Three years ago, your Church Council voted to fund a Neighborhood Navigator serving the Castine-Penobscot area for one year. After a thorough search from an applicant pool, our member, Jane Saltsman, was selected by Community Compass and as she develops her role, she is working with churches to discover unmet needs in our communities. As an example, Jane has continued to work with a young woman to apply for unemployment insurance.
There are three other Neighborhood Navigators on the Blue Hill peninsula. It is our sincere belief that as other Castine and Penobscot churches recognize the benefit and positive effects in Castine and Penobscot communities, they will join us in supporting this important mission and outreach.