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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

December 2014 – January 2015

Dec
24
Wed
Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Dec 24 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

This support group, facilitated by addicts and alcoholics active in recovery, is for friends and families who are struggling to cope with a loved one’s addiction. We offer a unique perspective on addiction from a first hand experience. Our goal is to educate and equip families with the tools they need to confidently make decisions that support recovery in both the family and their addicted loved one.

*Addict in the Family is a closed meeting for friends and families only*  It is not a support group for addicts and alcoholics.

Contacts: John Buro , Eric Girard, Corey Gamberg

Dec
31
Wed
Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PLTI  is a 20-week initiative that is open for anyone who wishes to help become a parent leader advocate for our children in the greater Sanford community.

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We are beginning in just a couple of weeks and still have about seven seats open. Please contact me at kwiegand@sanford.org for more information and to apply.

You do not need to be a parent to participate. We provide all meals, childcare, and transportation (if needed) all at no cost to participants. All you need to do is apply at http://www.sanford.org/pages/sanford_sd/communityinvolvement/plti.

We are also searching for civic design team members that could help organize, plan meals, provide transportation, be a mentor, and attend class once in a while to check in with participants.

The kick-off retreat will be held Saturday, October 4th, from 8:30-4pm, and then weekly sessions on Wednesdays, from 5-9pm (5-5:45 is dinner and 6-9p is the class).

Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Dec 31 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

This support group, facilitated by addicts and alcoholics active in recovery, is for friends and families who are struggling to cope with a loved one’s addiction. We offer a unique perspective on addiction from a first hand experience. Our goal is to educate and equip families with the tools they need to confidently make decisions that support recovery in both the family and their addicted loved one.

*Addict in the Family is a closed meeting for friends and families only*  It is not a support group for addicts and alcoholics.

Contacts: John Buro , Eric Girard, Corey Gamberg

Jan
6
Tue
Sanford Strong Coalition Meeting @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Jan 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Jan
7
Wed
Healthy Eating on a Budget @ Springvale Public Library
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am

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Join us to learn how to eat healthy on a budget!

Make your New Year’s resolution a success by joining our 10 Tips series helping you eat healthy on a budget. Learn nutrition and budgeting tips and tricks to kick off the new year. There are 4 classes in this series to help you stay on track: January 7th , January 28th, February 25th, and March 4th.

Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PLTI  is a 20-week initiative that is open for anyone who wishes to help become a parent leader advocate for our children in the greater Sanford community.

pltilogo

We are beginning in just a couple of weeks and still have about seven seats open. Please contact me at kwiegand@sanford.org for more information and to apply.

You do not need to be a parent to participate. We provide all meals, childcare, and transportation (if needed) all at no cost to participants. All you need to do is apply at http://www.sanford.org/pages/sanford_sd/communityinvolvement/plti.

We are also searching for civic design team members that could help organize, plan meals, provide transportation, be a mentor, and attend class once in a while to check in with participants.

The kick-off retreat will be held Saturday, October 4th, from 8:30-4pm, and then weekly sessions on Wednesdays, from 5-9pm (5-5:45 is dinner and 6-9p is the class).

Jan
8
Thu
SOOSTA @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Sanford Out of School Time Alliance (SOOSTA) is about ensuring that every young person has a healthy, positive activity available to him or her during the hours that school is not in session.

Jan
14
Wed
Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PLTI  is a 20-week initiative that is open for anyone who wishes to help become a parent leader advocate for our children in the greater Sanford community.

pltilogo

We are beginning in just a couple of weeks and still have about seven seats open. Please contact me at kwiegand@sanford.org for more information and to apply.

You do not need to be a parent to participate. We provide all meals, childcare, and transportation (if needed) all at no cost to participants. All you need to do is apply at http://www.sanford.org/pages/sanford_sd/communityinvolvement/plti.

We are also searching for civic design team members that could help organize, plan meals, provide transportation, be a mentor, and attend class once in a while to check in with participants.

The kick-off retreat will be held Saturday, October 4th, from 8:30-4pm, and then weekly sessions on Wednesdays, from 5-9pm (5-5:45 is dinner and 6-9p is the class).

Jan
15
Thu
Systems Integration Task Force @ Sanford Police Dept.
Jan 15 @ 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:  Chief Tom Connolly
Jan
21
Wed
Drug Free Communities Meeting @ WSSR-TV room at SRTC
Jan 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:  Connie Roux   Email:  croux@smhc.org

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