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

Help Support AFFM at their Annual Fundraisers

*New Balance 5k*          *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 

  *Family Fun & Training Day*    *Transition Planning: The Parent’s Role*

* Annual Spring Conference* 

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Augusta Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Augusta Resource Family Support Meeting @ Magic Years Center
Oct 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. Please call 1-800-833-9786 or email: Jim (Jim@affm.net) to RSVP (3-4 days in advance).
Changes to the Foster Home Licensing Process 6:00 pm
Changes to the Foster Home Licensing Process @ Magic Years Learning Center
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Guest Speakers: Hope Tormey, Janet Whitten & OCFS, and MeCDC They will discuss the changes in licensing of foster homes under the Shared Oversight Model. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is pleased to announce changes to the current structure and oversight of Family Foster Homes in the State of Maine. Beginning on September 5, 2017, DHHS will ...
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Machias Informational Meetings 9:30 am
Machias Informational Meetings @ DHHS
Oct 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.
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Caribou Resource Family Support Meeting @ Caribou Adult Education Building
Oct 5 @ 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 @ Skidompha Library
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Damariscotta – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 1st Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Skidompha Library (184 Main St). Childcare is not provided at this time. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email Jim@affm.net to RSVP.
Lincoln Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Lincoln Resource Family Support Meeting @ Community Evangel Temple
Oct 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. 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.
TRAINING – GRIEF AND LOSS 6:00 pm
TRAINING – GRIEF AND LOSS
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Training at Next Lincoln Support Group on October 5th, 2017 6:00pm to 7:30pm 124 River Rd, Lincoln   “GRIEF AND LOSS” **Licensed families will receive 1.5 hours of training to help meet re-licensing requirements. **   Special Guest Speaker:   Seanna Macomber, LCSW, CADC ” If you have provided foster care to abused and neglected children, then you have undoubtedly experienced grief and ...
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Lincolnville Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Lincolnville Resource Family Support Meeting @ U. Maine Hutchinson Center
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Belfast – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: every 2nd Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the U.Maine Hutchinson Center (80 Belmont Ave.) Rooms 133 & 129. 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 Jim (Jim@affm.net) to RSVP (3-4 days in advance). *The meeting was previously ...
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Caribou and Houlton Informational Meetings
Caribou and Houlton Informational Meetings
Oct 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 Kinship Family Support Meeting 4:30 pm
Bangor Kinship Family Support Meeting @ Families and Children Together
Oct 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 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 Jim@affm.net to RSVP. Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St. Bangor, ME.
Portland Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Portland Resource Family Support Meeting
Oct 10 @ 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
Dover-Foxcroft Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Dover-Foxcroft Resource Family Support Meeting @ Mayo Regional Hospital
Oct 10 @ 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.
Lewiston Informational Meetings 6:00 pm
Lewiston Informational Meetings @ DHHS
Oct 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.
Norridgewock Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Norridgewock Resource Family Support Meeting @ First Congregational Church
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 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.
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Ellsworth Informational Meetings 9:00 am
Ellsworth Informational Meetings @ DHHS
Oct 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.
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Rockland Informational Meetings 5:00 pm
Rockland Informational Meetings @ DHHS
Oct 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.
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting 5:30 pm
Houlton Resource Family Support Meeting @ Community Health and Counseling
Oct 12 @ 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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Being an Askable Parent 9:00 am
Being an Askable Parent @ Presque Isle Wesleyan Church
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Training Objectives: As a result of this training, caregivers will be able to Identify stages of sexual development Provide developmentally appropriate information on sexual health, including decision-making relationship choices, prevention of pregnancy, prevention of STD’s, and where to access services Demonstrate effective communication strategies for responding to questions and tools for supporting youth in care on healthy sexual development Identify ...
Caribou Resource Family Introductory Training 6:00 pm
Caribou Resource Family Introductory Training @ Caribou DHHS
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Has your resource application been approved by DHHS and you now need to receive training in order to become licensed? Call the licensing staff to see if you can attend this training
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Bangor Informational Meeting 1:00 pm
Bangor Informational Meeting @ DHHS
Oct 16 @ 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.
Orono Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Orono Resource Family Support Meeting @ Adoptive and Foster Families Of Maine, INC & The Kinship Program
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Orono – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: every 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at 34 Main Street, Orono. On-site childcare is available with advance notice. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email bette@affm.net to RSVP.
Bridgton Resource Family Support Meeting 6:30 pm
Bridgton Resource Family Support Meeting @ The Community Center
Oct 16 @ 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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Biddeford Resource Family Support Meeting 10:00 am
Biddeford Resource Family Support Meeting @ J. Richard Martin Community Center
Oct 17 @ 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 @ Ellsworth Elementary Middle School
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ellsworth – Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School, 20 Forest Ave. 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 for ...
Farmington Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Farmington Resource Family Support Meeting @ Roberts Learning Center
Oct 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 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
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 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.
Berwick Resource Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Berwick Resource Support Meeting @ Town Hall
Oct 18 @ 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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Rockland Resource Family Support Meeting 6:00 pm
Rockland Resource Family Support Meeting @ Rockland Public Library
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Rockland– Foster/Adoptive/Kinship: Meets the 4th Monday of the month at 6:00PM-7:30PM at the Rockland Public Library (80 Union St). On-site childcare is available with advance notice. Please RSVP by calling AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email Jim at Jim@affm.net.  
Skowhegan Informational meetings 6:00 pm
Skowhegan Informational meetings @ DHHS
Oct 23 @ 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.  
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Lewiston Kinship Issues In Foster Care and Adoption 9:00 am
Lewiston Kinship Issues In Foster Care and Adoption @ Lewiston DHHS
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
If you are a kinship provider and need to attend a kinship training to become licensed through DHHS, this is the class for you. Call the DHHS licensing staff to sign up
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Biddeford Informational Meeting 6:00 pm
Biddeford Informational Meeting @ DHHS
Oct 31 @ 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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