July 8th, 2016
The Community Caring Collaborative (CCC) begins a new chapter with the departure of two founding members. Marjorie F. Withers, LCPC, the CCC’s Director since its inception, and Early Childhood Consultation & Outreach (ECCO) program coordinator, Chris Rudd, have both retired after a decade of...
June 20th, 2016
The Community Caring Collaborative is pleased to announce that the Washington County Caregivers Conference will take place on July 22nd at Washington County Community College in Calais. Now in its fifth year, this free event for informal and family caregivers will celebrate and support these...
October 11th, 2015
Article by Johanna Billings in Bangor Daily News on the Community Caring Collaborative and Hope Fund.
October 1st, 2015
White House Recognizes Washington County Program’s Innovative Strategy to Fight Rural Poverty, press release from the John T Gorman Foundation, dated September 25, 2015.
September 28th, 2015
Machias group’s antipoverty program gets financial boost, September 26, 2015 Bangor Daily News Article by Johanna Billings announcing the selection of Family Futures Downeast as one of 10 sites for the Whitehouse Rural Council's pilot program to address child poverty in rural America.
August 12th, 2015
Jane Weil accepts the 2015 CCC Hero award from Marjorie Withers, CCC Co-Director, at the CCC's Summer Conference held at Washington Academy on July 23, 2015. Jane Weil accepts the 2015 CCC Hero award from Marjorie Withers, CCC Co-Director, at the CCC's Summer Conference...
August 12th, 2015
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...
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