Carey Nason

BIDDEFORD — St. André Home of Biddeford, a nonprofit, Catholic organization founded by the Good Shepherd Sisters, has announced the appointment of Carey Nason as Executive Director.

Nason previously served as Director of St. André’s CourageLIVES program.

“We’ve been providing services to vulnerable women and children for more than 75 years, and Carey brings renewed passion and energy to St. André Home,” said Sister Terry Gauvin, Provincial of the Good Shepherd Sisters. “We are truly blessed to have her assume the Executive Director role as our organization continues to grow and expand services to help the vulnerable in our communities.”

Nason said she’s excited and humbled by her new position.

“I am honored to carry on the Sisters’ vision and committed to ensuring St. André remains relevant in meeting the needs of our communities through programs like CourageLIVES,” Nason said. “It’s exciting to look for new ways to carry on the mission of helping women and children in need and truly be a force for positive change in Maine.”

Saint André Home is a private, non-profit, Catholic organization designed to meet the needs of Maine women and children. Our clients and residents receive the same top-level programs and services regardless of nationality, ethnic background, religion, or ability to pay. Its mission is to serve women and children in need; strengthen and restore child and family life; and to promote the individual dignity of each person approaching the agency with a need.

The Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec founded St. André Home in 1940, originally as a home for unwed mothers. In the mid-1970s, it became a long-term care facility, and 16 years ago, Covenant Health took over operations. The sisters remain active at St. André through volunteering and financial support.

St. André Home also currently operates CourageLIVES, which began as Maine’s first long-term residential treatment program for women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and now also provides outpatient services that support survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault.

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