Yarmouth Coronavirus Community Task Force

The Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force is looking for volunteers NOW to help out with coronavirus-related tasks in Yarmouth. Please see the link to their FaceBook page at the bottom of this post.

The Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force is a grassroots organization working in collaboration with both Yarmouth and Cumberland County service organizations to assist with the disruptions and uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus epidemic. Together, they seek to assist people who may experience food shortages, social isolation, medical needs, and/or transportation needs. The role of the Task Force is likely to evolve over time as needs change.

The Task Force is but one part of a larger community strategy initiated by the Town Council, Town Manager, EMS, Police, Fire, and all public servants with the goal of keeping core services available, providing residents with safe ways to meet their needs, and helping everyone work together as we seek to mitigate this epidemic while maintaining our personal and community health.

A moderated Facebook Task Force page has been set up to help steer people to reliable local information while providing a forum in which to ask questions and find needed resources. Please click here to visit the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force Facebook page.

Looking for a New Year’s Resolution you can keep? YCAN is looking for participants and volunteers!

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) has three new programs! Programs are for Yarmouth residents only, and are designed to maintain independence at home and connect with the community.

  • The Handy Helper Program offers a volunteer that can assist with light household maintenance duties such as replacing light bulbs, raking leaves, cleaning windows, light painting, organizing, gardening, etc.  No jobs requiring licensure (i.e. plumber, electrician).
  • The Friendly Visitor Program offers a volunteer who will visit Yarmouth residents at their home regularly to provide companionship and friendship.
  • The Phone Pal Program offers a volunteer who will regularly call for a friendly chat.
  • A volunteer orientation will be January 16, 2020 (snow date January 17, 2020). Registration Required.

For more information, please contact the Yarmouth Community Resource Specialist at (207) 835-9866 or SMAAResource@yarmouth.me.us

Operation Bundle-Up Needs Outerwear

YCAN’s Operation Bundle-Up is in need of gently-used winter outerwear (coats, hats, gloves, boots) for children AND adults. Donated items are cleaned, then made available for distribution to local families in need of winter gear.

Operation Bundle-Up collection boxes can be found at:
– Merrill Memorial Library
– Yarmouth Town Hall
– Yarmouth Community Services

Thank you!

2019 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 22nd.

The 2019 Project Holiday application is now available by clicking here, or by visiting:

Yarmouth Community Services
200 Main Street (behind Town Hall)

First Parish Church
116 Main Street

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.

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