Sophia's place is so much more than a low income house option for women. According to WMTW, it is a safe place where women who have survived incarceration, sex trafficking, or are battling addiction can live and learn to rebuild their lives. They offer two years of housing as well as support services and job training. The residential community opened it's doors this past Friday in Lewiston with an open house and ribbon cutting.

Women who have survived something traumatic need to feel like they belong somewhere and that there is a community who believes in them. That is exactly what Sophia's House provides.

According to their Facebook page, Sophia's House is modeled after a similar and successful program in Nashville, TN. There are 40 affiliates across the nation and this is the first in Maine.