Entries by Michael Bernier

Featured Story, October 2022

Tami enrolled with Families Forward in South Paris in 2017. Since that time, she has held a variety of jobs, taken somecollege courses, and faced many significant challenges. During the pandemic, she struggled with finding suitable childcare for one of her children who experiences behavioral issues, so she decided to take college classes from home. […]

Erica Overcomes Barriers, Gains Employment Helping Others Do the Same, with Support from Fedcap Inc’s Families Forward in Maine

After fleeing a domestic violence situation, Erica received critical support from Fedcap Inc’s Families Forward in Maine and gained employment and economic stability for herself and her daughter. Erica traveled cross-country from California to Maine with “a backpack of barriers,” including the need to get her and her 18-month-old daughter away from domestic violence. Erica […]

Workforce Development Efforts in Maine are Putting People to Work

Families Forward offers job training and on-the job-experience, with an emphasis on education, skills development, wellness planning and employment. Families Forward is the new name for Fedcap Inc.’s program to provide an array of services to individuals receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits throughout the state of Maine. Formerly known as Breaking the […]