Working to Address Poverty at Home

‘More honest communication.’ ‘Embrace individual differences and don’t put people into categories.’ ‘Counteract common stereotypes and biases’. ‘Poverty isn’t just about lack of money. It’s also about attitude and ideas. There are plenty of rich people who live in their own kind of poverty.’ These ideas and comments were the opening salvos of a workshop …

Poverty by the Numbers

Based on the 2012 Report on Poverty – Maine State Planning OfficeOverview: For some Mainers, meeting the needs of daily life is a struggle. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than one in ten Maine residents live below the poverty line. Nearly one third of Mainers have a household income that classifies them as …

Poverty Speaks

Poverty Speaks On October 19, Healthy Peninsula held it 3rd annual Early Childhood conference on the topic of poverty at the Blue Hill Consolidated School. Although we were astounded with the level of participation from educators, health and service providers, and concerned citizens, we knew that our most difficult challenge would be to capture the …

Healthy Peninsula Poverty Conference Draws 145 Attendees

Food, shopping, education—typical conversation topics—took on new meaning as Dr. Donna Beegle wove them into her stories of personal generational poverty and her eventual path to success. On October 19, the third annual Healthy Peninsula Early Childhood conference, The Poverty Hurdle: In Pursuit of Goals and Dreams for Every Family, Every Child, was held at …

Blue Hill Poverty Conference Draws 145 Attendees

Food, shopping, education – typical conversation topics – took on new meaning as Dr. Donna Beegle wove them into her stories of personal generational poverty and her eventual path to success. On October 19, the third annual Healthy Peninsula Early Childhood conference, The Poverty Hurdle: In Pursuit of Goals and Dreams for Every Family, Every …

Your Child’s Health

  Everyone’s health matters, but the health of children – my children, your children – is important to everyone.   Most children are born healthy and stay healthy, but some children develop problems, either before or after birth, that can affect their health, behavior, or ability to learn.  Although some children experience physical illness or …