We build a stronger, healthier community by partnering with local and statewide organizations to offer prevention services that focus on nutrition, oral health, substance use, tobacco, obesity, and youth engagement.
More About Our Services
Breakthrough Youth Program
Breakthrough Youth is a 25 hour curriculum of four evidence-informed and/or evidence based programs designed to help youth:
Explore career opportunities
Develop soft skills necessary for workplace leadership and success
Gain skills to make responsible decisions about substance use to prevent misuse/abuse
Gain financial literacy
Learn how using safer sex practices/contraceptive use prevents unwanted pregnancies and/or STIs
Create a sense of community
Programs will include:
Soft Skills to Pay the Bills
Money Smart for Young Adults
Prime for Life
Making Proud Choices
Breast Pump Loaner Program
Provides the equipment necessary for WIC enrolled women who are breastfeeding to support their return to work or school. Electric breast pumps are available for loan to those needing this support.
Provides education and support to WIC enrolled women who are breastfeeding.
Collaborative Youth Programming
Evidence-based cirriculum to build resiliency available to schools, clubs, and other organizations that serve youth. Free programing includes: substance use prevention, media literacy, restorative practices, and respectful conversations.
County Restorative Practices
County Restorative Practices (CRP) provides RP support and training to schools and organizations across Aroostook County and provides RJ diversion for justice-involved youth in Washington and Aroostook Counties.
Restorative Practices (RP) refers to the long-established, varied and global community-based traditions - inspired by indigenous ways of being - which value voice, choice, fairness and dignity for all. It covers a broad range of processes all of which make space for feelings and needs, for mutual support and mutual accountability. Examples include community building practices such as facilitated circle-based sharing to strengthen relationships, plan, grieve or celebrate; these can take place within family groups, community groups, schools or residential settings - or anywhere that people come together for the purpose of support or healing, solution-seeking and peace-keeping. Restorative Practices also include harm repair processes, such as conferences of truth and reconciliation, mediation, and accountability circles. And restorative practices encompass reintegrative practices, namely welcoming individuals as they return to community and plan for inclusion and success.
Restorative Justice (RJ) refers specifically to the application of Restorative Practices in response to instances of harm. It prioritizes understanding and repairing harm within relationships among people, rather than responding to violations of rules or laws. Restorative justice is centered on the needs of the person(s) who were harmed, those who caused harm and of the community of people who were affected. A restorative justice process offers the opportunity for those who were most centrally affected to generate an agreement specifying how things will be made right and how to reduce the likelihood that something similar might occur in the future in ways that are both measurable and action-oriented.
Drug Free Aroostook
This collaboration with community partners provides education, resources, and evidence-based programming to reduce the underage use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs.
Provides free individualized assistance from Certified Healthcare Navigators. All aspects of Marketplace coverage including determining eligibility, comparing, and explaining options, accessing tax credits, and applying and enrolling for coverage.
KIDS Integrated Dental Services
Provides clinical assessments, oral prophylaxis, fluoride treatments, sealants, referrals, and oral hygiene instruction to children enrolled in WIC and Head Start programs and at local contracted public schools in Aroostook County. MaineCare and private fee payment accepted.
Let’s Go! focuses on changing environments and policies wherever children and families live, learn, work and play. It encourages healthy behaviors to reduce childhood obesity, by promoting more fruits and vegetables, spending less time in front of screens, moving more, and drinking fewer sugary beverages.
Provides education to people of all ages throughout Aroostook County in cooperation with other social service and health care providers. Coordinates a consolidated School Oral Health Program and is a resource for oral health programs in all elementary schools in Aroostook County. Administers a Dental Sealant Program for second and third grade students in every Aroostook County elementary school. Maintains an extensive lending library that includes audiovisual materials, books, and teaching aids.
Project TEACH is a comprehensive initiative for cancer patients of Aroostook County to have access to the best care possible, regardless of their household income or geography. Aroostook County Action Program, with support from Maine Cancer Foundation, will provide direct client benefits to Aroostook County residents who are undergoing cancer treatments. This funding may be used for gas cards, other transportation expenses, food and lodging for a cancer patient receiving treatment in Aroostook County or in a facility outside the local area. There are no income guidelines for this program and the goal is to ensure all cancer patients have the necessary tools to receive the care they need.
If you are facing challenges attending oncology appointments due to transportation or lodging costs,
help is available.
Contact Andrea White at 207-554-4150 or email@example.com.
SNAP-Ed is an evidence-based program that helps people lead healthier lives. SNAP-Ed teaches people using or eligible for SNAP about good nutrition and how to make their food dollars stretch further. SNAP-Ed participants also learn to be physically active. SNAP-Ed works by building partnerships with all types of community organizations. Communities have social marketing campaigns, hold nutrition education classes, and improve their policies, systems, and the environment of the community.
Through partnerships with the Maine Cancer Foundation and Drug Free Communities, we support people throughout Aroostook County in ending tobacco use. Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) is a youth-centered treatment program for ages 14 – 19 that addresses all types of tobacco products including e-cigarettes. Freedom From Smoking is a program for tobacco users who are ready to quit. Participants are six times more likely to be smoke free one year later than those who quit on their own.
Free & Convenient Help is Available to individuals age 14 and older:
Help making a quit date plan
Connection to Free Nicotine Replacement Therapies
Tobacco Use Prevention and Education
A team of partners working in collaboration with the Center for Tobacco Independence, a division of Maine CDC, to educate youth on the dangers of nicotine, provide quit resources for those experiencing nicotine addiction, and to promote and assist public facing entities with policy implementation and updates.
Provides nutrition education and screening to eligible pregnant and postpartum women, nursing mothers, infants, and children under five years of age. Extended family members or foster parents raising young children are also encouraged to apply.
Maine WIC Nutrition Program
Notice for Language and Disability Assistance
Effective: 4/1/2020 Appendix CR-7-A
Need help? If you have difficulty understanding English or have a disability, free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request. Please contact your Local WIC Clinic agency for more information.
هل تحتاج إلى مساعدة؟ إذا كنت تواجه صعوبة في فهم اللغة الإنجليزية أو تعاني من إعاقة ما، فنحن نوفر المساعدة اللغوية المجانية أو غيرها من وسائل المساعدة والخدمات حسب الطلب. يُرجى التواصل مع أقرب عيادة من عيادات WIC للحصول على مزيد من المعلومات.
Avez-vous besoin d'aide ? Si vous avez des difficultés à comprendre l'anglais ou si vous êtes handicapé(e), une assistance linguistique gratuite ou d'autres aides et services sont disponibles sur demande. Veuillez contacter votre agence locale WIC Clinic pour plus d'informations.
Olingi lisungi? Soki yo ozali na mikakatano ya koyeba Anglais to ozali na bibosono, lisungi ya pamba ya lokota to lisungi mosusu mpe misala ezali soki osengi yango. Tosengi yo obenga biro ya Kliniki na yo na Engumba ya WIC mpona koyeba makambo misusu.
Precisa de ajuda? Se tiver dificuldades para entender o idioma inglês, ou se tiver alguma incapacidade, temos disponíveis gratuitamente assistência com os idiomas e outras ajudas e serviços, quando sejam pedidos. Por favor contacte a sua agência Clínica Local WIC para obter mais informações.
¿Necesita ayuda? Si tiene dificultad para entender inglés o tiene alguna discapacidad, puede solicitar asistencia gratuita con idiomas y otras ayudas y servicios. Para más información, comuníquese con su clínica o agencia WIC local.
Caawimaad ma rabtaa? Haddii aad dhibaato ku qabto fahanka Ingiriiska ama aad qabto naafo, caawimaada luuqada oo bilaash ah ama caawimaado kale iyo adeegyo ayaad heli kartaa markaad codsato. Fadlan la xariir Xarunta wakaalada caafimaadka WIC ee Deegaankaaga si aad u hesho xog dheeraad ah.
Thank you for your interest in supporting ACAP programs and services! As a leader, or in partnership with others, ACAP provides guidance to the community in responding to emerging human needs in the areas of community, family, energy and housing, and workforce development services.