CACFP Coordinator, Lorey Duprey, promoting Kids Summer Meals Program in 2021. Waldo Community Action Partners is excited to announce a new initiative that is building off of last year’s Summer Food Service Program for Children – Senior Cafés! However, we need your help to make it happen. Starting the week of June 23rd, we will be hosting ‘Senior Cafés’ in a couple sites in Waldo County. Senior Cafés will bring together seniors, children and families in communities to help address isolation and promote engagement with neighbors. This program will last for 8 weeks, with an event happening every Thursday [...]
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Concerned about rapidly rising fuel prices? Are your windows drafty? Insulating window inserts from the non-profit WindowDressers can make your home more comfortable. Their volunteer team is now accepting orders for the fall build season. Starting this year, the Searsport and Belfast organizing teams are merging their resources to better support the need in Waldo County for these affordable window inserts. The 2022 build will take place at the Boathouse in Belfast from November 9 through November 22. WindowDressers has received a very generous donation from the Caring Fund of the St. Brendan Catholic parish that will be used to defray [...]
The Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment (Maine Shared CHNA) is a collaboration between Central Maine Healthcare (CMHC), Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), MaineGeneral Health (MGH), MaineHealth (MH), and Northern Light Health (NLH). The vision of the Maine Shared CHNA is to turn health data into action so that Maine will become the healthiest state in the U.S. Click here to read the 2022 Waldo County MSCHNA Report. The mission of the Maine Shared CHNA is to: • Create Shared CHNA Reports, • Engage and activate communities, and • Support data-driven health improvements for Maine people. This [...]
The Economic Security of Older Women in Maine: 2022 Data Report provides a snapshot of how women compare to men on measures such as wages and income, caregiving status, living arrangements, and rates of disability—factors that can impact Maine women's ability to meet their needs with the resources they have. The report, compiled by the Cutler Institute of Health and Social Policy, informs an initiative led by the Maine Women's Lobby Education Fund and the Maine Council on Aging to identify gaps and pathways to support the health and economic security of older Maine women and all Mainers, now and in [...]
Waldo Community Action Partners is thrilled to host a masked-ball version of The Cinderella Project prom dress giveaway this year! Bring your mask, one friend, and get ready to choose among hundreds of beautiful gowns. Our fairy godmothers can't wait to meet you! The event will be on Saturday, April 9th between 9am and 4:30pm at the Wentworth Event Center in Belfast. Register online: https://calendly.com/waldocap/cinderella-project We are also offering limited appointments on Friday, April 8th between 4 and 8pm. Register here for a Friday appointment: https://calendly.com/waldocap/the-cinderella-project-friday
Last month, a generous individual donated $6,000 to our 'Keep Waldo Warm' fund in memory of Tanya Hubbard. Our 'Keep Waldo Warm' fund provides heating assistance to those in need throughout Waldo County, which was a cause near and dear to Tanya's heart. In fact, just four years before she lost her battle with cancer in 2016, Tanya started a campaign and raised more than $11,000 to buy heating oil for needy families. This project began when the longtime Mount View High School teacher overheard an elderly woman asking a pharmacist to cut her pills in half, telling him that she [...]
Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to the Energy Services Department survey! We value your feedback as it helps us continue to improve our services. The kind words also brightened our day. You can see the results of the survey by clicking here!