June Gagnon has “welcomed the stranger” for 12 years as a volunteer with Catholic Charities Maine’s Refugee & Immigration Services. Putting in the hours of a full-time employee, June is a critical member of the team, serving Maine’s newest neighbors at their most vulnerable time. She gets donations to our refugees, and has even helped install car seats. June quickly becomes a trusted friend and go-to resource for clients. She is also a tireless advocate for the refugee community by helping to facilitate monthly cultural orientation workshops that educate the community-at-large about the refugee experience and foster a community of caring. June’s infectious smile uplifts the Catholic Charities staff daily. She happily tackles whatever task she’s given and is a beacon of hope to everyone she meets. June truly embodies the spirit of Catholic Charities and we are blessed to have her among our ranks.