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Care & Comfort Assists the Charlotte White Center's LifeJacket Program
Posted by Care & Comfort on 02/15/2013.
Pictured Richard M. Brown CEO Charlotte White Center, Susan D. Giguere Founder & CEO Care & Comfort, Betty Carolin Senior Program Director & Clinical Coordinator Charlotte White Center and Debbie Webber MEd, LCPC, NCC Clinical Team Leader Care & Comfort
Care & Comfort Assists the Charlotte White Center’s LifeJacket Program
Dover Foxcroft, ME - Care & Comfort a leading, statewide provider of Home Health Care and Behavioral Health Care services and their 600 plus employees are firm believers in giving back to the communities they serve and supporting those who share their vision of strengthening them. In recognition of one such program, a gift was presented to the Charlotte White Center’s LifeJacket program from proceeds raised by employees of their Dover Foxcroft branch through their Jean Fund campaign.
Selected by the Care & Comfort employees as one of this year’s recipients, Life Jackets is a youth development program with the goal of helping youth "at risk and promise" to break out of the high-risk cycle. Youth in the program, early adolescents aged 12-15, learn about themselves and others and about personal and social skills, by being part of a peer-helping and adventure-based group over a 12-month program module. Program activities include weekly peer-helping group meetings, problem-solving games and initiatives, outdoor experiences, community service and a wilderness expedition. By working together as a cooperative group, each group member (participants, peer helpers and adult leaders) learns to value and strengthen his or her own human "life jacket.
“Our employees have my heartfelt gratitude for their compassion, generous commitment and support to help LifeJackets,” said Susan D. Giguere, Care & Comforts Founder and CEO. She added, “We all have high regard for the Charlotte White Center and this program, we commend them for positively impacting so many young lives”
Jean Day, launched over 12 years ago, is an annual collaborative fundraiser between Care & Comfort and its employees. For a $2.00 donation on Fridays the staff can leave their normal work attire at home and wear jeans. The company matches every dollar raised and the employees select the local recipients.
About Care & Comfort
One of Maine’s largest Home Health, Mental Health and Home Modification service agencies, Care & Comfort, headquartered in Waterville with five offices and over 600 employees statewide, provides a broad range of critical home and community based services to families throughout thirteen Maine counties. Care & Comfort’s mission is to provide quality home health services, behavioral health care and home modification services by skilled, compassionate professionals, and to meet and exceed nationally recognized standards of care while serving as a reputable health care resource for the community at large. Web site: www.careandcomfort.com Phone 1-800-366-5302.