MAKING HOME POSSIBLE

About Making Home Possible

Making Home Possible is a community project being led by The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Farmington currently does not have a Homeless Shelter.  Runaway and Homeless Youth are ending up in dangerous situations including being influenced, manipulated, and abused.  Youth are primarily being abused sexually and are being trafficking (i.e. Drop out of school to babysit foster children).  

Our goal is to bring the community together to provide affordable housing to those who are homeless or living in dangerous situations. We wish to solve this problem by building mobile tiny homes, which are a safe, private, and comfortable space for our most fragile community members. Making Home Possible will initially house homeless youth (ages 16-24) and plans to expand to serve other marginalized groups such as the elderly and veterans. 

Homelessness initiatives in Franklin County have been tried and failed for the last 20 years. It is time the community comes together for a single initiative to resolve this issue once and for all. 

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We have already purchased the chassis! This is the Holiday model from Tiny Homes of Maine. 

We will be using the Chassis we purchased from them to build a mobile tiny home for youth in need!

Visit www.tinyhomesofmaine.com for more information about the Holiday Model and other Tiny Homes.

How can I help?

1. Donate to the Cause

Click the button below to donate via PayPal.
Make sure to select "Making Home Possible (Tiny Homes)"
from the drop-down menu when prompted.

 

2. Support with Fight Coffee!

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Millions of American drink coffee every day. By choosing to purchase your coffee through Fight Coffee, you can financially support The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Based out of Maine, 100% of Fight Coffee’s profits are donated to anti trafficking organizations around the United States. When you make your purchase, be sure to select The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies as the organization you wish to support!

To learn more about Fight Coffee and to make a purchase visit their website at www.fightcoffee.org

3. Volunteer to Help Build!

Join our Making Home Possible volunteer team to help build Tiny Homes. Our first build begins January 2022!

By signing up for this list, you agree to receive emails/phonecalls from a Making Home Possible representative.  Your contact information will be used only for Making Home Possible related activities. 

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4. Sponsor Making Home Possible

We really want this initiative to be a community effort. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring/partnering with Making Home Possible, please contact Bonita Tompkins at 207-779-1779 or bonitatompkins@cesmaine.com. We can provide you with more detailed information about the project and sponsorships.

Current Sponsors

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Making Home Possible Timeline

2018

February 2021

October 2021

November 2021

Bonita Tompkins founded The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies as well as began conceptualizing a community tiny-home project.

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Leap Explosion Fund as part of the Affordable Housing Challenge.

The Making Home Possible initiative name is finalized. CES purchases the Tiny Home Chassis from Tiny Homes of Maine, and has chosen a candidate to produce the Tiny Houses. CES begins seeking sponsors and donations to help build the first house.

The "Raise the Roof" Fundraiser Party was held at the Farmhouse Beer Garden and was well received by the community. $835 was raised via donations and raffle ticket sales. Making Home Possible was featured both in the Sun Journal as well as on WGME-13