Paying It Forward

The concept of self care feels like an impossible dream when our basic needs aren't being met. That's why a percentage of our community membership funds are donated to grassroots organizations that are aiding those most in need.

Here at CMC, the Dream Team and I are supporting projects that address:

  • Homelessness
  • Food insecurity
  • Addiction
  • Domestic violence
  • Safety and equality for Women, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC folks¬†

We're inspiring and supporting one another while we individually get creative with our self care. And, collectively, we're working towards making a positive impact on our greater communities.

If you'd like to support my mission, my work, and your fellow humans, and gain some other membership benefits, you can become a Patreon Member for as little as $3.

Maine Needs

Maine Needs strives to help individuals and families in Maine meet their basic, material needs by providing donated clothing, hygiene products, household items, and other necessities. We focus our work on those starting life over from scratch: domestic abuse survivors, asylum seekers and those facing financial hardships. We partner with schools, caseworkers, nurses and nonprofits to provide these material resources.

Learn more about Maine Needs.

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) is the largest hunger relief and prevention agency in midcoast Maine. Their mission is to offer dignity and empowerment by providing all members of their community with access to healthy food.

Learn more about the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program.

Community Housing Improvement Project

Since 1984, CHIP, Inc. has been fulfilling a mission of neighbors helping neighbors keep their homes safe, warm and dry by providing services such as weatherproofing, replacement of windows and doors, handicap access ramps and electrical and plumbing repairs for Lincoln County homeowners who are not able to do so themselves because of illness, disability or financial need. These repairs are undertaken by volunteers and professionals at no cost to the homeowner.

Learn more about the Community Housing Improvement Project.

New Hope Midcoast

New Hope Midcoast is the only domestic abuse resource center serving Midcoast Maine. Since 1981, their staff has been here to serve individuals affected by domestic abuse, dating violence and stalking.

Learn more about New Hope Midcoast. 

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

Learn more about GLAAD

Black Women for Wellness

Black Women for Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy.

Learn more about Black Women for Wellness

Indigenous Women Rising

Indigenous Women Rising is committed to honoring Native & Indigenous People’s inherent right to equitable and culturally safe health options through accessible health education, resources, and advocacy.

Learn more about Indigenous Women Rising

Stop Asian-American and Pacific Islander Hate

The mission of AAPI is to advance equity, justice, and power by dismantling systemic racism and building a multiracial movement to end anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate.

Learn more about AAPI

Hispanic Federation

Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. Founded in 1990, HF seeks to empower and advance the Hispanic community, support Hispanic families, and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, & the environment.

Learn more about Hispanic Federation

Aid Access

Aid Access consists of a committed team of doctors, activists and advocates for abortion rights. The purpose of the website and the service is to create social justice and improve the health status and human rights of women who do not have the possibility of accessing local abortion services.

Learn more about Aid Access