Nashua, New Hampshire (June 28, 2022) - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust recently donated $2,500 to Marguerite’s Place, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help women with children achieve self-sufficiency by providing them with safe, stable, transitional housing along with emotional, educational, and supportive services. The money will be used to support individual resident needs and supportive group programming.
“Marguerite’s Place provides an invaluable service to the women who are currently experiencing homelessness and dreaming of a better life for themselves and their children,” said Tina Brown, VP Business Development Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We are honored to support Marguerite’s Place efforts to help these women realize their dreams.”
Founded in 1994, Marguerite’s Place provides whole-family services and individualized support to help women with children on their journeys to becoming self-sufficient. Following a Housing First approach, the organization moves participating families into a private, fully-furnished apartment where both parent and children can begin to stabilize. Residents then partner with a case manager from Marguerite’s Place who provides services including career/financial coaching and connection to critical community resources. Upon graduating from the program, residents move to transitional housing provide by Marguerite’s Place or other permanent, long-term housing.
“It is because of the generosity of community partners like Bar Harbor Bank and Trust that Marguerite’s Place continues to provide transformational programming to Nashua families in need for the last 28 years,” said Hannah Stohler, Executive Director at Marguerite’s Place. “This grant will not only support our legacy programs - our transitional housing for families experiencing homelessness and our quality, affordable childcare programming - but will help stabilize our innovative new community empowerment programming. We are so grateful to our friends at Bar Harbor – we couldn’t do it without them!”
Learn more about Marguerite’s Place at www.margueritesplace.org.
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiary Bar Harbor Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.barharbor.bank or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.
From left to right: Tina Brown, VP Business Development Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust; Phoebe Elder, Director of Development at Marguerite’s Place; Hannah Stohler, Executive Director at Marguerite’s Place; and Charles Seugling, SVP Regional Market Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.