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Maine Sea Coast Mission Collection

Maine Sea Coast Mission Collection, Northeast Historic Film

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Gould Farm, Monterey, MA, provides emotional and social rehabilitation for adults (guests) with mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar and schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia in the non-institutional setting of a working farm. Started by visionary and social reformer William J. Gould and his wife, Agnes Goodyear Gould, in 1913, it was the first residential therapeutic community of its kind. Will Gould, known as "Brother Will," believed that within a supportive community based on the principles of respectful discipline, wholesome work and unstinting kindness, people with mental health issues could move toward recovery and independence. Views of two men working on a rock wall, and then one man drives a tractor down a dirt road toward the camera. Shots of men working to build a road with hand tools and a tractor, and two men shingling a roof on a small structure. A group of people at an outdoor picnic. A group of children eat together and pose for the camera. Two women sit on a rock and pose for the camera. Several young boys in costume do a dance or game. Several try a tumbling act. Goodies are handed out to children, and many line up to wave goodbye to the camera.

Monterey, MA
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