The Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation grants $10,000 towards Therapeutic Gardening for youth in Maine

June 30, 2021

Contact: Alisa Gibson
NFI North
40 Park Lane
Contoocook, NH 03229
(603) 746-7550

Contoocook, NH, Press Release: June 30, 2021

The Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation grants $10,000 towards Therapeutic Gardening for youth in Maine

NFI North has announced that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Stephen King Foundation in Bangor, Maine. Thanks to this grant, NFI North’s Stetson Ranch has plans to develop a therapeutic gardening program for its participants. Stetson Ranch is a residential program for youth ages 10-20 in Stetson, Maine with a fully licensed Day Treatment School with intensive family treatment components.

“Experiential learning is an important part of our program, so you’ll find us outside as much as possible. Therapeutic Gardening can help our kids see themselves in a more positive light and can help them better manage their emotional and behavioral problems; this opportunity the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation has given us is very exciting.” Says Lucy Underhill, Program Director of Stetson Ranch. Lucy continued by saying “We understand that people are social and have a deep-rooted desire to belong, so we create positive, pro-social opportunities where participants can turn for a sense of belonging. We believe that with the right support, teaching, coaching, and nurturing, everyone can advance and realize their goals and this new program will undoubtedly become an important component to our success.”

NFI North is grateful to the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation for supporting children and youth throughout the State of Maine.

About NFI North

NFI North is a nonprofit human service agency specializing in home and community-based services for children, youth, adults, seniors and families with emotional, behavioral and educational needs. The agency promotes independence and self-sufficiency in small, participant-centered services, which places participant needs ahead of all else. Our focus is on understanding and respecting the person, while, at the same time, helping him or her grow and develop within the context of their family and community.