Calendar

Below you will find AFFM's calendar of events. This calendar will contain all of AFFM's current and upcoming events. Please check back regularly for updates. If you know of an upcoming event or training that would be of interest to resource families, please call the office (1-800-833-9786) so AFFM can add it to the calendar.

Calendar of Events

Family Fun and Appreciation Events

       *Blaine House Tea*      *Hampden Children’s Day Parade*  

*Family Fun Day at The Fort*    *Ferry Beach Gathering* 

Training Events and Conferences 

  * Annual Spring Conference* 

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Bangor Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Bangor Informational Meeting @ Bangor DHHS
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 561-4100 to RSVP.
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Rockland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Rockland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Grace Bible Fellowship
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Rockland– Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30PM-7:00PM at the Grace Bible Fellowship (30 Sherer Lane). On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800- 833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Support group lead by AFFM trainer Pat Tavernakis  
Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Magic Years Center
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Augusta – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Magic Years Center (25 Industrial Drive). On-site childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Amy McCollett and Nicki Story, Project Sparrow.
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Machias Informational Meetings 9:30 am
Machias Informational Meetings
Jul 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-255-2070 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting @ The Gray Memorial United Methodist Church
Jul 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Caribou – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 1st Thursday of the month starting at 5:30. The group is held at The Gray Memorial United Methodist Church across the street from the Dollar Store at 2 Prospect Street, Caribou. Childcare is not provided at this time. Please contact Peter Crovo or Chuck Moody at 532-5510 with questions. No RSVP required.
Damariscotta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Damariscotta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Lincoln County Assembly of God Church
Jul 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Damariscotta – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 1st Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Lincoln County Assembly of God Church (672 Main St., Damariscotta). On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM trainer, Pat Tavernakis.
Lincoln C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Lincoln C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Community Evangel Temple
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Lincoln – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: every 1st Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Community Evangel Temple, 124 River Rd. Onsite childcare is available with advanced notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM Kinship Specialist, Bette Hoxie.
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Belfast C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Belfast C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Christ The King Church
Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Belfast – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 2nd Monday of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM at Christ The King Church (9 Field St, RM# 330, Belfast). Onsite childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Becky Stephens.
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Caribou and Houlton Informational Meetings
Caribou and Houlton Informational Meetings
Jul 9 all day
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Informational Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in both the Caribou and Houlton DHHS offices. Time of meeting alternates each month, with Caribou ...
Bangor C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Bangor C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Redeemer Lutheran Church
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bangor– Adoptive/Permanency Guardianship:  Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Redeemer Lutheran Church (540 Essex St.).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Lauri Legere.
Lewiston Informational Meetings 6:00 pm
Lewiston Informational Meetings
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 795-4620 or 795-4638 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Portland Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Portland Informational Meeting
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-822-2267 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required
South Portland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
South Portland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Eastpoint Church
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
South Portland – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Eastpoint Church (345 Clarks Pond Pkwy.)  On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Jackie McNeil. 
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Ellsworth Informational Meetings 9:00 am
Ellsworth Informational Meetings
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-667-1629 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:30 pm
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ The Community Center
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bridgton – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Community Center (Behind Reny’s) 15 Depot St.  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Vanessa Jones. 
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Rockland Informational Meetings 5:00 pm
Rockland Informational Meetings
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207- 596-4259 or 207-596-4283 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting @ Community Health and Counseling
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Houlton – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: every 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at CHCS, 2 Water Street in Houlton. No childcare is available at this time. No RSVP is required. Please contact Peter Crovo or Chuck Moody at 532-5510 with questions. 
Dover-Foxcroft C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Dover-Foxcroft C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Mayo Regional Hospital
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dover-Foxcroft – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Mayo Regional Hospital, Borestone and Sebec conference rooms. On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila  at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Lou Harper.    
Mandated Reporter Training – Skowhegan 6:00 pm
Mandated Reporter Training – Skowhegan @ The Federated Church
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DID YOU KNOW MANDATED REPORTING TRAINING NEEDS TO BE RENEWED EVERY 4 YEARS? Joy Young, AFFM Trainer, will be presenting training on Mandated Reporting. The purpose of this training is to promote child safety by increasing the knowledge of mandated reporters regarding the identification of the signs of abuse and neglect and explaining the process for reporting abuse. Training objectives: ...
Role of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Training – Lincoln 6:00 pm
Role of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Training – Lincoln @ Community Evangel Temple
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Role of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Pat Locke, ESQ, will be discussing such topics as: The relevance of intervening When should you intervene How much interaction should you have with the GAL Notes: What to share and what might cause stress/conflict when attending court Ways to contact the GAL Participants will have the opportunity for a question/answer period. ...
Skowhegan C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Skowhegan C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ The Federated Church
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Skowhegan – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at The Federated Church (13 Island Ave.) in the Sunday School & Nursery rooms (upstairs).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Eric & Danielle Fenton.
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Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Buker Community Center
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Augusta – Adoptive/Permanency Guardianship:  Every 2nd Friday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at Buker Community Center (22 Armory Street).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net.
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Adoptive & Foster Nutrition 6:00 pm
Adoptive & Foster Nutrition @ Orono United Methodist Church
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Adoptive & Foster Nutrition This training is designed to help families, through discussion, understand common nutritional deficiencies, how a doctor might diagnose them, why some dietary restrictions are medically necessary and how to help overcome basic feeding challenges.   Childcare is available with advanced notice  
Orono C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Orono C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Orono United Methodist Church
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Orono – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Orono United Methodist Church (36 Oak St, Orono) On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM Kinship Specialist, Bette Hoxie.
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Biddeford Kinship C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 10:00 am
Biddeford Kinship C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ J. Richard Martin Community Center
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Biddeford– Kinship only –  Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 – 12:00 PM at the J Richard Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St. Free on-site childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Carolyn Sawyer.
State-wide C.A.R.E.S. Web/Phone Meeting 12:00 pm
State-wide C.A.R.E.S. Web/Phone Meeting @ Online/Phone
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Adoptive/Foster/Kinship: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12:00PM-1:30PM. Using Zoom Conferencing, you can dial in via computer or phone! Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or sheila@affm.net to register.  Meeting lead by AFFM Director of Operations, Jim Hatch Please RSVP for the Zoom password. https://zoom.us/j/303268421?pwd=WnJUdGFHS3pydlk4akpMTUhSWERqQT09
Ellsworth C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Ellsworth C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Moore Community Center
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ellsworth – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Moore Community Center, 133 State St, Ellworth. On-site childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting is lead by Jennifer Johnson, CHCS. 
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Gwilym R. Roberts Learning Center
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Farmington – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Gwilym R. Roberts Learning Center (rooms 001 & 003, by Admin. office), University of Maine at Farmington. On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Roxie Decker.
Presque Isle C.A.R.E.S.Meeting 6:00 pm
Presque Isle C.A.R.E.S.Meeting @ Wesleyan Church
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presque Isle – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Wesleyan Church (387 Centerline Rd). On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Blake & Sarah Hatt and April Belyea.
Wells Training ‘Parent Cafe’ 6:00 pm
Wells Training ‘Parent Cafe’ @ Wells Congregational Church
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In lieu of a support meeting, the following training will be awarded at this month’s Wells C.A.R.E.S. meeting. “PARENT CAFE” Patrice Leary-Forrey from Kids Free to Grow will be joining us this month to introduce Kids Free To Grow programs and how they can offer support to families in York County. This “Parent Cafe” helps parents to build protective factors, ...
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Augusta Informational Meeting 5:30 pm
Augusta Informational Meeting
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-624-8088  to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required
Sanford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Sanford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Curtis Lake Church
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sanford – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-8:00 PM at Curtis Lake Church (38 Westview Drive).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Brigid Torberg.
Sanford Training ‘Parent Cafe’ 6:00 pm
Sanford Training ‘Parent Cafe’ @ Curtis Lake Church
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In lieu of a support meeting, the following training will be awarded at this months Sanford C.A.R.E.S. meeting. “PARENT CAFE” Patrice Leary-Forrey from Kids Free to Grow will be joining us this month to introduce Kids Free To Grow programs and how they can offer support to families in York County. This “Parent Cafe” helps parents to build protective factors, ...
State Wide C.A.R.E.S. Web/Phone Meeting 7:30 pm
State Wide C.A.R.E.S. Web/Phone Meeting
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Web/Phone – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7:30 PM-9:00 PM.  Using Zoom Conferencing, you can dial in via computer or phone.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM Director of Operations, Jim Hatch.   Please RSVP for the Zoom password. https://zoom.us/j/572184408?pwd=cExjZ0RwRDVpRWlraVpOenI4bStSdz09
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Machias C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Machias C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ UMaine Machias Torrey Hall
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Machias – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 4th Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the UMaine Machias Torrey Hall Rooms 228 & 230.  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at  1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net.   Meeting lead by Amanda and Jeremy Myers.
Rumford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Rumford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Rumford Library
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Rumford – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at Rumford Library (56 Rumford Ave).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Deanna Lacasse.
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Skowhegan Informational meetings 2:00 pm
Skowhegan Informational meetings
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-474-4865 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required  
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Richmond C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Richmond C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Isaac Umberhine Public Library
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm
Richmond – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at The Isaac Umberhine Public Library, 86 Main St, Richmond. On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 1-800-833-9786 or email sheila@affm.net to RSVP. Meeting lead by Patty Riddle. Edit
Richmond Training DHHS Caseflow 5:30 pm
Richmond Training DHHS Caseflow @ Isaac Umberhine Public Library
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
In lieu of a support meeting, the following training will be offered at this months Richmond C.A.R.E.S. meeting Bethany Arsenault, LMSW, Resource Family Supervisor, Portland DHHS. Bethany will be discussing the case flow process and other topics surrounding resource families and DHHS. Please submit questions you would like answers to prior to training. Attendees will receive a certificate for 1.5 ...
Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Opportunity Enterprises
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Auburn – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30PM at Opportunity Enterprises (400 Center St., Auburn – Backdoor).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Deb Hallowell.
Auburn Training by Outright LA 6:00 pm
Auburn Training by Outright LA @ Opportunity Enterprises
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Outright LA Their mission is to create safe and affirming environments for youth ages 12-21 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning. Come join Vanessa Macoy as she offers a Q&A session on “How to help the LGBTQ community in foster care”. 1.5 training hours will be given.
Brunswick C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Brunswick C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Brunswick – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  Every 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (27 Pleasant St.).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Tamara Holt.
Wells C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Wells C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Wells Congregational Church
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wells – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship:  The 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 PM at Wells Congregational Church (1695 Post Rd.).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Lisa Randall.
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Windham C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Windham C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Windham Assembly of God
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Windham– Adoptive/Permanency Guardianship:  Every 4th Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at Windham Assembly of God (1050 Roosevelt Trail).  On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  RSVP is required.  Please contact Hether at 207-827-2331 or email hether@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Hether Anderson.
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Biddeford Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Biddeford Informational Meeting
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
If you are looking to open your heart and your home to help out families by becoming a licensed foster parent you can learn more about the journey by attending an informational meeting. Please call 207-286-2507 to sign up for the meeting. RSVP is required.
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