Bath Housing is proud to partner with the following community organizations:
Community Partnerships = Essential Benefits for Residents
In addition to working closely with area social service providers, Bath Housing gratefully partners with a wide array of community-based organizations. Examples include:
- The Bath Area Family YMCA offers up to 50 memberships to Bath Housing residents at no cost.
- The Davenport Trust offers financial assistance that, in combination with support from the City of Bath, enables us to provide bus passes to residents of subsidized housing at no cost.
- Merrymeeting Gleaners harvest and deliver surplus produce, as well as occasional baked goods and other items, from local farms throughout the entire year. We redistribute this produce to community kitchens, where residents help themselves.
- Patten Free Library offers Bath Housing free assistance to help residents master their smart phones, computers and tablets.
- Grace Episcopal Church volunteers host well-attended FEAST dinners at Anchorage and Moorings, providing food, volunteers and social connection.
- Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) contributes seeds and seedlings as well as volunteer assistance, expertise and encouragement to resident gardeners and gardens.
- The SNAP-Ed program offers a variety of onsite cooking and nutrition programming that may include hands-on practice, opportunities to enjoy meals together and no-cost food to take home.
- Jobs for Maine Graduates (JMG) students at Morse High School assist with special projects such as outdoor landscaping or tech support for residents’ phones and other devices.
- Students from Morse High School’s 9th Grade Day of Service tackle outdoor clean-up projects each year.
- The Bath Fire Department regularly offers fire safety programs for residents.
- The Bath Police Department has partnered with us to offer resident programs such as scam prevention.
- University of New England and Mid Coast Medical Group Pharmacist Hailey Choi and UNE Pharmacy students offer onsite Blood Pressure and Medication Review Clinics.
- Students from Bowdoin College’s Common Good Day have assisted with special single day projects, including outdoor improvements.
- Tender Soles Farm and Spear’s Farm enable us to offer choices to residents who participate in the Maine Senior FarmShare Program.
- CHANS Home Health & Hospice staffs multiple onsite Flu Clinics offering flu vaccines.
- The Chocolate Church offers complimentary tickets to performances.
We also participate in several valuable local community groups:
- Merrymeeting Bay Triad aims to reduce the criminal victimization of older adults and support their safety and wellbeing via a volunteer organization of community members, representatives of agencies supporting seniors and law enforcement representatives.
- The Healthy Families Network offers connection and education targeted toward those supporting families with children.
- The Bath-Brunswick Resource Coalition regularly brings together a network of community providers focused on supporting seniors.