FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Center for Wisdom’s Women
January 30, 2017 Contact: Klara Tammany
March 23, 2010 Phone: 577-0607 (cell), 513-3922 (office)

Tree Street Youth
Contact: Julia Sleeper
Phone: 207-577-6386

The Center for Wisdom’s Women and Tree Street Youth
Nominated for Bangor Savings Bank “Community Matters More”

Bangor Savings Bank will be giving away over $100,000 to 45 local nonprofits and your vote determines who gets $5,000 awards! Help two Lewiston organizations nominated from Androscoggin County win a $5,000 grant each by voting for The Center for Wisdom’s Women and Tree Street Youth. The two agencies have a common root in that they were both supported by Trinity Episcopal Church which served as fiscal sponsor for each of them until they could obtain their own non-profit status.

The Center for Wisdom’s Women, founded in 1999 and reincorporated under local leadership in 2009, offers safe and sacred opportunities for women in the community, to heal from adverse life experiences, learn to thrive, and enrich each other’s lives. It currently provides a week-day drop-in center, has a new social enterprise called Herban Works, and is working toward Sophia’s House which will be a community based, residential housing and recovery program for women survivors of prostitution, trafficking, prison and addiction.

Tree Street Youth was founded in 2011 by two Bates College alumnae to serve vulnerable youth in Lewiston. In its short tenure, Tree Street has developed into a vibrant hub of youth development—offering a highly affirming environment where diverse youth can improve academics and workplace soft skills, obtain positive social reinforcement, cultivate personal interests, and connect with community. Every day, Tree Street builds tomorrow’s leaders.

Each Individual has three votes, but can vote only one time. Your vote is important, so please stop by Bangor Savings Bank or visit and cast your vote for the Center for Wisdom’s Women and Tree Street Youth. Your vote will help our community thrive.