FAMILIES FIRST COMMUNITY CENTER
Serving Homeless Families with Children in Hancock County
 
                                                    www.familiesfirstellsworth.org
 
 

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Our mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by equipping families with minor children with the skills they need to gain self-sufficiency.
WE NEED MORE THAN A STAND-UP CHEER,
WE NEED YOU TO VOLUNTEER!
 
 
WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING MONEY TO RENOVATE OUR FACILITY AND GETTING THE WORD OUT TO ALL OF HANCOCK COUNTY ABOUT FFCC. 
 
 
We have one fundraiser or "Meet & Greet" EVERY month
and we have an "AUCTION" every Sunday night on our FB Page!
 
We are looking for people that can add to our knowledge but who also share our vision.  We hope you will join our team, adding to our integrity and ambition to better serve our community.  You may have the guidance that leads our endeavor in a positive direction to ensure success.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VOLUNTEER NOW! 
HERE ARE SOME WAYS YOU CAN VOLUNTEER AND HELP US NOW!
 
Help plan a fundraiser
Help us print and collate materials
Grant Writing
Help us Manage our FB Page
Marketing (picture taking)
Meet with community  & business leaders to raise awareness and support!

Join one of our Committees -
Development, Policy, Housing Quality Standards, Job Description, Personnel Search, Life Skills & Mentoring, Generous Donors


Visit our Downloads Page to download a Volunteer Application today!
We need VIFS!  (Volunteers in Family Service, i.e. Mentors)

These people would have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Children (caring for, reading/games, acting as “grandparent”)
  • Education (working with schools, tutoring, teaching)
  • Organization
  • The Work Force (applications, dress/deportment)
  • Health Care (scheduling appointments, been through treatment)
  • Running a household
  • Getting involved in the community
  • Housekeeping, Gardening, Sewing
  • Couponing, Shopping, Cooking, and Nutrition
  • Paying Bills, Balancing a Checkbook and Saving Money
  • Driving

Contact us for more information!
Please consider a donation: use either the Donate via PayPal button at the top of this page, or mail a check to FFCC at PO Box 951, Ellsworth, ME. 04605
Your gift is tax deductible; our tax ID is 47-4792801...thank you! 
VOLUNTEER LATER WHEN OUR HOUSE IS UP AND RUNNING!
 
EDUCATION, PARENTING, BUDGETING, SHOPPING/COUPONING, COOKING/NUTRITION, TENANT EXPECTATIONS, JOB COACHING, LEGAL ASSISTANCE
If you are interested in helping us raise money, volunteer your time, or help us get our message out, please contact us! 
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Families First Community Center will be starting RENOVATIONS soon!

We need people to help and also provide Hospitality (food and drink) to the workers! Let us know if you are interested by emailing us at familiesfirstellsworth@gmail.com

Here are some of the things we'll be doing:
(There are three main parts: main house, wing, and barn.)

  • Insulate attic with spray foam insulation, checking inside attic roof for spaces in wood, nailing down boards soundly on floor of attic
  • Fix up (plaster and paint) the cracks on the inside walls
  • Put in the new wall between the upstairs "wing" apartment and the next apartment over
  • Cover up one door with complete wall
  • Move the toilet in one bathroom
  • Install free-standing tubs
  • Take out the loft
  • Build new stairs from the top "wing" apartment down to the kitchen area
  • Take out the gas stoves
  • Take out the furnaces
  • Place concrete for the generator pad and the bottom wing apartment to raise floor up to the level of the rest of the apartment for ADA
  • Also raise the top wing apartment floor
  • Add railing to the “winding” stairs from common kitchen to one apartment
  • “Close-off” the tower to young children
  • Extend/make less steep basement stairs
  • Insulate/drain basement
  • Install sump pump
  • Do brick work outside
  • Do touch-up painting to outside trim
  • Install trim on inside wing apartment windows
  • Install wall & door by the ADA bathroom
  • Widening a couple doors for ADA
  • EVERYTHING to do with the barn – 2x4’s, drywall, paint, flooring
  • Fixing up hard wood flooring where needed
  • Vinyl siding
  • Install new cabinets/moving some
  • Install kitchenettes
  • Radiant heat in the barn and downstairs wing apt
  • More outlets
  • Replace a couple light fixtures
  • Painting in general where peeling/fixing up or replacing wallpaper
  • Build in shelves in daycare
  • Install new outside cellar door
  • Demolition: help us take down barn and salvage what we can to sell
  • Install new windows
  • Install safes in apartments
  • Install keypad locks on apartments & outside doors
  • Install “mailboxes” outside apartments
  • Remove wood stove