News

    May 1st, 2014
    Rewarding Resiliency Building: CCC director recognized by US Attorney General’s Office  Community Caring Collaborative Director, Marjorie F. Withers, LCPC, was recognized by the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine last month for her advocacy creating effective partnerships focused...
    April 8th, 2014
    Marjorie Withers, LCPC, Director of the Community Caring Collaborative, has been chosen as a 2014 Hanley Honors Recipient. This award is made in recognition of Leadership in Health Equity & Health Disparities by the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership, a nonprofit, independent, statewide...
    September 12th, 2013
    Forum arming participants to battle poverty in Washington County, Bangor Daily News Article by Tim Cox dated August 14, 2013 on Poverty Institute 2013.  Click here to read article online, or download pdf attached.
    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...