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Outreach & Education

Community Workshops

Linguistically and culturally appropriate education for New Mainer communities

  • Lead poisoning prevention in partnership with Healthy Androscoggin

  • Indoor air quality education, including mold/mildew prevention, 

  • Financial literacy in partnership with Maine Community Credit Union

  • Gun violence dialogues with Lewiston Police Department

  • Suicide prevention

Mobile Outreach

Door-to-door supports and vaccine education

  • MCI provided door-to-door supports and vaccine education to over 3,000 households during COVID19

  • MCI was the first immigrant-led organization to organize an in-community vaccine clinic during COVID

  • MCI takes the workshops it conducts in its office to low-income housing complexes and partner organizations using our mobile outreach van


Preventing child abuse, exploitation, and trafficking

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


 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

  • IS-KAASHI includes tobacco use prevention and cessation in partnership with Healthy Androscoggin

  •  Learn skills to keep families strong and support their well-being

  • We provide education for individuals and families and train community leaders, including religious centers, on how to offer resources in their own circles.  

We work with institutions to provide training on the unique needs of New Mainers

Our partners include:

  • Nonprofits

  • Bates College

  • Schools

  • Family and Criminal Courts

  • Law Enforcement

  • City Agencies

  • Community Leaders

  • Religious and Community Organizations

  • Mosques

  • Community Centers

Please reach out if you are interested in getting involved!

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