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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

December 2016 – February 2017

Dec
15
Thu
Systems Integration Task Force @ Sanford Police Dept.
Dec 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:  Cherylan Camire
Dec
20
Tue
Drug Free Communities meeting @ WSSR-TV room at SRTC
Dec 20 @ 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.

Dec
21
Wed
Blue Christmas-Hope During the Christmas Season @ Crossroads Church
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm

Blue Christmas – Hope During the Christmas Season

When: Wednesday, December 21st; 6:30 PM

Where: Crossroads United Methodist Church;  16 Grammar Road; Sanford, Maine.

Feeling blue? An ever increasing number of churches are offering a Service of Hope / Longest Night (the Winter Solstice) / Blue Christmas service offering hope through the sharing of the Christmas story, carols and communion. Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with illness, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people. The service’s focus is on the joy and hope Christ offers and provides a sense of calm and peace during the busy and sometimes difficult Christmas season.

The church will extend an invitation to join in a time of prayer, readings, reflection, and choral music and carols reminding us that God’s presence is for all. God’s light can shine in the darkness, even and especially near the longest night of the year. All persons of any (or no) church affiliation are welcome.

For questions or directions, contact Crossroads UMC at (207) 324-4750 or (207) 351-5410.

 

Jan
3
Tue
Sanford Strong Coalition Meeting @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Jan 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Jan
17
Tue
Drug Free Communities meeting @ WSSR-TV room at SRTC
Jan 17 @ 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.

Jan
19
Thu
Systems Integration Task Force @ Sanford Police Dept.
Jan 19 @ 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
7
Tue
Sanford Strong Coalition Meeting @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Feb 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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.

Please check out this event on Facebook!  More information to follow!

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.

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