Family Focus facility open house slated

Posted Feb. 09, 2009, at 2:42 p.m.

WATERVILLE – As a response to the need for intensive family treatment in Waterville, Sweetser will open its sixth residential Family Focus program Feb. 16 at 3 Michael Lane.

The public is welcome to attend an open house for the new coed, four-bed residential program scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.

“Sweetser’s successful track record managing five other Family Focus programs – in Saco, Lewiston, Plymouth, Belfast and Sanford – was a factor in the state of Maine supporting the opening of Sweetser’s sixth program,” said clinical coordinator Tom Riddell.

Families participate in support groups, Riddell said, to help children through difficult periods. Family Focus programs require parents to be involved in all decision-making with their children. Families also are supported by trained therapists and direct care staff in a strength-based collaboration. “We adopt a family-friendly stance,” he said.

Sweetser is a nonprofit organization serving approximately 16,000 adults and children throughout Maine. For more information visit www.sweetser.org. For access to mental health services, call the Sweetser Promise Line at 800-434-3000.

Caption/Lead: WATERVILLE – As a response to the need for intensive family treatment in Waterville, Sweetser will open its sixth residential Family Focus program Feb. 16 at 3 Michael Lane.

The public is welcome to attend an open house for the new coed, four-bed residential program scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.

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