The Piscataquis Thriving in Place Collaborative is referenced in the Maine Health Access Foundation’s recently published 2014 annual report. See more about this under Publications at http://www.mehaf.org
The Charlotte White Center and the Piscataquis Thriving in Place Collaborative are bringing back The Golden Shorts! These short films on aging produced in association with the Camden International Film Festival are all about different aspects of growing older. The screening will take place on Sunday, May 31 @ 2 p.m. Two of the films shown last year are back (Slomo and Old People Driving), and some new ones have been added. For more information, visit the Center Theatre website at http://www.centertheatre.org
January 2015 – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has recently accredited the Charlotte White Center for a second consecutive three-year period for its Residential Brain Injury Services.
This is an extensive review covering over six hundred standard areas and requiring high quality performance in order to achieve a three-year certification. The Charlotte White Center has also been recognized as a leader in the field of Brain Injury Services in other State inspections and reports. The Charlotte White Center now provides residential services, care coordination, and is scheduled to develop an additional seven new residential beds and new community placements this coming year.
For the last thirty-five years, Charlotte White Center’s mission has been to provide quality community health and social services for adults, children and families affected by cognitive or developmental disabilities, behavioral or mental health challenges, domestic violence, or acquired brain injuries. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. The reviewers noted a number of areas in which the Charlotte White Center excelled. The Survey Report notes:
“CWC is recognized for its efforts and dedication toward making organizational changes critical to the success of the program. The organization is complimented for its strong advocacy for the needs of the residents served by leadership’s active role in committees and various community boards across the state. A significant number of leadership staff members serve on important statewide advisory councils and various boards of directors“. The report goes on to say;
“Staff members are dedicated and creative in meeting the needs of the residents served. They are enthusiastic and exceptionally dedicated to the person-centered clinical services they provide. The organization and community are fortunate to have experienced staff members in adequate numbers to support the needs of the residents served“.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
Charlotte White Center Announces CARF Accreditation
January 4, 2012-The Charlotte White Center (CWC), a non-profit organization with over 30 years of experience providing support services to individuals facing the life challenges of cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, as well as behavioral health issues, has been awarded a three-year CARF accreditation for its acquired brain injury residential program.
This accreditation decision represents the highest leve of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization's substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
Dover-Foxcroft, ME – The Charlotte White Center is pleased to announce that their LifeJackets Program has won the Maine After School Network’s Exemplary After School Program Award. The Award was presented at a special ceremony in Portland on October 22, 2009 as part of the Lights On Celebration. Karen Baldacci and Sen. Alfond were speakers at this event.
LifeJackets is a community based youth development program built upon the foundation of youth serving youth and community collaboration. LifeJackets offers youth opportunities to build trust, mutual respect, dignity, life skills, and self-esteem. LifeJackets offers a safe, nurturing, peer-helping culture, which empowers youth to take personal responsibility for their choices and actions. Through peer helping, community service, wilderness adventure, and mentoring, youth in LifeJackets are equipped to make choices that help them better navigate the waters of life.
Dover-Foxcroft, ME – The Charlotte White Center is pleased to announce that the JTG Foundation has provided a $30,000 grant to fund mandatory trainings for staff which specialize in its mental health programs.
The mission of the JTG Foundation is to improve the lives of Maine residents through grants targeted to five core focus areas: aiding underprivileged residents, enhancing mental health services, improving care for those suffering from cancer, enhancing the lives of the elderly, and providing for the unmet needs of low income or otherwise disadvantaged children.
Dover-Foxcroft, ME – The Charlotte White Center is pleased to announce that the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation has provided a $50,000 grant for In-Home services to families and children.
The mission of the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation is to support conservation of the natural environment and the well-being of animals and human beings, primarily in Maine. Through its giving, the Foundation seeks to make a significant impact, inspire the generosity of others and empower those who share its vision.
Dover-Foxcroft, ME – The Charlotte White Center is pleased to announce that the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation has provided a $5,000 grant for its Angels and LifeJackets children’s service programs.
The mission of the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation is to support projects that improve quality of life, making Maine communities more prosperous, more livable and more vibrant.
The Charlotte White Center’s (CWC’s) mission is to provide quality community health and social services for adults, children and families.
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