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.
Charlotte White Center Announces
Holiday Store Fundraiser
November 21, 2011-The Charlotte White Center (CWC) is please to announce that they will be having a Holiday Store at the Airport Mall in Bangor, ME.
“The Airport Mall’s generosity with a space donation this summer, prompted us to create the Holiday Store” reports Erica Lewis, Development Director for CWC. Using a currently empty storefront at the Airport Mall, CWC will create a short-term gift store. Donations will be used to create holiday gift baskets and other gift items. There will also be new and gently used clothing for sale. All items will be at discounted rates. “This is a two-fold fundraiser. We will be creating access to special gifts for people to purchase and all the funds raised will go directly into service program budgets. Donors get to help twice with one gift!” shared Josie Porter, CWC Angels Coordinator.
The CWC Holiday Store will be open December 15th-20th (closed Sunday December 18th). The hours will be 11am-5pm daily. Donations will be accepted for the store thru December 19th. Contact Erica Lewis at 947-1410 for more information.
A special Thank You to the Airport Mall for their generous donation of space. The Airport Mall has been a generous donor of the Charlotte White Center for several years.
For more information about this and other CWC programs, please visit the Center’s website at www.charlottewhitecenter.org.
Dover-Foxcroft, ME – The Charlotte White Center is pleased to announce that the Rite Aid Foundation has not only provided grant funding, but also Rite Aid gift cards to its Psychiatric and Medication Management Program. The grant funds were provided previously in 2010 and the gift cards were given at the end of the year, to help participants with the cost of prescription medications.
The program aligns with the mission of the Rite Aid Foundation in “helping people in the communities Rite Aid serves to lead happier, healthier lives.” The program provides psychiatric services and medication management for people with behavioral health issues. The psychiatrist sees adults and youth 16 years of age and older.
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.