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Posted on March 19, 2015

Please support our Spring Appeal!

Raising healthy kids is easier than healing broken adults.

Adolescent substance abuse, violence, delinquency, school dropout, and teenage pregnancy can be prevented.

Every kid deserves a chance to grow up healthy, happy, and productive.

Please support the work of our community prevention coalition with a donation to our spring appeal today.

(Just click that donate button to the right!)

Thank you!

Posted on March 12, 2015

Last call for Guiding Good Choices!

It’s tough. It’s important. Your kids deserve your best effort.

You deserve some help.

Guiding Good Choices 101

Guiding Good Choices is a five-part workshop (once per week for 5 weeks) for parents and caregivers of children ages 9-14. The workshop helps participants explore and develop the skills that will help them navigate the teenage years with less conflict.

What the community is saying:
“I learned that many of the skills that I had were in fact good, and that some needed overhaul…To those of you who are skeptical, the worst thing that can happen is that you’ll meet nice people, have a friendly meal, and maybe find common ground with your kids.”

Session Topics

  • Getting Started: How to Prevent Drug Abuse in Your Family
  • Setting Guidelines: How to Develop Healthy Beliefs and Clear Standards
  • Avoiding Trouble: How to Say No (Children attend this session with their parents.)
  • Managing Conflict: How to Control and Express Anger 
  • Involving Everyone: How to Strengthen Family Bonds


GGC has been PROVEN to:

  • Improve parenting skills and parent-child interactions.
  • Reduce adolescent substance abuse.
  • Reduce adolescent depressive symptoms.
  • Reduce teen self-harm rates.

And It’s FREE!

Includes a FREE light dinner for the family and FREE onsite childcare! All materials are provided at no cost to participants!

Registration is Easy!

  • Call Mariah at 236-9800

First session:

March 17, United Christian Church, Lincolnville, 5:00-8:00pm


Posted on February 23, 2015

FTCTC Seeks Part-Time Development Director

In order to meet the needs of this growing organization, Five Town Communities That Care will employ a part-time Development Director to assist the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in achieving its fundraising goals.

The Development Director will report to the Executive Director and will be expected to work from the organization’s offices in Rockport, Maine.

The chosen candidate must enjoy and excel at cultivating relationships with individuals in our community. He or she will:

1.)    Assist the Board, the Executive Director, and the Board’s Funding Workgroup* in developing and implementing a plan for reaching budgeted yearly fundraising goals;

2.)    Work with the Funding Workgroup to identify potential sources of grants that align with the organization’s mission and goals, and prepare selected grant applications;

3.)    Work with the Funding Workgroup to draft annual fundraising plans and design and implement fundraising appeals;

4.)    Lead work (in conjunction with Community Coordinator) with ad hoc committees dedicated to fundraising/awareness-raising events; duties include soliciting business sponsorships and publicizing events;

5.)    Assist in the placement/training of volunteers involved with the Board’s fund-raising events.


At least three years experience in non-profit development or leadership—with proven success in writing successful federal grant applications, and in the design and management of effective annual sustaining campaigns. Demonstrated ability to speak effectively and professionally in public to a variety of audiences. Must possess professional demeanor. Must be able to write clear, concise and grammatically correct letters, reports, and other forms of communication. Demonstrated ability to form relationships with strategic partners, schools, businesses, volunteers, donors, board members, staff, students and families. Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and email programs; prior experience with Mac software a plus.


This is a half-time (20 hours per week), position. Some evenings and weekends required.


The position does not offer health insurance. Paid vacation and sick days determined by sliding scale.

*Funding Workgroup

The Funding Workgroup manages the acquisition and use of public and private funds for Five Town Communities That Care. The funds are used for planning and for implementation and evaluation of the selected programs, policies, and practices. Members of this workgroup evaluate the funding needs of the Community Coalition, seek grants to provide funding, suggest fund-raising events, and solicit donations.

Applicants may submit their cover letter, resume and three references to, or mail to Five Town Communities That Care, PO Box 1135, Rockport, ME 04856.

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