The church has a discretionary fund for use for people in need, both in the parish and in the community.
Over the last decade we have offered grants to various organizations in which people in our parish volunteer and work as a way of supporting their ministries.
Many of our parishioners are involved in the myriad programs listed below.
We support with the other churches in Thomaston, the Thomaston Interchurch Food Pantry, now located in the old Lura Libby school by the new town office.
Knox County Homeless Coalition is the only dedicated homeless services organization serving Knox County, as well as parts of Waldo and Lincoln counties. After re-opening Hospitality House in 2014 and developing our wraparound programming, we now see a clear path to a strong and hopeful future for all who live and work here. We are addressing root causes of homelessness through innovation and collaboration around affordable housing. We’re achieving incredible results in breaking the cycle of homelessness through wrap-around Client Services. And with our comprehensive youth program, The Landing Place, we are deepening our capacity to reach whole families in the most effective and impactful ways possible. https://www.homehelphope.org/
We are commited to supporting all who are working on their recovery from addiction, and all groups that are working for such support. We host daily AA meetings and AlAnon meetings. We also support the Eureka Counseling Service in their work to help individuals. Since March of 2006, Eureka Counseling Services has been quietly helping residents of Knox and Lincoln Counties repair their own lives, and the lives of their families, from the trauma of drug and alcohol abuse addictions. http://eurekacounseling.org/
Located in the heart of downtown Rockland, The Landing Place is our comprehensive youth program supporting highly resilient and often marginalized youth living in Midcoast Maine. Using trauma-informed, strength-based, and restorative practices, The Landing Place aims to break cycles of poverty by compassionately supporting local youth who are at high-risk of experiencing different types of adversity, such as unstable housing, food insecurity, insufficient access to resources and supplies, personal conflicts, and other barriers that make it difficult for youth to realize personal aspirations. https://www.homehelphope.org/the-landing-place
MISSION STATEMENT: Pope Memorial Humane Society is devoted to caring for and placing unwanted and abandoned animals in loving homes and promoting responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of all animals.
OUR HISTORY: The Pope Memorial Humane Society was founded in 1989 in response to the needs of homeless animals – their protection, care and adoption. Money was raised to purchase the land between Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston, Maine. With generous support of many animal lovers, and a substantial mortgage, the shelter was built and opened in November 1991. Since that day thousands of animals have been lovingly tended, rehabilitated and adopted. Volunteers and members of PMHS are from every community – students, retirees, artists and businesses.
RJPMaine operates in the four counties that comprise Maine Prosecutorial District Six, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc, as well as Hancock county, which is part of Prosecutorial District 7. Its programs encompass the broad spectrum of need from prevention to integration and reintegration and seek to offer every student, victim, youth or adult offender and incarcerated individual reentering his community the opportunity to participate in a restorative process.
Still in the pilot stage, the Knox Co. Emergency Shelter Pilot Program will seek to provide emergency shelter and a meal for those in desperate need.
Providing high-quality early education and family engagement services since 1965.
All six Knox County Head Start Centers have received quality star ratings under the Step Up to Quality program, administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services – Bureau of Child Care Development
There’s no better way to spend the summer than out in a boat! Each week, we group students based on their size and level of skill so that they get tailored instruction whether this is their first time in a boat or their hundredth. Instructional staff reserve the right to adjust classes during the course based on the experience level of students. The skill levels below help us sort out the right level of instruction. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their experience. If you have any questions, feel welcome to contact our sailing director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 594-1800.
Rockland School of Ballet was founded in 1997 to promote safe, artistic, creative and healthy activity for the body, mind and spirit while providing an educational, fun-filled dance experience in a positive and nurturing environment. RSB has dance classes during the academic year for children and adults, as well as ballet camp programs for children in the summer. http://www.rocklandballet.com
The Knox Clinic is a volunteer based non-profit advocating for and providing free/low cost medical, dental, prescription assistance, mental health and wellness services to the uninsured and underinsured in Knox County, plus our border towns.
We believe everyone deserves access to quality care!
The Knox Clinic is located at 22 White Street, Rockland, Maine.
The Dental Clinic is located at 1019 Commercial St. Rockport, Maine.
To set up an appointment, or for more information, please call 207-301-6996.
One in five children in Maine is food insecure and almost half of the children in Knox County experience food insecurity, making this program critical to the health and well-being of our local children. The AIO Weekend Meal Program provides meals and snacks for families in Knox County, Lincolnville, and Waldoboro. The program was launched in Knox County in 2015, in partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank, with a handful of volunteers, and is now driven by a robust, dedicated team of volunteers who perform a myriad of tasks related to the program including designing the weekly menus, assembling food bags, delivering food to schools, interacting with the schools, and much more. Our volunteers are teachers, parents, nurses, community members, everyone is dedicated to ensuring families have food on weekends.