Community Wellness Watch 9/29/21: Local housing resources for children & families during pandemic

Producer/Host: Emma Weiss, WERU intern

Each month, WERU intern Emma Weiss sits down with local healthcare providers to talk about how they have adjusted their practices throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how they continue to keep our communities healthy and safe.

Program Topic: Local providers offering housing for children and families in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
-Learning about housing children and families in need throughout the pandemic from a number of different perspectives
-Discussion of changes and adjustments made to practices housing children in families in homeless shelters, foster care, and private homes during the pandemic
-Challenges and triumphs from clients and staff throughout the pandemic
-Learning how listeners can access these services or become volunteers

Guests :
Travis Bryant, Executive Director
Foster Families of Maine Inc. & The Kinship Program in Bangor and Saco
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Robin Chamberlain, Director
Safe Families for Children throughout Maine
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Tracey Hair, Executive Director
H.O.M.E. Inc. in Orland
[email protected]
(207) 469.7961

About the host:
Originally from Hamden, CT, Emma Weiss has always called Maine her second home. After earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology and education at Oberlin College, she moved to MDI full time and began hosting “Moose Juice, Jellies & Jams; Tales and Tunes for Kids of All Ages” twice monthly on Saturdays at 11am during WERU’s Family Radio Hour. Emma joined the WERU team in April and has been working on our NextWave Radio initiative as well as the Community Wellness Watch programs. She now resides in Philadelphia and will work for WERU remotely for the next few months.