Thank you for your interest in supporting Sweetser

Support the area of Sweetser’s mission that means the most to you. Your gift can be put to work immediately in the following areas:

Area of Greatest Need

Your gift will be available to support the breadth of Sweetser programs throughout the state of Maine. It may fund an immediate need within a particular program, such as the purchase of bedding and toiletries for a new client in one of our crisis centers, or may enable exciting opportunities for Sweetser’s growth, like expanding the presence of mental health professionals in Maine public schools and public housing sites.

Children’s Residential Programs

Your gift will support Sweetser’s residential behavioral treatment centers and experiential learning programs designed to help children at many different stages of development overcome unique challenges and strengthen their mental health.  When families have nowhere else to turn, your generosity enables Sweetser offer a place for children to learn and grow in a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment.

Community Access to Mental Health Services

Your gift will support Sweetser’s Child and Family Community-Based services, which work to remove barriers to mental health resources and enable access to behavioral health treatment and care coordination regardless of financial capabilities. With your help, we place clinicians in public schools, primary care offices, and public-housing sites across Maine to ensure that our communities can find treatment options when they need them.

Crisis Services and Suicide Prevention

Your gift will help Sweetser clients and their families in their greatest time of need. Your gift funds our Crisis Stabilization Units, which provide short-term therapeutic placement for adults and children experiencing a mental health crisis; enables us to send qualified professionals to an individual in crisis at home or in a community setting through a Mobile Crisis Intervention; supports the coordination of care to sustain mental health treatment beyond the moment of crisis; and ensures that clients in recovery can connect with a peer at any time of day or night to prevent the escalation of mental health issues.

New England Eating Disorder’s Program (NEED)

Your gift will support Maine’s only comprehensive eating disorder treatment program. Using family-based treatment approaches, NEED has been providing compassionate, individualized care for children and adolescents of all genders for more than 30 years. With your help, we can ensure that clients can access intensive in-patient and out-patient services no matter their financial circumstances.

Contact Us

Gifts of any size have an immediate impact on the lives of your friends and neighbors. To talk about giving opportunities in greater detail, please contact:

Kelly Thayer
Director of Development
Phone: 207.294.4495
Mail: 50 Moody Street, Saco, Maine 04072