SMHC Staff Help Make Holidays Bright for Those in Need

January 03, 2017
Thanks to the generosity of Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) employees and members of the community, York County families in need received Christmas gifts for their children through Maine Families.

"For close to 20 years the families within the Maine Families department have been touched by the generosity of others who have donated items with the hope of making the holidays brighter for families in need,” said Tracee Golet, MS, CLC, CEIM, director of Maine Families York County. “This year the Maine Families staff was over whelmed by the outpouring of donations from employees at Southern Maine Health Care. We received a total of 287 donated items and $160 in gift cards from Nonesuch Books that helped to make a very memorable holiday season for 108 children. The entire staff at Maine Families would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to SMHC staff for their generosity and thoughtfulness to ensure that families within the community had a wonderful holiday." 

Maine Families is a statewide network of community teams serving the needs of pregnant women and parents with newborns. The Maine Families Program understands that all parents want the best for their babies. We are on your side and we come right to your home. No matter what you need to give your family a great start, we are here to help you. If you are expecting a new baby or have a baby less than three months old, let us know how we can help. Coming to your own home at a time that works for you takes the worry away about transportation or time traveling with your child. For more information visit    

PHOTO CAPTION: Maine Families staff (pictured left to right) Erin Michaud, Bernadette Clark, Roycean Garnett, Danielle Alexander, Kelsey Reed, Bethany Heitmann, and Stacey Dayon with the donations they received for families in need.