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 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 us Move Furniture into Storage so we can Renovate the Barn NOW!

Stuff Envelopes
Research
Letter Writing
Making Phone Calls
Getting Quotes for our Renovations
Setting up Computers and Printers
Filing
Help plan a fundraiser
Help us print and collate materials
Grant Writing
Help us Manage our FB Page
PR
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, Volunteer and Staff Handbooks


Visit our Downloads Page to download a Volunteer Application today!
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! 
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!
Brief Training is available onsite.  You can put in as much or as little time as you would like!
>>Learn More About VIFS<<
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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Donor's Rights
VOLUNTEER LATER WHEN OUR HOUSE IS UP AND RUNNING!
 
EDUCATION, PARENTING, BUDGETING, SHOPPING/COUPONING, COOKING/NUTRITION, TENANT EXPECTATIONS, JOB COACHING, LEGAL ASSISTANCE

YOU CAN VOLUNTEER IN ANYTHING YOU LIKE - BRING YOUR IDEAS TO US - FUN/ENRICHMENT IDEAS ARE ENCOURAGED TOO!

Please see the bottom of our "Services" page for what we are looking for, but remember, we haven't thought of everything yet and we encourage your ideas!

Families First Community Center has begun renovations!  YOU CAN HELP!

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 [email protected]

Regular volunteers from the community have already patched all the plaster and painted.  Thank you to all!

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

Maine House:
Clean floors
Put down roofing paper
Replace windows
Lead abatement
Fire alarm & sprinkler systems installed
Nail down boards soundly on floor of attic
Check inside attic roof for spaces between the wood & patch
Insulate attic
Install new walls for multiple bedrooms including new outlets
Cover up one door in second apartment bathroom with complete wall
Move toilet in same bathroom
Install free-standing tub in same bathroom
Install shower in House Parent bathroom
Take out the wood stove
Construct new interior walls for new bedrooms
Heat pumps
Add railings to third apartment stairs
Put handrails on tower stairs
Insulate basement
Do outside brick-work
Insulate outside walls
Vinyl side
Do touch-up painting on outside trim
Install new main kitchen cabinets/moving some
Install kitchenettes in apartments
Install more outlets in apartments
Get rid of small amount of nob & tube wiring
Replace four light fixtures
Repair plaster, painting/wallpaper
Install safes in apartments
Install key pads on apartment doors
Install mailboxes for apartments
Fire suppression in industrial range-hood for stove for main kitchen
Solar installed


Wing & Barn:  (includes more basement space, laundry, staff bath, 3 1/2 apartments, classroom, & daycare)
Remove salvageable items for sale/reuse
Demolition of wing and barn
Excavate for new foundation under new wing
Small amount of plumbing & electrical
Do ground work for new slabs/frost walls
Form basement walls & new bulkhead
Install & bury concrete vault with new propane tank
Radiant heat installed
Place concrete, including for generator pad, walkways, and stairs
Heat pumps
New furnace for radiant floors
Construct new interior walls, stairs, bathrooms, daycare appliances
New windows installed
New plumbing & electrical
Fire alarm and sprinkler systems installed
Insulate
Sheet rock, mud & tape
Install kitchenettes in apartments
Install safes in apartments
Install key pads on apartment doors
Install mailboxes for apartments
Install new lighting fixtures
Paint ceilings & walls
Flooring
Trim & final paint touch ups
Vinyl side
Paint outside trim that cannot be vinyled
Shelves, etc. in daycare
Fire suppression in industrial range-hood for stove for daycare
Solar installed