Respect for God-given life is the cornerstone of Saint Andre Home’s mission. It is our hope that the value system to which we are committed will continue to live and grow through the dedicated collaborative effort of each Staff and Board Member with the Good Shepherd Sisters.

Saint Andre 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.

The mission of Saint Andre Home is to:

Serve women & children in need;
Strengthen & restore child and family life;
Promote the individual dignity of each person approaching the Agency with a need.


The charitable work of Saint Andre Home was started on Easter Sunday, 1940, by the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also known as the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec.

Since then, Saint Andre Home has served thousands of families through counseling, housing, parenting classes, health care and resource  management, and domestic and international adoption services. 

Today, by offering their leadership and support, the Good Shepherd Sisters continue their strong commitment and keep the mission of Saint Andre Home alive throughout the state of Maine.

Through careful management of monies received via private donations, fundraising efforts and grant funding, we continue to serve young mothers, babies, and families in Maine.

Board of Directors 2020

Board Chair

Charlene Philbrook


Mary Colombo


Amy Volk


Michael Pease

Maureen Egan, SCIM

Joanne Roy, SCIM

Carol Lachance, RSM

Yvonne Borelli-Chase

Mary Martin

Dana Ward



Sister Claire Lambert, SCIM


Sister Viola Lausier, SCIM


Beth Ansheles

Recording Secretary / Registered Agent

Sister Lucille Duhamel, SCIM

Legal Advisor to the Board

Robert Boudreau, Esq.


Joanne Roy, SCIM

Cecile Szal

Updates & Events

Join Saint Andre Home to Celebrate 80 Years of Serving Women and Children in Need!

Mark your calendars and come help us celebrate 80 years of “Bringing Light” through social services and support to women and children in Maine at a dinner, silent auction and awards ceremony on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 6-9 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch in Auburn, Maine.

This promises to be a fun evening with live music, great food, and plenty of chances to bid on vacations, jewelry, gift cards and more, all to help us continue our mission-critical work in Maine and to honor The Good Shepherd Sisters who make it all possible! Buy your tickets online today!

Our Adoption Program is now closed

If you are birth parent who was a client of Saint Andre Home and need support or wish to contact an adoptee, or you yourself are an adoptee seeking information about your birth parents, please call Anna Casey at (207) 282-3351.

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and considering an adoption plan for your baby, or you are a prospective adoptive family wishing to being the adoption process, please contact:

Adoption Partners of Maine
Client-centered services for birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted children
Office: 888-635-6935
24 hour pregnancy line: 844-300-LOVE (5683)