May 10, 2019

Church and library collaborate to host program on the foster care crisis in Maine

The Raymond Village Community Church (UCC) and the Raymond Village Library are partnering to offer a program that will help people better understand what foster care is and why it is so critical for the support of some of the state’s most vulnerable children. The program will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the RVCC, 27 Main Street, Raymond Village.

The presenter, Sharon Dadmun, is a Licensed Master Social Worker and works as Treatment Foster Care Supervisor for SMART Child and Family Services in Windham.

“There are some 1800 children in foster care at any one time in Maine. But there are less than 1500 foster care families, meaning that every month there are 20-25 children lacking stable, caring homes.” said Ms. Dadmun.  “We want the people of Maine to become more aware of the importance of Foster Care, and to better understand the critical need for new foster families.”

RVCC Pastor Rev. Nancy Foran said, “This is another example of the active partnership between RVCC and the Raymond Library as we work together to make the people of Raymond and the broader Lakes Region more aware of critical public issues that affect our area.”    
Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served.

For further information, email Rev. Foran at, or call the church at 655-7749.

RVCC: Small Church, BIG Heart!

Raymond Village Community Church is a United Church of Christ congregation.  It is a diverse faith community embracing tolerance, committed to missions and outreach, singing joyfully, and welcoming all people no matter where they are on their faith journey.  For more information about RVCC, contact Rev. Nancy Foran, Pastor, at 655-7749 or

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