The Bloom! School for Therapeutic Arts offers trainings in massage therapy and yoga teacher training. Debra – ” I fell in love with massage therapy and yoga because of chronic pain. I still remember the name of the gentleman to whom I was complaining. He told me that I “needed” to see Ily. Ily, it seems was a massage therapist who, without a doubt, could help me be free of pain and get on with life. I had never heard of such a treatment. I hemmed and hawed and eventually called Ily. This changed my life. After becoming a massage therapist and yoga teacher myself in 1996, I have had the most incredible journey and I am excited to share my experience with students who are passionate about learning a craft that can help to heal themselves, their families and their patients.” BLOOM! Offers a supportive, compassionate and fun approach to learning!
We’re proud to celebrate over 50 years of putting people to work in Maine. As a locally owned and operated company, we’re delighted to support our communities with employment opportunities; providing individuals not only jobs, but also opportunities for skills training and assessment, and offering companies innovative workforce solutions in staffing, including temporary, temporary-to-permanent, permanent placement, payroll and HR consulting services.
Adults with intellectual disabilities want the same things we all want. A safe home, people who care about them, and the chance to use their skills and talents. At SKILLS, Inc. we support more than 185 adults with intellectual disabilities and other challenges, helping to make all of that possible. SKILLS offers community support programs, residential programs, and support in private homes across central Maine. All of our programs are staffed by trained Direct Support Professionals. In addition, we offer employment opportunities in Skowhegan and at our Skowhegan Thrift Store. Our goal is to help all of the people we support to reach their full potential. At SKILLS, we learn and grow together, and we have fun doing it. We want to be part of the community. So we get out and about as often as we can. We attend baseball games, plant gardens, and visit museums. In addition, we give back by volunteering for Meals on Wheels, serving at local soup kitchens and donating to animal shelters. A Maine Non-Profit, SKILLS was founded by families. In the 1950’s families built non-profits to support their children with developmental disabilities. SKILLS was born from those early organizations. As the children grew into adults, their needs changed. So SKILLS changed too. We started serving only adults with intellectual disabilities. To meet their needs, we added services and expanded programs. Over the last 60 years, we have grown into one big, supportive family stretching across Central Maine. Won’t you join us? Contact us today for details about our programs and services, as well as career opportunities.
We would like to welcome Sweet Dreams Lavender Farm, as the newest member to the Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce. Sweet Dreams Lavender Farm is nestled on 46 acres in St. Albans, Maine on Big Indian Pond. We grow our own lavender, culinary and wild harvested herbs. We have been growing different varieties of lavender since 2003 and we are documented as the first lavender farm in Maine. We have developed our own variety of Lavender named Evielena and also grow Seal, Lady Grey, Twinkle Purple and True English. All lavender used in our products is grown right here in St. Albans, handmade with love. All products are available for purchase at our farm store or online. No pesticides or commercially produced chemical fertilizers are ever used on our farm. Instead, we practice permaculture methods to work with nature. Farm Store reopens May 29, 2021