Author: Erica Berry

Food, Fun, Family, and Adventure, Oh My: Hundreds Celebrate at Good Will-Hinckley’s 2023 Fall Festival

Reading Time: 4 minutes We couldn’t be more thrilled about the success of this year’s annual Fall Festival at Good Will-Hinckley! With over 800 people in attendance, the festival was a testament to the strong sense of community that surrounds our organization. The festival was packed with various activities for all ages and interests. Various businesses and community groups,… Read more »

The Mystery of GWH… Explained!

Reading Time: 3 minutes When the subject of Good Will-Hinckley is brought up in Central Maine, people have been known to say things like, I have driven by it… such a beautiful campus; or Isn’t that where the bad kids go? And on rare occasions, you might hear, Can I donate my unwanted items there? I could go on… Read more »

Introducing a Refined Transitions Program

Transitions Program Workforce Training Good Will Hinckley

Reading Time: 3 minutes For more than 125 years, Good Will-Hinckley has worked to provide a home and helping hand to boys and girls in Maine—many of whom face significant behavioral challenges. Part of that effort has included helping our residents and students prepare for post-secondary education as part of our College Step-Up program. Now, we’ve added a new… Read more »

Accreditation Means Everything

council on accreditation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Just mention of the word ‘accreditation’ stirs emotions for the people involved in its undertaking in any organization. Some of the emotions, like frustration, exhaustion, elation and relief, are expected, and others, like anxiety and fear, are not. During the 14-month process, anything can happen—and it often does. In this instance, however, we’re proud to… Read more »

Spring: Rebirth and Rejuvenation

spring at good will hinckley

Reading Time: 4 minutes The month starts with the letter A, which means that in the northern hemisphere, people are enjoying spring. It’s a new beginning after we’ve been stuck inside for the winter. The air seems fresher and cleaner. Baseball season is underway, the weather is warming, and thanks to the unprecedented vaccine roll-out, things seem to be… Read more »

A Storied Tradition

A Storied Tradition: Good Will-Hinckley

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Carnegie Library on the Good Will-Hinckley campus had been closed since 2008, but since its recent renovations, it’s open and serving students once again. The project was funded by private donations and grants, just like when steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie’s gave $15,000 to construct the original library more than 110 years ago. Back then,… Read more »