Preble Street Teen Services, the Teen Center helps to meet immediate needs—providing warmth and safety, nutritious meals, clothing, and crisis intervention—while building a positive relationship with young people who have never been able to trust anyone, enhancing their self-esteem, offering them the opportunity to develop life skills that promote stability and independence.
The Teen Center empowers youth to make healthy choices and to plan healthy, hopeful futures through:
- Street outreach to encourage youth to leave the streets and to be safe.
- Basic shelter services that provide a safe alternative to the streets.
- Transition back to their homes or another safe living situation, including residential care and independent living.
- Casework services to help youth identify and achieve their goals for health care, employment, mental health and/or substance abuse counseling, legal assistance, housing, etc.