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Sweetser Receives $15,000 Grant from United Way

Posted on 02/15/2012 at 10:00 am

Sweetser's School-based Outpatient Services has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the United Way of York County, which will be used to serve underinsured and uninsured children and families in York County. The grant is part of the United Way's support of educational and health programs throughout the area. Grant recipients are chosen based on...

Mercy Mugalla Joins Sweetser's Psychiatric/Medication Management Outpatient Clinic in Saco

Posted on 02/13/2012 at 09:30 am

Mercy Mugalla has joined Dr. Scott Galloway in providing psychiatric evaluations and ongoing psychiatric  medication management treatment for children and adolescents at Sweetser in Saco. Her presence now allows for more rapid access to vital psychiatric care for children and adolescents. Nurse Mugalla previously provided adult and pediatric...

Sweetser Names New Board Members

Posted on 02/13/2012 at 08:00 am

Newly elected Sweetser Board members, Dr. Margaret Shepp of Portland, Dr. Robert Lobis of Bath, and William Zafirson of Saco were confirmed at the annual meeting of the Sweetser Board of Directors and Corporators. Margaret Shepp, MD, spent 31 years practicing internal medicine in Portland. Now semi-retired, she teaches and works for Mercy...

Senator Susan Collins Visits the School at Sweetser in Saco

Posted on 01/31/2012 at 04:00 pm

On Friday, January 27, Senator Susan Collins visited the School at Sweetser in Saco. The senator spoke to students, faculty and administrators in the school's Lincoln Library. She noted that the library was one of her favorite places in a school because she is an avid reader. During a lively discussion, she listened to each student's telling of...

Help Sweetser Win a Grant!

Posted on 01/27/2012 at 09:30 am

During their "Community Matters More" program, Bangor Savings Bank will award a total of 68 grants. The top vote-getting organizations in each region, including write-ins, will each receive $5,000. The remaining 60 organizations will each receive $1,000. Here is how you can vote for Sweetser: Voters must be Maine residents. (*you do not need to...

Longtime Sweetser Supporters Continue Tradition

Posted on 12/28/2011 at 08:00 am

The Belfast Tea tradition continued in December as longtime Sweetser friends reunited in Belfast for their annual gathering at the home of Louine Robbins. (Seated l to r) Mary Snyder, Betty Breslin, Joan Dickey, and Anita Starrett. (Standing l to r) Barbara Pearson, Louine Robbins and Sweetser President & CEO, Carlton Pendleton.

Sweetser Rallies in Augusta Against Proposed Budget Cuts

Posted on 12/14/2011 at 10:00 am

Sweetser employees, clients and friends are gathered in Augusta today in conjunction with people from many other non-profit organizations across Maine, protesting Governor LePage's proposed budget cuts. You can follow updates on Sweetser's facebook page! Contact those in the legislature! We are urging you to contact legislators – they want...

Rusty Nuts Car Club Donates to Sweetser

Posted on 12/02/2011 at 09:45 am

Lee Pautenaude (at left) and Bob and Ellen Allen from the Rusty Nuts Car Club present a check to Sweetser's Todd Henry (second from left). The funds will be used for holiday gifts this year.

Ron Welch and Elizabeth Bailey Join Sweetser

Posted on 11/30/2011 at 10:00 am

Ron Welch has been hired as Sweetser's Director of Peer Support Services. Prior to his position with Sweetser, Welch was the Director of the State Office of Mental Health for six years. The previous 10 years he spent as the Executive Director of the Maine Association of Mental Health Services; other prior positions include the Director of the...

Sweetser's Open Access Continues to Expand

Posted on 11/29/2011 at 02:30 pm

Sweetser Open Access service has been expanded, and is now serving clients in Brunswick, Rockland, Wilton, Sanford and Lewiston. Open Access allows clients to access immediate assistance and support, whether they have a single-service need or require more in-depth services. Potential clients can access services through the PromiseLine at...

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