FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2015
Catholic Charities Maine Receives United Way of York County 2015 Community Investment
Portland, Maine – Catholic Charities Maine announced today that two of its programs have been awarded one-year grants from United Way of York County.
Independent Support Services will receive a $6,500 grant to support outreach to senior citizens in the community and homemaker services that enable them to remain living independently in their home.
In addition the Agency’s St. Louis Child Development Center in Biddeford is the recipient of a $25,000 grant to support early childhood development and ensure access to quality child care for all.
Through the mobilization of resources, expertise and funds that support programs focused on the essentials of education, financial stability and health, United Way of York County advances the common good and strengthens the whole community.
Since 1967 Independent Support Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has provided homemaker services statewide for seniors and individuals with disabilities, including in-home assistance with housekeeping, groceries, meal preparation and laundry.
St. Louis Child Development Center welcomes children of all faiths from 6 weeks to 7 years of age and provides developmentally appropriate learning opportunities along with enrichments such as art, music and play to meet children's educational needs along with the need for a safe and nurturing environment. St. Louis currently serves more than 125 children with more than 50% from low-income families. The Center is rated as the highest quality center by the State of Maine (Step 4) and is accredited by the Council of Accreditation.
Thanks to the continued support of many dedicated individuals, businesses and organizations throughout York County, this year, the United Way is investing in 66 community programs serving children, youth, adults and families.
“We applaud the generosity of so many who support United Way’s work throughout the year,” noted United Way of York County President & CEO Barb Wentworth. ”As a result, in 2015 we are able to provide continued and much needed support for essential human services across the region. These important services are a critical component of our collective efforts to build an even stronger York County.”
About Catholic Charities Maine
Since 1946, Catholic Charities Maine has provided high-quality, community-based, social services to people of all faiths, beliefs, and economic backgrounds. As one of the largest human service agencies in the state, we are committed to helping children and adults overcome adversity and achieve self-sufficiency. More than .92 of every dollar we receive goes directly to serving our neighbors in need. To learn more, please visit www.ccmaine.org or call 1-800-781-8550.
About United Way of York County
United Way of York County strengthens community by bringing people and resources together to effect long-lasting changes in community conditions that improve lives. Together we focus on important issues that impact Education, Income and Health, the building blocks of a good quality life.
To learn more about United Way of York County and be a part of the change you want to see in the world, visit http://www.buildcommunity.org or call 207.985.3359 to learn how you can Give, Advocate or Volunteer.
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