BATH — It was a very good year for Jamie Dorr and the Midcoast Community Alliance. The network, which she founded a year ago to help troubled youth and the adults around them access the resources to prevent tragedies like suicides, received its sixth honor of the year last week. Dorr, who is president of the Friends… Continue Reading
Last week, Jamie Dorr, Board President for the Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark, accepted the 2017 Spirit of America Award presented by Sagadahoc County. Dorr was recognized for her “untiring, infectious energy,” through her role in founding the Midcoast Community Alliance. Over the past 18 months, the Midcoast Community Alliance has emerged as a strong… Continue Reading
Jamie Dorr She felt compelled to organize a grass-roots Bath initiative to prevent suicide.
Jamie Dorr’s mission is to bring hope to the Midcoast community, and with the help of some students, she planted that intention Nov. 16 in a heart-shaped garden in the parking lot corner of Morse High School’s lawn. Each yellow tulip bulb was mulched with a tiny handwritten note with messages like: “You matter.” “You… Continue Reading
Midcoast Community Alliance staged its second You Matter event at Bath Middle School the morning of Nov. 17, greeting students as they arrived with high fives, hand shakes, and a resounding message of hope. Jamie Dorr, founder of MCA came up with idea for a morning greeting event as a response to the statistic that… Continue Reading
2017 MPHA ANNUAL CONFERENCE Midcoast Community Alliance: Addressing mental health using a public health model In July 2016, five local organizations came together to address the high rates of depression, anxiety, suicide, and more found within our community. By the fall, the Midcoast Community Alliance had grown to include nearly 50 people from 25… Continue Reading
BATH — Jamie Dorr has shown herself to be a true friend of the area’s youth, particularly those who could use a friend the most.
Her concern about the number of young people taking their own lives in the Mid-Coast area led her a year ago to create the Midcoast Community Alliance, which helps troubled youths and the adults around them access the knowledge and resources to prevent such tragedies from happening.