Here's just a few of the community programs and projects that we have supported.
CARL supported the The United Veterans of Maine to establish and build theDahlgren/Skidgel Farm of Hope. This facility now has four shelters for homeless veterans and provides resources like on-the-job training.
Having a resource and support network for those who are seeking help to overcome substance abuse addiction, has been lacking in Aroostook County. CARL is helping to fill this gap by supporting Recovery Aroostook. Recovery Aroostook was founded by people in recovery, who were looking to help others through their recovery journey. This includes a sober house, group support and more.
PTSD is a serious mental health issue for those who serve in the military, law enforcement and public safety careers. PTSD is not limited to the person who served, but can also affect the family and loved ones of the person who served. This seminar provided support and resources for family and loved ones of those who are suffering from PTSD.
Parenting in the digital age seminar
Raising children in the Digital Age comes with some serious challenges including: children and parents spending so much time on screens and so little time together; the difficult economy here in Aroostook County and its effect on children and families; the opiate crisis; grandparents raising their grandchildren, and so much more.
Dr. Steven Bavolek, a recognized leader in the field of child abuse and neglect and prevention and parenting education, agreed to come to Aroostook County on Friday, April 27th for an all day seminar and an evening with community members. This seminar was beneficial for anyone who works with children and families in any capacity. The information shared was helpful both professionally and personally. This program was sponsored in partnership with the University of Maine at Presque Isle and Cary Medical Center.