CCC Wednesday Communique — October 27, 2021

Happy Halloween from the CCC!  Don’t forget to stop by the Lee Pellon Center for our Family Harvest Meal walk-through pasta buffet on October 29th. Details in this flyer.

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Halloween Activities for Littles

On Friday October 29th from 2p – 3p Maine Families will be offering crafts and activities for the littles (ages 0 – 5) right before “Trick or Treat on Main Street” starts. Come see us at our new address, at 108 Court Street (right on the corner of Court Street and Broadway) , we’ll have a tent out on the lawn for our crafts. Download a flyer to share.

Partners in Behavioral Health Pathways

Washington County Community College is offering new, exciting programming called Partners in Behavioral Health Pathways.  This pathways project is a collaboration of a variety of behavioral health partners here in Washington County, all working together to build workforce in the field.  The project built out visual pathways within the behavioral health field and joined multiple training opportunities together in one cohesive menu to provide an easy way for trainees to find opportunities, connect with scholarship and funding assistance, earn college credit, stack multiple credentials, and highlight career opportunities within our partner organizations.  Attached is an informational flyer and here is the link to the Partner website. We are really excited about this model and need your assistance in spreading the word about the incredible opportunities.  Learners may take one or multiple training opportunities, and many are free or have funding assistance braided into them.  Additional training will be added as it becomes available.  Download an info-sheet to share.

 WC Food Pantry Network Meeting

Hosted by Healthy Acadia (HA) and Washington County Food and Fuel Alliance on Thursday, Oct 28th, 2021 from 1- 2:30 pm. (Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 976 2125 0122). This virtual Zoom meeting will include some fun activities. Please plan for 1.5 hours. Bring your own favorite fall recipe! It can be soup, casserole, apple pie…. whatever you enjoy making in the fall. While we can’t share a meal in person, let’s share one virtually. You might have some unexpected guests showing up in your driveway if it looks incredibly delicious. We will want to see the dish that you have prepared if possible. We will break towards the end to enjoy our meal/dessert/snack along with pantry check ins. Bring the recipe too in case you would like to share it in the Zoom chat box. Read the Agenda.

Sunrise Prevention Council Heating Assistance

Summer is officially over and the cold weather is approaching. Once again, the Prevention Council is offering a heating assistance program to residents in Washington & Hancock Counties. The program is for any family who is in need of supplemental heating assistance. To be eligible a family must live in Washington or Hancock County, have a child under the age of 18 living in the home, earn less than $40,000 a year and currently experiencing a financial hardship.  Download an application for Hancock County residents and Washington County residents.  All applications must be submitted by a provider to the Prevention Council. Please contact Monica Olivares at or 263-5270 for more information.

Care Home Openings for Veterans

The Maine Veterans’ Home in Machias has openings for residents. This is a 30-bed, assisted living, residential care home for those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  Contact Lisa King for more information.

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