Want to Make a Difference in Your Community? DCP Needs Your Ideas

Help DCP Assess Community Needs by Attending a Focus Group

Downeast Community Partners (DCP) is conducting its 2021 Community Needs Assessment in partnership with MeCAP and the nine other community action agencies serving Maine. An important piece of the work is to learn the ideas, insights, and perspectives of our community members.

When asked about the importance of the needs assessment, coordinator Kate Pielmeier said, “Providing DCP with your honest opinions about the challenges and needs within the community is a great way to help the people of Hancock and Washington counties. DCP needs to know what the most prominent community issues are.” She went on to say, “Your lived experience within this community helps us determine how to prioritize the use of our funding; in the end, this enables us to better serve you.”

DCP would like to invite you to participate in one of the upcoming community focus groups that will impact programs and resources in Washington and Hancock counties. Anyone residing in one of these counties is encouraged to attend. With your help, DCP will learn more about community strengths, resources, service gaps, and ideas about potential ways to address identified needs and gaps.

Each focus group will last approximately 90 minutes. If you cannot attend the full session, DCP would appreciate even 30 minutes of your time for this important project. If you prefer to attend via Zoom, please coordinate this using the provided email address.

Session Dates:

June 23, 2021 at 12:00PM in Machias. The specific location will be announced soon via https://www.downeastcommunitypartners.org/events/event.php/DCP-is-conducting-its-2021-Community-Needs-Assessment-and-needs-your-help-49/.

June 23, 2021 at 5:30PM just outside of Ellsworth at Big Cats Catering located at 163 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605

Please register for one of the above events by emailing [email protected]. Light refreshments will be provided at the June 23 in-person focus groups.

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration and for your participation.

For more information please contact Kate Pielmeier (she/her), DCP CSBG and Database Specialist at (207)-460-1796, [email protected].

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