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

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 the Yarmouth Community Resource Specialist at 207-835-9866 or SMAAResource@yarmouth.me.us