Fair Tide, Inc

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: One Government Street Kittery ME 03904 USA

Mission: A nonprofit transitional housing program founded in 1998, Fair Tide’s mission is to assist homeless individuals and families in becoming self-sufficient by offering targeted support services that include education, life-coaching, and individual and group counseling in addition to short-term, affordable housing.
Geographic areas served: Southern York County, Maine and Rochester, NH

2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I heard about Fair Tide several years ago and believe in their mission and in what they are doing. Their services make a difference. I studied the problem of homelessness in college and Fair Tide exemplifies what grassroots organizations are supposed to do in addressing the problem.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their growth. I see they are expanding and I am happy to see that.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring and well-informed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Was this review helpful? 
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I attended this year's auction and know someone who works there. Everyone at Fair Tide is freindly and above all caring. I was happy to participate in their auction and bid on a few items and won!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their auction. I enjoyed hearing the story from one of their residents and was touched by her candor. I never realized how big a problem homelessness was before Fair Tide.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

probably end homelessness in the northeast at least.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I donated an item for this year's auction and was impressed by how committed their volunteers were. I am glad I helped them and look forward to hearing more about them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed and cared about the mission.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I send them a check every year for their holiday appeal. I read their newsletter and tell my friends about them because they do important work.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

hearing about their good work.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Was this review helpful? 
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I attended their auction a few years ago and was impressed by what they do. The seacoast of maine is a great place, but it is expensive and people do need help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful and caring people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Fair Tide provides a valuable service to the communities it serves by helping individuals and families move from homelessness to stable, independent living through our transitional housing and case management program. The Thrift Store, first started to help raise funds to support the program, has grown into a keystone! Our "public face" in Kittery, the store provides an excellent volunteer opportunity, allows people to donate items they no longer want or need, and gives shoppers excellent value on quality merchandise.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fair Tide is blessed to attract dedicated, hard-working and talented staff and volunteers. It seems they are always ready to step up to do whatever needs to be done.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

The Fair Tide program is a great program with a very high success rate. Their participants are coached in life skills so that at the end of the program they are ready to live by themselves and support themselves and their families. The Thrift Store is a real Kittery fixture now and it is so great to see that it supports the Fair Tide program.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers work very hard to make this program a success

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

While I very much admire the work Fair Tide does in the community in the area of homelessness prevention and transitional housing, I appreciate the Fair Tide Thrift Store. The Fair Tide Store does a number of things for the community including act as a resource for recycling, a revenue source for Fair Tide's programmatic work, and an outlet for all sorts of merchandise priced rigtht. I feel good knowing that the items I donate to the Fair Tide Thrift Store benefit the community in so many different ways.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that the staff are extraordinarily friendly and very appreciative of my contributions. It's a nice to give to a good cause, but even nicer when it is recieved with a smile.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide housing to many more families and individuals in need of homes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

As a donor I appreciate the valuable community service that Fair Tide offers. They go above and beyond the "handout" - instead they offer a helping hand which is infinitely more valuable. They help families get back on their feet, enabling them to once again become productive members of the community.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

enable every family who has fallen on hard times return to productivity and a restored sense of self-esteem.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Was this review helpful? 
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Fair Tide is the real deal and has connected with a number of different grassroots organizations in order to address a problem on the southern Maine coast many people are not aware of at all--homelessness. Led by caring and dedicated people, Fair Tide has had amazing success since being founded in 1998. I think they are an important community resource.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how caring their staff is and committed they are to their mission.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

warm and caring people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

end homelessness in New England.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Was this review helpful?