Every year, Bangor Savings Bank hosts a Community Matters More initiative to help raise money for nonprofits across the state of Maine. This year, The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers is listed on the ballot! To vote for us, head to Bangor Savings Bank's website, click "vote now," add your name and email address, click on Kennebec & Somerset Counties, and then click the checkmark next to The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers." The two organizations with the most votes will win a $5,000 grant and the remaining 53 nonprofits will win $1,000! Make sure to vote for us now until February 29th.
Dates: March 26 & 27 at Winslow Baptist Church from 8:30 - 4:30 (both days). May 7 & 8 at Bangor Public Library from 8:30 - 4:30 (both days).
The Empowered to Connect Conference features practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. It features Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, to help bring attachment and connection in families. The content is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselor and therapists. We are changing it up for the 2020 Empowered to Connect Conference, presented by Show Hope.
In years past, we have hosted a live event that has been available via simulcast. For 2020, however, the conference will be a rebroadcast of the 2018 Empowered to Connect Conference along with a viewing guide and new practical application content. Register for the Winslow conference or the Bangor conference.
Save the Date for our Wine & Beer Tasting fundraiser featuring local Maine breweries and wineries on Friday, May 15, 2020! We will be at a brand new venue: Enchanted Gables in Oakland and will be from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm!
Free adoption informational meetings
Meetings are held every last Wednesday of the month at our Waterville office (93 Silver Street) at 6 p.m. They are also held in Portland at Albin, Randall & Bennett (130 Middle Street, 3rd floor) the 2nd Monday of each month at 6 pm. 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.