Stories from the Front-line: How COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders Affect Young Children, Their Parents, and the Adults Who Care for Them

“Tears ran down my face as I wrote a letter to parents, saying that after only four months of being open, I felt we should close our doors temporarily. No written guidelines if this was the correct thing to do, and no one to tell me if this was the right choice to make.” Nichole Johnson, Director of …

COVID-19 Volunteer Support

Healthy Peninsula and our community partners are offering free, volunteer services to help vulnerable community members with grocery shopping, prescription pickup, and pickup/delivery of other essentials. Please click here to find out more.

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, …