CCC Wednesday Communique — August 31, 2022

The CCC presented Wendy Harrington with a Hero Award at a celebration during Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty commemorating her service as an educator, advocate, and community leader with Maine Seacoast Mission.  Wendy has stepped down from her work directing the Mission’s service programs but continues to coordinate the Scholarship Program.  CCC honors Wendy for her deep compassion and tireless work to ensure families and older Mainers do not go hungry or without other essential needs.  (Photo courtesy of Maine Seacoast Mission)

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Rural Development Programs for Housing Needs
The CCC is excited to announce that Sean Thibeau and Cheryl Barnes with USDA Rural Development, serving  Aroostook, Washington and Northern Penobscot counties, will be presenting information on their 502 Direct Single Family Housing and 504 Repair loan and grant programs and Community Facilities at the September meeting of the CCC Work Group. Download these materials for more information:

The CCC Work Group meets online on the first Wednesday of each month from 1 – 2:30.  Join next Wednesday’s meeting, September 7th, by registering here.

Violence Against Women Act Q & A

Maine Continuum of Care invites you to an online discussion on housing rights of DV Survivors in Maine on FRIDAY, September 9, 2022, from 9 – 11 am, presented by Kate Easter, Housing Services Coordinator, and Andrea Mancuso, Esq., Public Policy Director with Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence.  Join us for a review of Maine’s state-specific laws and the impacts VAWA and Maine laws have for survivors of abuse. There will be time for questions, and we encourage you to send those ahead of time to: Kate Easter at MCEDV (  See flyer for details and registration.

International Overdose Awareness Day Flyer

Today, August 31st, is International Overdose Awareness Day, an opportunity to educate. The Downeast Recovery Support Centers will be hosting a community event to hand out Naloxone and Narcan with materials and training, coordinated by Healthy Acadia and Maine Access Points.  See flyer for details.

Flaherty Assistant Preschool Teacher 
Downeast Community Partners is seeking to hire an Assistant Preschool Teacher to work in the Flaherty Early Care and Education Center in Machias. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week, 51 weeks per year) with a $500 sign on bonus. Responsibilities:
  • Assist the preschool teacher to plan and implement an early childhood education program for children in accordance with agency practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Promote school readiness, parent engagement and ensuring the health and safety of children in our care.
  • Perform under the direction of the Lead Teacher to ensure program operations are carried out in a manner supportive of the DCP goals and intended program outcomes.
Education and Experience:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate Degree in early childhood education preferred.
  • Minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or a state-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA or are enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of the time of hire.

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