A message from Executive Director, Mark Green
In 2017, two local non-profits dedicated to serving the residents of Washington and Hancock counties made the decision to come together into one new organization. Child and Family Opportunities, INC (CFO), formed in 1970, and the Washington Hancock Community Agency (WHCA), formed in 1966, have each served the Down East region of Maine, focusing on helping low-income and at-risk residents thrive. The new organization, named “Downeast Community Partners,” will continue this work.
Combined, the two organizations will form one stronger entity through the consolidation of administrative services. Offering “life-span opportunities in Washington and Hancock counties” that incorporate all existing programs from each entity and the potential for many new programs, this new organization with history and deep roots in the region will continue to serve local communities well into the future.
The name change is effective on October 1, 2017. For the time being, all of the telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. A new website is being developed, however, until it goes live, the websites CFO and WHCA will remain vibrant and up to date.
If you have any questions about the change and how it will affect you, please give us a call and we will answer all of your questions.
We are always looking for opportunities to offer new services to our communities and for volunteers to help. Please take a few minutes to look through our web site to learn about the services we offer and check back often or become a friend on our Facebook page. Also please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at [email protected] with any questions. Thank you!