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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District 5 C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
District 5 C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Kennebec & Somerset Counties
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Augusta – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 by ZOOM Conferencing.  RSVP IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE LINK TO JOIN THE MEETING!!  Contact Sheila at 207-827-2331 or sheila@affm.net to RSVP.
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Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting @ The Gray Memorial United Methodist Church
Sep 3 @ 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.
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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
Sep 8 @ 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
South Portland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
South Portland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Eastpoint Church
Sep 8 @ 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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District 4 C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 5:00 pm
District 4 C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Waldo, Lincoln, Sagadahoc & Knox Counties
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
District 4:  Adoptive/Foster/Kinship.  Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:00-6:30 pm by ZOOM Conferencing.  RSVP IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE LINK TO JOIN MEETING.   Contact Sheila at 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net to RSVP.
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Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting @ Community Health and Counseling
Sep 10 @ 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. 
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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 15 @ 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.
District 7 C.A.R.E.S.Meeting 5:30 pm
District 7 C.A.R.E.S.Meeting @ Hancock & Washington Counties
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
District 7:  Adoptive/Foster/Kinship.  Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:00 pm by ZOOM Conferencing.  RSVP IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE LINK TO JOIN MEETING.  Contact Sheila at 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net to RSVP.
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Gwilym R. Roberts Learning Center
Sep 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 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.
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Sanford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Sanford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Curtis Lake Church
Sep 16 @ 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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Rumford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Rumford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Rumford Library
Sep 17 @ 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.
Houlton Kinship C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 7:30 pm
Houlton Kinship C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Aroostook County
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Houlton:  Kinship.  Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:30-9:00pm by ZOOM Conferencing.  RSVP IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE LINK TO JOIN THE MEETING!!  Contact Sheila at 207-827-2331 or sheila@affm.net to RSVP.
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District 6 C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
District 6 C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Penobscot & Piscataquis Counties
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
District 6:  Adoptive/Foster/Kinship.  Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm by ZOOM Conferencing.  RSVP IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE LINK TO JOIN MEETING. Contact Sheila at 207-827-2331 or email sheila@affm.net to RSVP.
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:30 pm
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Bridgton Community Center
Sep 21 @ 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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Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Opportunity Enterprises
Sep 22 @ 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
Sep 22 @ 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.
District 8 C.A.R.E.S.Meeting 6:00 pm
District 8 C.A.R.E.S.Meeting @ Aroostook County
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
District 8 C.A.R.E.S. Meeting – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Meets from 6:00pm-7:30pm by ZOOM Conferencing.  RSVP IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE LINK TO JOIN THE MEETING!! Contact Sheila at 207-827-2331 or sheila@affm.net to RSVP.
Wells C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Wells C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Wells Congregational Church
Sep 22 @ 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 23 @ 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 Kinship C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Princeton Kinship C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Washington County
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Princeton-Kinship: Every 4th Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm by ZOOM Conferencing.  RSVP IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE LINK TO JOIN THE MEETING!!  Contact Sheila at 207-827-2331 or sheila@affm.net to RSVP.
Windham C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Windham C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Windham Assembly of God
Sep 24 @ 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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