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Sweetser Achieves Reaccreditation by the Council on Accreditation

Posted on 03/23/2012 at 10:00 am

Sweetser has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), a national association that accredits public agencies and private providers of child and family services and behavioral health services. "This is an important achievement for our organization, as the COA reaccreditation attests to Sweetser's commitment to providing the...

Sweetser’s LRC Too Opens at 329 Bath Road, Provides Peer Support Services

Posted on 02/28/2012 at 09:30 am

Sweetser's Learning and Recovery Center, and now the Learning and Recovery Center Too (LRC Too) are peer-run programs, and staffed by trained people who have personal experience with mental illness and recovery. Sweetser peers work to build relationships that are mutually supportive during times of wellness or crisis. Both programs provide an...

Sweetser's 6th Annual Cabin Fever Art Show & Sale: March 6-8

Posted on 02/24/2012 at 09:15 am

Sweetser's 6th Annual Cabin Fever Art Show and Sale is scheduled for March 6-8, at the 329 Bath Road location. A noon reception and luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, 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...

Psychologists Join Sweetser's Brunswick Team in Providing Psychological Assessments

Posted on 02/17/2012 at 04:00 pm

Sweetser's outpatient office in Brunswick has added to their team of integrated professionals offering psychological assessments (i.e. psychological testing) for children and adults. Starting February 20, there will be timely access to psychological assessments at Sweetser's 329 Bath Road facility. Psychological assessments are a helpful tool...

Billy Weiss Foundation Grant Will Support Sweetser Emergency Services in Rockland

Posted on 02/17/2012 at 02:00 pm

Sweetser has received a grant totaling $16,225 from the Billy Weiss Foundation. The funds will be used for clients in the Rockland and Mid Coast region for emergency needs. The Billy Weiss Foundation based in Rockland, was established in 1999 by Louise Weiss, in memory of her son who had some mental challenges. Mrs. Weiss wanted to be able to...

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...

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