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Adults, teens, and kids: As you search for summer reading, please check out our reading list for some suggestions. Whether you are personally impacted by abuse, you know someone who is, or you’re just looking for information, we’ve got a book for you. Most of these titles can be found in your local Penobscot County library. We donate books each Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so check back again in October!
Spruce Run will begin an Education Group in Lincoln on June 23. (Please note: this start date is different from the originally publicized start date.) The group will run for three weeks, and will include such topics as “What is Domestic Abuse” and “Domestic Abuse in the Community Context.” For more information on our Education Groups, click here.
To sign up for this group, please call our hotline at 1.800.863.9909 and leave your contact information for Catherine. She will then get in touch to discuss the specifics of the group. We hope to see you there!
Recently, the City of Bangor donated a defibrillator to shelter. Spruce Run staff then received training in how to use the machine, and also a refresher in CPR. Thanks to the City for all of your help in making shelter a safer place!
We’ve also just finished installing new flooring downstairs at shelter, replacing the very old linoleum that had seen years and years of heavy traffic. Our kitchen, dining room, downstairs bathroom and play area now all have shiny, clean new flooring, making shelter a cozier, more welcoming place.
Do you like to work with children? Do you want to provide a safe, fun environment in which kids can be kids?
Ruth Jewell, Spruce Run’s Penobscot Nation and Northern Penobscot Services Coordinator, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. NCADV works at the national level to empower victims, educate the public, and promote partnerships among organizations working to eliminate abuse. We are proud to have a representative from Spruce Run serve on the Board. Congratulations, Ruth!
For more info on NCADV and their work, click here.
We are pleased to announce that we are opening a new outreach office in Lincoln, Maine. Candace Sabol, who was born and raised in Lincoln, will be the Lincoln Transitional Services Coordinator. After receiving her B.S. in Forest Biology from Penn State University, she started working with at-risk youth across the country. Stay tuned for more details on our Lincoln office, and welcome Candace!
Regina Rooney is the new Current Projects Coordinator at Spruce Run. Regina has an M.A. in English with a Concentration in Women’s Studies from UMaine. She’s been an intern and a volunteer for Spruce Run, and most recently has been a contracted employee. We’re happy to have her on in a full-time capacity.
Interested in working for Spruce Run? Check here for current job postings.