CCC Wednesday Communique — October 6, 2021

All are invited to a Take-out Pasta Buffet at the Lee Pellon Center, Machias, after Trick or Treat Down Main Street on October 29th.  See announcement below for details. (Photo courtesy Funny Babies Eating Spaghetti Compilation)

Happy Wednesday!

New this Week:

Walk-thru Pasta Buffet

What could be better than a warm, pasta buffet?  How about a FREE, warm pasta buffet that you can TAKE HOME to your family!  CCC is excited to be offering this Walk-thru event at the Lee Pellon Center from 4-5:30 pm (or until the food is gone) on October 29th — Trick or Treat Down Main Street Friday — as part of our Family Harvest Meal series.  We are asking people not to drive up to the Pellon Center as children will be on the street in costume.  Meals will be served up in easy-to-carry take-out bags so you can walk with your kids to the car.  No kids?  No problem!  All community members are welcome. We will be following current CDC protocols.  You can check our facebook page for any last minute changes.  Download a flyer to share.

Computer Support Specialist Training

Axiom Education & Training Center is offering SSC (Computer Support Specialist) classes beginning October 12th. Computer Support Specialists provide technical support for users, companies, and organizations. You will learn computer navigation, workplace skills, basic IT infrastructure and networking, basic security skills, and troubleshooting and problem solving  There are 3 levels to this collaborative-effort micro credential: foundational, training, and experience.  You will receive industry-recognized credentials in WorkReady, Northstar Digital Literacy, IC3 and CompTIA A+, as well as the opportunity to earn up to 9 college credits. This program is free to qualifying individuals. For more information visit AET&C’s website and register for this class.

Registration Open for SCEC Economic Summit

Registration is now open for Transformation Opportunities 2021, Sunrise County Economic Council’s virtual summit on October 19th from 9 am until Noon. Keynote speaker is Megan Sorby, Kingfish Maine Development Manager. Click here for registration and details.

SAMHSA Releases More Talk. They Hear You. Cards

SAMHSA expands its Talk. They Hear you. substance use prevention campaign resources with the release of Public Service Announcement (PSA) wallet cards and postcards. Each PSA encourages parents and educators to talk to their children and students about alcohol and other substances.  The new cards include these focused topics:

  • Success In and Out of the Classroom
  • Before She Makes Plans with Friends
  • Before She Hits the Practice Field
  • Start Talking Before She Heads Off to School
  • Choose Informal Times to Talk as She Gets Older…. and many more topics.

Visit the SAMHSA store to access these wallet cards and postcards.

GEAR – Free Support for Families with No Waitlist

We all know that times are really difficult for parents right now. If a family you are working with would like to talk to or receive support from another parent who truly knows what they are going through, then you have found the right place!  Who is G.E.A.R. (Gaining Empowerment Allows Results) Parent Network? We are a statewide team of parents who have children with emotional and behavioral health needs and we have walked in your shoes and truly understand the complex and unique challenges that families who have children with behavioral health concerns face. As Nationally Certified Family Peer Specialists we are committed to improving the quality of life for children, youth and families in Maine by offering FREE support and resource information, supportive workshops, support groups, and learning more about your child’s diagnosis or parenting support or sharing tips around child behavior management; guidance around advocacy and in navigating Maine’s child serving systems. We are parents supporting parents with No Shame, No Blame and No Judgment!  For more information call us today at 1-800-264-9224, reach out on Facebook or

CCC Hope Fund is Open!

The Hope Fund Committee is now accepting applications for a new year of Hope Fund awards.  Please visit CCC’s website for the application form and instructions on how to apply.  The Committee has been working with providers on a series of guidelines to make the application process clearer and less cumbersome.  These quidelines are framed as Frequently Asked Questions and will be posted in the FAQ section of our website.  Look for a link to the Hope Fund FAQs in next week’s Wednesday Communique.

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