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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Rockland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Rockland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Grace Bible Fellowship
Sep 4 @ 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
Sep 4 @ 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 Foster/Adoptive parents Amanda Frost & Mark Pomeroy.
Augusta Training Domestic Violence 6:00 pm
Augusta Training Domestic Violence @ Magic Years Center
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Domestic Violence This presentation, created specifically for AFFM C.A.R.E.S. Group participants includes: Domestic Abuse 101 Impact of Perpetrator’s on Adult Survivor’s Parenting Efforts Children and Family The Role of Community Members in Supporting Families Impacted This training is being presented by Saree Boutin DV/CPS Liason. Attendees will receive a certificate for 1.5 hours toward relicensing.
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Machias Informational Meetings 9:30 am
Machias Informational Meetings
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 5 @ 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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Bangor Informational Meeting 1:00 pm
Bangor Informational Meeting @ Bangor DHHS
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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.
Belfast C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Belfast C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Christ The King Church
Sep 9 @ 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
Sep 10 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
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 11 @ 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.
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Rockland Informational Meetings 5:00 pm
Rockland Informational Meetings
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 12 @ 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.    
Skowhegan C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Skowhegan C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ The Federated Church
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 13 @ 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.  Meeting lead by Foster/Adoptive parents Angela & Richard Avery.
Augusta Training Normative Crisis 6:00 pm
Augusta Training Normative Crisis @ Buker Community Center
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Normative Crisis in Adoption This training will assist participants in identifying normal crisis and issues related to adoption. It will provide a brief overview of what to anticipate as your adopted child/children manage their emotions surrounding the complexities of having at least two sets of parents as well as adverse traumatic experiences. The presentation will utilize a power point presentation ...
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Orono C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Orono C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Orono United Methodist Church
Sep 16 @ 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.
Orono Training – Allegation Prevention 6:00 pm
Orono Training – Allegation Prevention @ Orono United Methodist Church
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In lieu of the usual C.A.R.E.S. meeting the following training will be offered: Allegation Prevention and Protocol Presented by Bette Hoxie. This training will assist families in asking “the right questions” prior to placement, provide helpful hints on what and when to document events, provide creative ways to prioritize and/or reduce conflicts between adults and children, provide a basic understanding ...
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:30 pm
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Bridgton Community Center
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bridgton – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 3rd Monday 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. Lead by Vanessa Jones RSVP HERE
Bridgton Training ‘Through These doors Q&A’ 6:30 pm
Bridgton Training ‘Through These doors Q&A’ @ Old Bridgton Town Hall
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In lieu of the usual C.A.R.E.S. meeting this month, the following training will be offered Through These Doors Q&A Through These Doors (TTD), formerly Family Crisis Services, was founded in 1977 and is the domestic violence/sexual assault resource center that serves victims and survivors in Cumberland County, Maine. They provide safe and accessible services to all people affected by domestic ...
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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
Sep 17 @ 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 1:00 pm
State-wide C.A.R.E.S. Web/Phone Meeting @ Online/Phone
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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 Resource Support Coordinator, Sheila Peakall. 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
Sep 17 @ 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, Ellsworth. 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. 
Ellsworth Training Disability Rights Maine 5:30 pm
Ellsworth Training Disability Rights Maine @ Moore Community Center
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Disability Rights Maine Katrina Ringrose, Disability Rights Maine Program Director, Children’s Advocacy, will be providing information on DRM’s advocacy for children across settings, including how to access DRM services for children in care. Please bring your questions and concerns for a Q&A. Attendees will receive a certificate for 1.5 hours.
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Gwilym R. Roberts Learning Center
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 17 @ 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.
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Augusta Informational Meeting 5:30 pm
Augusta Informational Meeting
Sep 18 @ 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
Sep 18 @ 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.
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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
Sep 19 @ 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 230 & 234.  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.
Machias Training DHHS Q&A Session 6:00 pm
Machias Training DHHS Q&A Session @ University of Maine Machias
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
DHHS Q&A Session Randi McKechnie, Adoption/Resource Unit Supervisor for District 7, will be providing information about new practice and policy being implemented, as well as provide resource parents the opportunity to share what is going well and what needs work to better serve/meet the needs of resource parents, open up communication lines, and answer any questions you may have. Attendees ...
Rumford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Rumford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Rumford Library
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 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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Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Opportunity Enterprises
Sep 24 @ 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.
Biddeford Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Biddeford Informational Meeting
Sep 24 @ 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.
Brunswick C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Brunswick C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Sep 24 @ 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.
Brunswick Training DHHS case flow and other processes 6:00 pm
Brunswick Training DHHS case flow and other processes @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In lieu of the regularly schedules C.A.R.E.S. meeting, the following training will be offered:   Bethany Arsenault, LMSW, Resource Family Supervisor, Portland DHHS. Bethany will be discussing case flow process and other topics surrounding resource families and DHHS. Please submit questions you would like answers to prior to training. (1.5 Training Hours ) Please RSVP here  
Richmond C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Richmond C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Isaac Umberhine Public Library
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm
Richmond – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 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 foster parent Deanna Lacasse.  RSVP ONLINE
Wells C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Wells C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Wells Congregational Church
Sep 24 @ 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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Scarborough C.A.R.E.S. Meeing 1:00 pm
Scarborough C.A.R.E.S. Meeing @ Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Scarborough – Kinship Only This group is a partnership with Southern Maine Agency on Aging! Socialize with other kinship families. Receive support for the complex situations that kinship caregivers often face. Share your knowledge and expertise in an effort to help others. Learn about available programs and resources. Receive information and training on important topics. Facilitated by: Carey Pierson, Kinship ...
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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
Sep 26 @ 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.
Windham Training Through These Doors Q & A 6:00 pm
Windham Training Through These Doors Q & A @ Windham Assembly of God
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In lieu of the usual C.A.R.E.S. meeting, the following training will be offered: Through These Doors Q&A Through These Doors (TTD), formerly Family Crisis Services, was founded in 1977 and is the domestic violence/sexual assault resource center that serves victims and survivors in Cumberland County, Maine. They provide safe and accessible services to all people affected by domestic violence/sexual assault ...
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