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									 Knox County

 Community
Network Forum
“A Celebration of Community Resources”
             April 13, 2011
                          Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden
                                         9am – 2pm

Presenter name –      Katie Orlando


Agency/Program Name –       Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine


Services offered – Strong & enduring professionally supported 1:1 mentoring relationships


Service area/locations – Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot & Waldo Counties


Who is eligible – Youth ages 5-14 (K-8th grade) (mentees); high school/college students and adults of
all ages (as mentors)


Costs/fee information – N/A


Updates/changes in service – We now serve Penobscot county in addition to Knox, Lincoln & Waldo
(as of January 2011)


Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? – yes, but our information listed is incorrect.


Contact Information/Email address -

Mailing Address: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine, 16 School Street Suite 201, Rockland,
ME 04841

(207) 593-0380

katie@bbbsmcm.org

Office Addresses:

                        Knox County Office: 16 School St. Suite 201, Rockland
                         Lincoln County Office: 96 Bristol Rd., Damariscotta
                      Penobscot County Office: Bangor Y, 17 Second St., Bangor
          Waldo County Office: Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity
                         Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden
                                         9am – 2pm



Presenter name – Jeff Kuller


Agency/Program Name – Camden Parks and Recreation Department / Camden Snow Bowl


Services offered – Parks Maintenance Services; Recreation Services including: Summer Youth
Camp, Outdoor Festivals Events and Races throughout the year, Camden Snow Bowl winter skiing,
tubing, tobogganing, etc., Lodge Rentals for private events and community use.

Service area/locations – Primarily at the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area on Hosmer Pond but
also various parks other parks, natural areas and beaches in Camden.

Who is eligible – Various programs (especially during ski season) are age specific but open to
anyone regardless of residence. Parks are open to all ages year round.

 Costs/fee information – Most park access is free. Snow Bowl tickets and programs vary
considerably depending on type and length. Discounts for season passes to Snow Bowl available for
Camden residents.

Updates/changes in service – There is currently a $6.5 million fundraising campaign to redevelop
and reconfigure the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area. Some of the changes will include: a new lodge,
expanded year round trails, new and reconfigured lifts, additional snowmaking and lighting, and new
beginner ski area.

Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? – I don’t believe so.


Contact Information/Email address – Jeff Kuller, Director of Parks and Recreation, PO Box 1207,
Camden, ME 04843, 207-236-3438, jkuller@camdenmaine.gov
                        Community Network Forum
                      “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                     April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                  55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name –           Aaron Fortin, LMSWCC- FFT Clinician

Agency/Program Name – Catholic Charities Maine/Functional Family Therapy
(FFT) Program

Services offered – Functional Family Therapy (FFT) offers home-based family therapy
services to families with at-risk children/adolescents ages 9–20. This evidenced based
program follows the three phases of the Functional Family Therapy model, which is a
prevention/ intervention model for youth who have demonstrated the entire range of
maladaptive, acting out behavior and related syndromes. This program is founded on the
assumption that all families have strengths and are doing the best that they can at any given
point in time. The goal of Functional Family Therapy is to provide intervention within the
home, stressing the importance of establishing, building and nurturing relationships among
family members. We place importance on improving relationships between family members
and strengthening the family as a whole. The average duration of services is 12-16 weeks,
although services can be extended for up to 30 weeks when necessary.

Service area/locations – Youth residing within approximately a 45 mile radius of offices
located in Augusta, Fairfield, Bangor and Caribou. (This includes Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox,
Waldo, Kennebec, Somerset and Penobscot Counties.)


Who is eligible – MaineCare eligible families with at-risk children and adolescents, and/or
adolescents involved with the Department of Corrections (with or without MaineCare), ages
9–20, with delinquency, acting out, violent, truancy, substance use or other serious at-risk
behaviors.


Costs/fee information - There is no cost to families who receive FFT Services.


Updates/changes in service – The FFT Program recently expanded to serve DHHS/CBHS
families who meet Section 65HCT eligibility criteria.


Contact information/email – Referrals accepted electronically. For more information or
to receive referral forms please contact Kimberly Herrin at (207)299-1963.
Questions may also be directed to: Melissa Cooper, LCPC -FFT Clinical Supervisor
       Tel: (207) 620-3229 Fax: (207) 622-9781         Email: macooper@ccmaine.org
                        Community Network Forum
                      “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                     April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                  55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name –           Jeanne Tondreau & Lynn Dorso


Agency/Program Name – Children’s Behavioral Health Services


Services offered – Provides information and assistance to families inquiring about
community services, directs phone calls from families and others to appro0priate agencies or
staff, receive incoming calls and maintain data base of families seeking services, maintain
inventory of brochures and educational materials for distribut9oin to families, provide
support and educational materials for distribution to families, assists families in accessing
family support groups and parent organizations, inform regional staff of emerging trends in
service needs, maintains contacts with families on issues related to information and referral,
follows up with families regarding their service needs/


Service area/locations – 9 Counties: Kennebec, Somerset, Knox, Waldo, Lincoln,
Sagadahoc, Oxford, Franklin and Androscoggin



Who is eligible – Children 0-20



Costs/fee information – No fee



Contact information/email –

Jeanne.tondreau@maine.gov, 624-5265
Lynn.dorso@maine.gov, 624-5263
DHHS/CBHS
11 SHS, 35 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, ME 04333
                          Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name – Rilla Bray, Community Outreach Educator
                 22 White Street, Suite 101
                 Rockland, ME 04841
                 207-594-3107
                 rbray@fpam.org

Agency/Program Name – Family Planning Association of Maine


Services offered – Reproductive health care for women, men and teens. Contraceptives, pregnancy
testing, STD testing and treatment, HIV and Hepatitis C testing. Breast, pelvic and pap exams,
colposcopy and services women as part of the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program. Rockland
site offers a walk-in teen clinic Monday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. Services are private and confidential.


Service area/locations – Rockland, Belfast, Augusta and Damariscotta
Rockland Family Planning
22 White Street, Suite 101
Rockland, ME 04941
207-594-3107


Who is eligible – All women, men and teens with reproductive needs.



Costs/fee information – all visits are charged on a sliding fee scale and most insurances accepted.
We welcome MaineCare.


Updates/changes in service – Special funding to cover teens screening costs for STD testing.


Contact Information/email -

Rockland Family Planning
22 White Street, Suite 101
Rockland, ME 04841
207-594-3114
207-594-3108 (fax)
www.mainefamilyplanning.org
                           Community Network Forum
                         “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                        April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                     55 Elm St, Camden

Presenter name – Norm LeBlanc is the Regional Parent Support Coordinator in Knox, Lincoln
& Sagadahoc Counties and the Greater Brunswick area. Norm will not be able to attend this
forum; however, he will gladly come & do a presentation for any agency or program that asks.
Agency/Program Name – G.E.A.R. Parent Network is a state-wide program of
Crisis and Counseling Centers, 32 Winthrop Street in Augusta.
Services offered – G.E.A.R. Parent Network offers Encouragement and Parent-to-Parent
Support through monthly Parent Support Groups, Workshops and by Telephone.              G.E.A.R.
empowers parents of children with Behavioral Health Issues to effect life decisions based on their
family‘s strengths, needs and culture by providing safe and supportive avenues for: emotional
support, problem solving, sharing common experiences, navigating the Maine System of Care,
seeking knowledge about community supports and advocacy.
G.E.A.R. Parent Support Groups & Workshops are currently offered in the following locations
within the Southern Mid Coast Area:
      1st Thursday of every Month – 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mobius, Inc. located at 319 Main
       Street in Damariscotta.
      2nd Monday of every Month – 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor Running Start
       Classroom at Mid Coast Hospital Medical Office Building located at 121 Medical
       Center Drive in Brunswick.
      3rd Thursday of every Month – 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Mid Coast Maine Community
       Action located at 34 Wing Farm Parkway in Bath.
      4th Friday of every Month – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Mid Coast Maine Community
       Action (WIC building) located at 7 Union Street in Rockland.
       (Due to Thanksgiving & Christmas Holidays the Rockland Group will meet on Friday, November 18th &
       Friday, December 16th same time & place.)
Service area/locations – Norm LeBlanc serves as the Regional Parent Support Coordinator in
Knox, Lincoln & Sagadahoc Counties & Brunswick.
Who is eligible – Any Family who cares for a child with Behavioral Health Issues.
Costs/fee information – G.E.A.R. programs are offered free of charge to Parents & Professionals
who care for or provide services to a child with Behavioral Health Issues.
Contact information/email –
Norm LeBlanc
Regional Parent Support Coordinator
G.E.A.R. Parent Network
Knox, Lincoln & Sagadahoc Counties & Brunswick
32 Winthrop Street, Augusta, ME 04330
721-0161 or 1-800-264-9224
nleblanc@crisisandcounseling.org
                           Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name –      Audrey Williams, Community Service Specialist

Agency/Program Name –        Goodwill Industries of Northern NE., Workforce Solutions


Services offered – Assistance for ASPIRE clients to locate and actively volunteer in a non-profit
organization according to their ASPIRE requirement.

Service area/locations – Waldo and Knox Counties

Who is eligible – ASPIRE particpants

Costs/fee information – none

Updates/changes in service

Contact Information/email

Phone: 207-596-4373

Cell Phone: 207-756-3552

Audrey.Williams@Maine.gov

Audrey.Williams@Goodwillnne.org
                          Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden
                                          9am – 2pm


Presenter name – Barbara Brosius

Agency/Program Name –           Goodwill Workforce Solutions

Service area/locations – Adult and youth job seekers come to Goodwill every day to take
advantage of a powerful array of services designed for one purpose: getting people back to work as
quickly as possible.
Our personalized approach will help you develop the skills—and confidence—for the job you want.
Our Workforce Solutions team will work with you one on one to set up a work plan, schedule
trainings and prepare you for today‘s job market. Our comprehensive services guarantee that we will
be with you from the start to the finish. Together, we can help you achieve a successful transition to
a new career.

Service locations - 91 Camden St Ste 201 Rockland, ME and
                   147 Waldo Ave Ste 101 A Belfast, ME

Who is eligible – Anyone ages 16 and up, who are unemployed or under-employed

Costs/fee information – free

Updates/changes in service – none

Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? –




Contact Information/Email address -

Youth: Sheila Muldoon, 930-7047, sheila.muldoon@goodwillnne.org

Adult: Barbara Brosius, 596-2618, barbara.brosius@goodwillnne.org
                          Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name – Andrea Gray, LCSW

Agency/Program Name –       Harbor Family Services – Community Services Program


Services offered – We provide services to children, adults and families who are having difficulty in
day to day functioning due to behavioral problems, emotional distress and/or substance abuse
problems.


Service area/locations – We service families in-home in Knox, Waldo, and parts of Lincoln County.
We have office locations in Rockport and Northport.


Who is eligible – Medication Management and Outpatient Counseling is provided to individuals and
families who have private insurance, MaineCare or who wish to self-pay. Home and Community
Treatment (HCT), Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), and Targeted Case Management (TCM) are
available to children ages 0 to 20 who have MaineCare.


Costs/fee information –


Updates/changes in service - N/A




Contact Information/email – To make a referral, please contact Kristi Dodd or Sandy Martz at 470-
7090 or go on-line to our website www.harborfamilyservices.org to print a Community Services
referral. You may also e-mail kdodd@harborfamilyservices.org or smartz@harborfamilyservices.org
to make a referral.
                          Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden
                                          9am – 2pm


Presenter name – Hatchet Cove Farm (Reba Richardson & Bill Pluecker, farmers)

Agency/Program Name – Community Supported Agriculture with Hatchet Cove Farm

Services offered – Members of the CSA join the farm for the season and receivie eighteen weekly
deliveries of farm-fresh, certified organic seasonal produce. Members also receive weekly newsletters
full news from the farm, cooking tips and recipes, and are invited to come to the farm to visit,
volunteer, and learn about agriculture in the MidCoast!

Service area/locations – The farm is located in Warren, but we deliver vegetable shares
throughout the midcoast.

Who is eligible – everyone!

Costs/fee information – Members can pay with EBT (as well as personal check). An eighteen-week
farm share costs $325, with add-ons including locally produced cheese, eggs, chicken, bread and meat.
 Hatchet Cove Farm is currently applying for a grant that would help cover the cost of the share for
those utilizing EBT.

Updates/changes in service -

Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? – no

Contact Information/Email address - Reba Richardson, 1133 Finntown Rd, Warren, ME 04864

       www.hatchetcovefarm.com

       info@hatchetcovefarm.com

       phone - 207-273-3044
                        Community Network Forum
                      “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                     April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                  55 Elm St, Camden


Home Counselors Inc. (HCI)
Alternative Response Program (ARP, formerly Community Intervention Project)


Contact – Sue Webber, LSW, Supervisor

Services offered – Individualized, short term case management is provided for low to
                         moderate risk families referred by DHHS to ensure children at risk
                         of abuse and neglect (and their families) receive services
                         appropriate to their level of assessed risk. Services include:
                              Assessment & identification of individual/family needs
                              Organization of Family Team meetings and creation of
                                family plan
                              Ongoing assessment of child safety, risk, or danger
                              Connecting families to community services including;
                                    o Substance Abuse
                                    o Domestic Violence
                                    o Counseling
                                    o Medical and Mental Health Needs
                                    o Financial Assistance
                                    o Food Assistance
                                    o Housing Needs

Service area/locations - Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Somerset and Kennebec Counties.

Who is eligible – Families referred by DHHS due to reports of child abuse and neglect within
the family.

Costs/fee information - There is no cost to youth or families directly. Services are funded by
Maine Department of Health and Human Services, and MaineCare.

Contact information/email:
                                  Main Office @ 375 Main Street ▪ Rockland, ME 04841
                                  (207) 596-0359 ▪ FAX (207) 596-0350
                                  Toll free - 1-888-425-5424
                                  Email: hcirock@homecounselorsinc.org
                                  Web: http://www.homecounselorsinc.org
                        Community Network Forum
                       “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                      April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                   55 Elm St, Camden


Home Counselors Inc. (HCI)
Family Reunification Program (FRP)


Contact – Kate Clement, LCSW, Supervisor

Services offered – The Family Reunification Program (FRP) is a voluntary home-based service
offered to families who have children in DHHS custody due to abuse or neglect. The goal of
FRP is to increase successful reunification of families and decrease the amount of time a child
spends in an out of home placement.

By using the Strengthening Families parenting program, FRP helps the family identify
existing family strengths and natural supports so that families can resolve safety issues and
maintain a safe and nurturing environment for their children.

The FRP Team includes a Master‘s level clinician and a trained family support worker who
can offer support ―after hours‖ for emergencies. Services are time limited to 4 months, with
an option for a two month extension upon DHHS approval. The FRP team works intensively
with the family from 7 to 18 hours per week depending on where the family is in their
reunification process.

Service area/locations – Knox, Waldo, Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties.

Who is eligible – Families are referred to FRP by the Department of Health and Human
Services, have demonstrated some progress towards reunification, and are ready for their
children to return home within 30 days. Priority is given to families with children who have
been out of the home for less than six months. Secondary priority is given to families with
children who have been out of home for six months or longer.

Costs/fee information – There is no fee for service as FRP is paid for by a grant from the State
of Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Department of Health
and Human Services.

For more information, please contact our office:

                                  Main Office @ 375 Main Street ▪ Rockland, ME 04841
                                  (207) 596-0359 ▪ FAX (207) 596-0350
                                  Toll free - 1-888-425-5424
                                  Email: hcirock@homecounselorsinc.org
                                  Web: http://www.homecounselorsinc.org
                        Community Network Forum
                       “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                      April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                   55 Elm St, Camden


Home Counselors Inc. (HCI)
Supervised Family Visitation Program


Contact – Cheryl Browne, LSW, Supervisor

Services offered – The Supervised Family Visitation Program provides supervision in a safe,
                   nurturing environment for visits between children in the care or custody of
                   the Department of Health and Human Services, and members of their
                   family, as well as separated/divorced parents in a high conflict situation.

                           The primary objective of the Supervised Family Visitation Program
                           is to provide:
                                Skilled observation and assessment of parent-child
                                   interactions
                                Education of appropriate parenting skills during scheduled
                                   visits
                                Parenting alternatives that enhance and nurture family
                                   relationships
                                Assurance of child safety and comfort

Service area/locations - Knox, Waldo, Lincoln, Somerset, Sagadahoc, Kennebec, Cumberland
                           and Androscoggin Counties

Who is eligible – Families referred by the Department of Health and Human Services and
                  court ordered referrals for families not involved with the Department.

Costs/fee information - Services are funded by Maine Department of Health and Human
                         Services for DHHS referred families. Private pay is accepted for self-
                         referrals.

Contact information/email:
                                  Main Office @ 375 Main Street ▪ Rockland, ME 04841
                                  (207) 596-0359 ▪ FAX (207) 596-0350
                                  Toll free – 1-888-425-5424
                                  Visitation Sites located in Belfast, Damariscotta, Augusta,
                                  Madison, Bath, Portland, Lewiston and Rockland.
                                  Email: hcirock@homecounselorsinc.org
                                  Web: http://www.homecounselorsinc.org
                             Community Network Forum
                           “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                          April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                       55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name –        Rhoberta Michaels, LCPC MST Supervisor- Coast and South teams

Agency/Program Name – Kennebec Behavioral Health- MST/ MSTPSB Program

Services offered – Outpatient Psychiatry and Mental Health Care, Community Support Program, School-Based
Services, Multisystemtic Therapy (MST), Family Behavioral Health and Visitation Services, Substance Abuse
and Co-Occurring Disorders Program, Vocational Clubhouses, and Independent, Transitional and Supported
Housing: Augusta, Waterville, Skowhegan.

Service area/locations - 14 Sites in Central Maine and programs reaching from the Western Maine Mountains to
the coast

Who is eligible – Each program has specific eligibility criteria and questions about programs can be readily
answered by calling Access Center staff at 1-888-322-2136

MST/MSTPSB Services: Eligibility:
   Child is 12-17- Traditional MST Services
   Child is 10-17 for MSTPSB Services
   Child has an identified mental health diagnosis.
       Child is at risk of out of home placement, or service will facilitate reunification.
       At least one adult member of the family is willing to participate in the service.
    Priority given to children or youth with one or more of the following:
     Involvement with the correctional system: where service is an alternative to placement in a correction
        facility; or is returning from a juvenile correctional facility or residential care facility
       Identified problem sexual behavior that requires treatment (can serve youth who are 10-17.5)
       Physical aggression and/or threats to harm others

Costs/fee information - All types of insurance are accepted and a sliding scale fee is available for some
programs. Questions about programs can be readily answered by calling Access Center staff at 1-888-322-2136.
MST services are paid for by Mainecare

Updates/changes in service – Beginning in June 2009 – KBH is proud to announce the addition of a 4th MST
Team dedicated to Knox, Lincoln, Waldo and portions of Penobscot and Hancock Counties

Contact information/email – Melissa Winchester, LCPC                       Rhoberta Michaels, LCPC
                             mwinchester@kbhmaine.org                      rmichaels@kbhmaine.org
                             66 Stone Street
                             Augusta ME 04330


Age groups served (please circle)
(0-5) (6-10) (12-18) or General Services
                          Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden


Home Counselors Inc. (HCI)
Homeless Youth Outreach Project


Contact – Jennifer Tinker, LSW-C/BHP

Services offered – The Homeless Youth Outreach Project offers advocacy, education and support
                    services to homeless and at risk youth including:
                                   Family conflict resolution and mediation
                                   Intensive, goal-directed counseling
                                   Independent living skill development
                                   Outreach and referrals to other community supports

                             The primary objective of the Outreach Project is to assist youth with
                             establishing or maintaining:
                                  Safe, secure and stable housing
                                  Placement in a school or education program

Service area/locations - Waldo, Knox and Lincoln Counties & offshore islands AND the Route 1
                           Corridor between Wiscasset and Bath

Who is eligible – Youth under 21 years of age who are:
                                  Homeless or at risk of being homeless, such as
                                         o Runaway, locked-out or kicked out
                                         o Sleeping on the street or in an emergency shelter
                                         o Living alone and facing eviction
                                         o At risk of running away, being locked-out or kicked out
                                         o Couch surfing
                                  Willing to participate in services
                                  Willing to allow HCI to obtain consent from a parent or legal
                                     guardian (if under 18), and
                                  Identified in or have a family that resides in either Waldo, Knox
                                     or Lincoln Counties and the offshore islands

Costs/fee information - There is no cost to youth or families directly. Services are funded by Maine
                          Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Health
                          and Human Services, and HCI.

Contact information/email:
                                    Main Office @ 375 Main Street ▪ Rockland, ME 04841
                                    (207) 596-0359 ▪ FAX (207) 596-0350
                                    Toll free - 1-888-425-5424
                                    Email: hcirock@homecounselorsinc.org
                                    Web: http://www.homecounselorsinc.org
                         Community Network Forum
                       “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                      April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                   55 Elm St, Camden
                                        9am – 2pm

Presenters‘ names – Connie Putnam, Coalition Director
                    Nancy Laite, Healthy Maine Partnership (HMP) Program Specialist


Agency/Program Name – Knox County Community Health Coalition (KCCH), a Local
Healthy Maine Partnership

Services offered – KCCHC provides health promotion and disease prevention information and
education across the life span for Knox County to: support tobacco-free living, promote
physical activity, encourage healthy eating, prevent underage substance abuse, advance
worksite wellness, educate about chronic disease self-management, and promote awareness
about lead poisoning prevention.

Service area/locations – Knox County is the service area, including the islands of Vinalhaven,
North Haven, and Matinicus.

Who is eligible – All Knox County residents across the lifespan are eligible: individuals as well
as families, parents and parent groups, youth, schools, employers/employees, agencies and
organizations, food pantries, law enforcement, hospitals, retailers, landlords/property
managers, tenants, contractors … the community at large.

Costs/fee information – We are a Local Healthy Maine Partnership (HMP) that provides FREE
resources via Maine DHHS and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (MeCDC),
the Office of Substance Abuse (OSA), Maine Department of Education (DOE), and primarily
supported by the Fund for a Healthy Maine along with federal grants from US CDC, Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), DOE, and the Maine Women‘s Fund.


Updates/changes in service - None

Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? – Yes


Contact Information/Email address - Connie Putnam, c-putnam@myfairpoint.net
                                    Nancy Laite, nllaite2@myfairpoint.net
                                    Adrienne Gallant, adgallant@myfairpoint.net

                          Knox County Community Health Coalition
                             A Local Healthy Maine Partnership
                                      120 Union Street
                                   Rockport, ME 04856
                                         236-6313
                          http://www.penbayymca.net/index.html
                         Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden
                                         9am – 2pm



Presenter name –      Meredith Batley


Agency/Program Name –          Knox County Health Clinic


Services offered – Low cost access to medical, dental, mental health and wellness, and
prescription assistance.


Service area/locations – Knox County, Waldoboro, Lincolnville


Who is eligible – Uninsured and underinsured community members whose income is below 200%
of the federal poverty guidelines. Each program‘s eligibility guidelines vary slightly.


Costs/fee information – The medical, prescription assistance, and mental health and wellness
programs are by donation. The dental program is $10 or 20$ per visit depending on income levels.


Updates/changes in service -


Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? – yes

Contact Information/Email address – 594-6996, info@knoxclinic.org, www.knoxclinic.org

Knox County Health Clinic
22 White St.
Rockland, ME 04841
                          Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden
                                         9am – 2pm




Presenter name –        Ruth Griffin and Claudia Williamson


Agency/Program Name –       Maine Families Home Visiting (Parents as Teachers)


Services offered – Home visiting for first time families, providing information on child development,
safety, developmental screenings, group connections and referral to community resources


Service area/locations – Knox County


Who is eligible – Any first time parent who is pregnant or has a new child. Parents enroll when
pregnant or when their child is under 3 months of age. (In certain circumstances, families may enroll
when their child is older than 3 months.) Families may remain in program until first child turns five.


Costs/fee information – All services are free


Updates/changes in service – New name: Maine Families*
                             *We still use the Parents as Teachers program model.


Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? – Yes


Contact Information/Email address – Caryn Drapkin, 231B Park St. Rockland, ME 04841

594-1980 (office) 594-7682 (FAX)       email: caryn.drapkin@maine.edu
                        Community Network Forum
                      “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                     April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                  55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name – Ruth Griffin/Caryn Drapkin

Agency/Program Name – Maine Families – Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc County

Services offered –
    Maine Families is a Parents as Teachers (PAT) home visiting parenting education
      program offering child development and parenting information on the unborn child
      through age 5, including learning activities that encourage language, intellectual,
      social, and motor development, developmental screenings, information on community
      resources, and support.
    Monthly Group Connections in Bath, Waldoboro, Rockland. Topics have included Baby
      Signs, Making Baby Food, Music Fun, Early Literacy, Importance of Play
    Monthly Dad‘s Playgroup in Rockland
    Monthly Family Group Swim at Y in Rockport and Y in Bath for enrolled families only
    Resource lending library
    Donated children‘s & maternity clothing

Service area/locations – PAT parent education program serves all of Knox, Lincoln, and
Sagadahoc counties. We have two offices: 1- Teen & Young Parent Program office, 231 Park
St., Rockland (tel. 594-1980) and 2- University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Knox-
Lincoln Office, 377 Manktown Rd., Waldoboro (832-0343).

Who is eligible –
   Any first time parent who is pregnant or has child under 3 months of age
   Teen parent under age 22 who is pregnant or has child under 6 months of age
   First time foster parent or referred parent with child under age 1 if space is available

Costs/fee information – Maine Families is a FREE statewide home visiting program
funded by the Fund for Healthy Maine and by local grants and fundraising efforts of Teen &
Young Parent Program of Knox County, and University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Updates/changes in service –

Contact information/email – Maine Families – Knox/Lincoln/Sagadahoc
                       231 B Park Street
                       Rockland, ME. 04841
                       (207) 594-1980 Fax (207) 594-7682
                       Email: cynthia.staples@maine.edu
                       www.extension.umaine.edu/parenting/parents-as-teachers
Age groups served- 9-20

                           Community Network Forum
                         “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                        April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                     55 Elm St, Camden
                                          9am – 2pm

Presenter name –       Catherine McConnell, Community Services Director

Agency/Program Name –        Midcoast Maine Community Action
                             Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
Services offered –
WIC is a federally funded supplemental food and nutrition education program for pregnant and post-
partum women, infants, and children up to the age of five. WIC Nutritionists provide nutrition
education, breastfeeding counseling and referral to a variety of programs related to family health and
well-being. Participants receive supplemental food vouchers that enable them to purchase WIC
approved foods such as fruit juice, milk, infant formula, cereals, cheese, peanut butter, beans and tuna.
The WIC Program has also initiated a Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program, to assist post-partum
women in meeting their breastfeeding goals.

Service area/locations –
The WIC Program has clinic sites in Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Waldo Counties.

Who is eligible –
Women who are pregnant or post-partum, and children up to the age of five. Eligibility is based on
household income of less than 185% of the federal poverty level, and an identified health or nutrition
related risk factor such as low hemoglobin, poor dietary intake, excessive weight gain or loss, a
premature infant, or recurrent ear infections. Serving children ages 0-5 and their parents.

Costs/fee information –
There are not costs or fees for receiving these services.

Updates/changes in service -
We have clinics in Knox and Lincoln counties, and have opened a new clinic in Whitefield.

Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? – Yes


Contact Information/Email address - Jean Ouellette, WIC Program Manager
                               Rockland WIC Office
                               7 Union Street, Rockland
                               207/594-4329
                               jean.ouellette@maine.gov
                           Community Network Forum
                          “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                         April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                      55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name –         Tera Kennedy


Agency/Program Name –             MidCoast Regional Child Development Services


Services offered – MidCoast CDS offers free and confidential developmental screenings, case
management, and intervention services for eligible children, including specially designed instruction,
occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy.



Service area/locations – MidCoast Regional CDS serves families from Bath to the Blue Hill
Peninsula.



Who is eligible – MidCoast Regional CDS serves children with developmental delays and
disabilities from birth to kindergarten entrance. Families should contact us to make a screening
appointment if they have concerns about their child’s development.



Costs/fee information – There is no charge for developmental screenings. Eligible children will
receive services free of charge to their parents.



Updates/changes in service - Our main office, which now includes four preschool classrooms, is
located at 91 Camden Street in Rockland. Our staff travels to local communities for developmental
screenings, meetings with parents, and to provide intervention services to children.




Contact Information/email – Call 1-877-443-1301 or 594-5933 for more information. E-Mail:
tkennedy@cds-midcoast.org
                           Community Network Forum
                         “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                        April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                     55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name – Marie Arnold, Training Coordinator

Agency/Program Name –Mid-Coast Resource Development Center (RDC). A program of
Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA)


Services offered – Resource and Referral services for families seeking childcare in Sagadahoc,
Lincoln, Know, and Waldo counties
Education and training opportunities for early care professionals
Business and community ecduation on child care topics


Service area/locations – Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties


Who is eligible – There are no eligibility requirements based on income for child care referrals.
Early care provider trainings are open, but not limited to individuals interested in starting a center or
in-home based childe care facility. All child care providers, teachers, parents, and community
members interested in early education are eligible to take trainings. The RDC staff is available to meet
with community groups or employers to speak to the issue of child care resources.

Costs/fee information – Child care referrals are provided at no cost to the families or providers.
Trainings reange from $5 to $30 depending on the topic and hours of training offered. Scholarships
are available as funding allows. Initial community/business consultations are free.

Updates/changes in service
Contact Information/email www.midcoastmainecommunityaction.org
                              www.midcoastrdc.org

                              (207) 443-1690, In-state toll free: 1-877-684-0466

RDC Director, Candice Carpenter, RDC Ed. Specialist/Early Childhood Consultant, Page Holmes-
Ames, RDC Family Educator/ Training Coordinator/ Referral Specialist, Marie Arnold, RDC Client
Services Specialist, Gail Johnston.

Age group served: 0-5, 6-10, also parents and child care providers.
                     Community Network Forum
                    “A Celebration of Community Resources”
              April 13thth, Congregational Church, Camden 9-2 pm


Presenter name:               Meg Klingelhofer, Community Education Director

Agency/Program Name:         New Hope for Women
                             P.O. Box A
                             Rockland, Maine 04841
                             (207) 594-2128

Mission:                     New Hope for Women offers support to people in Lincoln,
                             Knox, and Waldo counties affected by domestic and dating
                             violence and provides educational resources to assist our
                             communities in creating a safer and healthier future.

Services Offered:            Direct Services include: 24-hour domestic abuse hotline,
                             support groups, safe homes, transitional housing, advocacy
                             and referrals, legal and court services.

                             Prevention Services include: K-12 classroom presentations,
                             individual advocacy through school guidance offices,
                             workplace trainings, community outreach and awareness
                             presentations.


Service area/locations:      Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties.
                             Rockland office: walk-in appointments M-F, 9-5.
                             Belfast and Damariscotta offices walk-in
                                hours Thursday, 10-4 or by appointment.


Who is eligible:             Anyone affected by domestic or dating violence.



Costs/fee information:       All NHFW services are free and confidential. The only
                             exception is the fee associated with our certified
                             batterer intervention program, Time for Change.


Contact information/email www.newhopeforwomen.org
                          24 hour crisis hotline: 1-800-522-3304

                             newhope@newhopeforwomen.org
:                                    Time for Change: 207-594-0270

                          Community Network Forum
                         “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                        April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                     55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name –      Patricia Ott

Agency/Program Name –        PENQUIS Foster Grandparent Program


Services offered – A Foster Grandparent is a role model, a mentor, and a friend. Serving at one of
thousands of local organizations nationwide including faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools
and other youth facilities helping children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide
children at a critical time in their lives.


Service area/locations – All of Maine, except York & Cumberland Counties. (York and Cumberland
Counties are served by PROP‘s Foster Grandparent Program)


Who is eligible – Public schools, youth facilities, Head Start or groups that have a 501c(3) non-profit
status.

Costs/fee information – N/A

Updates/changes in service: Mature adults 55+ may volunteer with the Foster Grandparent Program
and may be eligible to receive a stipend. Volunteers are required to serve at least 15 hours per week.
Usually during the school year but some folks may have the opportunity even through the summer.
Eligible volunteers are also paid some holidays and accrued earned leave time.
Contact Information/email:

Foster Grandparent Program, 262 Harlow St. PO Box 1161, Bangor ME 04402-1161 1-800-215-4942
Ext. 3684 Gdorman@penquis.org; cwhitney@penquis.org; or pott@penquis.org.
                         Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name –       CHERYL FELDPAUSCH

Agency/Program Name – PENQUIS Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)


Services offered – Makes connections for seniors with community non-profit agencies who need
their time and talent.


Service area/locations – Knox, Lincoln and Waldo Counties


Who is eligible – Men and women 55 yrs of age and older.



Costs/fee information – none


Updates/changes in service We provide supplemental insurance for volunteers, mileage
reimbursement up to $25 per month, a quarterly newsletter, help in finding volunteer opportunities.




Contact Information/email   Cheryl Feldpausch, cfeldpausch@penquis.org

                                    207-596-0361
                           Community Network Forum
                          “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                         April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                      55 Elm St, Camden
                                           9am – 2pm



Presenter name – Jean Young, Children‘s Librarian


Agency/Program Name – Rockland Public Library


Services offered
                         Story Times Wed. and Sat. 10:30 AM, Baby Story Time Fridays at 10:00AM
                         Art Instruction with Catinka Knoth Tues. 4:00PM
                         ―All Ages Book Club‖ second Tues. of month 6:00PM
                         Special programming all year, library instruction, reference, homework help
                         Summer Reading Program


Service area/locations – 80 Union Street, Rockland, Maine


Who is eligible – all children and parents / caregivers


Costs/fee information – free


Updates/changes in service -


Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? –

Contact Information/Email address – 594-0310

www.rocklandlibrary.org

jyoung@ci.rockland.me.us
                         Community Network Forum
                       “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                      April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                   55 Elm St, Camden



Presenter name –       Trish Jonason, MT-BC (music therapist, board certified)


Agency/Program Name –      Seton School, Inc. (including Seton School Music Therapy)


Services offered – K-8 academic instruction, speech therapy, OT, PT, music therapy, individual and
group therapy with LCPC.

              *Community-based music therapy services are also offered to children and adults
              individually and in groups. Schools, preschools, daycares, homeschools, and early
              intervention work are also offered.

Service area/locations – Midcoast Maine


Who is eligible –    K-8 students with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, emotional &
                     behavioral disorders.

                     *Music therapy services are available to all individual and groups


Costs/fee information – contact school for rates.


Updates/changes in service - none


Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? –no


Contact Information/Email address - David Heath, Executive Director 236-3319
                         Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden



Agency/Program Name –         Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine
(SASSMM)


Services offered – Advocacy, 24 hour support line, resources, referrals, support groups, medical,
police and court accompaniment, prevention and risk education programs.


Service area/locations – Cumberland County: Brunswick, Harpswell; Lincoln County; Sagadahoc
County (and as of April 1, 2011, Knox and Waldo counties)



Who is eligible – Persons who have experienced sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and
concerned others (all ages and genders)



Costs/fee information – No Cost


Updates/changes in service



Contact information/email –         Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine
                                    24-hour Crisis and Support line: 1.800.822.5999
                                    From a cell phone: 207.725.1500
                                    TTY: 1.888.458.5599
                                    www.sassmm.org
                         Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden
                                         9am – 2pm



Presenter name –     Debbi Hitchings


Agency/Program Name –      Shields Mission Project, First Congregational Church of
Camden, UCC


Services offered – financial Assistance


Service area/locations – Knox County


Who is eligible – Knox County residents
referred and verified by Case managers/social workers
No direct requests allowed.


Costs/fee information – n/a


Updates/changes in service -


Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? –      no


Contact Information/Email address – Debbi Hitchings, Administrator

55 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843, 236-4821 x6, debbihitch@myfairpoint.net
                          Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden
                                         9am – 2pm



Presenter‘s name – Barbara Lannamann


Agency/Program Name – SOS Room


Services offered – Free clothing for all ages, small household items.


Service area/locations – Knox and Waldo Counties
                         Every Tuesday, 9 AM – 11 AM
                         1st Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, Camden

Who is eligible – Open to anyone with a need for clothing or small household items.


Costs/fee information – FREE


Updates/changes in service - None


Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? – No.

Contact Information/Email address –

1st Congregational Church, UCC, 55 Elm St., Camden, ME 04843

Tel: 207-236-4821 or email: conchurch@myfairpoint.net
                         Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden
                                         9am – 2pm



Presenter name –       Suzanne Dunavent-White


Agency/Program Name –      Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center


Services offered – Nutrition, Meals on Wheels, Consumer Information, Family Caregiver Support,
Homecare, Veteran‘s Advocate, AARP Tax Preparation Assistance, Fitness, Technology Classes,


Service area/locations – Knox County, 61 Park Street, Rockland, ME 04841


Who is eligible – Adults, age 18+


Costs/fee information – Free to affordable


Updates/changes in service -


Agency/Program listed on 211Maine? – yes


Contact Information/Email address –

Suzanne Dunavent-White, Center Coordinator       sd-white@spectrumgenerations.org
Gloria Rhode, Consumer Information Specialist grhode@spectrumgenerations.org
General Inquiries knox@spectrumgenerations.org
                          Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name –      Mary-Ann Williams

Agency/Program Name –       Sweetser


Services offered – Residential in Belfast, Plymouth, Waterville, Lewiston – Family Focus & Staff
Intensive, Infant Family Focus in Belfast, Child Crisis Unit in Belfast, and Day Treatment School in
Belfast


Service area/locations – See above


Who is eligible – Residential needs to be approved through CBHS and ITRT process ages 5-18. Day
Treatment needs to be designated as special education and approved by school district, Infant Family
Focus needs to be approved by DHHS, and Crisis Unit needs to meet level of care through crisis
evaluation.



Costs/fee information – Mainecare/insurance


Updates/changes in service -




Contact Information/email – Mwilliams@Sweetser.org, address 9 School St., Belfast, ME 04915
                        Community Network Forum
                      “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                     April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                  55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name –           Cheryl LeBlond, LCSW (for Dana A. Bontatibus, LMFT, LCPC, CSP)

Agency/Program Name – Sweetser, Crisis Services

Services offered – Adult and child crisis mobile along with an adult crisis stabilization unit
in Brunswick. We also have access to the Sweetser children crisis unit in Saco and Belfast and
other agencies crisis units throughout the state.

Service area/locations – Region 2 (includes Lincoln County) and northern Cumberland
(upper Freeport, Orrs, Bailey island, Harpswell and Brunswick.)


Who is eligible – This service is available to everyone. We serve all age groups.

Costs/fee information – We do bill any insurance a client may have. We do see clients
with no insurance.

Updates/changes in service –

We are currently working very hard with our clients and the community to get the word out
that crisis assessments do not have to be done in the emergency room at hospitals.

We want to see people outside of the ERs which is less traumatic for many clients/families
and also helps support cost saving for the state as a whole. We can see people at our crisis
office at 329 Bath Rd. in Brunswick, their home, their doctor‘s office or just about anywhere
that is safe.


Contact information/email:
Dana Bontatibus 373-3054 or dbontatibus@sweetser.org or
Leslie Mulhearn, LCSW 653-5228 or lmulhearn@sweetser.org

Statewide Crisis Number: 1-888-568-1112
                        Community Network Forum
                       “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                      April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                   55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name –    Cheryl LeBlond, LCSW


Agency/Program Name – Sweetser Community-Based Services


Services offered – Child Case Management, Adult Community Integration


Service area/locations - Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties. Sweetser also provides this
service from York County through Penobscot County.


Who is eligible – Children under age 5 ‗at risk‘ or up to age 21 with a mental health or mental
retardation diagnosis and Mainecare eligible. Adults beginning at age 18 that has a major
mental illness and meet criteria for Section 17 Mainecare Regulations and eligible for full
Mainecare.

Costs/fee information – Both services are Mainecare reimbursable. Children/families
without Mainecare may qualify for Katie Beckett funds for Child Case Management. Grant
funds for Adult Community Integration are available on a limited basis per fiscal year.

Updates/changes in service –
Our services identify needs in the following areas of living: physical and mental health,
financial, housing, social/recreational, spiritual/cultural, family, educational/vocational,
legal, safety planning and connection to transportation. Both services offer enrolled
participants information on resources and connection to resources, advocating for services
and assisting with referral process. Collaborating with other providers is an essential aspect
of the program.

Contact information/email –
Program information:

Cheryl LeBlond 593-1216 or cleblond@sweetser.org or
Leslie Mulhearn 653-5228 or lmulhearn@sweetser.org

Direct referrals: 1-800-434-3000
                            Community Network Forum
                           “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                          April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                       55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name –     Gwendolyn Ranquist

Agency/Program Name – Thomaston Interchurch Followship Food Pantry


Services offered – Food


Service area/locations – Watts Hall, Main Street, Thomaston


Who is eligible – Low income families



Costs/fee information – None


Updates/changes in service - None




Contact Information/email - Gwendolyn Ranquist
                              34 Beechwood Street
                              Thomaston, ME 04861
                          Community Network Forum
                        “A Celebration of Community Resources”
                       April 13, 2011, First Congregational Church,
                                    55 Elm St, Camden


Presenter name – Rilla Bray, Community Outreach Educator
                 22 White Street, Suite 101
                 Rockland, ME 04841
                 207-594-3107
                 rbray@fpam.org

Agency/Program Name – Family Planning Association of Maine


Services offered – Reproductive health care for women, men and teens. Contraceptives, pregnancy
testing, STD testing and treatment, HIV and Hepatitis C testing. Breast, pelvic and pap exams,
colposcopy and services women as part of the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program. Rockland
site offers a walk-in teen clinic Monday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. Services are private and confidential.


Service area/locations – Rockland, Belfast, Augusta and Damariscotta
Rockland Family Planning
22 White Street, Suite 101
Rockland, ME 04941
207-594-3107


Who is eligible – All women, men and teens with reproductive needs.



Costs/fee information – all visits are charged on a sliding fee scale and most insurances accepted.
We welcome MaineCare.


Updates/changes in service – Special funding to cover teens screening costs for STD testing.


Contact Information/email -

Rockland Family Planning
22 White Street, Suite 101
Rockland, ME 04841
207-594-3114
207-594-3108 (fax)
www.mainefamilyplanning.org

								
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