An architectural drawing depicts the planned Trinity Jubilee Center on Bates Street in Lewiston.

LEWISTON — Norway Savings Bank recently delivered a $25,000 check to the Trinity Jubilee Center as part of a multiyear commitment to build a spacious facility farther down from its current Bates Street location.

Through nutrition services, job and life coaching, medical care, and warm welcomes, the Trinity Jubilee Center in has offered support to tens of thousands of people in need since its inception over 30 years ago. Driven by benevolence, the center has provided hope, empowerment, and a better life to visitors in the process, according to a news release from the bank.

The center is focused on addressing the unmet needs of underserved people in a variety of ways in the Lewiston/Auburn area. A soup kitchen, food pantry, day shelter, resource center, refugee integration program, and other services are open to anyone in need to help stabilize and improve their lives.

The need is large, but the space is limited in the center’s location in the basement of the Trinity Episcopal Church on Spruce Street. The center is raising money for the new center in downtown Lewiston as part of a capital campaign titled Hope Starts Here.

“The new facility will enable the center to more efficiently serve people and will even contain showers, laundry facilities, private meeting spaces, and other services to continue offering the compassion and caring that they’re known for in a modern building,” Dan Walsh, president and CEO of Norway Savings Bank, said.

“The new center will offer a 1,200-square-foot day shelter, twice the size of our current shelter, a fully equipped doctor’s office, a health access center, a client services office, a larger kitchen, and an indoor food distribution area,” Erin Reed, executive director of the center, said. “It will be a new home that is actually designed for service.”

The campaign has raised $4 million toward its goal of $4.9 million, including $2 million in federal funding that underscores the viability and critical need for the project.

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