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GEAR Parent Network - Hancock and Waldo Counties

Mailing Address:
10 Caldwell Rd
Augusta, ME 04330

Phone: 207-223-9993
Fax: (207) 626-3453

Contact Person: Cindy Seekins

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances

Mission:
Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs.

Description:
We are parents helping each other; we offer unconditional support – no blame, no shame and no judgment. We want you to know that you are not ALONE!

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)

Organization type:
• A local family-run organization without national or statewide affiliation

Region(s) served:
• Local

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