June 30, 2010

Broadreach Receives Grant

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vicky @ 3:55 pm

Broadreach Family & Community Services has received a grant from the Maine Children’s Trust, the statewide child abuse and neglect prevention organization, to help  improve the well-being of children in Midcoast Maine by providing Active Parenting Now classes in the Belfast and Rockland areas. This new curriculum offers 6 two-hour sessions and has been shown to improve parents’ confidence and ability.

The National Register of Evidence-based Programs and Practices describes the program in this way “Active Parenting Now is a video-based education program targeted to parents of 2- to 12-year-olds who want to improve their parenting skills. It is based on the application of Adlerian parenting theory, which is defined by mutual respect among family members within a democratically run family. The program teaches parents how to raise a child by using encouragement, building the child’s self-esteem, and creating a relationship with the child based upon active listening, honest communication, and problem solving. It also teaches parents to use natural and logical consequences to reduce irresponsible and unacceptable behaviors.”

These parent classes will be open to all parents and child care will be provided during class. A calendar of classes and locations is being developed and more information will be available shortly.

Broadreach provides a variety of services to young parents and their children in Waldo and Knox Counties. Broadreach services have been making a critical difference in the lives of area children and families since 1983.  Each year over 2000 families with children benefit from the agency’s quality education and support programs.  Broadreach has over a quarter of century expertise in delivering parenting education, family support, early childhood education and family literacy programming. Other provided parent education options include Kids First, Guiding Good Choices, and the Nurturing Fathers Program.

If you would like to learn how to register for Active Parenting Now, or learn more about our parent education offerings, please call Patrick Walsh at 207-338-2200 ext 109 or e-mail pwalsh@brmaine.org.

June 22, 2010

Broadreach Fundraiser!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vicky @ 5:10 pm

We are excited to offer an opportunity for people to show their support for Broadreach by purchasing our unique, one-of-a-kind Broadreach T-shirts. These T-shirts have been handcrafted by Inner Sense of Searsport and proudly display the Broadreach name and logo. Proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will help Broadreach continue to provide quality programming in the Waldo and Knox County communities for years to come. Won’t you help us raise needed funds to support our future services? Call Broadreach today for size information and to place your orders at (207)338-2200. Or email us at info@brmaine.org.

Broadreach Announces Participation in the USDA Food Program

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vicky @ 5:04 pm

Broadreach Family & Community Services of 5 Stephenson Lane Belfast, Maine announces its participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program in its centers. Meals and/or snacks are available at no separate charge to all enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

For further information on participating centers, please contact Mary Bailey, the Broadreach Early Childhood Programming Director, at 338-2200 or mbailey@brmaine.org, or visit the agency website at www.brmaine.org .

June 16, 2010


Filed under: Broadreach Events — Vicky @ 12:55 pm

Buy your raffle tickets now to win 10 live Maine Lobstah, brand new kettle and all the dinner fixings for four.  100% proceeds benefit the local children, youth and families through Broadreach Family & Community Services.  Broadreach is a non-profit agency helping children and families in Midcoast Maine lead healthy & productive lives since 1983.


$5.00 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00. Tickets are available at all Broadreach locations or contact MORGAN at 338-2200 x 100.


June 15, 2010

Zero-Sort Recycling Comes to Broadreach

Filed under: Related News — Sue Dirosario @ 10:24 am

(Belfast, ME) June 1, 2010 – Employees will NOT need to sort, flatten or bundle recyclables! That’s one of the big benefits of Broadreach’s new  “Zero-Sort” recycling program, according to Chip Bradstreet, Financial Director at Broadreach Family & Community Services.

With Zero-Sort recycling, employees can toss all recyclable items together into ONE container, including junk mail, magazines and newspapers, cardboard, paper of any color, aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles and jars and clean food containers. A few things aren’t recyclable, including food waste, Styrofoam and incandescent light bulbs. The simplicity of one container for all recyclables will reduce the time and effort required by most recycling systems.

A special Zero-Sort dumpster will be located at 5 Stephenson Lane. Details on the program will be distributed to all employees at 5 & 8 Stephenson Lane, the first locations to take part in Zero-Sort recycling.

This program should save money and help the environment. Many of our employees are already recycling at home, and we hope many will be eager to ‘think green’ at work, too.