Join the Downeast Recovery Support Center at 11 Free Street in Machias for pumpkin painting on October 21st — details in the announcements below. (Photo courtesy of Mini Pumpkin Painting with Kids Video)
New this week:
New Adult Crisis Stabilization in Calais
AMHC is excited to announce the opening of a new Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (ACSU) in Calais. The ACSU is a voluntary service that offers crisis stabilization in a community-based setting. Each unit provides a 24-hour, short-term residential program for adults 18 years and older experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The goal is to stabilize the client before higher levels of care are needed. The average length of stay is five to seven days. Individuals considered for admission to the ACSU will undergo a preliminary screening to ensure they meet the age and clinical admission criteria. Self-referrals are accepted. Please contact the ACSU nearest you by calling the number on the front of this card.
Hope Fund “Brown Bag Lunch”
Join the Community Caring Collaborative during lunchtime for a virtual Hope Fund Info Session on November 10th. We’ll be reviewing the new, updated Hope Fund FAQs to clarify eligible expenses, guidelines for appliances, and more. Plus, we’ll be introducing new communication tools for providers who submit Hope Fund applications. Register here to join this Zoom from 12 Noon to 1 pm. Please share this flyer with your colleagues.
Join the Downeast Recovery Support Center at 11 Free Street in Machias for pumpkin painting on October 21st at 6 pm — no cost! Children and Families are welcome! CDC COVID guidelines will be in place for everyone’s safety. Download a flyer to share.
Care Options for Your Parents
University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an online class about using an electric pressure cooker for making soup from 6–7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. “Making Soups in an Electric Pressure Cooker” will teach participants how to prepare creamy tomato soup and Italian sausage and kale soup. Participants can select either recipe to shop for and prepare ingredients beforehand, then cook along with instructor Lisa Fishman, UMaine Extension nutrition education professional. Additional recipes will be emailed following the webinar. The fee is $5; registration is required. Register on the event webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sharon Paradis, 207.834.3905; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age Friendly Higher Education
Downeast Wind Now Accepting Fall 2021 Community Grant
- Building Healthy Communities – Programs that support public health, good government, open communication, citizen resources, and/or enhance the quality of life in the community.
- Economic Development – Apex Clean Energy supports and encourages the entrepreneurial spirit. It is part of our mission to serve as a catalyst for economic opportunity and development within the communities where we operate.
- Environmental Sustainability – Programs that possess a strong link to environmental revitalization, sustainability, or education thereof, empower residents to be stewards of the environment, and/or encourage partnerships to address environmental concerns and sustainability.
- Promoting Education — Programs that support educational institutions, the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and training programs for careers in the wind industry.