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Greetings from June Koegel, President/CEO

What makes Volunteers of America so incredible, as our National CEO likes to say, is that we are in the Love business.  This is so obvious in the work we are doing in providing safe homes and hope for those we serve with severe and persistent mental illness.  >>read more

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Our Intensive Residential Treatment Programs 

Our clients are ordinary people who were out in the world, living with loved ones, getting up and going to work, supporting their families, having hobbies, spending time with friends. They were a former legislator, a veterinarian, a master electrician, a boat builder...Then one day, something happened... >>read more

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"Hey, did you hear the one about..."

There is a feeling of accord at Beach Street. Even though the clients might not agree with each other during conversation, or their behaviors may rub someone the wrong way, they are tolerant of one another. "It's the relationships that matter," Leann says, "Building relationships is the key to trust, and trust is everything to our clients..." >>read more 

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The "Ladies" of Sawyer Street House

Kathy moved to Sawyer Street House more than 20 years ago...She tells us that since Volunteers of America bought the house, she has been very happy, and feels safe. She considers our staff and clients to be her family. Kathy hears voices, and responds to them, and she hasn't been checked into the hospital since she moved here. >>read more

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Celebrations in Southern Maine

There are major celebrations going on in southern Maine. One of our clients has enrolled in York Country Community College and is getting his drivers license, two things "unimaginable" a year ago and we are thrilled. We are also celebrating our successful program trip to this year's Yarmouth Clam Festival. >>read more


You can make a 207-373-1140

1) Your donation of gas cards will go a long way toward offsetting client transportation expenses.

 2) Gift certificates to movie theaters, passes to state parks, or other engaging places to take our clients are always deeply appreciated. 

3) By donating food or grocery cards for a picnic, cookout or community meal, your gifts will feed spirit, mind and body.

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Other News from Northern New England...

Alton Lane met Peggy Smith when he was a resident at the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center (MCRRC) in Belfast. He became so engrossed in the study and practice of Courageous Communication that he transformed his life, and is now her assistant teacher at the Reentry Center. His new book tells his story. >>read more

Upcoming Events:

August 13: Hannaford is sponsoring a Charity Motorcycle Ride for Camp POSTCARD see poster

August 14: The City of Hallowell’s Woodstock Revival is donating Postcard sale proceeds to Camp POSTCARD see poster

September 23-25: Common Ground Fair in Unity. Come visit the fair and visit our Community Mediation Program table in the Social Action tent. 




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