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* 

 

Please contact your local DHHS office if you are interested in becoming a Resource Family. Informational Meetings are held monthly in each district.

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Rockland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:00 pm
Rockland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Grace Bible Fellowship
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Rockland– Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:00PM-6:30PM at the Grace Bible Fellowship (30 Sherer Lane). On-site childcare is available with advance notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 207-827-2331 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
Apr 1 @ 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 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Foster/Adoptive parents Amanda Frost & Mark Pomeroy.
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Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting @ The Gray Memorial United Methodist Church
Apr 2 @ 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
Apr 2 @ 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 207-827-2331 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
Apr 2 @ 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 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM Kinship Specialist, Bette Hoxie.
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Knox C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Knox C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Knox Ridge Baptist Church
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Knox – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 1st Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Knox Ridge Baptist Church (115 Knox Ridge Road North, Knox). Onsite childcare is available with advanced notice. RSVP is required.  Please contact Sheila at 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Vanessa & James McSpadden.
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Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting @ Community Health and Counseling
Apr 9 @ 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
Apr 9 @ 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 207-827-2331 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
Apr 9 @ 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 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Eric & Danielle Fenton.
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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
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Adoptive/Foster/Kinship: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1:00PM-2:00PM. Using Zoom Conferencing, you can dial in via computer or phone! Please contact Sheila at 207-827-2331 or sheila@affm.net to register.  Meeting lead by AFFM Resource Support Coordinator and Resource Trainer, Hether Anderson. Please RSVP for the Zoom password. https://zoom.us/j/303268421?pwd=WnJUdGFHS3pydlk4akpMTUhSWERqQT09
Bangor C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Bangor C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Redeemer Lutheran Church
Apr 14 @ 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 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Kristen Hoffmann.
South Portland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
South Portland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Eastpoint Church
Apr 14 @ 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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Sanford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Sanford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Curtis Lake Church
Apr 15 @ 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 5:30 pm
Machias C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ UMaine Machias Torrey Hall
Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Machias – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00 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 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net.   Meeting lead by Mindy Kane, AFFM Trainer.
Rumford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Rumford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Rumford Library
Apr 16 @ 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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Annual Spring Conference 7:30 am
Annual Spring Conference
Apr 17 @ 7:30 am – Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm
Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine Inc. & The Kinship Program (AFFM) greatly values the safety and wellbeing of families, staff, and communities. With the most recent announcement made by Governor Janet Mills and recommendations from the CDC on ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19, AFFM will be canceling their annual conference which was scheduled for April 17th & ...
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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
Apr 20 @ 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 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by AFFM Kinship Specialist, Bette Hoxie.
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:30 pm
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Bridgton Community Center
Apr 20 @ 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
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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
Apr 21 @ 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.
Ellsworth C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:30 pm
Ellsworth C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Moore Community Center
Apr 21 @ 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 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting is lead by Jennifer Johnson, CHCS. 
Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Buker Community Center
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Augusta – Adoptive/Permanency Guardianship:  Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM at Buker Community Center (22 Armory Street). Rooms 21 & 22.  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.
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Gwilym R. Roberts Learning Center
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net.  Meeting lead by Blake & Sarah Hatt and April Belyea.
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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
Apr 22 @ 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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Princeton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Princeton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Princeton-Kinship: Every 4th Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm at Lots for Tots Daycare, 162 Main Street.  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 Permanency Guardianship parent Penni Theriault.
Windham C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Windham C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Windham Assembly of God
Apr 23 @ 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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Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Opportunity Enterprises
Apr 28 @ 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.
Brunswick C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Brunswick C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Apr 28 @ 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.
Richmond C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Richmond C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Isaac Umberhine Public Library
Apr 28 @ 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 207-827-2331 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
Apr 28 @ 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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