“Our school-based counselor has made a significant difference in the lives of several of our students. Students and their families are finally getting the counseling services that they need right here at school.”
Yvonne Thomas, Guidance Counselor, Vinalhaven School
“This is an incredible service and I want to commend you on it. You have some incredible staff. I cannot thank you enough for what you did for my daughter.”
“I would go above and beyond every day for the kids at Sweetser.”
Paula Goulet, Youth and Family Counselor, Sweetser
“Volunteering at Sweetser has been a blessing in more ways than one. I look forward to someday becoming a social worker, and continuing to help make a difference in the lives of many teenagers around me.”
“I’m very impressed with the Peer Center you have established. It’s a terrific, unique alternative…a tremendous asset to your community-based programs. I have a great deal of respect for the evolution of Sweetser’s adult services in Brunswick and your role in shaping that vision.”
Charles Bernacchio, EdD, University of Southern Maine
“My family cannot thank all of you enough for all the efforts extended on behalf of my son and our family. It is with pride and confidence that we say all of you have made a difference in the lives of our family—a goal set out by Sweetser—accomplished by Sweetser! Thank you!”
“I lived at Sweetser as a teen in the 1960s. I have many wonderful memories of my time there. I became who I am today in large part because of the caring people at Sweetser. I am the mother of two grown children, grandmother of five, and have fostered 12 children. I have a BS in education and I’m getting my master’s in clinical counseling."
“Thank you to everyone connected to my daughter at Sweetser’s Portland Crisis Unit for all their help. She couldn’t have asked for better help. Everyone there was just wonderful.”
“My Sweetser therapist is the most influential therapist I have ever had. She has helped me more than I can express, especially dealing with my son. She is awesome and very caring. I admire her and respect her for helping me become strong. I have changed immensely and my son has also because of the techniques I learned. I am a better person because of meeting her!"
“Sweetser’s services were excellent and provided a safe haven for my daughter during a time of great stress. Your staff’s ability to mediate our conflict and relate to my daughter to help resolve it was invaluable. Thank you for being there in a time of need. My daughter also felt the experience was helpful and worthwhile. While we hope we don’t need the services in the future, I wouldn’t hesitate to seek out services with Sweetser again if necessary."
What Our Clients Are Saying
I was the first kid to enter the Portland Cottage Offender Program (in 1992) when I was 12. The staff there saved my life. I could never verbalize the gratitude I have for everyone there who helped me become the kind, honest and sincere man I am today. My hope is, to some day soon, be able to...