Life in the Time of Corona—Community, Creativity, and Care

I am a news junkie, as well as a health provider, and I can spend hours each day being saturated with the latest news and publicity about coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Numbers, trends, travel bans, economic fallout, school closings, heroic medical personnel, social-distancing—when my eyes blur and my head spins, I try to find images and …

Local and Regional COVID-19 Resources Available on Our Website

Healthy Peninsula, the region’s community health coordination organization is working closely with our community partners to avoid overlap and extend our collective reach to support people in need during this time of COVID-19. Links to resources, volunteer sign up, and staff email addresses can be found on our website: www.healthypeninsula.org. Specifically, https://healthypeninsula.org/resources/covid-19-resources/ will take you …

Healthy Families Announces Our Family Resource Center

Thanks to generous grant funding from the Maine Community Foundation, Healthy Peninsula is proud to announce that we are launching a Family Resource Center for the nine towns of the Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle and Stonington. It is our goal to offer consistent, “one-stop” access to information and resources that will help families with …

Empty Bowl Supper Helps Fill the Magic Food Bus

Brooksville Elementary School is hosting an Empty Bowl community supper on Thursday October 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Families and friends are invited to come for a hearty meal where they can make a donation to take home a student-made bowl that will first be filled with a delicious and nourishing soup. Art students are …

Healthy Families Receives Grant from Maine Community Foundation

Healthy Peninsula has received a $40,000 grant from the Early Childhood Community Planning Grants Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support information, training, educational resources and programming for families preparing their children to enter school. This grant is a follow up to the Early Childhood Community Planning Grant awarded last year to Healthy Peninsula, …

News for Families with Young Children

Healthy Peninsula’s Early Learning will now be publishing monthly newsletters with upcoming events, activities and resources for families with young children.  Be on the lookout for our first edition later this month!In the meantime, we would like to share some events that are happening this week.Adams School  Preschool Meet & Greet on Thursday, May 16th at …

Possibilities for Early Head Start Funding

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Melissa Mattes, director of Early Childhood Programs at Downeast Community Partners, will lead a community conversation regarding current programs and an upcoming grant opportunity for Early Head Start funding that could potentially be used for programming in the Blue Hill area. The public is invited to …