Biking for Women in Recovery

Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm | First Universalist Church of Pittsfield

The Mid-Maine Community Forum commences its fall forum series Thursday, September 10th with Lisa Scofield, the Hampden Academy teacher who recently rode 800 miles across Maine to raise funds for uninsured women in recovery from addiction.

Formerly a counselor associate at Wellspring Women’s House – a Bangor halfway house dedicated to helping women maintain sobriety and build skills for independent living – Scofield learned of the many women waiting for treatment and unable to pay. So she decided to raise funds to help.

Scofield will share a slide show of her 800-mile bike trip and some of the memorable stories she heard from people she met along the way. Equally important as the scholarship funds she raised were the stories Scofield heard of the effect of addiction on families from people all across Maine. Scofield will address what the “ordinary mortal” can do to help ameliorate suffering.

In addition to Scofield, Wellspring Executive Director Pat Kimball will answer questions about Wellspring and substance abuse treatment in Maine.

The forum is held the second Thursday of each of the fall and spring months. Scofield’s presentation will take place at 6:30pm at the First Universalist Church of Pittsfield on the corner of Main and Easy streets. The forum is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 299-5520.

Lisa Scofield

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