On May 12, Volunteers of America Northern New England took part in a National Press Club Simulcast entitled "The Wages of Valor: Economic and Employment Challenges Facing America's Veterans." It revealed new research—conducted in partnership with the University of Southern California’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families—focused on the often harsh economic realities faced by America’s veterans after they return home, especially in Northern New England. A panel discussion explored issues, strategies and solutions illuminated by the research. Job training and employment, affordable housing, and the physical and mental barriers to self-sufficiency were explored.
The Goodwill VISTA Partnership is a statewide AmeriCorps VISTA program that builds capacity and sustainability of nonprofits to reduce poverty in Maine communities through indirect service. VISTA members build capacity in their placement sites through volunteer management, fundraising, marketing, program design, etc. to increase services to individuals living in poverty.
Volunteers of America's Mediation Services provides affordable mediation and facilitation services for individuals and groups throughout the state. We also offer Spring and Fall trainings for personal enrichment and professional development. Classes being offered this spring include 40 Hour Certificate Mediation Training; Difficult People & Difficult Situations workshop; and advanced mediation trainings in Consumer Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence Screening designed to meet the requirements for Maine's Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Services roster. See our "Trainings and Workshops" section in Mediation Services for class details and registration information.