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.
BUILDING BRIDGES OF UNDERSTANDING
MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP
PLEASE RSVP BY CALLING (207) 846-3773
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
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 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!
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.
CALLING ALL DOG LOVERS…
YCAN is in search of a driver willing to take a Yarmouth woman to visit the Service Dog Project in Ipswich, MA and bring her home. The rider has significant mobility issues due to Parkinsons, and if she qualifies for a service dog (the reason for the trip), it could change her life.
If you love dogs – especially Great Danes – your time at the Project will be full of joy and enrichment. And you’d be doing something remarkable for a neighbor.
The Service Dog Project Open House takes place every Sunday from 12 – 4:00, so there is flexibility in arranging this ride. This is a large ask, and we understand that. If you find yourself open to this idea, please contact Leslie Hyde at the YCAN phone 207.838.2261 for further details.