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Sweetser Training Institute Announces Request for Proposals

Posted 5 days, 1 hour ago

The Sweetser Training Institute is pleased to announce RFPs for workshops to be offered in the spring of 2015. Working toward the goal of offering more trainings by experts within Maine, the Sweetser Training Institute is asking  interested and qualified individuals to submit proposals for mental health and substance abuse workshops to be...

September is National Recovery Month

Posted 4 weeks ago

In its 25th year, Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. This year's theme, " Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out ," encourages people to openly speak up about mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery, and promotes ways...

Cycle for Sweetser - A Family Fun Ride

Posted on 08/13/2014 at 11:46 am

Registration Now Open! Cycle for Sweetser is Sweetser's first family-friendly bike ride event, and will take place on Saturday, September 27. The ride will begin at 10:00 a.m. from the campus of The School at Sweetser, 50 Moody Street, Saco, and take place entirely on the Eastern Trail.  Riders can choose between three distances: a 2 mile kid...

Sweetser's Training Institute Announces New Course Schedule

Posted on 08/13/2014 at 10:30 am

The Sweetser Training Institute has announced new courses for the fall season.  Click here to be redirected to the Training Institute calendar.  

US Olympian Julia Clukey Visits The School at Sweetser in Saco

Posted on 07/30/2014 at 04:10 pm

On Monday, July 28, US Olympic luger Julia Clukey visited The School at Sweetser in Saco, and spoke to a group of about 50 students, teacher and administrators about the importance of setting goals and embracing challenges.  The Augusta native started her visit by showing a video explaining how she became involved with the sport of luge, her...

Sweetser’s Merger with Harbor Family Services Complete

Posted on 07/03/2014 at 03:10 pm

Rockport, ME - The merger of Harbor Family Services into Sweetser has been completed, strengthening the presence of mental health services in the midcoast area.  The merger, which both organizations had been working toward was completed on Monday, July 1. The merger adds an additional six locations to Sweetser’s geographic reach.  “We have...

25th Annual Sweetser/Prime Motor Group Golf Classic Raises nearly $50,000

Posted on 06/17/2014 at 04:36 pm

Old Orchard Beach, ME - The Sweetser/Prime Motor Group Golf Classic on June 16th at the Dunegrass Country Club raised nearly $50,000 to benefit Sweetser’s statewide services and programs. The tournament was sold out with 36 teams. It was perfect golf weather as players made their way through the 18-hole course. A putting contest, hosted by...

Sweetser’s Learning and Recovery Center in Brunswick to Remain Open

Posted on 06/04/2014 at 03:30 pm

Thanks to a generous donation and reinstatement of funds from DHHS, Sweetser’s Learning and Recovery Center will continue to serve peers in the midcoast region.  A pledge of $50,000 made by Portland attorney Daniel Lilley and his wife Annette, in memory of their son David A. Lilley, gave Sweetser the opportunity to approach the state for...

Generous Donor Steps Forward with $50,000 Pledge for Sweetser’s Learning and Recovery Center

Posted on 06/02/2014 at 05:25 pm

Portland attorney Daniel Lilley has come forward to offer a generous donation of $50,000 to support Sweetser’s Learning and Recovery Center in Brunswick. The donation is being made in memory of his late son, David A. Lilley. Reached Monday, Lilley said, “My wife Annette and I are donating $50,000 to Sweetser to cover their funding shortfall at...

Sweetser to Close Learning and Recovery Center in Brunswick

Posted on 05/28/2014 at 10:46 am

Sweetser’s Learning and Recovery Center, where Peer Support Services have been offered to clients for over ten years, will be forced to close by the end of June due to the inability of the Department of Health and Human Services to provide adequate funding.  Sweetser leadership has been trying since May 2013 to have a dialogue with DHHS leaders...

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