Thank You! Thank You!

YCAN is very grateful for the four ambitious moms who created a way to spread love and caring in our community with their Red Heart Project.

Jill Sady, Phoebe Newman, Liz Pearce, and Sarah Fisher… you ladies are a beacon of light. The hearts have brought a new light to Yarmouth as demonstrated by them being displayed throughout the neighborhoods. This has been a valuable lesson for children and adults about the importance of spreading kindness and goodwill.

YCAN is appreciative of your initiative and for choosing us to be the beneficiary of your project. We are also grateful for the community’s support of the Red Heart Project. This shows that YARMOUTH DOES CARE ABOUT NEIGHBORS!

2020 Project Holiday Application Available

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) will once again be coordinating Holiday Gifts for Yarmouth, Maine families in need of help with gifts for their children. We request that all applications be returned to us as soon as possible to give our Elves more time to shop, but no later than November 20th.

The 2020 Project Holiday application is now available by clicking here, or by visiting:

Yarmouth Community Services
200 Main Street (behind Town Hall)

Completed applications should be returned to Yarmouth Community Services at the address above.

If you have questions, or would like an application mailed to you, please call Yarmouth Community Services at (207) 846-2406.

Coping With Covid

Click here to be taken directly to the event’s registration page.

Join the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force as Leslie Hyde facilitates a conversation that is sure to help us all through the changing world of coronavirus and its impact.  Discussion will include:  identifying appropriate coping strategies for stressful times, techniques for self-care, and coping strategies for yourself and your loved ones.  Guests are Greg Marley, Supervisor at NAMI and best-selling author/lecturer, and Kate Braestrup, an esteemed Chaplain for the Maine Game Warden’s Service.

Together With Alzheimer’s Openings

Together With Alzheimer’s is a local support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and/or other dementias. If you are dealing with dementia, you are welcome to join this group for information sharing, support, and opportunities to connect with those with similar  experiences.

For details, please contact Catherine Gentile at (207) 233-0709 or cgen207@gmail.com

Student Coronavirus Art Showcase

In this time of great uncertainty and stress, Yarmouth children are stepping up in a big way to teach the community about the coronavirus and how to stay healthy. As part of a new community-wide project sponsored by the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force, K-12 children are submitting their original artwork through May 31st for virtual display on school websites and community social media sites.

Amid growing frustration among citizens about new rules, park access restrictions, and social distancing guidelines, the task force turned to local children for help. Their heartwarming submissions include encouraging messages to lift our spirits, gratitude to those working on the front lines, reminders about how to stay safe and make positive choices, and calls for action to help others in need.


The Yarmouth Student Coronavirus Art Showcase is a truly collaborative effort sponsored by the town’s task force which includes representatives from the school department, police department, fire and rescue, food pantry, Yarmouth Community Services, Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, the Rotary Club of Yarmouth and other local service organizations. Art supplies for this project were generously donated by the Yarmouth Education Foundation and marketing assistance was provided by Artascope, a local art studio. All children participating in the project will be entered into a raffle for gift cards to Yarmouth businesses that are popular with students. Most of the gift cards were donated by residents as an effort to support local small businesses. In addition to the Art Showcase, the task force is coordinating grocery delivery for Yarmouth residents, school supply distribution to students, a call center to help answer resident questions (207-846-4763), referrals for emotional support, cards and letters to nursing home residents, and mask making by the Yarmouth Sewing Warriors.

For more information about the Art Showcase or other task force initiatives, please
contact the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force on Facebook or at ycctf@ycan.info

The student art can be seen online at
Yarmouth ME K-12 Epidemic Art – Images | Mother-Daughter Press