To inspire and enable all young people and their families to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Member Discount: $10 off any birthday party packageAccepts Chamber Gift Certificates
The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, was incorporated in 1987. Like others whose loved ones become ill with Alzheimer’s, Marilyn Paige, the founder, felt she needed help in assuming her new role as caregiver for her husband who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Unable to find a support network, she started her own support group in February 1982. With a little publicity in the local newspapers, the number of people in her support group soon reached twenty-five.
By 1984, there were 14 support groups in Maine. In the same year, Paige founded the Maine Alzheimer’s Disease Association. In 1987 the organization became affiliated with the National Alzheimer’s Association and was incorporated as the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter. In 1992, the Chapter opened its first office in Scarborough, and in 1993, a part-time Executive Director was hired. The office was relocated to Portland in 1995 and a full-time Executive Director was employed by the Chapter as of January, 1996.
The current chapter staff provides comprehensive education and training programs throughout Maine and a round-the-clock telephone Helpline for information, consultation, referral services and care management services.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on five strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases; and to accelerate fundraising and enhance organizational effectiveness to support the urgency of our mission.
Our Mission and Goals
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Whether it’s searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe, the work of the American Lung Association helps to save lives every day. Learn more about our impact »
For more than 110 years, the American Lung Association has led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our work is more important than ever.
Why I am running for House District 109:
Having come from a single-parent Waterville family of 8, raised in poverty, I am grateful for those who helped me overcome the many disadvantages I faced. Therefore, I have always had a passion to give back by helping others, especially those in need. My many years of service in organizations have enabled me to meet the needs of others.
As Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
“Bruce would represent Waterville well serving as a state legislator in Augusta” Former Senator George Mitchell
“Bruce is well prepared, strongly motivated and sincerely dedicated to representing the people of Waterville. He will have my vote in November” State Representative Tom Longstaff
We are a non profit Domestic Violence Resource Center serving Kennebec and Somerset Counties.
Our services include:
*24 Hour Helpline (1-877-890-7788) to provide support, advocacy, resources, and safety planning
*In-Person Advocacy at our Outreach Offices
*School Based Prevention Education
*Community Education & Outreach
*Menswork (A Certified Batterers Intervention Program)
Kathy Despres, M.Ed., CRC
Goodwill Industries Northern New England
Workforce Services, Regional Manager, Region III
Waterville Food Bank is an all-volunteer organization. We are neighbors and friends working together to help each other provide food assistance to our neighbors in need.
The Waterville Food Bank was founded in 1981 by the Waterville Area Interfaith Council of Faith Communities. Our wheelchair-accessible facility is located at the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church on 61 Pleasant Street in Waterville Maine. While many of our volunteers are church members we are a separate agency that enjoys tremendous support from the church. Aside from a small donation towards the electric bill we occupy the facility cost free.
We are open Monday through Thursdays from 9 AM to 11 AM. We are also open every Monday evening from 5:30 to 7 PM We are closed on holidays and when Waterville Schools are closed due to inclement weather.
Vouchers are issued at the food bank from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Monday thru Thursday and from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Monday evenings.
Waterville Food Bank is one of more than 600 food assistance programs working in Maine as a Good Shepherd Food Bank Partner to help get food to Mainers at risk of food insecurity.
The Industrial Energy Consumers’ Group (IECG) has been one of the most active participants in
electric regulation policy in Maine. These members include paper companies, ski resorts, and industrial gas companies. Although IECG is best known for
its participation in electric utility policy, its interests also spread to other energy issues. IECG has in the past hosted public conferences on Maine’s energy policy.
Our Mission Statement
We strengthen individuals, families and communities by providing direct services
and by partnering with others to create sustainable solutions to poverty
in an ever-changing environment.
Our Vision Statement
It’s more than a motto, it’s a way of life. Being prepared means having the ability to deal with many of the tough challenges life presents- that’s what Scouting is all about. Through its time-tested program, Scouting provides young people with opportunities to mentor to their peers, build character and enrich their faith. These activities build strong family bonds and help youth reach their full potential by instilling values that last a lifetime.
One of the strengths of the Scouting program is the unique relationship between religious and community organizations, parents and leaders. Working together, they are able to focus the necessary resources and leadership on the single task of serving youth. The result is children, families and communities that are stronger and better prepared for the future.
Ready to learn more? We invite you to explore our variety of youth programs and volunteer and community opportunities. When you’re ready to get started, we are prepared to help you navigate the right Scouting path for you. Contact us by email or by phone at 207-797-5252.
After School Programs
Reaching for Tomorrow
Volunteer and Community Opportunities
KVHRA is the Kennebec Valley area association for HR & business professionals concerned with understanding the best methods to effectively manage their people and organizations. KVHRA became an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 2005. SHRM has over 275,000 members in over 160 countries and is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to HR management. By attending meetings and developing relationships with colleagues, members continually enhance their knowledge of HR issues, gain new skills and grow as an HR professional.
2019 KVHRA Membership Dues
$35.00 Professional SHRM Member
$60.00 Professional non-SHRM Member
$150.00 Professional SHRM Member, all breakfast meetings (8) paid in advance
$175.00 Professional non-SHRM Member, all breakfast meetings (8) paid in advance
No cost for Members in Transition (between jobs), Newly Certified members or Student Members
(Waiver applies one time only, with the exception of Student Members, who are eligible for the duration of full-time student enrollment. Covers annual dues only.)
To apply or renew your membership, https://kvhra.shrm.org/kvhra-membership, Payment is accepted by credit card.
2019 KVHRA Board of Directors:
President – Lori Page, Regional HR Manager, Ascent Global Logistics
President-Elect – Kristie Jandreau, Human Resources Manager, Day’s Jewelers
Part President – Kristy Gould, Assistant Director, Health Trust Services, Maine Municipal Association
Treasurer – Lila Hallowell, Human Resources Manager, New Balance Athletics, Inc.
Board Secretary – Jeanine Libby, Human Resources Manager, Howard P. Fairfield LLC
Membership Development Chair – Sharon Crowe, Marketing & Customer Relationship Manager, Workplace Health, MGMC
Membership Roster Chair – Frances Fisher, Human Resources Manager, New Balance Athletics
Programming Committee Chair – Kathleen Hale, Director of Human Resources, Home, Hope and Healing, Inc.
At-Large Board Member – Crystal Bailey, HR Director, Assistance Plus
At-Large Board Member – Mike Brown, Human Resources Director, EJ Prescott Inc.
At-Large Board Member – Erica Humphrey, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Colby College
At-Large Board Member – Lori Lefferts, Director of Human Resources, Skills Inc.
Who We Are
The Kennebec Valley Organization (KVO) is a broad-based organization of religious congregations, labor union locals, small businesses, and community groups.
KVO brings people together across lines of religion, geography, age, ethnic groups, and economic status to take on issues of shared concern, such as saving, strengthening, and creating good jobs, affordable housing, and critical public services. We build relationships and develop leadership skills within our member groups, in turn we continue to strengthen our own collective as well as the broader community.
KVO is a member of the InterValley Project (IVP), which is the New England organizing
network of regional organizations, rooted in congregations, labor, housing, community, and small businesses working for social and economic justice for their communities. IVP includes the Berkshire Interfaith Organizing (BIO), Kennebec Valley Organization (KVO), Merrimack Valley Project (MVP), Naugatuck Valley Project (NVP), Northern Kingdom Organizing Project (NEKOP), Pioneer Valley Project (PVP), and the Rhode Island Organizing Project (RIOP).
Maine’s Kennebec Valley is one of the eight Maine tourism regions. Named for the Kennebec River which runs down the center of the region, The Kennebec Valley includes the cities and towns contained in both Kennebec and Somerset counties. The region contains Maine’s capital city Augusta as well as Gardiner, Hallowell, Waterville, Skowhegan and Jackman and the recreational resort communities near Monmouth, Belgrade, and The Forks. It also contains a few outlying towns including Rockwood-on-Moosehead, China, and Pittsfield.
The Kennebec Valley Tourism Council (KVTC) is a 501(C)6 non-profit group organized to manage the Maine Tourism Marketing Partnership Program (MTMPP) grant issued each year by the Maine Office of Tourism and the state of Maine to each of the eight Maine tourism regions. Funds from the MTMPP regional grant are allocated for use in the promotion of tourism in each of the eight tourism regions of Maine.
The KVTC has the responsibility to create a tourism plan for our region and then use the proceeds raised through the KVTC’s own efforts in coordination with the grant funds to implement that plan. This website, the brochures we produce, trade and travel shows attended, social media efforts and all the activities our board undertakes to further the cause of tourism in Maine’s Kennebec Valley are meant to produce a positive economic impact on our region.
Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, and became an international organization with the creation of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario, the following year. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Waterville formed in 1923 and has been serving the children of the greater Waterville area ever since.
Each year we do a number of small events around our Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program including going to local schools and child care centers to read and hand out books. We also host our annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair where we give out free bike helmets and have a number of vendors come with activities for children centered around health and safety. This program is completely free to all who come.
Most recently, our club has started packing grocery bags containing 3 breakfast items, 3 lunch items, and a number of snacks for area children to bring home over school vacations. For the 2017-2018 school year, we have donated 20 bags each to the George J Mitchell School, and Benton and Winslow elementary schools, each school break. This means that 60 children that may not have much at home have been able to leave school knowing they will be able to eat over vacation.
Without our volunteers, none of this could be accomplished. Feel free to come to a meeting and see what Kiwanis is all about!
Issue management, information dissemination.
Strategic communication advise.
The Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) enriches Maine communities by empowering people with purpose—people and organizations at the forefront of the issues and opportunities that will determine Maine’s future prosperity. As a leading advocate and resource, we ensure that Maine nonprofits are adapting, thriving, and contributing in a fast-changing world.
Founded in 1994, MANP’s mission is to strengthen the leadership, voice and organizational effectiveness of Maine nonprofits. MANP has grown into the state’s largest network of organizations dedicated to the common good with more than 940 nonprofit members and 160 partners in government, business and philanthropy, representing every county in Maine and the full range of nonprofit missions and sizes.
Maine Association of Nonprofits
565 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 871-1885
Fax: (207) 780-0346
The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers features a full Hague-accredited adoption program that provides assistance to families hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. The Maine Children’s Home, founded in 1899, gives children and Maine families hope for the future and a chance at a better life. In addition to the adoption program, the agency offers outpatient counseling, the Teen Parent School Program, The Children’s Place Early Care and Education Center, a summer camp scholarship program, and a Christmas Program that provides clothing and toys to underprivileged Maine children.
Maine Technology Institute Logo8 Venture Avenue
Brunswick, ME 04011
Investing in innovation for a prosperous Maine
MTI offers grants, loans, equity investments, and services to support Maine’s innovation economy. We support new ideas, products, or methods with the potential to grow and diversify Maine’s economy and increase the number of quality jobs throughout the state through direct support of innovators and through support of programs and infrastructure that encourage innovation.
REM (Revitalize the Energy in ME, where ME stands for both “Maine” and “me”) is a grassroots nonprofit organization that supports a network of citizen volunteers working to improve the quality of life in Central Maine. In REM, work is cooperative, diversity is honored, self-reliance is promoted, and civic life is renewed.
REM was born out of people’s desire to connect and to create a future that reflects their desires, needs, and creativity. REM leaders work to search for new ways to provide opportunities for the diversity of the community to work together. This involves:
Expanding Teamwork Skills
Valuing “Doers” and “Dreamers”
Learning How to Help Both Work Together Well
Learning How to Bridge the Gap Between the Vision and the Reality
REM has eight priorities, which were established at a three-day Community Catalyst Forum in January 1996 in which over 250 area residents participated. These priorities are:
Develop a Vibrant Economy
Excel in Education
Protect Human Potential
Promote Arts & Entertainment
Beautify the Environment
Empower Young People
Expand Fitness & Recreation
Participants in the Catalyst also composed a vision statement, describing the world that they aspired to create in Central Maine over the next quarter century.
Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center’s mission is to lessen the trauma-related suffering of sexual assault and promote healing by guiding those affected by sexual violence toward survival through support, advocacy, education, and community collaboration.
The Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center provides the following services free of charge:
*The Children’s Advocacy Center
*A 24-hour, confidential, statewide, sexual assault support line
*Support Groups for survivors of sexual violence
*Client Support Services for survivors of sexual violence, their families, and supporters
*Advocacy for survivors who choose to seek medical attention, report to police, or go through the criminal justice system
*Community school-based prevention and intervention education
Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center’s Children’s Advocacy Center provides a child-friendly, safe and neutral location in which Law Enforcement and Child Protective Service Investigators may conduct and observe Forensic Interviews with children who are alleged victims of crimes, and where the child and non-offending family members receive support, crisis intervention, and referrals for mental health and medical treatment in an effort to lessen the trauma, promote healing, and increased accountability to offenders. With the CAC model, children and their families no longer have to repeatedly tell their story or face the investigation process alone. Through our child-friendly environment and experienced professionals, families are immediately offered a wide array of services, all free of charge.
Sustain Mid Maine Coalition, recognizing the challenges of climate change, works to increase sustainable practices in the mid Maine region through education, programming, and projects focused on energy conservation, fossil fuel alternatives, local agriculture and sustainable food systems, and waste reduction. Sustain Mid Maine Coalition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is a collaborative partnership of major stakeholders (engaged citizens, municipal leaders, educational institutions, businesses, and service agencies) working to build the systems and infrastructure for a thriving community and a sustainable economy.
PO Box 2125
Waterville, Maine 04903
William L. Alfond, a son of Harold Alfond, served as a senior executive at Dexter Shoe Company, where he was president of the bowling shoe division. He currently serves as a director of Dexter Enterprises, Inc. and is a limited partner in the Boston Red Sox. With his wife, Joan, Mr. Alfond created the William and Joan Alfond Foundation in 1986. The Foundation, of which Mr. Alfond is president, supports educational, healthcare, and other charitable institutions in Maine and Massachusetts. He serves on multiple boards of community and educational organizations, including the USA Biathlon Committee, Educare Central Maine, and his alma maters the Governor’s Academy and Colby College.
The Maine Heritage Policy Center is a research and educational organization whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise; limited, constitutional government; individual freedom; and traditional American values–all for the purpose of providing public policy solutions that benefit the people of Maine.
MHPC’s staff pursues this mission by undertaking accurate and timely research and marketing these findings to its primary audience: the Maine Legislature, nonpartisan Legislative staff, the executive branch, the state’s media, and the broad policy community. MHPC’s products include publications, articles, conferences, and policy briefings.
Governed by an independent Board of Directors, The Maine Heritage Policy Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization. MHPC relies on the generous support from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and does not accept government funds or perform contract work.
Would you like to contribute to The Maine Heritage Policy Center? You can either give online, or mail to Post Office Box 7829, Portland, ME 04112.
Are you or someone you know experiencing this?
Times are tough. And they seem to keep getting tougher. Hours get cut at work, cost of living rises … one emergency hits, and crisis looms.
With everything going on in the world today, all the negative news, it’s easy to lose hope. But when we shift the focus to what can be done to recover and overcome these challenges, we see hope is not lost.
What part does UWMM play in all this? Together, we help people RISE …
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… above youth homelessness. Did you know UWMM provides funds to schools to cover expenses for homeless and at-risk students that aren’t otherwise covered by state and federal funding? Thanks to the Youth Homelessness Initiative, students have gotten glasses, their driver’s license, and even a cap and gown for graduation.
… to overcome food insecurity. In 2017, 23 organizations participating in the Pantry Project collected over 5,000 pounds of food for nine food pantries in our service area.
… with 24/7 access to resources. 211 Maine has a database of over 8,000 resources, ranging from mental health services and heating assistance to transportation and legal services. 211 also provides emergency services during natural and other disasters.
… to build financial security. As a leading member of the Central Maine CA$H Coalition, UWMM provides free tax preparation clinics for low- and moderate-income households. Over $250,000 stayed right here in Mid-Maine in 2018, thanks to money saved on tax prep fees, Earned Income Credits, and volunteer time.
… with affordable prescriptions. Over 1,500 people in Mid-Maine have saved over $160,000 on prescription medications, simply by using a free FamilyWize prescription discount card.
… with warmth in the deepest chill of winter. Keeping Mid-Maine Warm provided $29,000 to families in need of emergency heating assistance in Winter 2017.
… to help others. VolunteerME Mid-Maine currently has 120 active volunteer opportunities available, connecting over 50 organizations with over 700 volunteers.
Together, we RISE to a stronger Mid-Maine community!
The Redington Museum is owned and operated by the Waterville Historical Society in Waterville, Me. It is made up of members from the comThe museum is housed in a handsome two story home built in 1814 by pioneer Waterville settler Asa Redington, a veteran of three enlistments in the Revolutionary War and a member of George Washington’s elite Honor Guard. After the revolution he developed the water rights at Ticonic Falls and with his sons Samuel and William established a thriving flour mill on the banks of the Kennebec River. The father of six sons and three daughters, Asa built this substantial home for his son William. Fashioned of great hewn timbers, all hand pegged, it still features the original spiral staircase, fireplaces with period woodwork, and floors of wide pumpkin pine. The newel post in the entrance exhibits the “contractor’s peace stone,” a small smooth polished stone signifying in Colonial times that the project had been completed to both the owner’s and builder’s satisfaction. Today five rooms are furnished with antiques of the late 18th and early 19th centuries from the Redington family, the family of pioneer attorney Timothy Boutelle, and from other early local families. The house has been open to the public as a museum since 1927 and was entered in the National Register of Historic Places.
About The Redington
The Society’s library contains many original materials useful for local historical research. There are numerous volumes of state and local history, a special collection of books on the Civil War, and an important collection of early school texts, many of them published in Hallowell.
There are several important series of diaries, including those of James Stackpole, which cover the years 1785 to 1820. Other series include the diaries of George Flood, covering 1860 to 1900; those of Miss Harriet Parmenter, covering 1888 to 1940; those of Miss Clara Costley, from 1912 to 1950; and the Keith diaries. Other manuscripts include a large number of account books from early businesses, records of early local physicians and a file of early letters and documents from and about local citizens.
The Society has a good collection of early local newspapers, including a fairly complete run of the weekly Waterville Mail from 1847 to 1906 (microfilmed in 1975-76 with the help of a grant from the Maine State Commision of the Arts and Humanities. Microfilms available for viewing at Colby College). Numerous early local maps, some of which are on display, and the extensive collection of early photographs of Waterville allow researchers to piece together an excellent visual history of the area.
About The Waterville Historical Society
Founded in 1903, the purpose and goal of the Waterville Historical Society is to collect and preserve Waterville’s historically significant collections. To promote Waterville’s unique history and rich cultural heritage by offering events and educational programming to the general public. To be responsible stewards of the Redington Museum and other physical spaces by maintaining and operating the facility so that it can be fully appreciated by future generations. munity and away. The Historical Society is proud to maintain and preserve the history of this great city.
The Waterville Public Library empowers people and strengthens community through the sharing of stories and knowledge.