Community Building

Community Building

Central Hall Commons nurtures a welcoming, inclusive, healthy, rural community culture.  Engaging people and organizations in the Maine Highlands region in connecting, celebrating, and learning together. The following partnership focused programs are designed to foster community engagement and inclusion. 

Working Communities Challenge

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The Working Communities Challenge was launched in Maine in October 2020. With the goal to understand how persistent, growing poverty impacts the region and to develop collaborative and inclusive strategies for everyone in the team’s communities to thrive. 

In the Maine Highlands Region, we focus on empowering and enabling people living at or near the poverty level to become healthy, independent, and engaged community members.

The Maine Highlands Region includes: 

Abbot • Atkinson • Beaver Cove • Blanchard • Bowerbank • Cambridge • Charleston • Dexter • Dover-Foxcroft • Exeter • Garland • Greenville • Guilford • Harmony •

Lagrange • Medford • Milo • Monson • Northeast Piscataquis • Northwest Piscataquis • Parkman • Ripley • Rockwood • Sangerville • Sebec • Shirley • 

Southeast Piscataquis • Wellington • Willimantic

Helping Hands with Heart

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Currently, Helping Hands with Heart is narrowing its focus, developing plans to continue to support children and families. We are dedicated to assuring that Piscataquis County has a strong voice for its children and families.

This is where our future begins…..

The Maine Highlands Council for the Arts

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The Maine Highlands Council for the Arts exists to support, strengthen, and encourage all branches of the arts in the region. 

This is accomplished by providing opportunities for collegiality and community among artists, and providing a central location for online information of local artists.

Encouraging culture and creativity in the Maine Highlands region.

Dover-Foxcroft Age Friendly Committee 

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What began in 2016 as an interest in the AARP/World Health Organization Network of Age-Friendly Communities has continue to grow in commitment in the town of Dover-Foxcroft. Recognizing the importance of promoting age-friendly planning and policies to address changing demographics in our region.

Looking forward, we strive to continually improve our work to support active and healthy aging. Healthy Aging being one of Central Hall Commons’ re-focused values as a Multi-Generational Community Center, we are proud to provide a space within which to make this work possible.

The Recovery Wellness Initiative 

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The Recovery Wellness Initiatives Mission is to provide a safe, sober space and supportive community for people affected by addiction    regardless of experience, traumas or hurts, and with the intention to create the opportunity for wellness.

Recovery supports and planning Wednesdays from 10AM – 11:30AM at Central Hall Commons. Virtual support is also available through Facebook Public and Private groups. 

American Exchange Project

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AEP is an unique & free domestic summer exchange program for graduated high school seniors. This is a chance to travel, explore, and learn more about the United States from the people and places in it. Staying with a host family is an essential part of the AEP experience.

Through our host family model, students will get to experience day-to-day life in the community they are visiting, and families get to know someone from a completely different part of the country!