Woodfords World Heads to Your Inbox!
Attention readers! We are excited to release our first electronic edition of Woodfords World. Previously a quarterly printed publication, Woodfords World is going digital to bring more frequent agency announcements, updates, and stories right to your inbox! Thanks for your interest in Woodfords Family Services!
You’re invited to the 2021 Online Auction!
Join us virtually Thursday, September 23 through Monday, September 27 for this year’s online auction! This year’s event will feature more than 150 unique and exciting items, including overnight stays, electronics, restaurant gift cards and more. So get ready to bid high and bid often right from the comfort of your home again this year!
Awards, Grants, Of Note
- The Cumberland County Community Development Block Grant Program awarded the agency’s Westbrook Early Childhood Services Program $25,000 for ongoing COVID-19 related expenses to maintain access to in-person services for students.
- The Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation awarded the agency’s York County Children’s Programs $10,000 in general operating support.
- The Maine Community Foundation’s Edward H. Davies Benevolent Fund awarded the Westbrook Early Childhood Preschool Program $7,500 for on-going COVID-19 related expenses to maintain access to in-person services for students.
- The United of Way York County awarded the agency York County children’s programs $7,500 to work on mask-wearing tolerance and related facial sensitivities with children with special needs.
- The Maine Development Disabilities Council awarded the Central Maine Rehabilitative and Community Support Program $5,000 toward the development of a comprehensive therapeutic lending resource library.
- The Maine Health Access Foundation awarded the Central Maine Rehabilitative and Community Support Program $5,000 toward the development of a comprehensive therapeutic lending resource library.
- The Wing-Benjamin Charitable Trust Fund awarded the Waterville Early Childhood Preschool Program $3,750 for on-going COVID-19 related expenses to maintain access to in-person services for students
- The Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Foundation awarded $2,500 to the Early Childhood Preschool Programs for on-going COVID-19 related expenses to maintain access to in-person services for students.
- The Simmons Foundation awarded $1,000 to the Southern Maine School-Based Services Program towards its efforts to provide one-on-one support to children with special needs on remote learning days throughout the 2020-2021 academic year.
Special Purpose Program Expands to Grow with Students
In 2020, the agency launched its first K-2 Special Purpose Private School Program with classrooms in its Westbrook and Pineland Early Childhood Services locations. Building on this growth for the upcoming school year, we are excited to announce that the Special Purpose Program will expanded to the Waterville location and will offer students in need of ongoing support the option to continue their schooling with the program through 5th grade. Digging deep into the agency’s roots of beginning as a special purpose school more than fifty years ago, this is a significant milestone as we continue to grow to meet our mission.
Join Our Team Today!
Who do you know who wants to join a compassionate team and help individuals reach their highest potential?
We’re hiring Behavioral Health Professionals (BHPs) for in-home and school based programs throughout our service area from Wells to Bangor.
We’re also hiring Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) for group and independent living residences, as well as our Expeditions day programs in York and Cumberland counties.
We also have openings in our preschool through grade 5 schools in Pineland (New Gloucester), Waterville and Westbrook..
There are career opportunities for individuals with high school diplomas & GEDs, for those with Associate’s degrees, as well as those with Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees.
Until Next Year, Superheroes!
This year’s Superhero 5k came virtually to the neighborhoods of 145 super charged registrants near you, raising more than $14,000 to support the agency’s continued response to COVID-19. Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported this event. A special shout out to our Cape Crusader, Clark Insurance, who provided all participants with a commemorative 5k costume equipped with the essentials, a cape and mask. To view the 2021 5k Wrap Up Video, click on the button below! Until next year, Superheroes, June 4, 2022 at Pineland Farms.
Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors: Clark Insurance, J.B. Brown & Sons, Machias Savings Bank, Ameriprise Financial – Lamb, Peterson, Mann Advisory Group, Locations Real Estate, and People’s United Bank!