WHCA, Washington Hancock Community Agency

A message from Executive Director, Mark Green

Mark Green

In 2017, two local non-profits dedicated to serving the residents of Washington and Hancock counties made the decision to come together into one new organization.  Child and Family Opportunities, INC (CFO), formed in 1970, and the Washington Hancock Community Agency (WHCA), formed in 1966, have each served the Down East region of Maine, focusing on helping low-income and at-risk residents thrive.  The new organization, named "Downeast Community Partners," will continue this work.

Combined, the two organizations will form one stronger entity through the consolidation of administrative services.  Offering "life-span opportunities in Washington and Hancock counties" that incorporate all existing programs from each entity and the potential for many new programs, this new organization with history and deep roots in the region will continue to serve local communities well into the future.

The name change is effective on October 1, 2017. For the time being, all of the telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.  A new website is being developed, however, until it goes live, the websites CFO and WHCA will remain vibrant and up to date.

If you have any questions about the change and how it will affect you, please give us a call and we will answer all of your questions.

We are always looking for opportunities to offer new services to our communities and for volunteers to help. Please take a few minutes to look through our web site to learn about the services we offer and check back often or become a friend on our Facebook page. Also please don't hesitate to drop me an email at mgreen@whcacap.org with any questions. Thank you!


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The LiHEAP  (Fuel Assistance) appointment lines open on September 5.  To make your appointment, call 664-2424 extension 5908 or 1-800-828-7544.

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It is the policy of Washington Hancock Community Agency that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religious belief, political affiliation or belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, migrant worker, ex-offender, or former patient of a state institution be discriminated against in access to the services or provision of services of Washington Hancock Community Agency.

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In a time when my faith in people was very low, WHCA showed me I could trust them. This I will never forget, 'cause WHCA in my book is the best."

~ April Morse



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