EIN 22-2717615

Bread of Life Ministries

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A ministry in Augusta, ME feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, and providing life skills training, education and housing solutions.
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Program areas at Bread of Life Ministries

Bolm housing - bolm offers temporary and permanent housing in preparing clients for a stable and grounded Life within the community. By offering clean, safe, affordable housing choices to clients, bolm can further facilitate their transitions from homelessness to the local community and break what is often a cycle in Life of both poverty and intermittent homelessness. Bolm has 83 units of housing in the augusta area. Many of these units are subsidized and carry voucher with them, which reduces the cost of rent for a family or single paying for that apartment.
Soup kitchen - provides noontime meals to the hungry, case management and resource center. Provides counceling and other services to the homeless. The soup kitchen is more of a "full meal" kitchen in that it provides a complete, hot meal monday through saturday throughout the year. The soup kitchen offers a small, but welcoming space to anyone seeking a hot meal, no questions asked. One paid staff person oversees the kitchen with the help of hundreds of volunteers. We offer take home meals for those who are homebound or who are unable to enter the soup kitchen setting. Through generous food donations from businesses and the community, we are able to share our donated food with other shelters, other area food banks, church food cupboards, and a partner shelter, the family violence project. The soup kitchen is open monday through saturday for breakfast from 8:30am - 9:30am and lunch from 11am to 12:30 pm. Over 6,000 hours are volunteered each year helping with donation pickups, preparation, serving and cleaning. In 2022 bolm was able to provide over 33,000 high quality meals in our soup kitchen.
Shelter - started in 1986, the homeless shelter offers a warm, welcoming, and safe facility to those needing shelter. There are currently 40 family shelter beds, 14 veteran shelter beds and 83 units of housing. Currently we see a mix of families, couples, single parents with children, and singles. -the family shelter accommodates 26 beds and there are unique occasions where we will put someone on the couch for a special need. We commonly see 8,700 bed days per year for occupancy. This number comes from adding up the number of beds that are filled each night for a calendar year. -our veterans' shelter accommodates 14 beds and all beds are filled in collaboration with togus medical center homless services. This means we cannot take veterans off the street and into the shelter without them first going through services at togus. We commonly see 4,500 bed nights per calendar year at the veterans shelter. -we have a total of 83 units of housing in the city of augusta and this is a combination of transitional, permanent and guest house/lodger accomodations. We have 48 units which are considered permanent housing and 12 units are identified as transitional housing apartments. We also have one building which is called a guest house/lodger and this building has 23 small units within it. Our current occupancy rate for our apartments is approx. 90%.
Community support - the center for Life skills is a key component in a guest's transition from homelessness to stability in the community. Started in 2005 with a focus on vocational job skills, it has evolved to a multifaceted training and educational source for our guests. The facility is set up to accommodate classroom training, small group sessions or individual internet use for job searches, houseing searches, or access to other community services related to the transition from homelessness to stability. We are in the business of offering hope at bolm. Those who stay with us are connected to experienced case managers, who work with the whole persons and the varying elements that have led them to homelessness. Every staff member at bolm plays a role in supporting success with each client, by helping them to complete housing applications, search for employment and apartments, develop new Life skills, access care for both their mental and physical health and we cheerlead each and every success. Along with all of our services bolm also provides case management to the homeless in our area who are not currently in our shelter, in the form of outreach. This is done to fulfill the unmet need of those who are unable to shelter. Case managers work to assess needs, as they would in the shelter and work to support as many of those needs as they can until they can enter the shelter or they are able to access housing. Bolm also supports the community through a benevolence program, which receives requests for many needs ranging from help with obtaining a birth certificate, to support with an apartment security deposit or the payment of an electrical bill. When reviewing a benevolence request, we look to see if our contribution will immediately rectify or impact the problem at hand and help that person get back on their feet.

Who funds Bread of Life Ministries

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
United Way of Kennebec ValleySoup Kitchen+shelter$55,915
Kennebec Savings Bank FoundationUnrestricted Donation$2,500
Frankenmuth Insurance FoundationCommunity Support$2,000
...and 6 more grants received

Personnel at Bread of Life Ministries

Victoria AbbottExecutive Director$81,780
Kim WhiteKitchen Manager
John RichardsonFormer Executive / Executive Director$45,551
Kathy GerardSecretary$0
Scott BurrillPresident$0
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for Bread of Life Ministries

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,813,331
Program services$633,939
Investment income and dividends$44,580
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$21,289
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$175,800
Total revenues$2,688,939

Form 990s for Bread of Life Ministries

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-10-19990View PDF
2021-122022-11-10990View PDF
2020-122021-09-07990View PDF
2019-122021-03-01990View PDF
2018-122020-02-14990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
December 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $2,000 from Frankenmuth Insurance Foundation
November 29, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
November 29, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $75,500 from United Way of Kennebec Valley
July 15, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Human service organizationsHousing and shelter organizationsCharities
Human servicesHousingHomelessness
State / local levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
157 Water St
Augusta, ME 04330
Kennebec County, ME
Website URL
(207) 626-3434
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P85: Homeless Persons Centers and Services
NAICS code, primary
62422: Community Housing Services
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