PARIS – Nancy Carpenter has joined the Child Health Center as a mentoring coordinator in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.

Carpenter will be responsible for coordinating site based mentoring programs in the Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls and Farmington schools. In this position she will work closely with school personnel to coordinate a mentoring experience which offers a positive experience for mentors and mentees alike.

Carpenter brings to Big Brothers Big Sisters extensive experience in children’s services, both professionally and as a community volunteer. Prior to joining the Child Health Center Carpenter’s professional career included a position as a crisis clinician at Evergreen Behavioral Services and as a case worker for Maine’s Child Protective Services. Her community work includes time as a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters Programs, Girl Scout and Cub Scout groups and as a foster parent for at risk children.

The Child Health Center is a nonprofit organization, which strives to improve the lives of children and their families throughout Oxford, Androscoggin, Southern Franklin and Northern Cumberland counties.

The center offers services, through its preschool, a child safety program called ProtectME, and the Parent Place, a program which supports young parents and parents with children who have disabilities.

Other programs offer behavioral health services and a developmental evaluation clinic. The Child Health Center also offers mentoring through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program which it says is the largest mentoring program in Maine.

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