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Governor LePage Helps Welcome Sweetser’s Sanford Clubhouse

Posted on 04/19/2013 at 03:45 pm

Governor Paul LePage joined Sweetser in celebrating the opening of our new Sanford Clubhouse, now the fifth in Maine. Clubhouses provide a supportive space for those with mental health challenges to work together to rebuild their lives, build relationships and prepare for employment. Members also participate in the decision-making and...

Sweetser Receives $13,340 Grant from United Way of York County

Posted on 04/09/2013 at 11:23 am

Sweetser's School-based Outpatient Services has been awarded a $13,340, 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...

In the News: Students put the "sweet" in Sweetser

Posted on 03/27/2013 at 10:49 am

Article from March 23 edition of the Journal Tribune   Students put the 'sweet' in Sweetser  (click for online article in entirety) By TAMMY WELLS Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013 SACO - There's smoke puffing from the chimney of the little building across the lane from the barn, and a couple of young men are chopping wood in...

7th Annual Cabin Fever Art Show and Sale

Posted on 03/06/2013 at 11:25 am

Sweetser's 7th Annual Cabin Fever Art Show and Sale is scheduled for March 26-28, at the 329 Bath Road location. A noon reception and luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, will help kick-off the event. The show will be open daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm and will feature art in various mediums, including paintings, photographs, textiles and...

Switching to Gulf Electricity Lowers Your Electric Bill & Helps Sweetser

Posted on 02/12/2013 at 09:30 am

You can switch your electric supply portion to Gulf Electricity from your current provider and save approximately $40 a year. Gulf Electricity will also donate $25 to Sweetser for every employee, friend or family member who enrolls using the code SWEET0 (zero) . Gulf Electricity is offering a rate of 6.4 cents per kWh for your electric...

Sweetser Offers Services to Veterans, Families

Posted on 02/07/2013 at 10:20 am

Sweetser now offers specialized services including support, counseling and therapy for active military members, veterans and their family members. For active military members, those who have returned from a deployment, their families or veterans, Sweetser provides help and resources for those who may be experiencing mental health issues...

Laurel Bailey Receives Patriot Award

Posted on 01/30/2013 at 01:16 pm

Congratulations to Laurel Bailey, Sweetser's Supervisor of the Brunswick Crisis Stabilization Unit, who was recently presented with the Patriot Award. Laurel was nominated for the award by Alley Smith (in uniform), for her incredible support of Alley and understanding of the nature of working veterans and reservists. The Patriot Award is given...

Sweetser's Medical Director Interviewed on MPBN

Posted on 12/20/2012 at 12:39 pm

Sweetser's Medical Director, Dr. Marc Kaplan, D.O., was interviewed on MPBN for a piece which focused on the Newtown, CT school shooting and what those who work in the mental health field in Maine are saying in response to the tragedy. Click here to read a transcript of the segment, or click and choose "Listen" to hear the entire...

Sweetser Appoints Board of Directors Chair, Vice-Chair, Names New Board Members

Posted on 10/24/2012 at 04:00 pm

Mary Turgeon has been appointed Chair of Sweetser’s Board of Directors and John Beliveau Vice-Chair. Turgeon, previously the Vice-Chair, is an architect and principal with Gawron Turgeon Architects in Scarborough; Beliveau is an Investment Portfolio Manager with HM Payson in Portland. Newly elected Sweetser Board members, Reverend Elaine...

Sweetser Partners with the University of New England Physician’s Assistant Program

Posted on 10/01/2012 at 11:00 am

Brunswick & Biddeford, ME – Sweetser's Dr. Edward Pontius recently partnered with the University of New England Physician Assistant Program to provide the psychiatric training module for physician assistant students. Dr. Pontius, a staff psychiatrist and clinical supervisor at Sweetser, has previously developed behavioral health clinical...

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