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GEAR Parent Network - Kennebec, Somerset, & Franklin Counties

Mailing Address:
32 Winthrop Street
Augusta, ME 04330

Phone: (207) 696-8375 In State (800) 264-9224
Fax: (207) 626-3453

Contact Person: Paige Cummings

Email:

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Mental Illness/Mental Health

Mission:
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!

Description:
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.

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)
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)

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

Region(s) served:
• Local

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