Mental Health Workshop

BUILDING BRIDGES OF UNDERSTANDING
MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP

PLEASE RSVP BY CALLING (207) 846-3773
PRIVACY RESPECTED

Lead by Melissa Gattine, MA, LCPC, Mental health educator, and
NAMI board member. This will be an informative workshop to
build bridges for understanding mental health through
awareness, education, and outreach.
Free and open to all.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
First Parish Church – Yarmouth
116 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME

Volunteers Needed on New Yarmouth Programs

Yarmouth prides itself on having many generous and hardworking volunteers that contribute so much to our community. To help us develop additional volunteer positions, YCAN has entered into a collaboration with SMAA (Southern Maine Agency on Aging) to bring the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) to Yarmouth. This project is launching a couple of new programs that will add much to what we are already doing to make Yarmouth a more age friendly community.

The Friendly Visitor Program will have a volunteer visit an elderly resident in his or her home on a regular basis, providing companionship and friendship. No medical, personal care or housekeeping tasks involved.

The Phone Pal Program will have a volunteer provide homebound elders with companionship by regularly calling on the phone in an effort to decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness.

The Handy Helper Program will have volunteers assist people with light household maintenance duties, i.e.: replacing light bulbs, raking leaves, cleaning garage, light painting, organizing, gardening. No jobs requiring licensure (i.e. plumber, electrician).

We are looking for volunteers for these three programs! If you would like to learn more or sign up to help members in your community, please contact Maureen Brosnan (Yarmouth Community Resource Specialist) at 207-835-9866 or MBrosnan@yarmouth.me.us

The Yarmouth Emergency Team (YET)

The school community and YCAN are streamlining the way we meet the needs of individuals in our schools by establishing a Facebook group, Yarmouth Emergency Team (YET).

The closed Facebook group will address the needs of specific anonymous Yarmouth students (for example, a gently-used pair of boots or a calculator) as requested by the school liaison, and will streamline how we meet emergency needs while providing an opportunity for the larger community to become involved in helping neighbors in need.

Please click here for more information, including a link to the Facebook page. And thank you for helping our community!

Presentation “Child Hunger in Maine: Moving Towards Solutions”

Please click here to see the flyer for this program. It will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center at Yarmouth High School.

Coffee will be available starting at 9:30, and the program will begin at 10:00. Lunch will follow in the Yarmouth High School cafeteria at 11:30.