The Charlotte White Center (CWC) is in the process of restructuring our work force to preserve our ability to provide high quality services to our clients and families, to align ourselves with the best opportunities in gaining referrals, and to strengthen our direct care staffing, all in an effort to eliminate our deficit spending. 

The restructuring will allow for the closing of our Bangor office on July 1st without impacting any of the services we provide to our current and future clients and families.
After 38+ years in operation, CWC will continue to provide high quality community health and social services for adults, children and families affected by cognitive or developmental disabilities, behavioral health challenges, domestic violence, or acquired brain injuries. 
For more information, please call us at (207) 564-2464.
Charlotte White Center, CWC, History 

In 1979, the Charlotte White Center was created by a group of citizens who were concerned by the lack of services in Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties for people with mental retardation or mental illness. Those actions enabled our agency to create a wide diversity of social service initiatives forming a healthier, stronger and more vibrant community than the one we inherited in 1979.

Our name and source of inspiration is Charlotte Hudson White, born in Guilford, Maine, January 19, 1905, the daughter of Supreme Court Justice James Henry and Mary (McKown) Hudson. In 1927, she married John Powers White of Bangor and  they had three children, Mary Loantha, James Hudson, and Betsey Louise.

In 1962, Charlotte was elected to the Maine State House of Representatives, where she served until 1973. She devoted much of her time in the Legislature to increasing services for people with disabilities. 

To honor Charlotte for her selfless hours of work on behalf of people with life challenges, the Charlotte White Center was named after her.

Her modest remarks at our opening in 1979 remain a beacon to inspire us today:

"I just thought we ought to do something good up here in Piscataquis for those people who are less fortunate than others."

Charlotte White died in December of 1997, having lived a full and active life. At her funeral she was remembered in eulogy by family and friends for all the good works she had created during her life.