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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

Jun
25
Wed
Cooking Matters for Adults @ First Baptist Church
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm

A series of 6 sessions: Adults learn how to prepare and shop sensibly for healthy meals on a limited budget. Lessons consist of: Healthy Cooking Basics, Choosing Fruit, Vegetables, and Whole Grains, Cooking Lean and Low Fat, Plan to Make the Most of Your Meals, Shopping Smart, and Recipe for Success.This course is free of charge, but has a maximum participant limit of 15 participants per series.

Jul
30
Wed
Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Jul 30 @ 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

Jul
31
Thu
Our Schools Our Future meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Parents and community members are encouraged to join Our Schools Our Future every Thursday. Please feel free to Drop In anytime between 4:00 – 6:00 PM, at the Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg. ( East Side Acres Community Center).  We will be there every Thursday hosting an open forum and discussion on how parents and community members can impact the school change process.  Come share your ideas or concerns, hear what other parents are saying and learn about emerging parent action groups.  OSOF will provide space, guidance, support and logistical help for parents who want to join or start a parent action group.  OSOF elevates the voice of community members and parents in schools.  FMI: contact Rachel Phipps or  423-0098.

Aug
6
Wed
York Hoarding Task Force Meeting @ York County Community Action
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

We will be meeting the first Wednesday of every month from 9 to 10:30 at York County Community Action in Sanford.

Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Aug 6 @ 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

Aug
7
Thu
Our Schools Our Future meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Parents and community members are encouraged to join Our Schools Our Future every Thursday. Please feel free to Drop In anytime between 4:00 – 6:00 PM, at the Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg. ( East Side Acres Community Center).  We will be there every Thursday hosting an open forum and discussion on how parents and community members can impact the school change process.  Come share your ideas or concerns, hear what other parents are saying and learn about emerging parent action groups.  OSOF will provide space, guidance, support and logistical help for parents who want to join or start a parent action group.  OSOF elevates the voice of community members and parents in schools.  FMI: contact Rachel Phipps or  423-0098.

Aug
12
Tue
ACE (Active Community Environment) Team meeting @ CIty Hall - Third Floor Conference Room
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

ACE (Active Community Environment) Team is a local group that envisions a community where residents and visitors can walk or bike across town safely and comfortably. Their mission is to foster a community environment in Sanford that is safe and inviting for people of all ages to enjoy active lifestyles. ACE Team meetings are open for any local resident or organization that wants to be involved in advocating and promoting bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly policies, programs, and infrastructure. Join the next meeting!

FMI: Email ACE Team Chairman Lee Burnett

Aug
13
Wed
Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Aug 13 @ 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

Aug
14
Thu
Our Schools Our Future meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Displaying Parents call to action.jpg

Parents and community members are encouraged to join Our Schools Our Future every Thursday. Please feel free to Drop In anytime between 4:00 – 6:00 PM, at the Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg. ( East Side Acres Community Center).  We will be there every Thursday hosting an open forum and discussion on how parents and community members can impact the school change process.  Come share your ideas or concerns, hear what other parents are saying and learn about emerging parent action groups.  OSOF will provide space, guidance, support and logistical help for parents who want to join or start a parent action group.  OSOF elevates the voice of community members and parents in schools.  FMI: contact Rachel Phipps or  423-0098.

Aug
20
Wed
Alternatives to Punishment @ CPPC Community Center
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Alternatives to Punishment is a class that offers parents a new perspective on managing defiance, tantrums, hitting, whining and “sass”.  In this class, we will talk about why young children act the way they do, and how you can help your children learn to manage their own behavior.

You can offer your child discipline, clear boundaries and loving guidance without using punishment. Please join us to find out how!

Facilitated by:  Katherine Endy, LCSW & Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

 

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