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
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
Day of Hope is a student-organized ‘TED style’ event created to promote unity and hope within the Maine Community. It will take place on:
December 7, 2019
11 AM – 1:30 PM
Yarmouth Performing Arts Center
For more information, please visit their web site:
and / or view their flyer
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 the Yarmouth Community Resource Specialist at 207-835-9866 or SMAAResource@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!