CCC Wednesday Communique — August 25, 2021


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Happy Wednesday!

Summer fun in downeast Maine continues through August with backyard vegetable gardens brimming with goodness.  Check out that kale in the photo above!  Three CCC staff took a few minutes’ break from work to hang out with Mother Nature and re-energize in Charley Martin-Berry’s garden.  Make sure to take some time out in your busy day to rejuvenate with nature in your garden, by a stream or the ocean, or even just hanging out for a few minutes in your backyard, deck or front porch.  Feel the breeze, watch the butterflies, smell the flowers.  It’s all so good.  

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New this Week

International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31st is recognized worldwide as #InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and hold space to honor those who have lost their life and support those who have been impacted by overdose. With 504 lost loved ones in Maine last year alone, everyone has been impacted in some way and is welcome to join us. Please join DownEast Recovery Support Center and community partners Maine Access Points, at our Calais Center on Tuesday, August 31 at 6:30 pm for our third annual Overdose Awareness Day Community Vigil, held in the park across the street. Naloxone will be available, as well as local resources.  We will once again be doing our photo memorial on the Main Street windows of the Center, so please feel free to send pictures to our FB page before Tuesday and we will print them or bring the evening of the event to add. Maine Access Points (MAP)  recognizes that our communities are all too aware of overdoses, with many living with grief daily, and that many of our neighbors are unable to connect to in-person events. With that said, MAP will be holding a virtual space for Honoring the Strength & Grief of the Community on Tuesday, August 31, 7:00-8:00 PM (ET).  Zoom link, Meeting ID: 850 5306 2459, #community  #griefsupport #IOAD2021 #maine.

Core Construction Essentials

Washington County Community College is starting a super exciting building construction training beginning in September in a unique workforce collaborative model with Maine Quality Centers, the Pleasant Point Tribal Government Education Division, and the Pleasant Point Housing Authority.  Extra exciting is that we are able to utilize our colleagues at the Maine Department of Corrections for their highly experienced instructional capacity. Core Construction Essentials is a hybrid course teaching the basics of building construction using the National Center for Construction Education’s NCCER Connect online curriculum.  Students work through online content to grasp topic concepts and then have an opportunity to see live demonstrations, as well as test their own competency attainment in three, in-person sessions, to be scheduled.  The kick-off session and the three additional live sessions will be held at the Pleasant Point Community Center in Perry, ME.  See flyer for more information, as well as the registration link. The training is free to under or unemployed individuals or individuals currently employed in the building construction industry who need entry-level skills training and/or a credential.  Thanks for helping to spread the word!!

September is National Recovery Month
Just a heads up that September is National Recovery Month.  NAADAC reminds us that “National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.”  Check for activities and events you can get involved with to help with these efforts.


Updates on programs, research, initiatives and pending legislation

One-Time Events  

Fairs, trainings, conferences and more in the state of Maine

Role of Employment in SUD Recovery
August 26, 2021
Maine Medical Center invites you to a virtual lunch & learn with Jonathan C. Fellers, MD on Thursday, August 26th from 12 — 1 pm.  Dr. Fellers is a Maine-based physician, board-certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. For more information and to register, click here.

International Overdose Awareness Day
August 31, 2021

August 31st is recognized worldwide as #InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and hold space to honor those who have lost their life and support those who have been impacted by overdose. With 504 lost loved ones in Maine last year alone, everyone has been impacted in some way and is welcome to join us. Please join DownEast Recovery Support Center and community partners Maine Access Points, at our Calais Center on Tuesday, August 31 at 6:30 pm for our third annual Overdose Awareness Day Community Vigil, held in the park across the street. Naloxone will be available, as well as local resources.  We will once again be doing our photo memorial on the Main Street windows of the Center, so please feel free to send pictures to our FB page before Tuesday and we will print them or bring the evening of the event to add. Maine Access Points (MAP)  recognizes that our communities are all too aware of overdoses, with many living with grief daily, and that many of our neighbors are unable to connect to in-person events. With that said, MAP will be holding a virtual space for Honoring the Strength & Grief of the Community on Tuesday, August 31, 7:00-8:00 PM (ET).  Zoom link, Meeting ID: 850 5306 2459, #community  #griefsupport #IOAD2021 #maine.

Car Seat Safety Tech Training
September 13-16, 2021 (Pending Higher Registration)

The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety is offering National Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Certification Training at the East Machias Fire Department September 13-16th.  See flyer for details.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for Downeast providers wishing to become car seat safety techs.  However, there is a minimum number of participants required. Four more are needed to make this training happen.  Please share this announcement widely.

Supporting Farms with Farm Coaching
September 15, 2021
University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present an online workshop for agricultural service providers and farmers interested in offering a farm coaching program 11 a.m.–noon Sept. 15.  “Supporting Farms with Farm Coaching” will introduce the farm coaching model using the guide, “Farm Coaching to Support Farm-Team Communication.”  Resources found on the program website, Farm Coaching: Supporting Relationships for Farm Success, also will be used. Presenters include coaches Leslie Forstadt, a UMaine Extension human development specialist; Tori Jackson, an Extension professor of agriculture and natural resources; Polly Shyka, co-owner of Villageside Farm, Freedom; Abby Sadauckas, co-owner of Apple Creek Farm, Bowdoinham; and Karen Groat, a mediator and board member of the Maine Association of Mediators. The $10 fee includes a copy of the guide; financial aid is available. Register on the event webpage. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Wabanaki REACH. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.581.3487 or This event is supported by a grant from Northeast Extension Risk Management Education.

Navigating the Healthcare System
September 16, 2021

From Anne Tumlinson of  We’re excited to announce that on Thursday, September 16th from 2-3 PM ET we’ll be hosting our fourth Daughterhood conversation, “Navigating the Healthcare System.”  I’ve felt a real sense of urgency about the need for this conversation.  Navigating the ins and outs of our health care system is daunting even to experts and a major cause of headaches and anxiety for caregivers. I’ll be joined by Jean Ross co-founder of Primary Record and Robin Weeks, caregiver, and owner of My Pivotal Point.  Register here, and mark your calendars.

WC Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment Forum
September 17, 2021

Downeast Public Health District invites you to register now for a virtual Community Health Needs Assessment Engagement Forum on September 17th from 1 — 3 pm. We want to hear your thoughts on the health of your community, and together with your neighbors, identify the top health concerns, populations most at risk, as well as resources and gaps to address those concerns. Once registered, look for Data Health Profiles in your inbox late summer, 2021. Registration link containing the Zoom Meeting will be coming soon. See press release for details.

Bouncing Forward to Build an Age-Positive Culture in Maine
September 21, 2021

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Maine Wisdom Summit, a virtual event, hosted by the Maine Council on Aging. We will explore what it will take to build an age-positive culture in Maine. See the full agenda here. Our keynote speaker will be Louise Aronson, MD MFA, who is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. The author of the New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elderhood, she is a regular contributor to the New York Times and the New England Journal of Medicine among other publications. Her book has transformed how people think and feel about aging, and we know she will help inspire us all to action!  More info here.  Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact or 207-592-9972 for more information, or visit this page.

VA Maine’s Annual Caregiver Support Program Summit
September 24, 2021

We are excited to announce this year’s Caregiver Support Summit on Friday, September 24th.The Caregiver Summit will be held at 8:30am on Friday, September 24, 2021 via Webex. The theme for this year’s Caregiver Summit is:  Inclusive Care: Empowering & Engaging Caregivers as Partners in Care. The VA has begun to initiate a culture shift to incorporate caregivers into the health care team right from the beginning of their VA care.  We want to share this initiative with you and hear how you might be incorporating caregivers into care.  If your organization attended last year’s summit and/or is interested in this year’s summit, please contact Tammy Holman, General Caregiver Support Services Program Coordinator, at (207) 623-8411 x 7987; (207) 249-4504 (cell);

Maine Roads to Quality Fall Conference
September 25, 2021

Save the date of September 25th for the Maine Roads to Quality fall, in-person conference at Washington County Community College.  This conference is for early childhood and out-of-school time professionals.   See flyer for details.

Maternal & Child Health and
Substance Exposed Infant Virtual Conference 2021

September 28-29, 2021
You are invited to attend Maine’s Maternal and Child Health and Substance Exposed Infant Virtual Conference 2021 on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 and Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. (ET) to 4:30 p.m. (ET), two days of educational and networking opportunities related to Maternal and Child Health, with a focused attention on substance exposed infants and families living with substance use disorder. Participants will gain knowledge while exploring and discussing strategies and ideas about how to optimize maternal and child health in your community. Keynote Speakers include:
  • Dr. Stephen W. Patrick, Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  • Attorney Mary L. Bonauto, Maine-based civil rights and civil liberties advocate, and the Civil Rights Project Director at Boston-based Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).
  • Dr. Douglas Waite, FASDs expert and the Chief of Developmental Pediatrics at BronxCare Health System.
  • Kathleen T. Mitchell, Vice President and spokesperson for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS).

The registration fee is $15 for 1-day or $25 for both and includes conference attendance and continuing education credit. Click HERE to find out more about various credits offered. * Scholarships are available and can be requested during the registration process. Register here.

Live Q & A with Dr. Jessica Zitter
October 12, 2021

In other news, we’re excited to announce that Daughterhood the Podcast will present a special Live Zoom on Tuesday, October 12th at 2 pm ET with Dr. Jessica Zitter, Specialist in Critical Care and Palliative Care medicine. Rosanne and Dr. Zitter will discuss the trauma and stress of end-of-life care on caregivers with an opportunity to ask questions of your own. Anyone who has been through this process knows that more often than not caregivers are left with many questions and conflicting feelings over those final days, hours, and moments. Questions like – “What just happened?!” “Was there something more I should have done?” “If only I knew….”  Click here for more information.

UMaine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium
October 25, 2021

Registration is now open for the Sixteenth Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium (Virtual) Advancing Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Delivery of Age-Friendly Health Care, on Monday, October 25, 2021 • 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. To register online with a credit card/electronic check: Click Here. For more information about the Colloquium program, visit UMaine Center on Aging.

Zero to Three Virtual Conference
October 25-29, 2021

Registration for the ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference 2021 will open in June. We’re excited to welcome you this year. Get ready to register early!  This year’s theme is Take Heart. Join us to advance our shared goals, grow your professional network, and deepen your learning and practice. Throughout the conference, you will Take Strength from this community. Be inspired by one another and empowered by what we can and will do together. Take Chances and be a brave learner with us. We’ll share new perspectives and have courageous conversations about the most pressing issues young children and families face that we must work together to solve. Take Action and be an advocate. Your voice matters. Take Care before, during, and after the conference. When we take care of ourselves, we take better care of our babies.  We know the last year has been hard. Join us to reflect, renew and imagine what we can accomplish together.  $499 for Early Bird thru 8/10 (Members receive an additional $75 discount!) Group Discounts Available.  Sign up for updates.

19th Annual Employment Law Seminar
November 18, 2021
Save the date of Thursday, November 18th, for Rudman Winchell’s FREE annual employment law seminar, 8:30 am — 12 pm, location tba. Topics covered include:
  • Employment law updates
  • Legislative updates
  • Remote work
  • Accommodation inssues
  • COVID, and more
Register here.  We miss seeing everyone and hope to be live and in-person this fall. To ensure everyone’s safety, we are keeping our options open. Be on the lookout for location details.


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Event Calendars & Series 

Quick view of event calendars and offerings by one host

Healthy Acadia’s 2021-2022 Training Series
Healthy Acadia is presenting 6 virtual trainings in the 2021-2022 academic year on Recovery Coaching.  Click on training titles to download flyers for details:

Downeast Recovery Support Center Calendars of Events

August has crept up on us. Here are our Calendars for the month. Check our FB for updates or changes. Have a Safe and Happy August!   Calais Calendar; Machias Calendar

Fiber Arts Classes by Gabi Montoya-Eyerman

Gabi is offering 5 workshops at Cobscook Institute on Fiber Arts, including:

  • How to Spin Art Yarn
  • Beginner Needle Felting (2 sessions)
  • Prepping Washed Wool for Spinning or felting
  • Make a spindle and Handspun Yarn.

Learn more and register here.  For more exciting workshops, visit Cobscook Institutes Community class & events webpage.

Veterans Harvest

The National AgrAbility Project is hosting a five-session virtual conference for veterans in agriculture from 1–2:30 p.m. on July 27 and August 3, 7, 10 and 24. Veterans Harvest: A Virtual Conference for Veterans in Agriculture will feature Maine AgrAbility veteran outreach coordinator Anne Devin on August 10 with “Programming for Veterans in Agriculture: How Maine Does It.” Additional topics include one veteran’s transition to farming, veteran farmer health, USDA support for veterans and a panel presentation on state and regional programs for farmer veterans. The conference is free; registration is required by July 22. Register with the National AgrAbility Project to receive the participant link, get more information or request a reasonable accommodation. Maine AgrAbility, a collaborative project of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Alpha One, is dedicated to helping farmers, fishermen and forest workers work safely and more productively. For more information, contact 207-944-1533,

Art Shows in Roque Bluffs

The Roque Bluffs Art Gallery and Learning Center is proud to present this 2021 season’s Art Show Schedule. All shows will be at the Roque Bluffs’ Community Center. 4 Schoppee Point Road, Roque Bluffs, from 10 am to 4 pm on the following days:
  • July 31, 2021 All Things Roque Bluffs
  • August 14, 2021 All Things Art
  • September 4, 2021 Flowers and Scenery
  • September 18, 2021 All Art Black & White – Last Show of the Season

Downeast Pride Events this Summer

The Downeast Rainbow Alliance is continuing to offer Pride events in July and August in conjunction with Eastport Passport Artwalks this summer.  All are welcome. Please share these flyers (July Pride Events, August Pride Events).  For more information, visit

G.E.A.R. Statewide Workshops

Download the new G.E.A.R. Parent Network schedule of workshops for July through September.

4-H Fridays on the Farm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a new hands-on summer learning series focused on Maine agriculture for ages 12–18. Participants in the four-session “4-H Fridays on the Farm” program will take a tour of each participating farm’s operations, gain hands-on experience and learn what different farms across the state contribute to the Maine food system. This is the first in a planned series of educational programs from the Maine 4-H Agricultural Leadership Ambassador Program. The first session will be held from 9 a.m.–noon July 16 at Mulberry Farms, 96 North Raymond Road, Raymond. MOFGA-certified Mulberry Farms specializes in organic fruits and vegetables. All sessions are scheduled 9 a.m.–noon.  Others visits include:
  • Sustainable vegetable grower Rustic Roots Farm,120 Vipah Lane, Farmington on July 23.
  • Seed potato developer Seed Pro Inc., 21 ME-159, Crystal on July 30.
  • Tenth-generation dairy farm Brigeen Farms, 278 Upper Street, Turner on Aug. 6.

The series is free and includes materials; current 4-H enrollment is not required. Register for individual sessions on the program webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sara Conant, 207-781-6099;

Preserving the Maine Harvest

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a new series of monthly webinars about preserving Maine foods beginning with one scheduled for noon–12:45 pm June 15. “Preserving the Maine Harvest” begins with a session about drying, or dehydrating, food as a preservation method. Webinars to follow will focus on boiling water bath canning, pressure canning, fermenting and more. Instructors share recipes and techniques in an interactive format in this series that continues through the fall.  Registration is required; a $5 fee per session is optional. Register on the program webpage to receive the link and resources. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Kate McCarty, 207-781-6099;

Facts VS Myths about Vapes workshop

Healthy Acadia is hosting a FREE Facts VS Myths about Vapes workshop every month (see poster for schedule). Any pitching you could provide to your families, friends, school contacts, family groups etc would be greatly appreciated.

4-H At-Home Aquaponics Project

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is partnering with the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research and UMaine Aquaculture Research Institute to offer a 4-H At-Home Aquaponics Project, an experiential learning program for youth ages 9–18 delivered virtually from June 15 to October. The project includes learning experiences in introductory aquaponic systems and design, fish husbandry, aquaponic gardening, cooking and nutrition and more. With program leaders as mentors, youth complete their individual projects at home and are also members of a statewide group participating in the project together. Prior experience with aquaponics is not required. All project information will be provided; some materials will be required before the project starts. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. Register and find more information on the aquaponics project webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Carla Scocchi, 207-667-8212;

Recovery Coaching Basics
Healthy Acadia is excited to offer 12 free CCAR Recovery Coaching Basics training from 9 am–2 pm.  CEUs and contact hours provided.  Download flyer for dates and other details.

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Serial Classes & Groups  

Classes, play groups, support circles and other repeating events

Core Construction Essentials

Washington County Community College is starting a super exciting building construction training beginning in September in a unique workforce collaborative model with Maine Quality Centers, the Pleasant Point Tribal Government Education Division, and the Pleasant Point Housing Authority.  Extra exciting is that we are able to utilize our colleagues at the Maine Department of Corrections for their highly experienced instructional capacity. Core Construction Essentials is a hybrid course teaching the basics of building construction using the National Center for Construction Education’s NCCER Connect online curriculum.  Students work through online content to grasp topic concepts and then have an opportunity to see live demonstrations, as well as test their own competency attainment in three, in-person sessions, to be scheduled.  The kick-off session and the three additional live sessions will be held at the Pleasant Point Community Center in Perry, ME.  See flyer for more information, as well as the registration link. The training is free to under or unemployed individuals or individuals currently employed in the building construction industry who need entry-level skills training and/or a credential.  Thanks for helping to spread the word!!

Down East Hospice Volunteers – Fall Volunteer Training 

Down East Hospice Volunteers is Celebrating 40 Years of Compassionate Care.  Help keep this vital service going by sharing this announcement about their fall volunteer training October 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (must attend all days) at the Calais Community Hospital.  COVID19 protocol will be followed.  Masks are mandatory. Pre-training interview required. Get your application now by calling our office, Jeanne Guisinger, Executive Assistant – 207-454-7521 ext. 126.  Questions – call Barbara Barnett, Executive Director at 726-5087 or  You can make a difference.  Women and men needed.  Join our team. Space is limited.  No special background needed. We do not provide nursing care or handle medications.

Survive & Thrive

Sunrise Opportunities Prevention Council is presenting Survive & Thrive — a virtual training series for parents of children 5-12 on Tuesdays at 5 pm between July 20th and August 10th.  See flyer for details.

BHP Training

Washington County Adult Education is partnering with Woodfords Family Service to offer an online Behavioral Health Professional training program.  The training will prepare community members for employment though local social services agencies.  The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace.  The course requires completion of 12 online modules, then two 4-hour live sessions.  Once the modules are completed, enrollees will receive free online blood borne pathogen training and virtual First Aid & CPR training if they do not already possess those certifications.  The entire training requirements will take about 45 hours.  Course fee is $25.  Must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent to register.  Contact Cassidy Stevens to sign up at or call 370-4139.

Downeast Rainbow Alliance 10 minute Self-Care Zoom
Fridays at noon.  Join Annie Hopkins and Guests!  10 minutes of centering & connection.  zoom link at

Free, Virtual Parent Support Groups
Sunrise Opportunities Prevention Council offers a variety of parent support groups.  All are free, held virtually and open to the community. It’s a wonderful place to meet other families and talk about your successes and challenges in an open environment.  Download flyer. To register or for more information please contact Monica Olivares at 263-5270. Use Zoom ID: 384-800-5813 and Password: Support to attend these Zoom groups:
  • Circle of Parents: Parenting in Recovery, every Monday at 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Circle of Parents: General Parent Support Group, 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Circle of Parents:  Parents with children who have special needs, 2nd and 4th Mondays of the Month at 5:00pm-6:00pm
The Prevention Council also offers virtual playgroups!  All are free, held virtually and open to the public.
Get a chance to meet other parents in your area and talk about the ups and downs of parenthood. To register or for more information please contact Monica Olivares at 263-5270 (use same Meeting ID and Password above):
  • Calais Area Virtual Playgroup– Every Tuesday at 10am – new time (see flyer)
  • Machias Area Virtual Playgroup – Every Wednesday at 10 am – new time (see flyer)

Monday Night Music

Cobscook Institute’s longstanding Monday Night Music Circle is taking place weekly over Zoom during the pandemic. Community members near and far are invited to drop-in to participate or simply listen. Staff is available to provide tech support for anyone that needs it. Details here.

Workforce Certificate in
Substance Use Disorder & Recovery

Washington County Community College is excited to announce a free program in Substance Use Disorder & Recovery that results in a certificate and 30 credit hours transferable to their Associate of Applied Science in Health and Human Services degree.  Successful completion also meets requirements to apply to sit for the Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor exam.  See flyer for details. Technology resources are available for students without access to wireless and/or tablets, as well as potential student supports from partner services.

FrontLine WarmLine

Maine DHHS is launching a volunteer support service to Help Maine’s Health Care Workers and First Responders Manage Emotional Toll of COVID-19 — FrontLine WarmLineRead the full press release here.

Daily Virtual Recovery Support

The Downeast Recovery Support Center is offering daily virtual recovery support meetings Monday through Friday from 10-11 am and 4-5 pm.  Open discussion, all recovery meeting are for individuals impacted by substance use disorder or affected others.  Visit their facebook page for more information.  To join a group by Zoom:…

Meeting ID: 373 022 686
Password: 091927

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Caregiver Monday:
An Initiative Dedicated To Helping Caregivers Take Care of Themselves

The Monday Campaigns, a nonprofit public health initiative, has announced Sherri Snelling, caregiving expert and corporate gerontologist, is taking a leading role with Caregiver Monday, a program dedicated to supporting the self-care of 65 million family caregivers by offering weekly health and wellness practices, research and collaborative activities through partner organizations. Family caregivers are under added stress now, with older people being more vulnerable to COVID-19.  The Caregiver Monday program will be offered through Caregiving Club, a leading organization founded by Snelling that calls attention to the issues facing caregivers by offering practical health, wellness and resource-based information. Every month, the program will offer a themed article with evidence-based research information on specific topics related to caregiver self-care, as well as provide weekly practices and health promotions related to that monthly theme. Organizations supporting the campaign can access these materials on the updated Caregiver Monday site.

Caregivers Facebook Group

The CCC is launching a private facebook group for caregivers in Washington County – professional caregivers like RNs and CNAs, and informal caregivers like family members providing care for a spouse, parent, specials needs child, sibling or the neighbor across the street.  Our goal is for this group to provide a platform for caregivers to talk to each other, ask questions, offer solutions based on experience with similar challenges, and point to helpful resources.  Use this link to join.

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Standing Meetings & Calendars

Monthly and quarterly meetings, agency/initiative calendars at a glance and other meeting schedules 

Maine Roads to Quality

Our Community of Practice meetings continue in Washington County!  We have combined our Calais and Machias groups, and are meeting as the Downeast Regional Community of Practice every month on the 4th Monday via Zoom.  Please contact MRTQ District Coordinator Theresa Fisk for more information: or 207-956-2070.

WC Food Pantry Network (WCFPN) Meeting Notice

2021 Pantry Network Meeting Dates by Zoom, fourth Thursdays quarterly, 1-2:30 pm.  Next meeting:

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1 pm.  Seacoast has offered to host at the Maine Seacoast Mission’s community building.  LIVE!!  IN-PERSON!!! More information to come.

Downeast Public Health Council Meetings

Schedule for Downeast Public Health Council Meetings in 2021, for Downeast Public Health Council Members and Stakeholders: Third Friday of the month in January, March, May, July, September, and November 2021.  Meetings will be virtual until in-person meetings are allowed.

Work Group & Poverty Busters
This is a meeting of direct service providers to share resources and network with other providers in your area.  This group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 1 — 3 pm. Read notes from the July 7th meeting. We skipped the month of August (vacations, family visits) and will continue to meet on Zoom, resuming on September 1st.  Register for that meeting. Send your questions about this meeting to Christine.

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Needs & Offers 

Send us your agency/community needs or offers, such as job recruiting
or housing needs.

NextStep Seeking to Fill 2 Positions

NextStep is hiring for two positions that will help us re-invigorate our community response/social change work. And we need your help! Please post, share, and refer as appropriate. These are not entry-level positions. They require some education and/or experience, as described in the this job description. The positions are Community Response Coordinator and Youth Education and Intervention Coordinator.

DCP Needs Your Help

Downeast Community Partners (DCP) is conducting a Community Needs Assessment, in conjunction with the nine other community action agencies in Maine. We are inviting you to participate in this important project by taking a short survey. We value your opinions and would greatly appreciate your insights. The community-wide survey results will help DCP better understand what challenges and barriers people in our community might face. The responses are confidential, and the survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete online. The survey is available in multiple languages.  Survey participants will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card!
Please click here to begin the survey. If you interact with community members as part of your work, please feel free to let them know about this survey, and encourage their participation.  It is important that we hear the voices in Washington and Hancock counties.

Free School Meals for All Maine Kids!

This announcement comes from Healthy Acadia’s Community Health News – July 13, 2021:
This month, Maine became one of the first states to fully fund school meals for all students! The new two-year state budget signed by Maine Governor Janet Mills will allow EVERY Maine student to eat school meals for FREE. This recent study shows that school meal programs are one of the best sources of nutritious food in the country. Thanks to the people ordering food, planning menus, and preparing hot meals, school children are offered a healthy array of vegetables, protein, fruits, and whole grains that follows good nutrition guidance. Hooray that no child in Maine will need to learn on an empty stomach!

SNAP-Ed educators at Healthy Acadia offer year-round cooking and nutrition classes in partnership with schools and organizations throughout Hancock and Washington counties. To learn more or schedule a class, contact Allie in Washington County or Jada and Nicole in Hancock County!

Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Volunteer program provides opportunities for seniors to get involved in their community by sharing their time with children who benefit from additional nurturing support. The program is for income-eligible volunteers, aged 55 and over, who are able to volunteer 15 to 40 hours with children in one-on-one and small group settings. Foster Grandparents volunteer in sites such as schools, child care centers, and Head Start centers. Benefits include a stipend for hours volunteered, paid holidays, earned time, and assistance with transportation and meals.  Please call 1-800-215-4942. for an application.

Flaherty Center accepting Summer & Fall Applications

The Flaherty Early Childhood Education Center on UMM’s Campus is now accepting applications for the summer and fall.  Flaherty ECEC enrolls children 6 mos to 5 years old. Call Enrollment at 664-2424 or Flaherty ECEC 255-1441, or visit their Facebook page.

FFD Evening Staff Positions Still available

Downeast Community Partners (DCP) is still currently recruiting the following staff for the evening childcare program of Family Futures Downeast in Calais and Machias:
  • Food Service Technician, Calais – 8 hours per week; Tuesday and Thursday  3:00-7:00PM
  • Food Service Technician, Machias – 8 hours per week; Tuesday and Thursday  3:00-7:00PM
  • Lead Infant/Toddler Caregiver, Calais- 10 hours per week; Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-9:00PM
To apply, please send your letter of interest and resume to Human Resource department, Downeast Community Partners, P.O. Box 648, Ellsworth, Maine 04605 or you may e-mail the required information to For more information, visit our website.

Seeking Overnight Coverage at Recovery Residence

Safe Harbor Recovery Residence for Women and Children, located in Machias, has an immediate opening for overnight coverage. We are seeking a small group of volunteers, and will provide stipends, training, and potential for long-term engagement with the residence and with Healthy Acadia. See flyer for details.

Part-time Adult Basic Education Instructor/
Workforce training and Readiness Coordinator

Washington County Adult & Community Education is looking for a candidate with an undergraduate or higher college degree. This position will be teaching students that need to review or learn skillsets to enter high school level classes. College and Career Preparation will be the other population of students supported by this position. The other responsibilities will be working with the Director on workforce development and training programming along with working as part of the marketing committee. Skills that are desired are good communication skills, writing various types of documents such as lessons for students, marketing documents, etc. Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, and social media platforms. We can train in these areas if needed. Career pathways are a series of connected education and training strategies and support services that enable individuals to secure employment within a specific occupational sector and to advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment in that sector. Each step on a pathway is designed to prepare the participant for the next level of education and employment. Workforce development aligns adult education and the labor market. Please send resume to:

LCOC is Recruiting for Youth Serving Positions

Lubec Community Outreach Center is accepting applications for full time, seasonal Youth Programs Manager and Youth Program Assistants for the 2021 Summer Recreation and Enrichment Program.  Download this flyer for more information and how to apply.

AgrAbility offers free fuel identification stickers

Maine AgrAbility has designed fuel identification stickers for use on farm tractors to help prevent potential mechanical issues and production downtime if the wrong fuel is mistakenly used. Request free fuel identification stickers and view all available safety stickers on the Maine AgrAbility website. For more information about the program, call 207.944.1533 or email

Finding Our Way Down East – Virtual Race 2021!

Wayfinder Schools are excited to announce that registration is now open for Finding Our Way Down East – our Summer ’21 virtual race! You can choose the full summer Kittery to Calais race, or opt for one of the shorter routes and complete your miles in June, July or August. Sign up today!  There is still time to become a sponsor for this event. Please contact us at for more information. Share event information with your running groups, cycle classes, personal trainer, local gym, etc. and help us get the word out about this new event!

Mission Scholarships 2021

The Maine Seacoast Mission’s scholarship programs help recent high school graduates and adults from Maine islands and Downeast communities continue their educations and achieve their dreams.  Our scholarships support students of many different backgrounds, especially students who will be the first members of their families to attend college. Students meeting our selection criteria are welcome to reapply each year, for up to four years.  To apply for one of the available scholarships a student must have: an expected family contribution not exceeding $15,000, a minimum 2.5 GPA; a student must be a high school graduate from Washington/ Hancock Counties, or an island served by the Mission, and participate in an interview.  Here is the application form with specific requirements for each Mission scholarship.

New Website for Start Up Downeast

Start Up Downeast now has a new website with a recording of the program overview available, and a place for interested participants to request an application for their open enrollment. This program is designed to improve economic outcomes for individuals in low-income households by providing access to post-secondary education while developing financial and self-employment readiness skills. Success will be achieved through coaching, advising, workforce and business development support, and barrier removal.

Downeast Family Gardens

The CCC and Women for Healthy Rural Living have teamed up to help support up to 75 families who wish to grow a garden. In addition to the seeds, we offer a blog called Seeds and Sprouts with information, ideas and support that can help you throughout the season.  We have seed collections in three convenient sizes for families in Downeast Maine. These seeds are intended for any Washington County family with children who would like to have a vegetable garden, but find it a hardship to purchase seeds at this time.  Learn more here.

FFD Accepting Applications for Cohort 6

Do you want to attend college but do not know where to begin? If you have a child under 8 years old and are a Washington County Resident, Family Futures Downeast may be able to assist you. Contact us today for more information! Email Angela, call/text 812-2005, or check out our website!

Peer Specialist Opening in WC
Community Health & Counseling Services is seeking a Peer Specialist in Washington County.  View job description and apply here.

SUD Patient Navigator

The Regional Medical Center at Lubec Northern Maine HIV Program is excited to add a new staff member to the team and tailor this outreach service to meet the needs of people living in Washington County. If you know someone who is passionate about reducing overdose deaths in our community and supporting those wishing to begin their journey of recovery, please pass this along and feel free to contact Erica Famous, Director of HIV Programs, with any questions.  Read Job description here.

Get up to Speed

The Maine Broadband Coalition is launching a statewide speed test mapping initiative. The goal of the “Get Up To Speed” initiative is to gather data from across the state to generate the most comprehensive map of both the presence and quality of internet in Maine to date.  Residents are being asked to help the initiative by taking this less-than-a-minute test to map their own speed through the Maine Broadband Coalition’s website. We strongly encourage you to share this link with your community, so that we can get the most accurate map possible. The Maine Broadband Coalition will aggregate, document, and visualize the speed testing information to provide users and state officials with up-to-date service maps. Participants can view their results (while personal information remains confidential) and watch the public map of Maine grow in real time.

Q+ Youth connect on Discord

The Downeast Rainbow Alliance (DRA) and Healthy Acadia have joined together to create a new forum for LGBT2Q+ youth, ages13-22, to connect. “Downeast Q+ Discord” is available 24 hours a day for peer to peer support. Discord is a secure online server that is often used as a communication tool for gaming communities. There are youth and adult moderators present in the space for safety. Q+ youth need open and affirming environments and time and time again we find that our schools are not able to create a reliable network of Q+ youth,” says Anne Shields Hopkins, lead administrator for the DRA. “Being affirmed of your identity as LGBT2Q+ can literally be life saving. This project is being created out of that need.”  Join the server or contact Corrie Hunkler with questions.

Narcan by Mail

Healthy Acadia is now offering free Narcan through the mail (or a person can schedule a time to pick it up).  Use this link to a Google form to request this service.  Please share this information.

Safe Harbor Accepting Applications

Safe Harbor, a recovery residential program in Machias, is now accepting applications! Safe Harbor was created in partnership with Healthy Acadia, The Community Caring Collective, Downeast Community Partners, and Aroostook Mental Health Center. Our mission is to provide safe, supportive, housing for women in recovery and their children. This program is appropriate for women (18 years or older) with or without children who self identify as in recovery from substance use disorder. We require a negative screen for alcohol, THC, and medications or drugs not prescribed by a doctor upon admission. We also require an ability to pay rent, however temporary scholarships may be available. Most importantly applicants are expected to show a commitment to recovery and personal growth as well as a willingness to actively engage in recovery goal settings. Our residence features 5 furnished units, 3 full bathrooms, and a kitchen fully stocked with cooking supplies and plenty of room for food storage. Thanks to community support, Safe Harbor is well stocked with supplies, furniture, food donations, and a helpful network of recovery resources. See flyer for details.

PTLA Tuesday Eviction Info Sessions

Join Pine Tree Legal Assistance online every Tuesday at 9 am to get your questions answered about eviction.  Learn about the process and how it differs right now during the COVID lockdown.  See flyer for more information.

   Donations Needed for Shelter Guests

NextStep DV Project is gratefully accepting donations of new & unused household items for their shelter guests.  See list of items needed.  Please contact Marcie or Jasmine to arrange for drop-off of items or for more information.

Social Call Service

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many new challenges. It has also offered an opportunity for our community to come together in support of one another. Healthy Acadia’s Maine RecoveryCorps and MDI Hospital are partnering to respond to the isolation many community members are facing through a new Social Call service.

Social Calls are to be made by trained recovery coaches. Their recovery coach training and background has steeped them in a culture of empathy, support, compassion, and resilience. The callers are able to provide information on resources and offer reflective listening, encouragement, and honesty.

There are several avenues available to request a social call. One may discuss it with their provider who can send a referral on their behalf. The Healthy Acadia website has both on online form and one to print and return. Additionally Beth Alteri is available to 207 – 460 -2312 to take requests over the phone as needed. She can also be reached at or receive faxes at 207-331-5423.

Social calls offer an opportunity for connection and can serve to buffer the negative effects of physical distancing. These calls are not intended to replace an individual’s need to connect with their mental health professional, but rather be an additional service for them to tap into. If you or someone you know could benefit from a Social Call please reach out to us. We are here to help.

Sunrise Scholarship Fund

Has your job been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic? For the immediate future, Washington County residents who answer yes to that question are eligible to apply for up to $500 to assist with training that will increase your opportunities for employment regardless of prior income levels!  Click here for an application.  Visit  Call Jen at 255-0983 with any questions.

DCT Offers Virtual Services to Support Opioid Recovery

As a result of new virtual services, same-day access to anyone with opioid use disorder (OUD) who wishes to begin medication assisted treatment (MAT) is now available to anyone across Washington and Hancock counties. In response to the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, the Downeast Treatment Center (DTC) in Ellsworth has begun offering immediate, virtual, rapid access to MAT for all in the Downeast region…. Patients can expect a virtual intake over phone or Zoom, prescriptions called to pharmacies near them; ongoing, remote access to a medical provider, and access to virtual group or individual sessions with a behavioral health provider. Anyone who does not have insurance or who cannot afford their insurance deductibles or copays can apply for financial support from Healthy Acadia’s Treatment Fund.  Read the full press release from Healthy Acadia.

If you are Aware of a Senior in Need….

Healthy Acadia would like to share an Eastern Area Agency on Aging link to refer people for all services including the Meals on Wheels program. Please share this information widely!

 Free Financial Coaching
Thanks to support from Downeast Community Partners, Joseph Connors has been able to continue offering free coaching on any financial matter to individuals and families in Washington County, following the termination of this program at the end of March by the Consumer Protection Bureau.  To make an appointment with Joe, call him at 207-598-5657 or email

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Q&A: Caregiving and Late-Stage Dementia, With Dr. Lynn Hallarman

In Being Patient’s LiveTalk series, palliative care physician Dr. Lynn Hallarman shares her own family’s journey caring for her late mother with dementia before and during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, offering guidance on ways to prepare for care in late-stage dementia.  Click here for details.

Joyful Beginnings

Joyful Beginnings is a welcoming and inclusive online community providing support and resources to all who share their lives with young children, pre-birth to age three. We offer a safe space to gather in support of each other’s growth, to share our experiences, to ask questions and feel a sense of belonging. Joyful Beginnings’ monthly newsletter brings articles, blogs and videos to its readers’ attention.  The July issues includes these elements:
  • Featured Article: The Benefits of Back-lying
  • New Videos, Blogs and more
  • New options for Workshop registration
  • You’re Not Alone

Sign up for this newsletter here — scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Search. Find. Help.

Today, a new resource is available to help leaders and staff at organizations serving community-dwelling older adults and their caregivers find resources to support these populations during public health emergencies. Search. Find. Help. is a searchable online library that connects organizations to approximately 300 existing resources that can help older adults and caregivers—ranging from tip sheets to prepare older adults for public health emergencies to tools to identify individuals in a community who need support following a disaster. The resources focus on addressing social isolation, chronic conditions, elder abuse and neglect, caregiver support, delayed medical care and emergency preparedness.  Explore Seach. Find.Help.

Us Against Alzheimer’s

On the latest Daughterhood Podcast, Rosanne Corcoran talks with Brooks Kenny the Executive Director of the Women’s Network of “Us Against Alzheimer’s” about their new tool, Brain Guide. Scientists believe that the brain changes seen in Alzheimer’s and dementia may begin many years before symptoms appear. So, it is more important than ever to treat our brains as vital organs and pay attention to our brain health. Brooks was also a long-distance caregiver to her mother-in-law and has practical and innovative tips on long- distance caregiving.

Children and Adolescents Managing Crohn’s Disease

The National Alliance for Caregiving is proud to present Circle of Care: A Guidebook for Caregivers of Children and Adolescents Managing Crohn’s Disease, a new resource designed to help caregivers navigate their journey caring for a child or adolescent with Crohn’s disease. The centralized guidebook offers effective information and tools that have helped other caregivers in similar situations. If you or someone you know cares for a child or adolescent living with Crohn’s disease, make sure to check out the guidebook at

Tick Lab 2020 Surveillance Program

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab 2020 Surveillance Program data is now compiled and available on the Maine Tick Data webpage. In 2019, the UMaine Extension Tick Lab began testing tick samples for Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis; the three most common tick-borne diseases. In 2020, an additional testing panel was added to screen for Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis and tularemia. Also included is new data related to personal protection as well as COVID-related behaviors. More information on different tick species in Maine, tick management, tick-borne diseases, and submitting tick specimens to the lab is available on the tick laboratory website, or by contacting 207-581-3880, 800-287-0279 (in Maine);

Cooperative Extension Gardening Bulletins

Check University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s gardening bulletins free to download. The full publications catalog is online. For more information or to place an order, call 207-581-3792 or email

VA Maine Caregiver Support Program

VA Maine’s Caregiver Support Program has been hard at work building wrap-around services for Caregivers of all Veterans! Read our first quarterly newsletter for information about our team, our programs and some of the services we offer.  A new newsletter will be coming out in April. The General Caregiver Support Program is similar to case management for caregivers – we check in with them yearly, perform risk assessments and offer services listed below.  Please help us get the information and resource out to all staff and caregivers who desperately need support and encouragement!  See this brochure for more information.’s mission is to support and build confidence in women who are managing their parents’ care. The daughterhood blog, website and social media links connect you — the care manager — to resources and a wholly unique perspective on our health and elder care systems. Through her writing and curation of resources, daughterhood’s founder, Anne Tumlinson, coaches women and men to insist on excellent care and a meaningful experience for their parents.  Daughterhood is what happens when we put our lives on hold to take care of our parents. Unlike motherhood, we don’t expect daughterhood. And, even if we did, it’s shocking how hard and time consuming it is. is an incredible resource for caregivers offering informational podcasts with show notes you can download on topics such as Elder Law and 911 Emergency! Now what?  The website also offers inspirational blog posts, recommended reading lists, and support on how to start a local support group “daughterhood circle” and private facebook group to stay in communication.


The Overdose Prevention Through Intensive Outreach Naloxone and Safety (OPTIONS) initiative is a coordinated effort of the Maine Office of Behavioral Health and other state agencies to improve the health of Mainers using substances through harm reduction strategies, helping them on the road to recovery, and dramatically reducing the number of fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses.  Visit the OPTIONS website for information on how to respond to an overdose, view data, search for resources by county and topic, listen to personal recovery stories or share your own story.

Connecting with Opportunities

Eastern Maine Development Corporation would like your help sharing the exciting news about Maine’s Connecting with Opportunities Initiative.  It’s focused on addressing the opioid crisis by providing support, encouragement and financial resources to people impacted (personally or indirectly) by opioid use disorder.  There are lots of resources right now. Participants are needed.  This initiative is also available to unemployed workers who haven’t been impacted by opioid use disorder, but want to play a role in addressing the opioid crisis. For these non-impacted individuals, the career paths are focused in the substance use disorder treatment, mental health or recovery fields.  Connecting with Opportunities complements Maine’s other workforce development offerings, such as the WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) program. If you know anyone who could benefit from financial assistance and a supportive team to start school, enter a training program or move directly into meaningful employment, please contact  If you or your organization would like to receive a brief presentation, contact Doug Dunbar (

Seeds & Sprouts

Introducing “Seeds & Sprouts,” a family-friendly garden blog, collaboratively created and edited by Incredible Edible Milbridge and the Community Caring Collaborative.  Seeds & Sprouts features monthly posts about family-friendly gardening activities, tips and tricks for your garden, and more.  Check us out here.

Child Care Business Lab

CEI is starting an intensive 6-month program to help people interested in starting a child care business in selected counties, including Washington. The program, which starts in March, is called the Child Care Business Lab: we integrate small business start-up education with child care management techniques and coaching through the licensing process.  Access to capital in the form of loans is also available. The Child Care Business Lab consists of formal workshops delivered via video, an online, on-demand component, live panels with existing child care providers who provide “been there / done that” insight – and participants work one-on-one with a business advisor and a child care mentor to tailor plans that work for them and their community. CEI Business Advisor Ruth Feldman encourages people to “take a look at the Child Care Business Lab website and let me know if you have any questions. (My colleague @Cynthia Murphy (, who runs the program, is also happy to answer questions.) I hope you’ll consider applying!” Ruth can be reached at

National Digital Equity Center Upcoming Webinars

What else would you like to learn? Most of our online classes are now offered at various times in the next month. Topics range from learning new devices, programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and more, Using Online Games for Age 55+, Social Media platforms, Word Press, QuickBooks, Online Safety & Much More! Click here to register for upcoming online courses.

AMHC 24-hour Recovery Resource & Support Referral Line

AMHC has launched a 6-month pilot program providing a 24-hour recovery resource and support referral line: 1-833-NVR-GVUP or 207-454-1999.  Read more about this here.  Share this flyer.

Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19

SAMHSA is committed to providing regular training and technical assistance (TTA) on matters related to the mental and substance use disorder field as they deal with COVID-19.  Our TA programs are delivering great resources during this time. View the updated available TTA resources to assist with the current situation.  Download flyer for more information.

Neighbor4Neighbor Fund

The “neighbor4neighbor” Fund (n4n) a program of Healthy Acadia, provides one-time mini-grants of up to $500 to seniors in Washington and Hancock counties who are facing any one of many life crises that can arise unexpectedly and for which they may not have adequate funds. n4n funds may be used for eyeglasses, dentures, medical equipment, emergency household repairs, or other one-time challenges which may undermine a senior’s ability to live independently and have a high quality of life. Learn more about n4n here.  To apply for a n4n Fund mini-grant, click here.

Financial Planning for Memory Loss Caregivers

 “Becoming a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is demanding. You’ll need to help your loved one with daily tasks as well as with financial decisions. Despite the challenges, being a caregiver can also be rewarding. It provides the opportunity to oversee important decisions and to ensure quality support for your loved one.  This guide helps caregivers prepare for the expenses associated with caring for someone with memory loss and offers caregiver resources that can help make the journey easier.”

From: | June 29, 2020 — See more.

Helpful Wifi Resources

Lois-Ann Kuntz has 2 free WiFi resources to share:

  • An updated map of ‘Study-From-Car’ sites where WiFi guest access is available for outside of buildings is now available.  For each site, please check the website information provided for availability and connection information.
  • The Maine State Library has this on their website a list of libraries that have their WiFi on 24/7 with available parking within range. I don’t see how to sort this by county.
Maine Families of Washington County publishes a comprehensive list of free Wi-Fi access in their online community resource guide.

Washington County Recovery Resources

The CCC in collaboration with Healthy Acadia has created a comprehensive, up-to-date list of recovery resources with contact info for Washington County.  As we know, services have shifted in light of COVID-19.  We want to ensure providers and community members are aware of the current available resources to support individuals impacted by substance use disorder. Here is a link to a “live” document that will be updated regularly.  Please keep checking back for the most up-to-date information.  We will be adding a Hancock County resource list soon!  If you are aware of other recovery resources in Washington County or believe an edit needs to be made to this document, please contact Abby Frutchey at or Penny Guisinger at

Bolstering General Assistance

Under the Governor’s March 31 Executive Order, all applications for General Assistance will be processed as emergency applications for eligibility purposes, and certain other requirements are waived. The order also allows eligible individuals to reapply after 60 days rather than 30 days for ongoing assistance.  General Assistance is funded through communities, with DHHS reimbursing 70 percent of municipalities’ costs. Under the Executive Order, DHHS will use existing funding to increase reimbursement to Maine Tribes to up to 100 percent. General Assistance can be used for basic necessities including food, housing, electricity and medical expenses. Assistance is not provided directly to eligible individuals, but rather it is issued in the form of vouchers used to pay vendors who provide goods and services to eligible individuals.

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The CCC is here for you

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us using either the form or email/phone contacts listed on the Contact Us page of our website.  We also encourage people to share needs and offers in this newsletter, and remind service providers that we have a needs & offers platform for you on facebook: Poverty Buster Resource Connection.

To request an online training, please use our Training & Technical Assistance Request form.

About the Wednesday Communique

This is the Community Caring Collaborative’s weekly newsletter where we share announcements about trainings, meetings and other events, including announcements from our collaborative partners.  Look for links to meeting minutes and agendas in the Meetings section, training registration forms and flyers in the One-Time Events section, and job postings and announcements about services and programs in the Needs & Offers section.  Subscribe here to get the Communiqué.  Make sure to add Community Caring Collaborative to your contacts at  Gmail users, check for the Communiqué under the Promotions tab.Want to change how you receive these emails?  You can  update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

This mailing goes out every Wednesday, so if you have announcements, please send them to Christine by 5 pm Monday to be included.   Thanks!

The mission of the CCC is to nurture and sustain collaboration that expands resources and results in greater hope, health and wellbeing for Washington County people.

Contact: Christine Laurel, Communication & Training Coordinator
Community Caring Collaborative

PO Box 224, East Machias, ME 04630
Phone: 207-249-3318
Fax: 207-835-4500


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