What's Happening in Your Community?


Healthy Acadia’s offices are currently closed to the public in order to protect our community members, volunteers, and staff, and to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Our priority is the health and well-being of our communities. We are changing the way we deliver many of our community health programs, connecting by phone or video and making classes available on YouTube. 

Subscribe to our e-newsletter to have weekly updates delivered to your inbox:

Call our Offices  

  • Ellsworth: (207) 667-7171 (Community Health Programs)
  • Ellsworth: (207) 412-2288 (Recovery supports)
  • Machias:  (207) 255-3741

Leave a message in our general mailbox or use our dial by name directory to connect to a staff member’s direct inbox.

Email info@healthyacadia.org or use our staff directory

Follow Healthy Acadia on social media:

@healthyacadia on Facebook and Twitter

@healthyacadiame on Instagram

For all other program areas, please call our office lines in Ellsworth and Machias. You may also email any of our staff directly or send your email inquiry to info@healthyacadia.org.  

We encourage all community members to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying informed and following the safety recommendations provided by Maine CDC

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Practice physical distancing and social solidarity.
  • Stay home as much as possible and especially when unwell.
  • Practice kindness, and good care of yourself and your loved ones!

Be well and stay safe!

~ The Healthy Acadia Team

Additional COVID-19 Resources

211 Maine. COVID-19 case numbers, travel advisories and statewide directory of community health resources:

Maine CDC COVID-19 updates: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml  

U.S. CDC’s COVID-19 website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Good Shepherd Food Bank. Find food resources near you: https://www.gsfb.org/mainecovid/

Programs, Events, and more.

Bookmark this page and visit often for the latest updates and to learn about events happening in your community. Check our calendar for full program schedules.

Click on event or item of interest below to learn more!


Free Food for All! And Volunteers Needed!

FREE Food for ALL!

Healthy Acadia and Catholic Charities of Maine, with generous support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Pineland Farms of Maine are distributing 26,000 pounds of food each week through the end of August to Washington County residents in need. Each food box will include the following Maine products: Five pounds of fresh potatoes; six pounds of microwavable mashed potatoes; 2.5 pounds of Cheddar cheese, and one-half gallon of fresh 2% milk.

There is no need to register, and community members can pick up for their neighbors in need who are homebound or otherwise unable to make it to a pickup site. 

Pickup Schedule

Wednesdays: August 12, August 26, 2020

  • 10 a.m. - noon - 114 Main St., Freshies parking lot, Princeton
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  - 361 South St., Tradewinds parking lot, Calais

Wednesdays, August 19, 2020

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - 90 Main St, Pellon Center parking lot, Machias
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Narraguagus Jr/Sr High School, Harrington

Please stay in your vehicle when you arrive for food pickup. Our volunteers will bring the box of food to your vehicle for contactless pickup. For more information please contact Regina at (207) 263-4396 or by email at regina@healthyacadia.org.

Can you help?

Volunteers are still needed at our distribution sites each week to help load food boxes into vehicles. Click here to complete our volunteer form. 


Join our Team


Washington County Recovery Residence Staff (multiple positions and shifts available)

Nutrition and Wellness


Cooking Matters Pop-Up Grocery Tour - Virtual Edition (Zoom)

August 19, 2020 Register here

Our SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education team is offering healthy cooking demos, from their home kitchens to yours. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and never miss an upload. 


FOR Cancer Patient Navigation, Diabetes Prevention, or Gambling Self-Exclusion Services, contact Angela: 207-263-6230 or Angela@HealthyAcadia.org  


Tai Chi for Health Classes now online via Zoom:

  • Intermediate Tai Chi for Health, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - For those familiar with Tai Chi for Health Institute programs as well as the Yang 24 form

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - For beginners

  • Yang Style 24 Forms, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.- For beginners

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.- For beginners

  • Tai Chi for Osteoporosis, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - For beginners

  • Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tuesdays & Thursday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - For beginners

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.- For beginners

Click here to register for any or all of these courses. Once your registration is complete, you receive login information for your course(s) via the email address you provided. For more information or to register by phone, contact Nina Zeldin at (207) 479-1206 or Nina@HealthyAcadia.org.

Youth Engagement

Nature-based Restorative Practices (Machias): August 18-20, 2020

Substance Prevention

Tobacco Retailer Training (Zoom): 

Hancock County Drug-Free Communities (Remote via Zoom): TBA Email Tara Young for info and/or Zoom join meeting link

Recovery Coaching Supports and Services

Recovery Coach Training (all classes offered via Zoom)

Recovery Coach Academy:

September 21-25, 2020

November 9-13, 2020

January 11-15, 2021

March 8-12, 2021

May 10-14, 2021

Click here to register for one of the above sessions.

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches:

September 14-15, 2020

December 8-9, 2020

March 17-18, 2020

Click here to register for one of the above sessions.

Recovery Coaching Basics

2020 Sessions:

September 2

October 7

November 4

December 2

2021 Sessions:

January 6

February 3

March 3

April 7

May 5

June 2

Click here to register for one of the above sessions.


Recovery Coach Services

If you have a recovery coach, continue to reach out to them directly. For inquiries about Recovery Coaching services: 

  •     Gretchen: (207) 479-6287 (Washington County)
  •     Debra: (207) 479-6278 (Hancock County)
  •     Donna: (207) 460-0229 (Hancock County)
  •     Caroline: (207) 460-2312 (Recovery MAT Program)
  •     Paige: (207) 610-3277 (AmeriCorps RecoveryCorps)

MAT Treatment Fund