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
Nov 6 @ 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 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
Nov 6 @ 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.
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Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting @ The Gray Memorial United Methodist Church
Nov 7 @ 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
Nov 7 @ 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
Nov 7 @ 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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Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Augusta C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Buker Community Center
Nov 8 @ 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.
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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
Nov 11 @ 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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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
Nov 12 @ 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 1-800-833-9786 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
Nov 12 @ 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.
South Portland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
South Portland C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Eastpoint Church
Nov 12 @ 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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Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting @ Community Health and Counseling
Nov 14 @ 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
Nov 14 @ 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
Nov 14 @ 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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Orono C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Orono C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Orono United Methodist Church
Nov 18 @ 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.
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:30 pm
Bridgton C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Bridgton Community Center
Nov 18 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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 – DHHS Q&A Session 5:30 pm
Ellsworth Training – DHHS Q&A Session @ Moore Community Center
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
1-hours of training will be offered during the C.A.R.E.S Meeting in Ellsworth. DHHS Q&A Session DHHS 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 ...
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Farmington C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Gwilym R. Roberts Learning Center
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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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Sanford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Sanford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Curtis Lake Church
Nov 20 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Machias – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Every 4th Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00 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 Mindy Kane, AFFM Trainer.
Machias Training – Grandfamily Advisory Council 5:30 pm
Machias Training – Grandfamily Advisory Council @ UMaine Machias Torrey Hall Room 230 & 234
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
In lieu of the regularly scheduled CARES meeting, the following training will take place: Bette Hoxie, AFFM Kinship Support Specialist, will share information about her appointment to the Federal Grandfamily Advisory Council and expectations for the potential outcomes. Bette will also seek guidance from the CARES attendees as to what they would like her to share with the Council. Also ...
Rumford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Rumford C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Rumford Library
Nov 21 @ 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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Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting 6:00 pm
Auburn C.A.R.E.S. Meeting @ Opportunity Enterprises
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 27 @ 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
Nov 28 @ 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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