Delayed opening due to weather

March 4th, 2019

WCAP offices will delay opening March 4, 2019 due to the weather, in order to better ensure the safety of our clients and our employees. We will be opening for the day at 11:00 a.m.


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Closed due to weather

February 13th, 2019

WCAP offices will be closed February 13, 2019 due to the weather, in order to better ensure the safety of our clients and our employees. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on February 14, 2019.


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RESCHEDULED: Cinderella Project of Maine prom dress giveaway at Gardiner rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19 from 12pm to 4pm

January 15th, 2019

DATE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER: Please note that the Cinderella Project of Maine prom dress giveaway scheduled in Gardiner this weekend will be held A DAY EARLIER, Saturday, January 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. due to the expected snow storm.

The Cinderella Project of Maine is proud to announce that it will be holding prom dress giveaways in both Belfast and Gardiner again this year—however, the two locations will offer the giveaways at different times of year.

The Gardiner giveaway will be earlier this year and will be on Saturday, January 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Gardiner Area High School in Gardiner. There will not be a giveaway in Gardiner in April. Please note: This event date was originally scheduled for a different day but was changed due to the weather. Saturday, January 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. is the correct date and time.

The Belfast giveaway will be in April, with the exact date and location to be announced closer to the giveaway date. There will not be a Belfast giveaway in January.

Gowns are free to all Maine high school students in need of a dress for prom with one stipulation – that they promise to pay the favor forward in some way by doing something nice for someone else in their community.

If you or someone would like to donate a dress to the Cinderella Project of Maine, it’s not too late. Dresses are accepted all the way up until the day of the last giveaway. Dress donations are accepted at any Day’s Jewelers store in the State of Maine. For additional dress drop off locations, visit www.cinderellaprojectofmaine.org/donations.

For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at 338-6809 or visit The Cinderella Project of Maine at www.cinderellaprojectofmaine.org or on Facebook. The Cinderella Project of Maine is a project of Waldo Community Actions Partners, a private 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Belfast, Maine. Your donations are tax deductible.


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Cinderella Project of Maine to hold prom dress giveaways in January and April this year

January 9th, 2019

The Cinderella Project of Maine is proud to announce that it will be holding prom dress giveaways in both Belfast and Gardiner again this year—however, the two locations will offer the giveaways at different times of year.

The Gardiner giveaway will be earlier this year and will be on Sunday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gardiner Area High School in Gardiner. There will not be a giveaway in Gardiner in April.

The Belfast giveaway will be in April, with the exact date and location to be announced closer to the giveaway date. There will not be a Belfast giveaway in January.

Gowns are free to all Maine high school students in need of a dress for prom with one stipulation – that they promise to pay the favor forward in some way by doing something nice for someone else in their community.

If you or someone would like to donate a dress to the Cinderella Project of Maine, it’s not too late. Dresses are accepted all the way up until the day of the last giveaway. Dress donations are accepted at any Day’s Jewelers store in the State of Maine. For additional dress drop off locations, visit www.cinderellaprojectofmaine.org/donations.

For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at 338-6809 or visit The Cinderella Project of Maine at www.cinderellaprojectofmaine.org or on Facebook. The Cinderella Project of Maine is a project of Waldo Community Actions Partners, a private 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Belfast, Maine. Your donations are tax deductible.


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Free Parenting Classes

December 21st, 2018

The Waldo County Child Abuse Prevention Council will offer 1-2-3 Magic, a free parenting class for parents or caretakers of children ages 2 to 12, that teaches evidence-based tools in a fun, supportive environment.

This program keeps parents in charge and is proven to be effective. Parents and caregivers will strengthen their relationships with their children, learn how to control negative behavior while encouraging good behavior.

In collaboration with Waldo Community Action Partners, 1-2-3 Magic will be presented in two 2-hour classes. The first class will be held Monday, Jan. 7, and the second on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Classes will be held at Belfast Head Start, 275 High St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A light meal will be served, and childcare is available. Everything is free.

Broadreach is the representative of the Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Council of Maine for Knox and Waldo Counties, delivering programs supported by the Department of Health and Human Services and Maine Children’s Trust.

Registration is required. To register or obtain more information, call Helen Rogers at 930-9445 or 338-6675, or email hrogers@brmaine.org.


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Volunteers Needed for WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger Holiday Food Box Projects!

November 9th, 2018

It’s that time of year again! Waldo Community Action Partners’ Heroes 4 Hunger program has been hard at work planning and fundraising for one of Waldo County’s largest annual collaborative efforts— its Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Box Projects.

Soon, the Troy A. Howard Middle School gymnasium in Belfast will be filled with enough food to feed nearly 1,000 households in Waldo County for Thanksgiving. WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger invites you and your family, friends, and neighbors to join them again this year in bringing a little added cheer to the community this holiday season. It takes over 250 volunteers to help pack and deliver the 36 tons of food that the project brings to the community each year.

The date of the Thanksgiving food box assembly is November 17th, 2018 at Troy A. Howard Middle School in Belfast at 6 a.m. The Christmas food box assembly will be December 15th, 2018 at 6 a.m. at the Troy A. Howard Middle School in Belfast.

The food for this project is supported 100% by the donations of those in the community. The project would not happen without these donations. If you would like to sponsor a family for the holidays, a gift of only $25 will buy a box of food with a turkey and enough fixings to feed a large household. In a store, the equivalent would cost a family almost $40—money that could be put toward fuel or other critical end-of-year needs. All donations are put entirely toward food to fill the boxes.

Donations can be sent to WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger Thanksgiving Food Box Project, P.O. Box 130, Belfast, ME 04915 or dropped off to Suite 201 at the Belfast Center in Belfast on 9 Field Street. Donations may also be made online at www.waldocap.org. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Amanda Simmons at 338-6809 ext. 119 or asimmons@waldocap.org.


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FREE School Supply Giveaway

July 18th, 2018

Waldo Community Action Partners wants to make sure your child kicks off the school year ready to learn! School supplies will be available FREE of charge to Waldo County eligible families on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Please call (207) 338-6809 to set up an appointment. You will need to bring your child’s MaineCare or WIC folder to the appointment for proof of income.


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Family Literacy Event

April 20th, 2018

Parents and caregivers are invited to join us on Thursday, April 26 from 9am-12pm for an informative experience and explore the many ways to read to a child. There will be refreshments, door prizes, and giveaways. If you need childcare for this event or have questions please contact our Case Manager, Gayleen Gogan at (207) 338-6809 ext. 216


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Knox and Lincoln County Public Transportation Advisory Group Mtg

April 20th, 2018

Waldo Community Action Partners’ Transportation program is putting the key in the ignition on expanding public transportation in the Mid-Coast but we could use your help navigating.

Please join us for a public meeting of the Knox and Lincoln County Civic Transportation Advisory Work Group. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Knox and Lincoln counties who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Rockland Ferry Terminal conference room, 517A Main Street Rockland, ME.

We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know by Wednesday, May 9:

• Sign language interpreter
• Foreign language interpreter: specify language
• Large print documents
• Transportation
• Other: please specify

If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:

Tel: (207) 930-7380
E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org


Posted in Community Happenings, Transportation

Waldo County Public Transportation Advisory Meeting

April 20th, 2018

Waldo Community Action Partners’ Transportation program is putting the key in the ignition on expanding public transportation in Waldo County and the Mid-Coast but we could use your help navigating.

Please join us for a public meeting of the Waldo County Civic Transportation Advisory Work Group (W-TAWG). The purpose of this meeting is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Waldo County who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 8 at 3 p.m. at the Wentworth Event Center, 139 Searsport Avenue, Belfast.

We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know by Wednesday, May 2:
• Sign language interpreter
• Foreign language interpreter: specify language
• Large print documents
• Transportation
• Other: please specify

If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:

Tel: (207) 930-7380
E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org


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WCAP

9 Field Street, P.O. Box 130
Belfast, Maine 04915
Phone: (207) 338-6809