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Rough Sleepers Community Read: Who is Providing Help in Our Community?

Rough Sleepers Community Read: Who is Providing Help in Our Community? In-Person

This is the third event in our community read series, where we will hear from organizations in the community, that are serving people who are experiencing homelessmess or housing insecurity.

A limited supply of free copies of Tracy Kidder's book Rough Sleepers will be available at Curtis Library starting on 9/25. 

This panel will be moderated by Melissa Fochesato, Director of Community Health at Midcoast Hospital and a member of the Sounthern Midcoast Housing Collaborative.

  • Pam Gormley: Program Manager for Housing Resources for Youth and former Director at Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta.
  • Andrew Lardie: Interim Executive Director at Tedford Housing, where he was previously chair of the board of directors.  In previous jobs at Bowdoin College’s Center for the Common Good and the Brunswick School Department, Andrew built educational community partnerships, mentored emergent leaders, and convened coalitions to prepare youth for active citizenship. Andrew is a Brunswick parent and co-led the 2017 campaign to fund construction of Kate Furbish Elementary School.
  • Isabella Mastroianni: Director of Sanctuary Baking; a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit which cooks, bakes, and donates all food to fight food insecurity in Midcoast Maine. The nonprofit is also gearing up to begin teaching free basic cooking classes for underserved kids and families in partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank and Cooking Matters. For more on Sanctuary Baking, to find out about volunteer opportunities or donate online, please visit our website at www.sanctuarybaking.org
  • Jamie Dorr: Executive Director and Founder of Midcoast Community Alliance, a grassroots community coalition that began in July 2016 after several youth suicide losses in the Bath area. Since that time, Jamie has been instrumental in creating innovative solutions to previously unmet needs in Sagadahoc County, Brunswick and Harpswell to ensure youth are supported and equipped to thrive.
  • Anita Ruff: Executive Director of Oasis Free Clinics, a free pimary care medical and dental clinic for uninsured adults with low incomes in Midcoast Maine. Anita came to Maine as a Public Health Advisor for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Rough Sleepers Community Read & Program Series is sponsored by All Saints Parish and Curtis Library, in partnership with Housing Resources for Youth and the Southern Midcoast Housing Collaborative. 

This community read was made possible by funds from a CCHD grant from Catholic Charities Maine. 


Thursday, November 2, 2023
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Morrell Meeting Room
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Event Organizer

Wynter Giddings

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