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Community Partners

Community Fund Partner Agencies & Funded Programs in Education, Financial Stability, and Health



Success By 6: Early Childhood | Total Distribution:  $254,750 for 2015-2016

Bath Area Family YMCA – The Enrichment Preschool Program
Provides quality enrichment preschool for 3 to 5 year olds, as part of their quality child care and before and after school programs.

Central Lincoln County YMCA – Child Care Preschool & After School Programs
Provides quality full day care and preschool for infants (6 weeks) through 5 years of age, and after school programming for children in kindergarten through 5th grade.

Coastal Kids Preschool – Inclusive Preschool and Afterschool Program
Offers an inclusive preschool program in Lincoln County providing a developmentally appropriate education for all children without regard to ability and family income.

Family Focus - Children's Services
Provides quality child care for children ages 6 weeks to five years, and Before and After School Age Care in Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell. Provides developmentally appropriate programming in safe, nurturing environments.

Healthy Kids
Prevents child abuse and neglect in Lincoln County and encourages, supports, and promotes healthy family environments through home visits, workshops, and activities for families.

Midcoast Maine Community Action – Early Head Start
Provides pregnant women and children up to the age of three with support through intensive weekly home visits. Delivers child education, nutrition education, health and family services to families at or below the poverty level.

Midcoast Maine Community Action - Families CAN!
Provides information on child abuse and neglect, and provides child abuse and neglect prevention training and support to families and professionals.

Teen and Young Parent Program – Maine Families – Lincoln & Sagadahoc County
Promotes child and family well-being by providing voluntary parent education and support through home visits for families, prenatal through age three.   

Tri-County Literacy - "Read With Me" Family Literacy Program
Supports children to develop early literacy skills by offering interactive, educational programming, and by providing free books, literacy information, and opportunities for sharing.

Best Start Initiative:  United Way of Mid Coast Maine’s collaborative initiative with key partners Mid Coast Medical Group, Mid Coast Hospital, and home visiting programs.  United Way funds are joined with foundation grants to connect more families, preferably during prenatal period, with quality programs providing child development and parenting information.


Youth & Lifelong Learning | Total Distribution:  $174,950 for 2015-2016

Bath Area Family YMCA – Financial Aid
Assures all people have access to the facilities and programs that nurture the potential of every child and teen, and that improve the health and well being of individuals and families.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick – Community, School and Site-Based Mentoring
Provide youth facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships with a mentor that change their lives for the better.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine – Community and School-based Mentoring
Helps youth ages 5-14 in Lincoln County who are facing adversity achieve higher aspirations, create better relationships and have educational success by pairing youth with a caring, responsible adult mentor or with high school or college students who mentor in the schools.

Elmhurst, Inc. - Supported Living Program
Supports and promotes learning and independent living skills to adults with intellectual disabilities in the greater Bath region.

Girl Scouts of Maine – A Place for Girls Afterschool Programming
Provides Mid Coast elementary and middle school girls the opportunity to try positive and exciting new activities, build skills, practice leadership, and become responsible and contributing members of their communities.

Independence Association – Community Supports and Services
Provides individuals with intellectual and other disabilities, in the greater Brunswick region, career exploration, job development and job coaching supports to obtain and maintain successful employment in the community. 

Mobius, Inc. – Career Opportunities Program
Trains, places and supports adults and youth with disabilities in jobs paying competitive wages in Lincoln County community businesses.

People Plus - Teen Center
Serves youth in grades 6-12 in the greater Brunswick area by providing supervision, food, safety and fun in an after-school drop-in center.

Tri-County Literacy - Literacy Volunteers
Adult learners are tutored by trained volunteers, individually or in small groups, to develop reading, writing, comprehension, and computational literacy skills.


Financial Stability

Basic Needs/Safety Net | Total Distribution:  $256,600 for 2015-2016

American Red Cross of Central & Mid Coast Maine – Emergency Services
Works to help people prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, helping to mitigate property damage and personal injury, and save lives.

Coastal Trans, Inc. – Transportation Coupon Program
Allows seniors and persons with disabilities access to transportation that meets their needs and timetables. Using the coupon, individuals can choose from a variety of transportation options to enhance their mobility and participation in community life. 

Good Shepherd Food Bank
Local Mid Coast food banks can purchase food from this statewide organization at reduced cost, stretching the dollars to help provide nutrition to more families and individuals.

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers – Weatherization and Repair Program
Provides weatherization services and home repairs for low-income and elderly homeowners, to increase their homes’ energy efficiency and to enable them to afford to remain in their homes. 

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program – Food Security Coalition of Mid Coast Maine
Provides peer support, community outreach and acts as a clearing house for sixteen food pantries and soup kitchens in Cumberland, Sagadahoc, and Lincoln counties.

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program – Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen and Food Bank
Provides hungry people with access to healthy food, to work to improve the quality of their lives, and to serve them in a manner that recognizes their dignity.

Midcoast Maine Community Action - Family Development Program
Helps families by providing assessment, goal setting, information and referral, supportive counseling, and service coordination to enable them to move toward self-sufficiency.

Midcoast Maine Community Action - Housing Counseling Program
Provides services and supports for housing and other emergencies, including information and referral, life skills, and emergency housing funds to individuals and families in crisis.

People Plus – Volunteer Transportation Network
Matches volunteer drivers in the Brunswick area with home-bound and disabled residents who need transportation to vital services including medical and therapeutic appointments, grocery and the local food pantry, and hospitals.

Spectrum Generations - Meals on Wheels
Delivers nutritious meals and a safety check to homebound older adults and disabled persons.

Tedford Housing - Homeless Prevention Services
Assists families and individuals to retain stable housing and avoid homelessness by assisting with rental assistance, security deposits, heating assistance, and other supportive services.

Tedford Housing – Adult and Family Emergency Housing Shelter and Services
Provides short-term, over-night shelter for single adults and families, and provides case management services to guests to assist with the transition to permanent and stable housing.

Tedford Housing - Supported Housing Services
Offers permanent housing for formerly homeless adults and families coupled with supportive services to assist tenants to maintain their housing and move to greater independence.

The Salvation Armyof Bath/Brunswick - Emergency Assistance
Provides heating and utility assistance to help prevent homelessness as part of their basic needs assistance programs.


A Safe & Healthy Community | Total Distribution:  $194,030 for 2015-2016

Brunswick Area Respite Care – Adult Day Service
Provides supportive care and information to individuals and families facing the disabilities of aging through an adult day program, support groups, Carefree Café, education and counseling. 

Catholic Charities Maine – SEARCH - Greater Bath and Lincoln County
Helps isolated elder residents remain independent in their homes by matching them with trained volunteers who provide companionship, transportation and other assistance.

ElderCare Network of Lincoln County – Activities for Residents in Residential Care
Serves frail and vulnerable elderly individuals by reaching out to residents’ individual interests to enhance and enrich their lives through engaging activities and community involvement.

Family Crisis Services – Brunswick/Harpswell Outreach Services
Provides individual advocacy and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence in the Brunswick/Harpswell area, including court-based services. 

Home to Home
Provides a safe, easily accessible location for separating/divorcing parents in high-conflict relationships to exchange their children for visitations or for supervised visitations.

Lincoln Academy – School-Based Health Center
Provides mental health counseling and addresses the social service needs of adolescents in grades 9-12.

Maine Family Planning - Clinical Health Care Services in Lincoln County
Assures access to expert, affordable, and confidential reproductive health care for men, women and teens in the agency’s Damariscotta health center. 

MSAD 75 – School-Based Health Center
Health Center at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham provides access to urgent medical care, preventive and behavioral health services to students who would not otherwise receive care.

New Hope for Women - Outreach in Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties
Provides services including court advocacy, emergency housing, support groups, and school-based and community education to people affected by domestic or dating violence, or stalking. 

Oasis Health Network – Medical, Dental and Prescription Assistance
Provides free medical and dental care as well as prescription assistance to low-income residents of southern Midcoast Maine.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance – Victims Assistance Program
Provides free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking to assure the victim’s safety, financial stability and overall well-being.

People Plus - Community Outreach
Serves thousands of members a year in Brunswick and neighboring communities with fitness, education, technology, health and wellness, social support, hunger prevention, nutrition, and Good Morning call safety service. 

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England – Brunswick/Topsham Health Center
Provides quality, comprehensive reproductive health care and sexuality education to women, men, and teens at a price they can afford.

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine - Prevention Education Grades 6-8
Focuses upon raising awareness and knowledge of sexual harassment, assault, and internet safety in order to help students reduce their own risk and that of their peers.