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WIC programs called to help with migrant arrivals at Portland Expo

With more than 200 newly arrived sub-Saharan African migrants in Portland in recent weeks, the WIC program at the Opportunity Alliance (our sister CAP serving Cumberland County) has been at the front end of delivering vital nutrition services… Read More

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Celebrating Terri Bronder and her many happy years at Head Start!

Teri Bronder, who in September, 1995 joined YCCAC’s Head Start program as a Family Advocate, working out of the North Berwick office, has accepted a new career opportunity with Child Development Services (CDS) in Arundel. She will be… Read More

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United Way Day of Caring volunteers help build a stronger York County

On Wednesday, June 5th, YCCAC hosted Sanford Alternative High School students for the York County United Way Annual Day of Caring. The volunteers tended the gardens at YCCAC’s Spruce Street office complex, and worked on an inventory project… Read More

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Marking a milestone: Loreen Terroni celebrates 30 years working at YCCAC’s Head Start

Loreen Terroni has spent a career in the company of children, pre-k boys and girls whose parents enrolled them in York County Community Action Corporation’s (YCCAC) Head Start program. But she didn’t plan it that way. Back in… Read More

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Donated stuffed animals spread joy across York County

Student volunteers from the University of New England, along with United Way of York County, invited YCCAC and fifteen other community organizations to receive stuffed animals that were collected through UNE’s 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Toss. Approximately 3,000 stuffed… Read More

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Letter to the Editor: Investing in Head Start will pay off handsomely in York County

Published November 30, 2018, Portland Press Herald I was pleased to read the Nov. 14 article “More Head Start support coming to southern Maine,” regarding the announcement by Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King that York County Community… Read More

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e-WIC is coming to York County!

The YCCAC WIC program currently uses a paper voucher as currency for clients to purchase nutritious fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese, cereal and other products. But change, in the form of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards, is on the… Read More

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People on the move at WIC

The WIC program is pleased to announce the job change of Angela Kelewae and the hiring of Aisling Perry. Angela Kelewae, who since 2010 has served as a breastfeeding peer counselor with the YCCAC WIC program, has accepted… Read More

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Stuff the Bus with school supplies for local children

Though children are still out of school for the summer, Stuff the Bus is busy preparing for the upcoming school year by collecting school supplies! Every donation collected makes a significant difference in the life of a York… Read More

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GATHER Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program

The Growing Access to Healthy Eating Resources (GATHER) Project, a program of York County Community Action Corporation, has tailored Wholesome Wave’s Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program™ in an effort to meet the needs of area adults with chronic, diet-associated… Read More

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