This week, November 2-5, 2021, Cinnamon Girl is donating profits to the Catholic Charities of Maine (CCMAINE.org). Founded by Neil Michaud, a child of poverty from Aroostook County, Catholic Charities has been serving Maine’s most vulnerable populations – with dignity, respect and love – since 1966.
The organization’s scope of services is enormous – from refugee services to thrift stores to food banks to mental health counseling – CCMAINE provides a safety net for many people in need.
Catholic Charities provides SO MANY services to our community…
• Adult Mental Health – assisting adults with mental illness to become an active part of their communities.
• Children’s Mental Health: helping children with mental illness to fully develop strengths and achieve goals.
• Child & Adult Care Food Program: reimbursement provided to programs for healthy meals and snacks to needy adults & children
• Counseling Services: provided to those with substance use disorders, mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders to achieve recovery
• Education Services for Blind & Visually Impaired Children: assessment, instruction, and consultation to blind and visually impaired children from birth through 21, parents, and school personnel
• FARM for ME: harvesting of fresh vegetables for distribution (via the Catholic Charities Food Bank) to statewide pantries through sharing with the Good Shepherd Food Bank.
• Food Bank
• Functional Family Therapy: therapeutic counseling to support better family relationships, conflict resolution, and reduce involvement within the juvenile justice system
• Independent Support Services: connecting isolated seniors and physically-disabled adults with paid-caregivers who help with a variety of tasks, from routine housekeeping to grocery shopping and laundry
• Interpreting & Translation Language Partners: language services including on-site interpreter visits, translations in multiple languages
• Jessie Albert Dental & Orthodontic Center: affordable dental care including routine cleanings, check-ups and other procedures
• Office of Maine Refugee Services: management of refugee service grant programs through several re-settlement organizations across Maine
• Parish Social Ministry: supports current related parish ministries to address unmet community needs
• SEARCH: Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage & Hope: connecting isolated seniors with community volunteers (in select Maine counties) to provide socialization, assistance, companionship, transportation and other services
• St. Elizabeth’s Child Development Center: a child care center dedicated to children (ages 18 months to 5 years) nurturing them to achieve their fullest potential.
• St. Francis Recovery Center: support and treatment to help those-in-need to overcome addiction and create stability for those struggling with chemical dependencies, substance abuse issues, and other co-occurring use disorders
• St. Louis Child Development Center: child care for 6 to 7 year-olds to provide to nurturing and inspiring children (ages 18 months to 5 years) to achieve their fullest potential.
• Thrift Stores
Please stop by and support Catholic Charities with your purchase of a cinnamon…or pecan…or holiday pumpkin bun. Tuesday – Friday. 10am to 2pm. Back Cove Walking Trail (parking lot across from Hannaford). Look forward to seeing you!