ROCKPORT, Maine — Sweetser President and CEO Carl Pendleton, and Harbor Family Services President and CEO Jack Mazzotti announced Wednesday that the two community mental health organizations have agreed to merge in an effort to strengthen child, adult and family services in the midcoast region.
Sweetser and Harbor Family Services will unite under the Sweetser name, with a projected effective date of July 1.
Sweetser and Harbor Family Services both are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and are members of the Child Welfare League of America. The services provided by the organizations complement one another perfectly, and after a feasibility study the boards of both organizations have agreed to the merger.
“Our organizations have a similar mission of providing care for those Mainers most in need of mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse services,” said Sweetser President and CEO Carl Pendleton, in a press release. “We have worked in concert with Harbor Family Services for years, referring clients to one another, and this partnership is an obvious match, not only for the high standard of care we both provide but also the high quality of staff.”
Speaking of the merger, Harbor Family Services President and CEO Jack Mazzotti said in a press release, “I have always looked at Sweetser as a valued partner, and this merger will help strengthen the delivery of high quality behavioral and residential health care to those in the communities we serve.”
Sweetser and Harbor Family Services serve the community mental health needs of Mainers – Sweetser since 1828 and Harbor Family Services since 1999. With this merger, the array of services, including case management, residential and outpatient therapy will be strengthened in the Rockport to Belfast corridor. Clients should not experience disruption of services.