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Sweetser First in Maine to Offer Free Trainings in Mental Health First Aid

Posted 2 days, 6 hours ago

Sweetser is proud to announce that we will be offering Mental Health First Aid - a structured course that teaches individuals how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Sweetser is the first organization in Maine to offer this nationally-recognized training to members of the public at...

Sweetser Receives $15,000 Grant from United Way of York County

Posted 1 week ago

Sweetser’s School-based Outpatient Services has been awarded a $15,000, one-year grant from the United Way of York County, which will be used to serve underinsured and uninsured children and families in York County school districts.  The grant is part of the United Way’s support of educational and health programs throughout the area. Grant...

22nd Annual Sweetser/KeyBank Sold on Kids Auction to be Held on May 9

Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

The Sweetser/KeyBank 22nd Annual Sold on Kids Auction and Dinner will be held on May 9, from 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland. Join host Lee Goldberg of WCSH6 along with auctioneer and Sweetser board member Bill Zafirson for a fun evening to benefit Sweetser! The event features dinner, live and silent auctions...

Harbor Family Services to Merge into Sweetser

Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Sweetser President & CEO Carl Pendleton, and Harbor Family Services President & CEO Jack Mazzotti announced today that the two community mental health organizations have agreed to merge in an effort to strengthen child, adult and family services in the midcoast region. Sweetser and Harbor Family Services will unite under the Sweetser name, with...

Sweetser's 8th Annual Cabin Fever Art Show to Open on March 18

Posted on 03/13/2014 at 12:19 pm

Traveling, Collaborative Art Exhibit a First for Three Maine Mental Health Service Organizations Brunswick, ME - Although their combined service to the community totals more than 200 years, for the first time three nonprofits, Sweetser, Shalom House and The Opportunity Alliance, will combine the talents of their clients for a traveling...

Sweetser’s Long-serving President and CEO to Retire in 2014

Posted on 03/04/2014 at 01:24 pm

Carl Pendleton, Sweetser’s long-serving president and CEO has announced his intention to retire on December 31, 2014.  Pendleton has served at Sweetser for 36 years, in various capacities, and as president and CEO since 1991. In that time, he has overseen the expansion of services to include adult care, as well as recent expansions in...

Sweetser's Crisis Services Profiled on MPBN

Posted on 02/06/2014 at 10:19 am

Sweetser's Director of Crisis Services, Leslie Mulhearn, was a guest on the MPBN show Maine Calling recently, to discuss access to mental health crisis services. Often in a crisis, people find themselves in an emergency room, when in most cases they don't need to go there. Maine's statewide crisis services provide an alternative, and...

Sweetser Job Fair in Brunswick on January 23

Posted on 12/31/2013 at 09:29 am

Sweetser is hosting a job fair in Brunswick at 329 Bath Road on January 23, from 4:00-7:00pm.  Qualified candidates may interview for openings including Adult Community Integration Worker, Crisis Intervention Specialist, Outpatient Clinician, ACT Team Leader and Psychologist. Light refreshments and information packets will be available. ...

Sweetser Receives $2500 Grant from Rines/Thompson Fund of the Maine Community Foundation

Posted on 12/09/2013 at 01:13 pm

Saco, ME – Sweetser has recently received a $2500 grant from the Rines/Thompson Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, to be used for general operating expenses. Sweetser’s current programs include crisis and educational services, child and family community-based services, residential treatment for children and youth with serious emotional...

Cider Pressing at The School at Sweetser in Saco

Posted on 10/31/2013 at 12:37 pm

Students at The School in Saco have been busy recently, making apple cider! The students collected apples from trees around campus, and also took two trips to Lakeview Orchard in Alfred to go apple picking. ExL students assembled a wooden cider mill and then got to work cutting, grinding and pressing the apples. Farm Manager Julia Birtolo...

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