Community Groups

Many local groups use our facilities on a regular basis and are open to the public:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

AA LogoAA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Supported by DownEast Intergroup, AA (Open-Discussion-Step) meets every Friday at 7pm in Jonathan Fisher Hall. 24-hour Hotline: 479-1779.

Blue Hill Bridge

Bridge LogoDuplicate Bridge group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month in Jonathan Fisher Hall at 6:30pm., from May 1st through the end of October. Beginning November 1st, the group meets at 12:30pm and plays every Wednesday (weather permitting) thru the end of April.

Bridge players are always welcome but Blue Hill Bridge does not provide a partner.  For more information contact: Paula Colwell or Will Taylor.

Community Compass

Community Compass is a collaboration of community members, Neighborhood Navigators, and partner organizations working collectively to break the cycle of poverty by engaging the financially struggling, reducing barriers to prosperity, and building opportunity for all citizens of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Orland, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Stonington, and Surry.  For more information please go to their website: Community Compass.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)

FA logoBased on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, FA understands food addiction as a physical craving and focuses on long-term recovery. FA has no dues, fees, or purchase of special foods and is not affiliated with any public or private organization, ideology, or religious doctrine. It is a fellowship of women and men-diverse in age, ethnicity, and socio-economic background-who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from food addiction.

Meetings (upstairs in the Dolly Fisher Room) are held every Saturday morning at 8:30am.  For more information, contact Greta 479-2270 or Heather 266-5069, or check out their website:  Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous.

Coffee House for Seniors

The “Visit with Friends” Coffeehouse for Seniors meets each Wednesday from 9:00am until 11:00am in Fisher Hall. The coffeehouse is open to all Seniors in the Blue Hill area. Hosted by Friends in Action, there is no cost to participate. All are welcome — bring a friend and join us! For more information, transportation, or to inquire about volunteering, please call 664-6016.

NAMI Family & Friends Support Group

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Maine will sponsor a Support Group specifically for family members and loved ones of individuals affected by mental health challenges.  This ongoing group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, is free and you can start and stop at any time. The group is led by trained local volunteers and provides a safe, confidential place for people to share their stories and concerns, and to learn from others.

For more information, please contact Tonya Bailey-Curry at (800)464-5767 ext. 2305 or namibluehillme@mail.com, or visit www.namimaine.org.

The Transgender, Family and Friends Group

TransgenderThe Transgender, Family and Friends Group (TGFF) offers a time for sharing stories and provides support for families, friends, and transgender people of all ages. Sessions are open to all who are interested.

Due to the sensitive nature of this topic and the need for privacy concerning it, sessions are designed similar to the “Twelve Step” programs: What is shared in the group, stays with the group.  Meetings (downstairs Youth Group Room) are held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month 7:00 to 9:00pm, .  For more information, contact Susan Yaruta-Young or call 460‑6155.