“It’s the day by day acts of kindness that change the world”
The Arthur B. Huot House named in honor of the late U.S. Navy veteran Arthur “Skip” Huot, the program is operated in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Maine State Housing. Arthur B. Huot believed that “It’s the day by day acts of kindness that changes the world” and that we should help our veterans as a community.
Volunteers of America embraces Mr. Huot’s idea and works closely with our partners, local veterans’ services, the Veterans Administration, and other community agencies to provide a continuum of services to meet the needs of veterans.
The Arthur B Huot House is a designated Grant Per Diem program for transitional housing and supportive respite care. We accept direct transfers of veterans who are homeless and identified and evaluated in hospital and emergency departments and inpatient care settings. Respite care is a medical model to address the housing and recuperative care needs of homeless veterans who have been hospitalized.
Veterans who qualify for our Huot House program must have HIGH Activity Daily Living skills score, as well as a post-discharge care management plan that addresses ongoing physical, mental health, substance use disorder, and social work needs from the hospital or facility they are leaving. These prerequisites to program placement are needed with the referral paperwork before an interview can be set up.
Huot House is also offers a Clinical Treatment Model for veterans who are homeless and have a specific diagnosis of mental illness and/or substance use disorder. Clinically focused treatment is offered in conjunction with services effective in helping homeless veterans secure permanent housing and increase income through employment and/or entitlements.
“They help coordinate my care and are always there to help. I still address my past every day… but it is getting better. I have learned a lot about myself and can see hope for the future.”
— Joe, former Huot House resident
For information about the Huot House program, call (207) 229-8306.
Apply for housing at the Arthur B. Huot House.