In the late 1990s, the small coastal town of Milbridge, Maine experienced a rapid influx immigrant farmworkers who decided to leave the "migrant stream" and live permanently in Downeast Maine. An estimated 500 Latino and immigrant residents now live, work, and participate in communities across the area. Mano en Mano was founded through a combination of grassroots organizing and municipal leadership to create a stronger and more inclusive community by building bridges of understanding, fostering leadership within and beyond the community we serve, and standing for social justice, equity, and self-determination.
Our vision is "a stronger, more inclusive Maine where the contributions of diverse communities are welcomed, access to essential services, education, and housing are ensured, and social justice and equity are embraced."
If you'd prefer to donate by mail, you can do so by mailing a check made payable to "Mano en Mano / Hand in Hand" to PO Box 573, Milbridge, ME 04658.