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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...

22nd Annual Sold on Kids Auction Raises $100,000

Posted on 05/20/2014 at 04:01 pm

The Annual Sweetser/KeyBank Sold on Kids Auction raised over $100,000, the highest total ever for this gala, hosted by WCSH Sports Director, Lee Goldberg. The auction is Sweetser’s largest single fundraising event. Funds raised help support Sweetser statewide programs.  Approximately 350 people attended the event, held on May 9, at the Portland...

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

Posted on 04/22/2014 at 10:17 am

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 on 04/17/2014 at 01:57 pm

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 on 04/08/2014 at 03:09 pm

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 with...

Harbor Family Services to Merge into Sweetser

Posted on 04/02/2014 at 12:38 pm

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...

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