Your help is needed today
There is an urgent need to continue outreach and support in Wabanaki and Maine communities. The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has completed its truth-seeking activities and issued its final report.
With the direction of the Commission’s recommendations, Maine-Wabanaki REACH is actively working to promote understanding, resiliency, healing and change in Maine and Wabanaki communities by teaching about history, intergenerational trauma and adverse childhood experiences; visiting people in their homes; holding peace and healing circles; organizing educational events; and sharing support resources and knowledge.
How your gift will make a difference
- $20 provides a gas card for an elder to attend an event.
- $60 provides an afternoon of youth education activities.
- $120 ($5/month recurring) provides for six hours of door-to-door visiting in tribal communities.
- $600 ($50/month recurring) provides support to 20 healing circles.
- $1,200 ($100/month recurring) provides one day-long training on community wellness or ally roles.
- A gift of any amount is appreciated.
100% of any donated funds will be applied to supporting the work of the Wabanaki Community Organizers and creating supports in Wabanaki communities.
The work by Wabanaki people in their own communities toward truth, healing and change empowers Wabanaki people and promotes healing. Above all, the goal is that this work will turn around the impacts of intergenerational trauma, evident in the present realities of socio-economic distress.
“It has been 12 years since I first told my story. I didn’t even know it needed to be told. Since then I’ve learned to feel, care, love and, most of all, strive to become the person the Creator meant for me to be when I was born. Healing is not going to be easy, but it will transform all of us.”
– Denise Altvater, Passamaquoddy woman and member of REACH