Maine’s Deaf Community is grieving deeply. We lost four of our cherished community members in last night’s Lewiston shootings, two of which were fathers of children in our educational programs. Our community is incredibly tight-knit, full of heart and pride. The fact that these men were together is who we are. Togetherness is what makes us strong and will hold us during this devastating time. The lives of those lost in the shooting will never be forgotten. We are holding their families, loved ones, and our community in our hearts. - 10/26/23, Karen Hopkins, Executive Director.
MECDHH/GBSD’s Executive Director Karen Hopkins, Preschool Coordinator, Cathy Lushman, and Early Intervention Coordinator, Amy Spencer joined over 150 early childhood providers on April 5 to celebrate the Week of the Young Child and support legislation to increase funding and benefits for early childhood programs. This event created many connections to other early childhood programs and legislators. We also did some recruitment and shared about our services and programs with many! It was a great PR day!