September 28th, 2012
The Community Caring Collaborative (CCC) is very pleased to announce the addition of new staff member Charley Martin-Berry. Charley has accepted the position of Assistant Director for the CCC, a network of partner organizations, tribal communities and individuals committed to improving the...
August 29th, 2012
The Community Caring Collaborative is thrilled to report that with the help of some very creative Washington County residents, we now have a name for our new program under development: Family Futures Downeast. Family Futures Downeast is a new model for parent education, enrichment and support...
May 23rd, 2012
Click here to read a United Way of Eastern Maine blog post that articulately describes the CCC's mission to improve the health and well being of infants, children and their families in Washington County.
May 1st, 2012
ABC online news article citing attached JAMA article "Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Associated Health Care Expenditures, United States 2000-2009" by Patrick, et al. The ABC article quotes from an accompanying editoral by Marie Hayes and Mark Brown of EMMC.
April 3rd, 2012
On March 30th, a full-day conference for care givers was held at UMM. Marjorie Withers was the Keynote speaker for the event which was attended by 70 people. Both Marjorie and conference organizer, Naida Pennell, were interviewed by WABI Channel 5 on the challenges of providing care for...
October 11th, 2011
The CCC is pleased to announce that Marjorie Withers has been chosen to receive this year's Giraffe Award by the Maine Children's Alliance. This honor is given to men and women who "stick their necks out for kids," while working to improve the quality of life for Maine's children, youth...
September 28th, 2011
"Maine Gets Federal Funds for Child Home Visits," Bangor Daily News, by Eric Russell
September 7th, 2011
Check out the CCC's guest posting on Volunteer Maine's Blog
May 31st, 2011
Portland Press Herald article by Mark Brown, MD. To read, click here.
April 27th, 2011
Click here to read this excellent article by Sharon Kiley Mack, the Downeast correspondent for the Bangor Daily News.
April 14th, 2011
Home visiting, so critical to CCC programming and two of its partner agencies - Downeast Health Services (through its Maternal Child Health Nursing program) and Maine Families, is on the chopping block of the proposed state budget for the next two years. In addition, Washington County...
April 8th, 2011
The CCC’s annual Summer Institute has become an eagerly anticipated event after just two years – a two-day conference on themes related to child health and welfare presented by engaging speakers offering workshops that transfer into CME’s from Eastern Maine Medical Center and CEU’s from University...
March 9th, 2011
The cuts to Fund for a Healthy Maine in the Governor's proposed budget also include cuts to the dental program of Washington County Children's Program (WCCP). This includes WCCP's mobile dental truck, the "Tooth Ferry," and the free dental clinics WCCP offers in conjunction with NYU's College...
March 7th, 2011
On March 11th in Augusta, a hearing is being held by the Appropriations & Financial Affairs Committee and the Health & Human Services Committee on the cuts to Fund for a Healthy Maine. Of special concern to the CCC is the total elimination of funding for Maine Families – the home...
February 23rd, 2011
The CCC is offering a six-week training to certify Infant Family Support Specialists. The training will cover a spectrum of early intervention skills for working with families who have children with physical/behavioral/social issues requiring multiple supports. The dates for the training will be...