Alpha One is the driving force behind the Maine Resilience project. Since 1978, Alpha One, a Center for Independent Living, has enabled thousands of people with disabilities to live more fully and more independently in all aspects of their lives. Few Centers for Independent Living in the United States or other public or private agencies in Maine offer Alpha One’s variety and depth of independent living services. Dr. Ron Breazeale and Alpha One worked together to form Maine Resilience and to create the Daily Heroes videos,used to teach resilience through storytelling by local individuals who have survived tragedy and adversity. Our relationship with Alpha One continues. It is, and has always been, mutually supportive.
Maine Resilience began in 2007 in order to assist Maine’s citizens in building resilience, readiness and response techniques needed to bounce back from tragedy – whether a natural disaster or a personal one. In an effort to give back to the people of his adopted home, Dr. Ron Breazeale and the publisher donated the use of the novel, Reaching Home, and other copyrighted materials, in support of that goal. With a grant received from Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency, the project was funded to offer five workshops per year, for three years, in Cumberland County Maine.
The team at PocketConfidant AI is developing the first virtual coach powered by Artificial Intelligence. We are living in very challenging times and building personal resilience is at the core of our mission. Our goal is to support individuals going through personal, professional or academic transitions, helping them develop the competencies they need to enhance their critical thinking and problem solving skills, to become more resilient and self-confidant, to feel empowered to make the changes they desire in their lives.
PocketConfidant AI and Building Resilience are working together in order to bring resilience tools to as wide an audience as possible by delivering the resilience skills programs built by Dr. Ron Breazeale and his team in an interactive conversational and questioning style through an app.
Town of Scarborough’s Preparedness Project – The Resilience Citizen-Be a Survivor, Not a Victim
“The Town, in collaboration with Maine Resilience, implemented a train-the-trainer program for the employees and citizens of Scarborough. This program seeks to develop and train individuals and groups in skills of personal preparedness and resiliency that will enable them to respond to natural or man-made disasters, traumatic events, and other adversarial situations.”
Many thanks for financial support over the years from: