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Community Care is proud to be celebrating 20 years of service and support to the children, teens, families, and individuals who need us throughout Maine! In November of 1995, we began providing treatment foster care (under a different name) to a small number of kids in a small area of Maine. We have expanded our services in scope, type, and geographical areas over the past twenty years. We now serve children, families, and adults from Fort Kent to York to Greenville to Perry and everywhere in between! We continue to serve children in the Treatment Foster Care program but we also serve children and families through our Community Family Support Services (CFSS/HCT) program, Outpatient Clinic, Targeted Case Management (TCM), and Alternative Response (ARP) programs. We now serve adults in our Community Integration (CI) program, Behavioral Health Home (BHH), Outpatient Clinic, and Independent Living Program (ILP).
We are extremely proud of what we do and how we do it. We have achieved national accreditation because of our high quality services and strong support and leadership infrastructure. We have been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine for three years in a row—very unusual for a non-profit human service agency! We put quality of service delivery, respect and caring of our clients and our staff first and we strive to do better every day.
Before we start our 21st year, we are celebrating throughout the month of October! We have chosen to celebrate by helping people who are food insecure. To that end, all month we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Shaw House in Brewer, the Skowhegan Food Pantry, and the York County Shelter Programs. We are also hosting “Community Care Day” on October 28th in Bangor where people who are food/housing insecure or are in need of supports/services can gather at the Brick Church on Union Street to have a free lunch, learn about area supports and services , get help signing up for supports, and choose some food/warm clothing to take with them. Entertainment will be provided by a band of musicians from the Shaw House who play with a Community Care clinician-Paul Oxman. The last thing that we are doing to celebrate is to gather all of our staff together for a big party! Our foster parents are also gathering together for a celebration!
Congratulations Community Care!!!!
Here’s to another 20 years of helping people in our communities!!!