Calendar of Events

Maine Children's Home Ride and Fundraiser

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On Saturday, September 15thLow XII Central Maine chapter Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association is putting together a ride and fundraiser to benefit our Christmas Program! Motorcyclists will be meeting at JFK Plaza in Waterville (by Tractor Supply) at 10 am and at 11 am, they will be escorted by Waterville police to the Home. There will be a bike judging contest with a trophy and raffles and lunch will be provided for $10/person. Anyone is welcome to join the ride, just be sure to bring along a toy to be used for the Christmas boxes.

Surviving an Incident of Violence

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Maine Children’s Home is bringing the team from Blue-U Defense to Maine on Friday, September 14th from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm to present a short, 4-hour training program on surviving a sudden act of violence.

This presentation provides a solid foundation for gaining the skills necessary to prepare for “making good decisions in fractions of a second." The most important factors are recognizing signs of violence in advance and becoming proficient in de-escalation techniques. These skills are critical as they can be the most important factors in either calming or fueling anger levels. The end result of this course will also provide all attendees with a base “mindset” and thought process that will keep them as safe as possible while they are away from work as much as it does while they are at work. The key to doing this is truly believing it can happen to you and knowing in advance how to prevent, prepare, and respond for such an event. Registration begins at 7:45 am with breakfast, snacks, water being served and the presentation will begin at approximately 8:30 am. You can register online, by calling (207) 873-4253, or by email mbonnell@mainechildrenshome.org.

Celebrating Resilience

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On Thursday, September 20th, we will be 'Celebrating Resilience' at O'Brien's Event Center. This year's celebration recognizes the hard work and dedication of some past and present pregnant or parenting teens to complete their high school education and become successful parents. Past and present teen parents will share their stories of the Sharon Abrams' Teen Parent School Program and we will also have a number of silent auction items and a raffle taking place! The event will start at approximately 6:00 PM with a social and silent auction bidding available at 5:30. Tickets available online or by calling (207) 872-0261.

Craft Fair

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On Saturday, October 6th from 9 - 3, there will be a Craft Fair at Champion's in Elm Plaza, Waterville to benefit our Christmas Program! Admission is free, but you are encouraged to bring along a child-related item donation at the door for our Christmas Program. For more information or to apply to be a vendor, please contact Amy (207) 659-6595.

Ongoing Events

Free adoption informational meetings
Held the last Wednesday of each month at our Portland office (527 Ocean Avenue) at 6 p.m. and the last Wednesday at our Waterville office (93 Silver street) at 6 p.m. If you are interested in attending one of our free informational meetings please complete this form

The Friends of the Maine Children's Home meetings
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Eskelund Community Center, located on our campus at 93 Silver Street, Waterville. Interested in joining? Please complete this form or learn more here.