Welcome to Families Matter, Inc.
Families Matter, Inc. provides Adult Community Support Services. This service creates the opportunity for community integration, while improving social skills and personal independence. Families Matter, Inc. works on a variety of goals and objectives, which are driven and supported by the Person Centered Planning process. All activities are therapeutic and goal based.
Combination of Families Matter, Waterville boxing gym, proves to be knockout
The central Maine social services organization brings clients to O'Leary's Boxing in Waterville once a week, a program that's paying off for both the boxers and gym owner Mike Leary.
WATERVILLE — Ryan Jabar stood in the boxing ring at O’Leary’s Fitness on College Avenue. He’d put his crutches aside and Brian McGovern, an aide from Families Matters, held on to the back of his shirt, helping him stay upright and steady.
Jabar, 27, swung at Mike Leary with his black boxing gloves. After he hit Leary’s shoulders and arms for a few rounds, Leary fell to the floor of the ring.
The surrounding group, about 22 people who come to the gymnasium through the Waterville branch of Families Matter, cheered and counted to 10 as Leary tried to grab the rope around the ring. In the end, Jabar was declared the winner.
Latest News from Families Matter, Inc.
- Skowhegan Program will working on computer skills on October 1, 2019.
- Augusta Program will be cooking on October 2, 2019.
- Waterville Program will be cooking on October 3, 2019.
- Gardiner Program will be visiting Downtown Freeport on October 4, 2019.
- Augusta Program will be bowling on October 7, 2019.
- Waterville Program will be working with role reversals on October 9, 2019.
- Gardiner Program will be making edible crafts on October 10, 2019.
- Skowhegan Program will be visiting an Amish Bakery on October 11, 2019.
- Gardiner Program will be visiting the flea market on October 14, 2019.
- Augusta Program will be training on October 15, 2019.
- Skowhegan Program will be picking pumpkins on October 16, 2019.
- Waterville Program will be holding their rehearsal on October 18, 2019.
- Waterville Program will be hosting a haunted house on October 21, 2019.
- Skowhegan Program will be visiting the Maine State Museum on October 22, 2019.
- Augusta Program will be shopping on October 22, 2019.
- Special Olympics Bowling will be held on October 23, 2019. Best of luck to all the competitors!
- Gardiner Program will be having visiting Topsham on October 24, 2019.
- Augusta and Gardiner Programs will be making crafts on October 25, 2019.
- Skowhegan Program will be visiting the rec center and boxing on October 28, 2019.
- Waterville Program will be hosting their haunted house on October 29, 2019.
- Gardiner Program will be volunteering with meals on wheels on October 30, 2019.
- Augusta Program will be cooking breakfast on October 30, 2019.
- Families Matter Programs will be hosting a Halloween Dance on October 31, 2019.
Families Matter, Inc. Thanks American Vets Auxiliary Post 33, Jay, Maine
Families Matter, Inc. salutes the Jay, Maine American Vets for all the support and kindness they have shown our company.
Let me tell you about the American Vets in Jay, Maine. The American Vets are a nonprofit organization that was established in 1979. The American Vets firmly believe that service to our country is not just a military duty but a lifelong commitment to helping others in need. The American Vets are a proud sponsor of Special Olympics. The American Vets help others by having fund raisers; they go above and beyond to give back to their community. They support special need individuals when they can’t afford something or if they need anything, they always find a way to make an individual’s dream come true. Families Matter, Inc. would like to say Thank You for everything you do. A special thanks goes out to Jerry Tuckered and the Auxiliary Post 33.