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Don't Miss Flatbread Charity Night to Benefit Sweetser - Nov. 12

Posted on 10/21/2013 at 11:02 am

Sweetser employees, friends and families are invited to Flatbread Company of Portland (72 Commercial Street) on Tuesday, November 12, from 5-9 p.m. for Charity Night! Join us at our annual fundraiser! The Flatbread Company has generously offered to donate $3.50 to Sweetser for each whole flatbread (or $1.75 for each half size) the restaurant...

Sweetser Crisis Intervention Specialist Speaks at Suicide Awareness Walk

Posted on 10/17/2013 at 10:59 am

On Saturday, October 12, Missy Esty joined a group of walkers at Payson Park in Portland to participate in the Emotions in Motion 5k Run/Walk for Mental Health. Missy is a crisis intervention specialist, working in Sweetser's Portland location with children in crisis, and had been invited to speak at the event. Missy's speech centered around...

New Sweetser Board Members, Corporators Appointed

Posted on 10/11/2013 at 01:15 pm

Newly elected Sweetser Board members, Kim Lane of Kennebunk and Michelle Lachapelle of Ogunquit, were confirmed at the annual meeting of the Sweetser Board of Directors and Corporators held on October 10 at The School at Sweetser in Saco. Kim Lane is currently a Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer at People's United Bank in...

Eat at OTTO's Pizza to Help Sweetser!

Posted on 09/26/2013 at 04:32 pm

Sweetser is hosting a fundraiser night on October 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Otto's Pizza at 574 Congress St. in Portland. Otto's will donate eight percent of sales that evening to us (takeout and dine-in)! There will be a raffle with fun prizes, including an Eastern Mountain Sports hiking pack and gift cards from local vendors, and a...

Donations Help Lift the School at Sweetser’s Engine Shop

Posted on 07/24/2013 at 01:25 pm

Saco, ME – The School at Sweetser in Saco has a new addition to their Engine Shop – a premium lift has been installed thanks to a generous grant from the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust and a donation from Bob Tkacik, a Sweetser corporator and volunteer at the Engine Shop. Recently, volunteer Dave Wickham installed the lift with the help of Mark...

Linda Danielson is Garland Award Recipient

Posted on 07/08/2013 at 02:53 pm

Linda Danielson, Director of Volunteer Services, has been named the 2012 Garland Award recipient. Linda works primarily out of our Bath Road, Brunswick location, but coordinates volunteers, interns and mentors throughout the state. In addition to her role at Sweetser, Linda is heavily involved in activities and organizations in her community as...

24th Annual Sweetser/Prime Motor Group Golf Classic Raises $50,000

Posted on 06/18/2013 at 04:14 pm

Old Orchard Beach, ME - The Sweetser/Prime Motor Group Golf Classic on June 17th at the Dunegrass Country Club raised $50,000 to benefit Sweetser services throughout the state. The tournament was sold out with 36 teams bringing golfers hailing from across the state, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The sun shone as players made their way...

The School at Sweetser in Saco Graduation Celebrates Seniors, Eighth Graders

Posted on 06/14/2013 at 03:04 pm

The School at Sweetser in Saco celebrated the graduation of four students from high school, and promoted eleven eighth graders to high school on Thursday, June 14. The gymnasium was bustling with the excitement of students and members of their families and support systems as teachers and staff also gathered to celebrate the individual...

Message from our President & CEO

Posted on 06/03/2013 at 05:10 pm

An article online today inaccurately portrays our relationship with former employee Mark Eves. Just to set the record straight - we are succinctly stating that Mark Eves is not employed by Sweetser. As a social services organization, we have provided an invaluable service to Mainers for 185 years. Just like all others providing healthcare...

Sold on Kids Auction Raises over $75,000

Posted on 05/22/2013 at 03:57 pm

Sweetser's 21st Annual Sold on Kids Auction raised over $75,000, money which will go directly to support Sweetser programs. This year’s auction theme “Honoring 185 Years of Hope” celebrated a milestone anniversary for the organization who serves those with substance abuse, mental health and behavioral health issues. Over 300 people attended the...

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