FARMINGTON — Dr. Donna Beegle will help kick-off a grant initiative to address poverty in Greater Franklin County. The event, called the Prosperity Summit, will take place on from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital, according to a news release from Franklin Community Health Network.

This event can also give community members ideas on ways they can be involved.

According to the release, Beegle is a nationally renowned keynote speaker with an authentic voice who speaks, writes and trains across the nation to break the iron cage of poverty. She has worked with educators, justice professionals, health care providers, social service agencies, and other organizations who want to make a difference for those living in the crisis of poverty.

As part of the funding received by Maine Health Access Foundation, the coalition is utilizing Beegle’s Opportunity Community Model. This model focuses on building support within the community and using a Navigator system to connect people in need with resources while building on their strengths and offering opportunities to increase skills.

To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Andrea Richards, HCC program coordinator, at 779-2435 or [email protected].