Outreach & Education
Partnerships include: Healthy Androscoggin for lead abatement and tobacco use prevention, Survivor Speaks for sex trafficking awareness, and Maine Community Credit Union for financial literacy. We provide education for individuals and families and train community leaders, including religious centers, on how to offer resources in their own circles.
We also work with institutions to provide training on the unique needs of New Mainers.
Our partners include:
Family and Criminal Courts
Religious and Community Organizations
ISKA-JIR (BE AWARE): CHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION, AND TRAFFICKING
Keeping our youth safe by raising awareness
Maine Community Integration develops the Iska-Jir program which puts focus on educating New Mainer Youth about human trafficking, how to recognize it, and how to take action.
Through this program, the youth will:
● Develop skills to safely navigate situations
● Learn about community resources and exploitative situations
IS-KAASHI (TOGETHER): PREVENTING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Focusing on the prevention of substance use disorders
With the Is-Kaashi Program, Maine Community Integration aims to provide culturally-sensitive approaches to increase protective factors and decrease risk factors as a way to prevent substance use disorders.
This program focuses on opioid use and also includes tobacco use prevention and cessation
Learn skills to keep families strong and support their well-being
SINAAN (EQUAL): PROMOTING GENDER EQUITY AND WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Promoting equality between genders through education
The Sinaan Program focuses on educating key officials and service providers about female mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) to equip them with the culturally sensitive knowledge necessary to serve the New Mainer community.
Through this program, participants will:
● Learn the definition and practice of FGM/C
● Learn about the common misconceptions about the practice of FGM/C within New Mainer communities