Meet New Executive Director Erin Mooney

  • July 20, 2023

The Board of Directors of Safe Passage takes great pride and pleasure in welcoming Erin Mooney as our new Executive Director.  Erin’s appointment represents the successful culmination of an extensive international search process supported by Carney, Sandoe & Associates, a search firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Erin distinguished herself

Passing the Torch

  • June 21, 2023

“Of all my travels to the seven continents around the world, this—my 11th visit to Safe Passage—is closest to my heart.  From 2006, when my grandchildren and grandniece were 4 and 6 years old, they learned about the poverty, as well as the miracle of hope that is Safe

Impact Newsletter Spring 2023

  • June 10, 2023

Your Impact through Spring 2023 Our impact newsletter (in English and Spanish below) features the success stories of 4 individuals who have come to Safe Passage or work there. We’re also sharing some recent events and exciting news about our spring matching program. If you would like to help

In honor of Hanley

  • March 9, 2023

Today we celebrate the founder of Safe Passage, Hanley Denning, on her birthday. She opened the doors of Safe Passage (Camino Seguro) in December 1999. The hard reality of life in the Guatemala City garbage dump was unlike anything she had previously experienced in the United States. She felt a

Grant Award

  • February 24, 2023

Safe Passage Awarded Grant from the Evelyn S. and K.E. Barrett Foundation The Evelyn S. and K.E. Barrett Foundation of Kittery has awarded a two-year grant totaling $40,000 to Maine nonprofit Safe Passage/Camino Seguro. In the first year, funds are helping relocate and build a new warehouse, or “bodega,”

First Day of School

  • January 9, 2023

First Day of School 2023 This is the first week of the 2023 school year and the first time back in full capacity since before the pandemic! To say teachers, students, and staff are thrilled would be an understatement.  Previous Next


  • August 28, 2020

It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Maine native, Hanley Denning founded Safe Passage but it’s true! We are turning 20 and celebrating with our first-ever virtual 5k, which was highlighted in a local publication. Read about the Virtual 5K, our 20 year milestone and insights