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Sweetser/Prime Motor Group Golf Classic Raises over $46,000

Posted on 06/29/2011 at 04:45 pm

The Sweetser/Prime Motor Group Golf Classic held on June 27 at Dunegrass Country Club raised over $46,000. The 37-team bracket was full for the first time in a number of years, and included teams ranging from financial institutions to local construction companies and municipal offices. Golfers completed the 18-hole course in just under 5 hours,...

Sweetser Website a Finalist in 2011 TechMaine Awards

Posted on 06/24/2011 at 08:30 am

The new Sweetser website, launched in March 2011, was a finalist in the 2011 TechMaine Awards category for best non-profit website. These annual technology awards recognize technological accomplishments within the past year and present awards to Maine's top technology companies and individuals. The Technology Awards Gala and presentation took...

Sweetser Celebrates the Class of 2011 Accomplishments

Posted on 06/16/2011 at 02:00 pm

Family, friends and staff filled the gym on The School at Sweetser's Saco campus to celebrate the achievements of six seniors and 10 eighth graders. To begin the inspiring ceremony, Director of Educational Services Eslie Parquette addressed the audience and expressed gratitude to all those in attendance whose support clearly made a significant...

Sweetser Hosts 35 Volunteers from Unum During United Way Day of Caring

Posted on 06/08/2011 at 03:00 pm

The United Way Day of Caring for York County got underway early on June 8 at Sweetser, with 35 volunteers from Unum rallying on the campus of The School at Sweetser in Saco. Volunteers were given rakes, shovels, weed wackers and paint brushes, all in an effort to help Sweetser with general landscaping and maintenance projects. Linda Danielson,...

Sweetser Brings On-Site Mental Health Services to the Community

Posted on 06/08/2011 at 11:00 am

Sweetser has embarked on a partnership with the United Way of Mid Coast Maine (UWMCM) and the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) to offer on-site mental health services directly to members of the community who are seeking food assistance. Sweetser staff will be providing mental health services on the fourth Thursday of each month from...

Wendy Berman Joins Sweetser's Sanford Psychiatric Medication Management Team

Posted on 06/01/2011 at 03:30 pm

Sweetser is pleased to welcome Wendy L. Berman, APRN to our Sanford Psychiatric Medication Management Team. Berman previously provided psychiatric care at Northeast Kingdom Community Services in Vermont, a multi-site community mental health center. At Sweetser, Berman will be providing psychiatric evaluations and ongoing medication management...

Sweetser Awarded $14,800 Grant from Maine Behavioral Health Partnership

Posted on 05/20/2011 at 08:00 am

Maine Behavioral Health Partnership has unanimously voted to award Sweetser a $14,800 grant for the purchase of TelePsychiatry equipment to be used in partnership with DFD Russell. TelePsychiatry, or telemedicine, is currently one of the most effective ways to increase access to psychiatric care for individuals living in underserved areas. DFD...

The School at Sweetser – Saco Hosts Annual Student Learning Arts Fair

Posted on 05/12/2011 at 03:30 pm

During the second week of May, Sweetser students participated in the annual Learning Arts Fair. Funded by a $2500 grant from Saco and Biddeford Savings, the Fair gives students an opportunity to work with local artists on individual and group projects. This year's theme was a barnyard – and Maine renowned artist Nantz Comyns assisted students...

Sweetser Promotes Two, Hires New Director of Affiliates

Posted on 05/10/2011 at 11:15 am

Kelli Star Fox has been promoted to Director of Training at Sweetser. She will oversee internal training and grow the Sweetser Training Institute. Her previous position at Sweetser was Director of Affiliates and Co-Occurring Disorders Programs. Fox holds an MSW from the University of New England School of Social Work and a BA in Psychology...

Sweetser Participates in Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Events

Posted on 05/03/2011 at 09:15 am

On Tuesday, May 3, Sweetser and the New Moon Group participated in the sixth annual Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, in the Hall of Flags at the Maine State House. Sweetser's participation at this event was part of the larger nationwide effort to increase awareness of the mental health challenges facing children and youths. The event is...

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