Working together to break the cycle of poverty in our region.

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Our Story

Community Compass is a collaboration of community members, Neighborhood Navigators, and partner organizations working collectively to break the cycle of poverty by engaging the financially struggling, reducing barriers to prosperity, and building opportunity for all citizens of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Orland, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Stonington, and Surry.

"Fight the poverty, not the people who live in it." 

— Dr. Donna BeEgle, Speaker & Author

13%

Neighbors in our community who live in poverty

37%

Children in our community who qualify for free lunch at school

246

Families and individuals assisted across all of our programs

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Our Inspiration

 

Our inspiration stems from recognizing that barriers exist between social classes, that poverty can be a generational trap, and isolation perpetuates a segregation. We are committed to the hard work of improving the well-being of our citizens and resiliency of our community.

Our Partners

We have strong collaborative partnerships with Downeast Community Parnters, Healthy Peninsula, Healthy Acadia, Friends in Action, local elementary schools, and several local churches. We work together to serve those in need.

Get Involved

Our organization helps to remove barriers and connect the community we serve with access to training, schools, enrichment activities for children, jobs, and other pathways to opportunity. We do this with trained volunteers and our partners in the region. 

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*Statistics represent 2016 data and will be updated annually.