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

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*Rock & Ride For The Kids*

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 Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Rockland Resource Family Support Meeting @ Grace Bible Fellowship
May 2 @ 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. Please RSVP by calling AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email Lauri at Lauri@affm.net Support group lead by AFFM trainer Pat Tavernakis  
Augusta Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Augusta Resource Family Support Meeting @ Magic Years Center
May 2 @ 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. Please call 1-800-833-9786 or email: Jim (Jim@affm.net) to RSVP (3-4 days in advance).
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Machias Informational Meetings 9:30 am
Machias Informational Meetings @ DHHS
May 3 @ 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.
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting @ Caribou Adult Education Building
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Caribou – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 1st Thursday of the month from 5:30 at Caribou Adult Education Building on Bennett Drive in between Caribou Rec and the gas station. 75 Bennett Dr, Caribou, ME 04736 Childcare is not provided at this time. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email info@affm.net to RSVP.
Damariscotta Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Damariscotta Resource Family Support Meeting @ Lincoln County Assembly of God Church
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Damariscotta – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 1st Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Lincoln County Assembly of God Church (672 Main St, Damariscotta). Childcare is not provided at this time. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email lauri@affm.net to RSVP.
Lincoln Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Lincoln Resource Family Support Meeting @ Community Evangel Temple
May 3 @ 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. Mileage reimbursement for families traveling more than 30 miles one-way. Please call 1-800-833-9786 or email: bette@affm.net  3-4 days in advance to RSVP.
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A Family for ME Volunteer Training 12:00 pm
A Family for ME Volunteer Training
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A Family for ME Volunteer Training
A Family for ME is pleased to offer a two-hour volunteer training to assist in foster parent recruitment efforts in Maine. The training will be held on 5/5/18 at 200 Maine Street, Lewiston, Maine from 12-2pm. This session is designed to provide guidance and ideas for those interested in helping to find prospective foster parents for children in out of home care. This ...
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Caribou and Houlton Informational Meetings
Caribou and Houlton Informational Meetings
May 8 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 ...
Portland Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Portland Resource Family Support Meeting
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Portland – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at 901 Washington Ave, Portland. On-site childcare is available with advance notice. Please contact Meagan at 1-800-833-9786 or email meagan@affm.net to RSVP
Bangor Kinship Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Bangor Kinship Family Support Meeting @ Redeemer Lutheran Church
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bangor– Kinship only Facilitated by AFFM staff.  2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30 PM. On-site childcare is provided with advanced notice.  Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email Sheila@affm.net in order to RSVP. Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St. Bangor, ME.
Dover-Foxcroft Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Dover-Foxcroft Resource Family Support Meeting @ Mayo Regional Hospital
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dover-Foxcroft – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Mayo Regional Hospital, Borestone and Sebec conference room. On-site childcare is available with advance notice. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email Jim@affm.net to RSVP. Please call before you come.
Kinship Family Education Group 6:00 pm
Kinship Family Education Group @ Children’s Center
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
All kinship providers are welcome to attend with an emphasis on supporting families providing care who are not involved with the formal foster care system. Addiction affects the entire family system. Children growing up exposed to addiction are more likely than others to abuse substances themselves, engage in relationships with people who have addictions or have other chronic emotional, psychological ...
Lewiston Informational Meetings 6:00 pm
Lewiston Informational Meetings @ DHHS
May 8 @ 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.
Norridgewock Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Norridgewock Resource Family Support Meeting @ First Congregational Church
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Norridgewock– Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the First Congregational Church.(36 River Rd..) On-site childcare is available with advanced notice. Please call 1-800-833-9786 or email Jim (Jim@affm.net) to RSVP (please let us know how many children are coming and please specify their age).
Portland Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Portland Informational Meeting @ DHHS
May 8 @ 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.
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Ellsworth Informational Meetings 9:00 am
Ellsworth Informational Meetings @ DHHS
May 9 @ 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.
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Rockland Informational Meetings 5:00 pm
Rockland Informational Meetings @ DHHS
May 10 @ 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.
Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner and Training 5:30 pm
Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner and Training
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner and Training
Southern Maine Foster Family Recruitment Team Invites you to the Annual Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner and Training Self-care is not selfish or self-indulgent. We cannot nurture others from a dry well. We need to take care of our own needs first, then we can give from our surplus, our abundance. ~ Jennifer Louden When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Where: Woodfords ...
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting @ Community Health and Counseling
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Houlton – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: every 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Houlton CHCS, 2 Water Street. Onsite childcare available with advanced notice. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email info@affm.net to RSVP. Please call before you come.
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Belfast Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Belfast Resource Family Support Meeting @ Christ The King Church
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Belfast – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: every 2nd Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Christ The King Church (9 Field St, RM# 330, Belfast). Onsite childcare is available with advanced notice. Mileage reimbursement for families traveling more than 30 miles one-way. Please call 1-800-833-9786 or email lauri@affm.net to RSVP  *The meeting was previously held in Lincolnville
Bangor Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Bangor Informational Meeting @ DHHS
May 14 @ 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.
Bangor Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Bangor Informational Meeting @ DHHS
May 14 @ 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.
Bangor Informational Meetings 6:00 pm
Bangor Informational Meetings
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Looking to foster or adopt? Contact your local DHHS licensing staff and sign up to attend an informational meeting. Have your questions answered and find out more information about becoming a foster and or adoptive parent.
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Biddeford Resource Family Support Meeting 10:00 am
Biddeford Resource Family Support Meeting @ J. Richard Martin Community Center
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Biddeford– Kinship: 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 – 11:30 am at the J Richard Martin Community Center, 189 Alfred St. Free on-site childcare is available with advanced notice. Please contact Diane Loranger at 423-2543 or call 1-800-833-9786 or email Meagan@affm.net to RSVP. Please RSVP.
Ellsworth Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Ellsworth Resource Family Support Meeting @ Moore Community Center
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ellsworth – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 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. Please contact Mindy Kane, Community Health and Counseling Services (CHCS) at 263-2014 or 461-8878 or email mkane@chcs-me.org. Thanks to a local grant awarded to CHCS, AFFM is able to provide mileage reimbursement ...
Farmington Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Farmington Resource Family Support Meeting @ Roberts Learning Center
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Farmington – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Roberts Learning Center (room 201 & 205), University of Maine at Farmington. On-site childcare is available with advance notice.  Please call 1-800-833-9786, or email Sheila (sheila@affm.net). Please RSVP 3-4 days before. Mileage reimbursement for families traveling more than 30 miles one way.
Presque Isle Resource Family Support Meeting 6:30 pm
Presque Isle Resource Family Support Meeting @ Wesleyan Church
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presque Isle – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Wesleyan Church (387 Centerline Rd). On-site childcare is available with advance notice. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email Jim@affm.net to RSVP. Please remember to RSVP before you come.
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Augusta Informational Meeting 5:30 pm
Augusta Informational Meeting @ DHHS
May 16 @ 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.
Berwick Resource Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Berwick Resource Support Meeting @ Town Hall
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Berwick— Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:30PM at Berwick Town Hall (11 Sullivan Street). On-site childcare is provided with advanced notice. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email meagan@affm.net to RSVP.
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Orono Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Orono Resource Family Support Meeting @ Orono United Methodist Church
May 21 @ 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. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email lauri@affm.net to RSVP.
Bridgton Resource Family Support Meeting 6:30 pm
Bridgton Resource Family Support Meeting @ The Community Center
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bridgton – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 3rd Monday of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Community Center (Behind Reny’s) 15 Depot St. Childcare is not provided at this time. Please RSVP to Vanessa at 647-2317 or AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 before you come.
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Richmond Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Richmond Resource Family Support Meeting @ Isaac Umberhine Public Library
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 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. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email lauri@affm.net to RSVP. Please call before you come. Edit
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Kinship Family Educational Group 6:00 pm
Kinship Family Educational Group
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
All kinship providers are welcome to attend with an emphasis on supporting families providing care who are not involved with the formal foster care system. Addiction affects the entire family system. Children growing up exposed to addiction are more likely than others to abuse substances themselves, engage in relationships with people who have addictions or have other chronic emotional, psychological ...
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Skowhegan Informational meetings 2:00 pm
Skowhegan Informational meetings @ DHHS
May 28 @ 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.  
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Biddeford Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Biddeford Informational Meeting @ DHHS
May 29 @ 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.
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