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.

Resources for dealing with trauma are available HERE  Donate to victims' families

Become a Host Family!

Host Family Needed!

MECDHH/GBSD is seeking a Host Family for the 2022-2023 School Year. We have a high school student who live more than 50 miles away from the MECDHH/GBSD site-based program in Portland High School.

Earn extra income and enjoy every minute with a Deaf high school student. If you live within a 25-mile radius of Portland High school, have energy, enthusiasm, a spare room and bathroom, here’s a great opportunity.

Application and information