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The National Directory of
Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

GEAR Parent Network - York, Cumberland, Oxford & Anderson Counties

Mailing Address:
32 Winthrop Street
Augusta, ME 04330

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

Contact Person: Laurie Cavanaugh

Email:

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances

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 training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies

Organization type:
• A local family-run chapter of a national or statewide organization

Region(s) served:
• Local

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