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    2013 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) Data

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    This poster was created by a Sanford High School student as part of the Above the Influence campaign organized by Drug Free Communities, a community-wide initiative of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, and others working together to decrease alcohol and drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.

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About Sanford Strong

Sanford Strong Coalition is a partnership of residents, organizations, businesses and others invested in the future of Greater Sanford.  The Coalition provides ways for the community to share information and access resources, while supporting initiatives to strengthen the health, well-being, and success of Sanford’s children, youth and their families. The Coalition is governed by a steering committee, staffed by Strategies for a Stronger Sanford, and supported by its members. Membership is free and open to anyone concerned about the future of Greater Sanford and its people. Join today. Also, like us on Facebook.

Community Events

February – April 2017

Feb
2
Thu
“Perspectives of Hope” @ St. George's Episcopal Church
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“Perspectives of Hope”

Recovery. Is. Possible

Join us for an evening to celebrate recovery!  Listen to stories of and music by advocates who have triumphed over substance use disorders. A training on Narcan will also be demonstrated.

Admission is free.  Coffee and light refreshments will be available.

This event is made possible through a collaboration between Grace Street Services, Strategies for a Stronger Sanford, St. George’s Episcopal Church, and the Sanford Police Department.

Contact: Nichole Ivey.

Feb
7
Tue
Sanford Strong Coalition Meeting @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Feb 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Feb
10
Fri
My Funny Valentine @ Little Theatre, Nasson Community Center
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A VALENTINE’S DAY program

with Tom Osbourne and Justin Havu. They will be playing instruments including the guitar, banjo and keyboard, singing many love songs and other music.

Bring your Valentine to the event!.

Feb
11
Sat
2017 Chocolate Benefit Spectacular @ Nasson Community Center
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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In an effort to show our love for children and chocolate, this chocolate tasting will benefit the children of The Sanford Backpack Program. This special event will also feature live and silent auction items, a bar with chocolate inspired cocktails, a wine raffle and a live music. Not only does your ticket give you access to all this, but more importantly it helps send backpacks filled with food  home to children in need.

Tickets are available to purchase online!

Contact: Ayn Hanselmann.

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Feb
16
Thu
Systems Integration Task Force @ Sanford Police Dept.
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION TASK GROUP:  The group brings together the leaders of agencies that work with Sanford youth, who are or may become involved in the juvenile justice system, and may have mental health, substance abuse or behavioral challenges, for ongoing cross-system planning, communication and integration.

  • Activities:  establishing a community-level Student-Assistance Team; establishing Restorative Justice practices in multiple settings; developing communications tools; Linkage Project; etc.
  • Meetings:  3rd Thursday of the month
  • Contact:  Cherylan Camire
Feb
21
Tue
Drug Free Communities meeting @ WSSR-TV room at SRTC
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Drug Free Communities  (DFC) initiative is a community-wide effort of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, faith communities, health care providers, and others to decrease alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.

Contact:   Nichole Ivey.

Mar
7
Tue
Sanford Strong Coalition Meeting @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Mar
16
Thu
Systems Integration Task Force @ Sanford Police Dept.
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION TASK GROUP:  The group brings together the leaders of agencies that work with Sanford youth, who are or may become involved in the juvenile justice system, and may have mental health, substance abuse or behavioral challenges, for ongoing cross-system planning, communication and integration.

  • Activities:  establishing a community-level Student-Assistance Team; establishing Restorative Justice practices in multiple settings; developing communications tools; Linkage Project; etc.
  • Meetings:  3rd Thursday of the month
  • Contact:  Cherylan Camire
Mar
21
Tue
Drug Free Communities meeting @ WSSR-TV room at SRTC
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Drug Free Communities  (DFC) initiative is a community-wide effort of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, faith communities, health care providers, and others to decrease alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.

Contact:   Nichole Ivey.

Apr
4
Tue
Sanford Strong Coalition Meeting @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

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