CCC Wednesday Communique – May 3, 2017

Happy Wednesday!

This is the Community Caring Collaborative Weekly Communiqué 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 Events section, and job postings and other items of interest in the Announcements 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. This mailing goes out every Wednesday, so if you have announcements, please send them to Christine by 5 pm Monday to be included.  Thanks!


Homeless Coordinated Entry: Mary Ellen Quinn from CHCS invites you to participate in a new initiative “Region 3 Homeless Coordinated Entry.” This is a system that provides people who are homeless a much more efficient and effective way to get assistance no matter where in our system of services they present themselves. In addition, such a system is now mandated by HUD as part of the necessary requirements to be met by any Continuum of Care ( COC) that wishes to apply for federal housing/homeless services funds.  See flyer for background and information on a Train the Trainer event scheduled for May 17th at 10:00 am at the United Way of Eastern Maine on Main St. in Bangor. There is a call-in option available for the training. Details on that coming soon.

Your announcement could go here: email the details to Christine by 5 pm Monday for inclusion in Wednesday’s Weekly Communiqué.


Now listed chronologically, so make sure to scroll down for items just added!

Hospice Volunteer Training: Down East Hospice is holding a training for volunteers at Down East Community Hospital from 9-3 over 5 days (May 3, 5, 8, 11 & 17).  Pre-interview required.  Contact Barbara Barnett at 726-5087 or the Down East Hospice office (email or call 454-7521 ext 126) for more information.

Maine Association for Infant Mental Health: Registration is open for the 30th annual MeAIMH conference on May 12th at the Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown, Freeport, ME, featuring Stephan A. Viehweg presenting Tackling the Tough Stuff: Supporting Families at Risk.  Read more about this exciting conference “not just for home visitors” here.

Data Demystified: The University of Southern Maine’s Data Innovation Project invites you to their inaugural Data Summit on May 15th at the Wells Conference Center, UM Orono.  Download the flyer for more information.

Toxic Chemicals and Our Children’s Developing Brains: G.E.A.R. workshop on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 9-11 a.m. at Downeast Horizons, 77 Union St, Ellsworth, hosted by Cynthia Cullinane, Regional Parent Support Coordinator. Read about this and other G.E.A.R. spring workshops in this flyer.

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors: Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood. Learn how to protect yourself and cope with disaster by planning ahead in this presentation on May 18th from Noon to 2 PM in UMM Science 102, by Caroline King, Executive Director, American Red Cross, Northern & Eastern Maine. This event is free & open to the public.

Bridges Out of Poverty Webinar: one-hour webinar, “Bridges Out of Poverty,” uses the lens of economic class to provide concrete tools and strategies for individuals, organizations, and communities to alleviate poverty.This webinar will provide an introduction to a comprehensive approach to understanding the Bridges Out of Poverty constructs. Thursday, June 1, 2017, 11:00am-12:00pm CDT (not Eastern time).  Register here.

LGBTQ Health Conference: Save the date of June 16th in Portland, ME, for the 2017 LGBTQ+ Health Conference on the theme of Trauma and Resiliency  with keynote speaker, Sandy James, Survey Project Manager of the National Center for Transgender Equality.  Conference information at Health Equity Alliance.

Needs & Offers

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


This is where we post updates on programs, initiatives and pending legislation.


Work Group & Poverty Busters:  Read minutes from the April 5th meeting.

St Croix Community Connections: This is Poverty Buster’s sister group in Calais, organized by Christine Morris. This group meets monthly – new members welcome!  Contact Christine for details on the May meeting.

NASA’s satellite image of Acadia highlights how the park could be vulnerable to sea level rise.
It’s not just a silent spring in Acadia to worry about. (NPS image)