SAINT ANDRE HOME
Saint Andre Home was started on Easter Sunday, 1940, by the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec. Since then, Saint Andre Home has offered experience, knowledge, and personal guidance to women, children and families.
The extensive expertise of our staff make Saint Andre Home distinct in our field. Our most recognized work has been our residential treatment programs for pregnant women, which have served thousands of women from all over our state, including some from other New England states.
Our adoption program is nationally recognized for our expertise in assisting adoptive parents with home study and post-placement services; support birth parents to make either an adoption plan or a plan for early parenting; and assist adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents in conducting searches, gathering information and facilitating meetings.
Two new ‘branches’ have recently been added to Saint Andre Home:
- The Center for Parenting and Play – offering counseling services for children and parents, play therapy, parenting time (supported visitation), parenting classes and open playtimes.
- Hope Rising – Maine’s first residential treatment program for survivors of the crime of human trafficking.
Today the Agency continues to grow and adapt to the changing demands of the times. Through the leadership of the Sisters, the Board of Directors and our dedicated staff and your support, we strive to carry on the work and spirit of our founding mothers through our Mission:
- To serve women and children in need;
- To strengthen and restore child and family life;
- To promote the individual dignity of each person approaching the Agency with a need.