Family Center lands grant

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Acadia Family Center has been awarded a grant by a Maine foundation that prefers to remain anonymous. The $10,000 grant came in response to a funding request for two capital improvement projects at the center that will directly impact clients: an entryway renovation and the purchase and installation of a generator.

“We are very grateful for this grant which has enabled us to provide greater privacy to people who come to us for help,” said Daniel Johnson, AFC Executive Director. “It is often hard for people to seek treatment for sensitive, personal issues. In the past, everyone who came to the center had to enter the same way. That meant that delivery men, non-clinical service providers, board members and other visitors could be aware of clients waiting for appointments. By redesigning the entryway and waiting area, we are able to give our clients more privacy.

“Also, as everyone who lives on MDI knows, power outages can be a frequent problem. We’ve often had to shut down for days during winter storms. This grant allows us to install a generator so that we can continue uninterrupted service to our clients during stormy days and bad weather.”

The Acadia Family Center provides prevention, education, and outpatient services for adolescents, adults, and families affected by substance abuse, chemical dependency, and related mental health disorders.

For more information call 244-4012.

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