For parents. By parents.
Who We Are
Parents as Partners is a peer support program. Parents hired within the program are parents with previous experience navigating complex systems, including Child Protective Services.
Anyone is welcome to make a make a referral.
Who We Serve
Parent Partners serve parents and families involved with service systems who are experiencing the highest levels of stress, including any stage of involvement with Child Protective Services. Parent Partners serve families in communities across Maine.
What We Do
We provide individual and group support to families who are experiencing high levels of stress (including Child Protective Service involvement) and are in need of support.
We meet weekly wherever is most comfortable for the family (office, home, community, workshop).
We offer emotional support, a deep knowledge of how systems work, help with Family Team Meetings through preparation and attendance, and assist with setting and reaching goals.
We provide support in connecting with community and natural supports. We offer emotional support, preparation for, and guidance through service meetings.
We help families set and reach goals that will keep their children and themselves safe, engaged and thriving.
You may visit our Make A Referral page to access our referral forms directly.
You may also contact the following people for more information and/or to make a referral for yourself or a client:
Androscoggin, Franklin, & Oxford Counties
Elizabeth Shampine: EShampine@Community-Concepts.org
Cumberland and York Counties
Kelly Dell' Aquila: email@example.com
Kennebec & Somerset Counties
Susan Silverman: SSilverman@Community-Concepts.org
Knox, Waldo, Lincoln, & Sagadahoc Counties
Wanda Gamage-Wyman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andree Thompson-Ledee: email@example.com
If you are interested in learning more, see what trainings and events might be available in your area!