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The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn., and facilities in Ellsworth and Augusta, Maine, in Sacramento, Calif., and in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
The Acadia Family Center (AFC) is a (501) (c) (3) non-profit outpatient treatment center for individuals and families struggling with the use of alcohol, drugs, other addictive substances, and/or a mental health disorder. Located in Southwest Harbor since 1988, AFC is the only agency on Mount Desert Island (MDI) licensed for the outpatient treatment of substance use disorders.
40 years ago, the Center originated as a non-profit organization devoted to informing communities in the MDI region about these disorders. We continue to provide prevention-education programs to students in our middle schools and regional high school, to clients and their families, and to the general public.