With roots dating back to 1874, Community Counseling Center is one of Maine's oldest and most comprehensive private, nonprofit family service agencies, making a difference in the lives of over 6,000 individuals and families each year though prevention, education, treatment and wellness programs. In every program, whether it is a clinical intervention or a wellness service, we believe in the power of the human spirit, the innate strengths of individuals, and we practice in partnership with our clients to promote recovery and build community. Community Counseling Center, as it is now known, is the result of the merger of five greater Portland area agencies in 1971: Child and Family Services, Unmarried Parents? Services and Adoption Program, Traveler?s Aid Society, Portland Fraternity and South Portland Family Service Association. Some of these pre-merger organizations date back over 130 years and helped provide needed community services, like ?friendly visits? to Civil War widows and children, and helping Depression era individuals and families obtain needed resources. Today, Community Counseling Center meets the needs of children, adults, elders and families in our community by helping them overcome unexpected challenges of life through evidence-based, high quality social work services that teach coping skills and build resilience throughout the lifespan. Community Counseling Center is licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services, accredited by the national Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services, a member of the Alliance for Children and Families, a partner in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and supported by the United Way of Greater Portland. We envision a community strengthened by diverse individuals and families who are empowered and supported by caring environments.