Finding Home: Transforming Lives

July 30, 2019

Join us for “Trust the Whisper,” a talk by

Kathy Izard, author of The Hundred Story Home

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

7:30 pm

First Parish Church, UCC

217 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine


Kathy Izard was an award-winning graphic designer for twenty years in Charlotte before launching the pilot program Homeless to Homes for the interfaith Urban Ministry Center in 2007. She led the city-wide effort to build Moore Place, Charlotte’s first permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless men and women. After Moore Place opened in 2012, Kathy worked on numerous civic projects most recently leading the development campaign for HopeWay, Charlotte’s first nonprofit residential mental health treatment center which opened in 2016. She wrote about these efforts in her memoir The Hundred Story Home which received the 2017 Christopher Award.  In 2019, she released A Good Night for Mr. Coleman, a children’s book written to encourage kids to dream big and Do Good. Kathy is the recipient of the Bank of America Neighborhood Hero Award, the NC Housing Volunteer of the Year Award and recognized as a William J. Clinton Distinguished Guest Lecturer. Her work and her books have been featured on NPR as well as the Today Show inspiring people to be changemakers in their communities.


Related events will be held, including:


Public Book Discussions

Wednesday, September 18, 4:00-5:30 pm @ Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program – led by Karen Parker and Elise Hocking

Wednesday, September 25, 10:00-11:00 am @ First Parish Church Pilgrim House (9 Cleaveland St. Brunswick) – led by The Rev. Mary Baard


More to come!



Watch Kathy Izard’s interview on the Today Show here.


Thanks to the following organizations for their financial support of this series: Mid Coast Parkview Health, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, the Brunswick Area Interfaith Council, The Haney Fund, Bowdoin College, and First Parish Church, UCC, of Brunswick.

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