COMMUNITY HEALTH AND COUNSELING SERVICES 125TH ANNIVERSARY -- (Extensions of Remarks - September 28, 2008)
HON. THOMAS H. ALLEN
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2008
* Mr. ALLEN. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor a Maine organization that provides vital services to our State.
* In 1883 a group of church women organized the Associated Charities, a coalition of church and voluntary charitable organizations located in and around Bangor, Maine. The organization has gone through many name changes, but its mission and dedication have remained the same: to improve the lives of vulnerable children and adults in Maine.
* Now known as the Community Health and Counseling Services, the program has continually modernized its services to meet the changing needs of the community. Today, it brings many services directly to clients in the comfort of their home. The agency is a significant employer of home health and mental health professionals throughout the State. The program excels at helping children and families meet the challenges of modem life by providing services they need and value. Community Health and Counseling Services has continued to expand their service area by opening additional offices throughout Maine.
* On October 15, 2008, the Community Health and Counseling Services will celebrate its 125th anniversary. I congratulate this organization and the many people who, over the course of many years, have contributed their time and resources to help thousands of Mainers in need.