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  • October 5, 2017

    Careers in Behavioral Health: Making a Difference

    consider a career path that will lead to smiles

    ​Peer support workers and residents from the Beach Street program recently visited Snell Family Farm in Buxton, Maine for an afternoon of Apple picking! The farm is also known for its raspberry and pears when harvest is in season. ​

  • October 5, 2017

    Inspirational Fiesta: the day in pictures

    a great time was had by all...

    Our Inspirational Fiesta in pictures, and a few words... Every year a select committee of staff from across our agency start meeting in the Springtime to plan our Fiesta...and every year it gets better and better! This year we convened in Augusta.

  • October 4, 2017

    TD Bank Volunteers are at it Again!

    13 Amazing Workers Beautify Bayview Heights Gardens

    On Tuesday, October 3, thirteen employees of T.D. Bank’s Portland office came to Bayview Heights to lend a hand. They worked from 1-3 without a break doing everything we had set out for them: weeding the outdoor beds and trimming all the vegetation, raking, edging gardens, clipping bushes, and beautifying the attractive grounds around the building, filling up over 15 bags with yard waste.

  • October 2, 2017

    Yes We Can!

    prayer for our week from Chaplain Al Boyce

    With optimism and the audacity of hope we embrace this fall week. O God, as falling leaves remind us that change is constant and life goes on in ways we may not prefer, we offer praise because we have the human capacity to adjust and change.

  • September 25, 2017

    Inspired by Diversity

    prayer for our week from Chaplain Al Boyce

    God of creation, we joyously, yet reverently, pass through the threshold of a new week. We are strong as a community because we embrace the unique differences among us as source of our greatest strength. For the racial diversity that makes our community a richer place to work, and be present in the world, we are grateful.

  • August 28, 2017

    Remember: Be Kind

    prayer for our week from Chaplain AL Boyce

    O God, we are human and all without fault as we are imperfect creatures, each one of us. As the major religions of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judiasm, and Taoism admonish us: "love your neighbor as yourself," remind us to be kind, O God.

  • August 24, 2017

    Kathy's Celebration of Longevity and Health

    Story by Marleigh Souza, Image by Michael Heiko

    Kathy was a resident of Sawyer St. long before Volunteers of America bought the house. ​She has lived there for well over 24 years, and is happy to call it "a home, not a house."

  • August 21, 2017

    Admin Office Day of Caring

    giving love to the Friendship Hill House!

    Every year, our Brunswick office folks offer themselves up to one of the programs to do landscaping, housecleaning, painting, repairs... you name it. They get much done, and return to the office the next day exhausted and stiff from working so hard, and telling stories of many hours well spent in service.

  • August 14, 2017

    Our Neighbors

    prayer for the week of August 14

    O God, as we begin another week focused on our families, our work and the week ahead we pause to remember our nation. With growing intolerance, prejudice and hate gripping our country, O God, call us back to loving our neighbor as ourselves.

  • August 9, 2017

    Parish House in Bar Harbor

    our newest behavioral health program

    The Parish House Apartments in Bar Harbor creates 6 one-bedroom units of permanent supportive housing for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The project is located in a renovated historic building at 27 Kennebec Street in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, Maine and its many amenities. We are proud to partner with Local Solutions and Community Housing of Maine on this project.