Thursday, 09 May 2013 21:25

Home for Women and Children Faces Drastic Funding Cut

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BANGOR - For decades, Saint Andre Home has helped women and their children start a new life. But now they're facing drastic funding cuts from the state.  Our Erin Thomas reports.
Jessika Lashbrook was 7 months pregnant with her son when she came to Saint Andre. Today, she is married, with a degree, a job, and a place to live. Just one of many succesful stories told, thanks to Saint Andre.
Terri-lynn Lake lived at the home for almost two years, overcoming substance abuse and learning to be a mother.
Now, though, four Saint Andre homes around the state are facing 90% funding cuts from the Department of Health and Human Services at the end of June.
The Bangor location has been open for about 40 years, and since then has aided more than a thousand women and their children in starting a new life.
Executive Director, Reid Scher, says Saint Andre will do everything they can to continue to be a resource in the community.

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