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1707, 2020

July 24th Food Distribution

By |July 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Friday, July 24, 2020 Waldo County Technical Center 1022 Waterville Road, Waldo (REAR OF BUILDING IN CAFÉ) 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Individuals will be allowed to “shop” for items needed. Only 3 individuals at a time will be allowed to shop and a face covering is required. If you are uncomfortable entering the building we will have pre-packed boxes available for no-contact distribution, or you may request a staff [...]

1206, 2020

Drive-Thru Food Distribution June 16

By |June 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

WCAP will again be distributing Disaster Relief Food at the Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Road, Waldo, on Tuesday, June 16th from 2 PM - 4:30 PM. The distribution will consist mainly of pre-packed disaster relief food boxes and some produce. This distribution is for all Early Childhood Program families, as well as the general public. Please follow traffic signs, there will be a one-way traffic pattern around the [...]

1505, 2020

An updated list of Waldo County Food Pantries

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

WCAP’s Early Childhood Program’s Nutrition Coordinator has compiled an updated list of the food pantries/cupboards in Waldo County for those seeking assistance during these unprecedented times. Below you will find each food pantry/cupboard's address, contact information and hours of operation.   If you have friends or family that do not live in Waldo County and are in need of food, please direct them to this link provided by Good Shepard [...]

1405, 2020

WCAP to hold another disaster relief food distribution

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

WCAP will be distributing Pre-Packed Disaster Relief Food Boxes and Produce at the Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Road, Waldo, on Tuesday, May 19th from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM (or until supply is depleted). This distribution is for all Early Childhood Program families, as well as the general public. Please follow traffic signs, there will be a one-way traffic pattern around the building. For your safety and our [...]

2904, 2020

WCAP’s Disaster Relief Food Distribution

By |April 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

WCAP will again be distributing Disaster Relief Food at the Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Road, Waldo, on Tuesday, May 5th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The distribution will consist mainly of produce and frozen meats. Some dry, shelf-stable products will also be available. This distribution is for all Early Childhood Program families, as well as the general public. Please follow traffic signs, there will be a one-way [...]

2904, 2020

Giving Tuesday Now

By |April 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

GivingTuesdayNow is taking place on May 5, 2020, as a response to the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19. Typically Giving Tuesday occurs the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, during a time when we have so much to be thankful for. But we have much to be grateful for now. Even though the COVID-19 has altered our lives, it has impacted others dramatically, especially the low-income population. Waldo Community Action Partners has responded [...]

2204, 2020

Happy Earth Day from WCAP

By |April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Community Happenings, Uncategorized|

"By tapping into some of the learnings, outcomes, and legacy of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is building a cohesive, coordinated, diverse movement, one that goes to the very heart of what EDN and Earth Day are all about — empowering individuals with the information, the tools, the messaging and the communities needed to make an impact and drive change." -Earth Day Network 2020 marks the 50th anniversary [...]

1604, 2020

Waldo Community Action Partners to assist in administering statewide Rent Relief Program for people affected by COVID-19

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: Housing|

AUGUSTA, Maine – Governor Mills and MaineHousing have entrusted the ten Maine Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to process and deliver a COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, which will allow renters to apply for a one-time $500 payment to their landlords in order to avoid eviction for the month of that payment, at this point April or May. With only a little over a week notice to prepare for a new, $5 [...]

1404, 2020

WCAP Board of Directors announces triennial Low-Income Sector Election now open, accepting nominations

By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: WCAP Updates|

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) is a poverty-focused non-profit with its central office space overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay. We seek motivated, resourceful, dedicated individuals to bring their knowledge, expertise, and fresh ideas to our rapidly growing organization on our Board of Directors. With more than 55 years under our belt, we are dedicated to the many different services we provide to Waldo County and beyond. Since WCAP services focus primarily [...]

1304, 2020

WCAP to hold two more disaster relief food distributions

By |April 13th, 2020|Categories: Community Projects|

Our next distribution of Disaster Relief Food Boxes will be as follows at the Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Road, Belfast: Tuesday, April 21st: Only WCAP Early Childhood Program families can attend this distribution 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Wednesday, April 22nd : Anyone from the Waldo County general public is welcome to attend this distribution 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM/until supplies are depleted Please follow traffic signs, there [...]

304, 2020

Do you need Health Insurance?

By |April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

There are special enrollments available that you may qualify for. These include: recently lost coverage, had a move, had a baby, gotten married among some. Don't delay special enrollment periods are typically 60 days surrounding a qualifying event. Waldo Community Action Partners and other similar agencies are still here to help. Please call 1 (877) 930-7351 to speak to a certified Navigator. We will find options that are available for [...]

204, 2020

Food pantries in Waldo County offering assistance during COVID-19

By |April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Community Happenings, Community Resources, WCAP Updates|

WCAP’s Early Childhood Program’s Nutrition Coordinator has compiled a list of the food pantries/cupboards in Waldo County for those seeking assistance during these unprecedented times. Below you will find each food pantry/cupboard's address, contact information and hours of operation. If you have friends or family that do not live in Waldo County and are in need of food, please direct them to this link provided by Good Shepard Food Bank [...]

3103, 2020

Temporary modifications to Rockland and Belfast DASH bus schedules

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Transportation|

(Photo Credit: WABI TV 5) Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) will modify the Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) city bus routes and schedules in both Belfast and Rockland temporarily to better serve community members in need during this time. Beginning on Wednesday April 1 and lasting until April 29th, or further notice, the service will not be traveling a set route and time schedule as [...]

2303, 2020

WCAP to hold a drive-up Community Food Pantry

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Community Happenings, Community Resources, WCAP Updates|

WCAP will be having a Drive-up Community Food Pantry on Wednesday, March 25th from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Jabine Head Start Center, 275 High Street. Community members are welcome to drive through and accept a pre-packaged bag of food donated by the Good Shepard Food Bank. We ask that you remain in your vehicle and follow the established traffic pattern. Bags will be brought to you. If [...]

2003, 2020

Cinderella Project of Maine 2020 free prom dress giveaways postponed

By |March 20th, 2020|Categories: Community Happenings, Community Projects, WCAP Updates|

For more than a decade, WCAP’s Cinderella Project of Maine prom dress giveaway events have put the health and wellbeing of students and their families at the core of the project’s standards. It is that very standard that has led us to respond proactively to the current challenges our state now faces relative to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Cinderella Project of Maine’s parent organization, Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) has [...]

1703, 2020

Food resources during COVID-19 emergency

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: Community Resources, Uncategorized|

RSU 71 Grab & Go Bagged breakfast & lunch available at door Monday – Friday 8AM – 12PM Captain Albert Stevens School, Belfast East Belfast School, Belfast Ames Elementary School, Searsmont RSU 3 Unity School will be open 3/17/2020 & 3/18/2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for families to pick up meals. All other schools will be available for meal pick up from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on [...]

1603, 2020

COVID-19: WCAP offices closed to the public until March 30, essential services continue

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear Community Member,    For 55 years, Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) has held the firm belief that our community's best interest should always remain at the core of our organization's values. It is that very belief that has empowered us to respond proactively to the current challenges our state now faces relative to the coronavirus (COVID-19).    Late last week, Gov. Janet Mills announced that Maine has had its [...]

303, 2020

Cinderella Project of Maine to hold free prom dress giveaways in March and April

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Community Happenings, Community Projects, WCAP Updates|

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. The Gardiner giveaway will be Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gardiner Area High School in Gardiner. The Belfast giveaway will be on Saturday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Renys Plaza, where there will also be a [...]

702, 2020

Closed 02/07/20 due to inclement weather

By |February 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Due to inclement weather conditions, all WCAP offices will be closed today to ensure the safety of our staff and our clients. We will reopen for normal business tomorrow, weather permitting. Mid-Coast Public Transportation will be cancelled today with some exceptions. Please note that cancellations do include both Belfast and Rockland DASH.

602, 2020

WCAP hires new Resource Developer

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) is pleased to announce that Dorothy Havey has joined the organization as our new Resource Developer. This is part of a long-range plan to grow and strengthen the organization, which will be celebrating its 55th anniversary later this year. The Resource Developer’s responsibilities will include planning, implementing, and evaluating development, communications, and public relations opportunities for the organization. WCAP looks to build on current community [...]

1612, 2019

Help during the holidays

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: Community Projects, Fuel Assistance, Transportation|

While this time of year is one that many look forward to, it is important to remember that for some people, the holiday season can be one of the most difficult times of the year. If you know of someone who may be feeling a little stretched thin this winter, or if you yourself are feeling that way, consider some of the programs Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) has to [...]

312, 2019

Closed due to inclement weather

By |December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Due to inclement weather conditions, all WCAP offices will be closed today to ensure the safety of our staff and our clients. We will reopen for normal business tomorrow, weather permitting. Mid-Coast Public Transportation will be cancelled today with some exceptions. Please note that cancellations do include both Belfast and Rockland DASH.

2011, 2019

WCAP SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR ANNUAL HEROES 4 HUNGER HOLIDAY FOOD BOX PROJECTS

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Community Happenings, Community Projects|

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 [...]

2309, 2019

The 2020 U.S. Census and you

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Community Happenings, Uncategorized|

BACKGROUND On April 1, 2020, the United States will conduct the decennial census to count ALL people who live in our country, regardless of citizenship status. This constitutionally mandated count is foundational to our democracy and shapes the future of our communities by determining representation and legislative district, distribution of federal dollars, and local decisions around the expansion of services and economic development. An accurate count in 2020 is crucial [...]

1709, 2019

New Employment Opportunities

By |September 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

  MAKE A DIFFERENCE. JOIN OUR TEAM.     Waldo Community Action Partners is a poverty-focused non-profit with its central office space overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay. We seek motivated, resourceful, dedicated individuals to bring their knowledge, expertise, and fresh ideas to our rapidly growing organization. With more than 50 years under our belt, we offer both stability and room to grow. Whether you're fresh out of school and craving experience [...]

1109, 2019

WCAP Early Childhood takes a trip to the Belfast Farmers Market

By |September 11th, 2019|Categories: Head Start|

For the past four summers, WCAP’s Early Childhood programs have been collaborating with Midcoast Maine Community Action’s Women’s Infants and Children (WIC) program to bring families to the farmers’ market. From July to October, WIC provides eligible pregnant women and children from 9 months to 5 years Farmers’ Market benefits, in addition to the monthly foods they already receive as a benefit of WIC. The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is [...]

2308, 2019

WCAP Early Childhood Program announces new partnership with RSU 71

By |August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Head Start, Uncategorized|

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) Early Childhood Program will partner with RSU 71 for the upcoming school year to provide multiple pre-k classrooms in Waldo County. Following the recent closure of a local nonprofit, WCAP and RSU 71 entered into partnership agreement to preserve early childhood education services in the community. There will be four classrooms; two located at East Belfast Elementary School and two located at Gladys Weymouth Elementary [...]

1708, 2019

WCAP receives funds for kidney dialysis patients

By |August 17th, 2019|Categories: Community Happenings, Transportation|

WCAP was lucky enough to have been invited to be a part of the Belfast Maine Rotary Club’s Belfast Harborfest Evening by the Bay event on August 16, 2019. The event was held to raise funds for our organization. Members of our Board of Directors and staff came together to volunteer. We served up some amazing dishes from local restaurants and made so many new friends, including Miss Maine! Thousands [...]

1408, 2019

Support WCAP at Belfast Harborfest Evening by the Bay this Friday

By |August 14th, 2019|Categories: Community Happenings, WCAP Updates|

Like this painting? It's called "EZDUZ IT" and it's an original acrylic painting by Susan Tobey White. It will be up for auction at the Belfast Maine Rotary Club's Belfast Harborfest Evening By the Bay event. All proceeds from the live and silent auctions will benefit our organization and we will be there at the event helping with the auction, serving some of the delicious local foods and beverages, and [...]

1408, 2019

WCAP celebrates selection as Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program beneficiary

By |August 14th, 2019|Categories: Community Happenings, WCAP Updates|

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of August. The Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, which launched in April 2014, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. Waldo Community Action Partners was selected as the August beneficiary of the [...]

1607, 2019

New Employment Opportunities

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

  MAKE A DIFFERENCE. JOIN OUR TEAM.     Waldo Community Action Partners is a poverty-focused non-profit with its central office space overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay. We seek motivated, resourceful, dedicated individuals to bring their knowledge, expertise, and fresh ideas to our rapidly growing organization. With more than 50 years under our belt, we offer both stability and room to grow. Whether you're fresh out of school and craving experience [...]

1207, 2019

WCAP to offer school supplies for children in need again this year

By |July 12th, 2019|Categories: Community Projects|

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 10, 2019. 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.

1706, 2019

Changes to Belfast and Rockland DASH schedules

By |June 17th, 2019|Categories: Transportation|

Please note the following changes to the Rockland and Belfast Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) bus route schedules, effective Monday, July 8th, 2019:   We have carefully designed these new routes and schedules using data gathered during the past year of testing the new DASH system. The new routes are based on passenger use, analysis of which stops are being used, feedback from the communities regarding the need for new stops, [...]

3105, 2019

Community Action Month Recap

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized, WCAP Updates|

President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) was incorporated in the spring of 1965, as part of the U.S. Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. This Act was created for the purpose of strengthening, supplementing, and coordinating efforts in furtherance of The War on Poverty, which is the unofficial name for a piece of legislation first introduced by President Lyndon [...]

1302, 2019

Closed due to weather

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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.

1501, 2019

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

By |January 15th, 2019|Categories: Community Happenings|

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 [...]

901, 2019

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

By |January 9th, 2019|Categories: Community Projects, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2112, 2018

Free Parenting Classes

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: Head Start|

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 [...]

911, 2018

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

By |November 9th, 2018|Categories: Community Projects|

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 [...]

1807, 2018

FREE School Supply Giveaway

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Community Happenings, Community Projects, Uncategorized|

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.

2004, 2018

Family Literacy Event

By |April 20th, 2018|Categories: Community Happenings|

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

2004, 2018

Knox and Lincoln County Public Transportation Advisory Group Mtg

By |April 20th, 2018|Categories: Community Happenings, Transportation|

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 [...]

2004, 2018

Waldo County Public Transportation Advisory Meeting

By |April 20th, 2018|Categories: Community Happenings, Transportation|

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 [...]

2903, 2018

Knox and Lincoln County Public Transportation Advisory Group Meeting

By |March 29th, 2018|Categories: Transportation|

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 the fifth 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 [...]

602, 2018

Registration for March and April First Time Homebuyers classes now open

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: Housing|

Thinking about buying a home? Know before you buy! Registration for WCAP's First Time Homebuyers classes scheduled for March 3 & 4, 2018 and April 7 & 8, 2018 are both now open. Understand all the steps in the home buying process Learn about all the costs involved Set goals and prepare for homeownership Avoid being scammed or taken advantage of Protect and grow your investment About Our Courses Live [...]

202, 2018

February Transportation Advisory Work Group Meetings

By |February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Transportation|

Please join us for a public meeting of our transportation advisory work groups. The purpose of these meetings is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Region 5 (Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc counties, plus Brunswick and Harpswell) 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. [...]

2401, 2018

Free Financial Planning Workshop February 6th

By |January 24th, 2018|Categories: Community Happenings, Community Resources|

Kick off the new year with your finances in check. Attend our personal finance workshop to expand your knowledge about budgeting and saving money. Join us for a free financial planning workshop on Tuesday, February 6th from 9am-11:30am at 9 Field Street, Suite 206A. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Childcare will be provided with advanced notice. Please contact WCAP's Case Manager, Gayleen Gogan at (207) 338-6809 ext. 216 [...]

1001, 2018

Second Knox and Lincoln County public work group meeting to advance public transportation is January 16

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Community Happenings, Transportation|

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.   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 the second public meeting of the Knox [...]

1001, 2018

Second Waldo County public work group meeting to advance public transportation is January 18

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Community Happenings, Transportation|

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 the second 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 [...]

901, 2018

POSTPONED- Free financial planning workshop January 23rd

By |January 9th, 2018|Categories: Community Happenings, Community Resources|

**DUE TO THE POTENTIAL STORM TOMORROW, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE THAT IS TO BE DETERMINED** Kick off the new year with your finances in check. Attend our personal finance workshop to expand your knowledge about budgeting and saving money. Join us for a free financial planning workshop on Tuesday, January 23 from 9am-11:30am at 9 Field Street, Suite 206A. There will be refreshments and door prizes. [...]

2712, 2017

Mid-Coast Public Transportation to Form Advisory Work Group in Sagadahoc County

By |December 27th, 2017|Categories: Transportation|

  Bath, Maine — Mid-Coast Public Transportation (MCPT) announces the formation of a Transportation Advisory Work Group in Sagadahoc County, to include Brunswick and Harpswell. The advisory work group will play a key role in the process of increasing access to public transportation in this region. MCPT seeks active involvement from stakeholders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors to assist in guiding the expansion of public transportation.   “Our [...]

3011, 2017

MCPT offers temporary route for Concord Coach customers affected by the Belfast stop construction

By |November 30th, 2017|Categories: Transportation|

Due to construction, the Belfast CONCORD COACH stop will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.   In the meantime, Concord is asking passengers to use the Searsport location for pick- ups and drop-offs.   SEARSPORT LOCATION: Steamboat Gallery, 161 East Main St., Route 1, Searsport, ME   While the construction takes place MID-COAST PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION will have weekday service available to get passengers from Belfast to Searsport and from Searsport to [...]

911, 2017

First meeting of work group to advance and improve public transportation in Waldo County is Dec. 1, all are welcome

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: Community Happenings, Transportation|

  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 the first 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 [...]

2310, 2017

Employment Workshop This Thursday

By |October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Community Happenings, Community Resources|

Are you searching for a job? Need to get motivated to make this happen? WCAP Early Childhood Program is hosting an employment workshop presented by Goodwill Workforce Solutions' Sheila Muldoon! This 3 hour workshop will show you ways to: - Spruce up your resume - Update your interviewing skills - Connect you with hiring employers in the area & to earn a good living wage When: Thursday, October 26th 9am-12pm [...]

509, 2017

Tell us what Waldo County needs and win!

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Get entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card to Hannaford just for telling us what you think Waldo County needs! As part of our Community Needs Assessment, we're conducting a survey to hear from you on what you think. Take 10-15 minutes to fill it out online and you'll be given a chance at the end to enter your name into a raffle to win one of two [...]

707, 2017

Maine Biomass Exports, Inc. pledges 10 months of donations to WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger program

By |July 7th, 2017|Categories: Community Projects|

  Mark House, Vice President of Production at Maine Biomass Exports, Inc. has pledged $100 a month for 10 months to WCAP’s Heroes 4 Hunger program to assist with the program’s mission to address food insecurity and obesity in Waldo County.   Heroes 4 Hunger, a program of Waldo Community Action Partners, aims to address food insecurity and obesity in Waldo County. The program uses a grassroots approach to deliver [...]

507, 2017

WCAP launches new First-Time Homebuyers and Financial Education programs

By |July 5th, 2017|Categories: Housing, WCAP Updates|Tags: , , , |

Prospective homebuyers whose lender or mortgage assistance program requires them to attend a HUD approved homebuyer education class no longer need to travel outside Waldo County to fulfill requirements. First Time Homebuyer classes are now available right here in Belfast, through Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP). After completing a year-long certification process, WCAP is an officially certified HUD Housing Counseling Agency and hoMEworks Certified Agency now offering First Time Homebuyers [...]

1806, 2017

Boy Scout donates 5 refurbished laptops to WCAP for families in need

By |June 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Ben Dargon, a student at Waldo County Technical Center (WCTC), decided to combine his love for technology with his desire to do good for the community, by developing an avenue for laptops refurbished by WCTC Computer Careers students to be made available for free to Waldo County families and individuals who aren't able to afford a computer.   Dargon decided to approach Waldo Community Action Partners about his idea [...]

105, 2017

Get hired! Free employment workshop May 2

By |May 1st, 2017|Categories: Community Happenings, Speaker's Bureau|

Summer is almost here and that means jobs! Make sure you've got all the tools you need in your belt, by attending WCAP's free informational session on resume writing, interview techniques, and more. The workshop will be held in in WCAP's conference room (Room 206A) at the Belfast Center in Belfast on May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be refreshments and door prizes, so don't miss [...]

1404, 2017

Prom dress giveaways set for Belfast and Gardiner

By |April 14th, 2017|Categories: Community Projects|

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. The Gardiner giveaway will be on Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gardiner Area High School in Gardiner. The Belfast giveaway will be on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Renys Plaza in Belfast. Gowns are [...]

1603, 2017

Reminder, fuel assistance still taking appointments

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: Fuel Assistance|

The recent bout of snow we just experienced is a strong reminder that winter is not quite over yet. WCAP's fuel assistance program is still taking appointments and will be until the end of April. If you or someone you know is on the fence about whether to apply for fuel assistance this year, consider that receiving fuel assistance opens the door to eligibility for weatherization and other long term [...]

1502, 2017

Make the most of your money! Free session rescheduled for February 28

By |February 15th, 2017|Categories: Speaker's Bureau|

It's tax season! Make sure you're making the most of your tax return and more importantly, your money, by attending WCAP's free informational session on "Changing Your Life Through Better Money Management." The workshop will be held in in WCAP's conference room (Room 206A) at the Belfast Center in Belfast on February 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There will be refreshments and door prizes, so don't miss out!

602, 2017

Make the most of your money! Free session February 14

By |February 6th, 2017|Categories: Speaker's Bureau|

It's tax season! Make sure you're making the most of your tax return and more importantly, your money, by attending WCAP's free informational session on "Changing Your Life Through Better Money Management." The workshop will be held in in WCAP's conference room (Room 206A) at the Belfast Center in Belfast from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There will be refreshments and door prizes, so don't miss out!

1101, 2017

Take charge of your health in 2017!

By |January 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Enroll in a health insurance plan through healthcare.gov by the January 31 deadline and avoid paying hundreds of dollars in 2017 income tax penalties, with the added bonus of receiving low cost, affordable health insurance depending on income. Certified navigators can help you understand your options to ensure you choose the best plan for you. Call WCAP’s Health Insurance Navigator program at 1-877-930-7351 to talk to a certified navigator for [...]

301, 2017

Waldo County Transportation rings in the New Year with a new name

By |January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Transportation|

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) has been providing demand response public transportation services in Waldo County since the community action agency first launched its public transportation program in 1972, under the name Sea-ME and later Waldo County Transportation Program. Following an agreement to assume public transportation services in the areas of MDOT Region 5 in late April, WCAP started taking measures to expand its transportation services outside of Waldo County, [...]

912, 2016

WCAP closes out 2016 with new mission statement

By |December 9th, 2016|Categories: WCAP Updates|

“Building strong families and communities by empowering people to achieve economic independence and self-reliance” That will be the focus for WCAP and its staff as it heads into 2017, following a 5-year strategic planning process that spanned from late spring to early fall. The WCAP Board of Directors voted unanimously at their December 8, 2016 meeting to adopt the above mission statement, replacing the agency's prior mission statement, "To create [...]

1409, 2016

Local veteran donates dozens of little red wagons to WCAP Head Start

By |September 14th, 2016|Categories: Head Start|

"I have cart number 5,000 in my shop," said 91-year old U.S. war vet Bill while he waited for a pint-sized representative of WCAP's Belfast Head Start Center to arrive and accept some of his hand-made little red wagons for her classmates. Bill has been making the wagons for orphans and other young children all over the U.S. for years and calls what he does Carts for Kids. WCAP was [...]

1205, 2016

Annual Meeting Notice

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Unity Community Center on 32 School Street in Unity.

2307, 2015

WCAP Head Start celebrates 50 years with a reunion

By |July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Head Start|

Head Start alumni both young and old gathered together Thursday, July 23, 2015 to commemorate 50 years of Head Start in Waldo County. The event opened with a welcome from Waldo Community Action Partners' Executive Director, Keith Small, and a word from Rep. Erin Herbig. "I got into politics to work on economic development opportunities for young Mainers because I grew up around here and know how challenging things can [...]

306, 2015

Cinderella Project of Maine sends a little warmth to Alaska

By |June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Community Projects|

What does it mean to pay it forward?   At every Cinderella Project of Maine giveaway, they ask each girl who receives a dress to pay the favor forward by volunteering or doing something nice for someone else. Sometimes, even the simplest acts of kindness can end up meaning the world to someone. This year, to demonstrate the impact of paying it forward, WCAP's Cinderella Project of Maine decided to [...]

2603, 2015

Keep the heat inside!

By |March 26th, 2015|Categories: Housing|

The WCAP Housing department would like to spotlight a group of Waldo County residents who have started a Belfast Community Build window dresser project. The project works with other residents to build insulating window inserts to help keep the heat inside and lower heating costs by nearly 25%.   Window dressers insulating window inserts are custom-built wood frames wrapped in clear drum-tight polyolefin film. They are reusable year after year [...]

1803, 2015

New Transportation Brochures Available

By |March 18th, 2015|Categories: Transportation|

They're here and they're easier to understand than ever. WCAP's Transportation program has teamed up with the WCAP marketing department to bring you two new brochures. The first is a "Ride Guide", explaining in a menu-like style what services are available through the program. The second brochure is a "Bus Routes" brochure, which will inform you of where and when you can get a ride through Waldo County Transportation in [...]

303, 2015

This week in 1969

By |March 3rd, 2015|Categories: WCAP Updates|

Waldo Community Action Partners, originally known as Waldo County Committee for Social Action, has been around since 1965 and is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.   As part of that 50th anniversary celebration, WCAP has been revisiting much of its history with clients, volunteers, and partners. The agency was grateful to the Republican Journal this morning, when a small bit of its history surfaced in an installment of [...]

1802, 2015

WCAP fuel assistance still accepting applications, wants residents to be safe this winter

By |February 18th, 2015|Categories: Fuel Assistance|

Waldo Community Action Partners’ Low-Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program to help eligible low-income households pay a portion of their home energy or heating bills. Fuel assistance benefits can only be used for fuel delivered to heat your home. LIHEAP will pay directly to your contracted vendor. If you have already been determined eligible since August 15, 2014, you are not eligible to reapply this heating [...]

2601, 2015

New York Times interviews WCAP clients and staff

By |January 26th, 2015|Categories: Fuel Assistance, WCAP Updates|

Waldo Community Action Partners had a visitor not too long ago - a reporter from the New York Times. Present for the interview was the agency's Executive Director, staff, and several clients. The topic of discussion was declining oil prices and its effect on the low-income population.   To read the resulting article, published by the New York Times on January 27, 2015, click here.

1804, 2014

Mainers Helping Mainers: Giant Benefit Auction Taking Place Saturday May 3rd for “Ride with Pride” Program Helping the Disabled

By |April 18th, 2014|Categories: Transportation|

On Saturday May 3rd, Waldo Community Action Partners’ transportation program will host a giant benefit auction for the “Ride with Pride” program, a vital part of the effort to integrate disabled populations into the community by assisting with the costs of transportation for visiting, shopping, medical appointments, errands, church, work, or wherever people with disabilities need to go. The live auction event will take place at the Blue Goose Event [...]

1404, 2014

New opportunities added to learn how to earn money through WCAP Volunteer Driver Program.

By |April 14th, 2014|Categories: Transportation|

Due to a great response to its April volunteer recruitment campaign Waldo Community Action partners have decided to add to the list of public information meetings. Due to need county-wide, interested area residents can look for upcoming meetings in Belfast, Liberty and Unity. Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) is currently looking for reliable volunteer drivers to provide valuable support services to our community by picking up and driving people to [...]

606, 2013

WCAP Is Now On Facebook!

By |June 6th, 2013|Categories: WCAP Updates|

Waldo Community Action Partners is so excited to announce that we have a Facebook page. Connect with us there for news, pictures, and information that we find relevant about our community and the work we all do together to make it a better place! LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: Click the icon above to visit to our Facebook page!

1801, 2013

WCAP Head Start Receives National Recognition… Twice

By |January 18th, 2013|Categories: Head Start|

Waldo Community Action Partners’ Head Start program has set the bar high for themselves with the arrival of the new year. This is because not one but two individuals tied to Waldo Community Action Partners’ (WCAP) Head Start program were recognized nationally in 2012. The first was Jason Moody, a Head Start father who serves on the program’s Policy Council, Belfast Parent Group, and holds a seat on the WCAP [...]

1801, 2013

WCAP Meets Matching Gift Challenge

By |January 18th, 2013|Categories: WCAP Updates|

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP), the largest provider of low-cost and free transportation and early childhood education in coastal Waldo County, raised more than $6,000 in the last month, successfully meeting the challenge from generous donors who offered to match the gifts dollar for dollar, according to WCAP executive director Keith Small. “With reduced federal and state support, these private gifts become even more important,” Small said this week. “They [...]

2303, 2012

Win a chance to become the Cinderella Project of Maine’s first ever Cinderella for a day!

By |March 23rd, 2012|Categories: Community Projects|

We're excited to announce our first annual “Cinderella For A Day” drawing, to be held in conjunction with the 7th annual Cinderella Project Dress Giveaway on April 7, 2012! This year, the name of a lucky girl from Waldo County will receive the royal treatment on prom day, including: A free prom gown from the Cinderella Project of Maine A hair up-do and makeup application by Makin’ Waves Salon A [...]

1503, 2012

New benefits portal makes online application possible through DHHS

By |March 15th, 2012|Categories: Community Resources|

Maine Community Action Association (MCAA) and several Maine Community Action Agencies, including WCAP, have agreed to work in partnership with Maine DHHS to make their new online benefits portal available to those in need. The benefits portal, known as “My Maine Connection” went live in September of 2011 and has been dubbed “your resource for independence” by DHHS. The portal, which allows individuals to go online to apply for TANF [...]

1203, 2012

Cinderella Project of Maine Launches New Website!

By |March 12th, 2012|Categories: Community Projects|

The Cinderella Project of Maine, an initiative of Waldo Community Action Partners, has just launched a brand new website to kick off their 2012prom dress giveaway season!   The Cinderella Project of Maine developed out of something girls have been doing since they began wearing dresses to formal events. Girls want so much to look and feel beautiful on the one day of their high school prom–but do you know [...]

203, 2012

WCAP Releases 2011 Annual Report

By |March 2nd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Waldo Community Action Partners has released its 2011 Annual Report, covering the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Copies of the report were sent out in the Thursday, March 1 edition of the Bangor Daily News in a special section. The report is now available on Waldo Community Action Partners' website. See below for a link to view the report online. Publications & Reports

2909, 2011

WCAP Welcomes New Executive Director

By |September 29th, 2011|Categories: WCAP Updates|

Waldo Community Action Partners is pleased to announce that Keith Small will be the agency’s new executive director. Small will be the third executive director in the agency’s 46 year history. Small has 30 years of experience in community action work. Prior to accepting the position of executive director at WCAP, he was the director of the Down East Business Alliance, a division of the Washington Hancock Community Agency in [...]

1708, 2011

Locally Acclaimed Doctor to Speak About New Book in Belfast

By |August 17th, 2011|Categories: Community Happenings|

Dr. Allan “Chip” Teel from Damariscotta, Maine will be coming to Belfast to speak about his new book, “Alone and Invisible No More,” and his new approach for revolutionizing elder care in America. Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) is sponsoring the event, which will be free for the public. The talk will focus on how grassroots community action and 21st century technologies can empower elders to stay in their homes [...]

408, 2011

WCAP Transportation Program Receives Two Brand New Buses

By |August 4th, 2011|Categories: Transportation|

There has been a new edition to the Transportation family-- twins, in fact. However, before you head over to Waldo County Public Transportation to find out who to congratulate, know that the twins we’re talking about drink gasoline from a nozzle and not milk from a bottle. Yes, they’re twin buses-- they are, however, about as new as a newborn. They were expected to arrive at 1 p.m. However, it [...]

1403, 2011

Home Energy Savings Tricks & Tips

By |March 14th, 2011|Categories: Speaker's Bureau|

Fuel costs are sky rocketing but don’t let them get the best of you. Waldo Community Action Partners’ March Speaker’s Bureau event will be a free session on how to use low-cost methods to reduce high-cost fuel bills. Larry Horvath, WCAP’s Housing Coordinator, will present “Home Energy Saving Tips and Tricks” in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library on March 23rd from 6pm-7:30pm. He will touch on a [...]

1502, 2011

Reduce Your Debt and Be Happy

By |February 15th, 2011|Categories: Speaker's Bureau|

Imagine what it would be like to be handed a paycheck without the looming knowledge that it was already all gone weighing you down. Sound like just a pipe dream? Maybe not. This year's round of monthly Speaker's Bureau events kicks off  with a valuable information session on ways you can work toward combatting the many troublesome burdens of debt. Linda Buckmaster of Women, Work, and Community will speak on [...]

102, 2011

The Cinderella Project: Wishing on a Star!

By |February 1st, 2011|Categories: Community Projects|

Voting for Bangor Savings Bank’s Community Matters More initiative has officially begun. What does that have to do with WCAP? Well, the Cinderella Project has been handed a little glass slipper—we’ve been nominated this year to participate for a chance to win $5,000. Last year, Bangor Savings Bank received over 85,000 votes from Mainers of all ages voting for the non-profit organization that they felt the most deserving of the [...]

109, 2010

Fuel Assistance Now Taking Applications

By |September 1st, 2010|Categories: Fuel Assistance|

The Fuel Assistance office has started taking applications for the 2011-2011 season. If you need to make an appointment, you can reach them at 338-3025 or toll free at 1-800-498-3025. Please be patient when calling-- they receive a very high volume of calls this time of year.

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