Celebrate the Leo new moon on July 28th, the time of year when the sun returns to its home sign of Leo and is conjunct the moon. What does all that mean? It means we can all be a little bolder, exercise more will power, take a risk and choose what is true and best for us. Enjoy these gorgeous, golden days of summer!
New this week:
The National Center for Equitable Care for Elders invites health center providers and staff who care for older adults to 2 live webinar events:
- August 24 & 31, 2022 ( series): Caring for an Aging Population
- September 14, 2022: Care Mapping: A Valuable Tool for Working with Older Adults and Family Caregivers
Communication Across Barriers invites you to a special two-day event on September 21st & 22nd to help bring change to your organization/community. Learn together with others who are fighting poverty in their community. Hear from special guest speakers who have a lived experience of poverty as well as those who are using the same tools and foundational knowledge you will learn to make a huge difference in their organization’s impact on the people they serve. Learn more here.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced last week the launch of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, a new three-digit dialing code available nationwide as an easy-to-remember connection to help anyone experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis. The 988 Lifeline responds 24/7 to calls, chats or texts from anyone who needs support for suicidal, mental health, and/or substance use crisis, and connects those in need with trained crisis counselors. Individuals can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
The Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) has worked closely with other state agency partners to develop a Family Services Resource Guide, also known as Access Maine. This online tool (www.AccessMaine.org), launched in April 2022, includes an inventory of state-level programs that will connect OCFS staff, service providers, individuals, and families to resources that can support everyone in Maine to be safe, happy, healthy, and successful. This tool complements the existing 211 Maine program where individuals can call, text, or go online to be connected to community-level resources in Maine. For more information about these resources, please see the Locating Services and Supports for Families in Maine Fact Sheet and Webinar recording.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance is hiring an intake paralegal for the Machias office to replace Debi Berthiaume who has accepted the position of paralegal with Support Services for Veteran Families. Read the full job description here. This position comes with generous benefits. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current resume and 3 professional references to HR Director, Ms. Olesya Shkut (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the copies to Managing Attorney and position supervisor Ms. Nicole GoldenBouchard (email@example.com) and Director of Intake Ms. Maureen Boston (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Swedish Design Lap Blankets & Matching Pillow Sets: Be the lucky winner of one of 12 Swedish design hand embroidered lap blankets & pillow sets. Sizes range from 30” x 40” to 50” by 60.” Tickets 6 for $5 or $1 each.
- Roque Island Tour: You could be the winner of this fun island and farm tour. Travel by boat with five friends to spend the day enjoying this beautiful island. A delicious picnic lunch is included. The Tour must be used in the month of September. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $1O.