Lucy Poulin, former nun who took on Maine’s rural poverty, dies at age 83

Sister Lucy Poulin, who based homeless shelters in Orland and Ellsworth and who was identified all through Maine for her efforts to reduce rural poverty, died this month.

Poulin, who handed away Oct. 14 at her house in East Orland, was 83.

A local of Fairfield who grew to become a Carmelite nun on the age of 26, Poulin went on to determine Homeworkers Organized for Extra Employment — extra generally often known as H.O.M.E. — in Orland in 1970 as a strategy to fight rural poverty.