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Promoting Independence

Our Vision

All people are independent and have the means to care and provide for themselves and/or their families.

 

Catholic Charities Maine

Funded Program: Independent Support Services

Independent Support Services — also known as Homemaker Services — Catholic Charities connects isolated seniors and disabled individuals with a professionally-supervised team of dedicated para-professionals who help with a variety of tasks, from routine housekeeping to grocery shopping, laundry and transportation. For more infromation on this program click here

 

Funded Program: SEARCH Program

SEARCH connects isolated seniors in Androscoggin, Kennebec and Sagadahoc County and the Bath/Brunswick areas with community volunteers who bring skills, enthusiasm, and companionship to their lives, while assisting with a variety of daily tasks. For more information on this program click here.

 

 

Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County

Funded Program: Supporting Somerset County Families

The mission of Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County (HVSC) is to care for those with a life limiting illness, provide support and solace to the grieving, and to educate the community. For more information on this program click here.

 

Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area

Funded Program: End of Life Direct Care

 

Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area exists to provide non-medical support to individuals and their families during the last phases of life, to loved ones throughout the grieving process, and to educate the community regarding issues related to death and grieving. For more information on this program click here.

 

KVCAP

Funded Program: Transportation

KVCAP has made a firm commitment to providing the citizens of Kennebec and Somerset Counties with safe, dependable transportation services. KVCAP has established ongoing working relationships with communities and area social service agencies to offer a variety of transportation services to local citizens. For more information on this program click here.

 

Funded Program: WorkReady Plus

WorkReady is an extensive 80-hour training program designed to teach employability skills and computer skills to trainees hoping to move forward with a career. Local adult ed programs collaborate with key partners, including KVCAP, to offer this program. For more information on this program click here.

 

Literacy Volunteers

Funded Program: Literacy Volunteers of Franklin/Somerset

The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties is to foster literacy, language development, and education among the adults in our communities who want to improve the literacy skills in order to reach their full potential. For more information on this program click here.

 

Funded Program: Literacy Volunteers of Waterville

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterville is a non-profit organization providing free, confidential one-on-one literacy instruction to area adults. They also provide free training and support for their tutors. For more information on this program click here.

 

National MS Society, Maine Chapter

Funded Program: Case Management Services

National MS Society offers care management services to help stabilize people and their families during times of difficulty or crisis. Care managers meet with clients in their homes, and work with them to create a care plan, based upon client needs. We help people research and locate services and resources, and assist them to navigate the systems necessary to receive vital help. for more on this program click here.

 

RSVP at MaineGeneral

Funded Program: Bone Builders Program

MaineGeneral RSVP (Retired Senior & Volunteer Program) engages persons 55 and older in meaningful volunteer services that meet critical community needs and enrich the lives of volunteers. Bone Builders is a community-based osteoporosis prevention education program for older women and men. Its goals are to have participants learn more about osteoporosis and nutrition, improve their balance, increase their energy level, and sense of well-being. For more information on this program click here.