Sunrise Opportunities Prevention Council is the central coordinating agency for child abuse prevention in Hancock and Washington Counties.
These classes are designed to answer your specific parenting questions, decrease family stress, and find support as you navigate through parenthood. We cover topics from tips and tricks to specialty programs.
Our Support Groups occur on a weekly basis in Machias and Ellsworth. Some are live via zoom, others are in person! This parent-lead support group program provides a space for families to discuss their challenges and successes.
Check our calendar or the support group page for more specific information.
We host weekly playgroups for children 0-5 in Calais, Machias and Ellsworth. All play materials are provided, along with a snack. Each play space has a playground, so come dressed for outside fun! Siblings are always welcome!
In the case of inclement weather we will meet via zoom for a virtual story hour. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates!
We offer free professional trainings which include: Mandated Reporting, 5 Protective Factors, Infant Safe Sleep, and Period of PURPLE Crying. We can come to your location or provide a space at no additional cost.
Check our Calendar for scheduled trainings, or the "community trainings" tab on this page for more information!
We provide a variety of supports for families in need by request. These supports include:
Every month the Prevention Council distributes Family Time Together Craft Kits designed to provide an opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their children.
Kits are available at various locations in Washington and Hancock Counties.
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Our work is parent-centered and parent led.
Our educators are trained to deliver evidence-based strategies that work!
Data informed strategies to meet he specific needs of our community!
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