Maine Families Mid-Coast Testimonials

Maine families told us what they think.

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family that provided a testimonial for Maine Families: Richard, Courtney and Diana
Richard, Courtney and Diana

“I cannot say enough great things about the Maine Families program! The home visitors have been such a foundational support in our family unit. Being open and able to share struggles and receive non-judgmental feedback during an extremely vulnerable time in our lives has helped in more ways than we can count.

Becoming new parents is challenging enough. Navigating the journey through a raging pandemic added a whole other layer of stress and concern. These visitors are sensitive, empathetic, and extremely resourceful in care for families. They team and work with you, through all of the stages of growth and development. They’re not just there for your child; but, as a support for you, the new parent(s).

This program even helped us connect with other families in our neighborhood! So many thanks from us go out to this invaluable, non-profit, partnership program!” — Courtney Arena

“Maine Families helped me to feel more trusting in my own instincts as well as understand my daughters’ uniqueness in a way I would not have without Maine Families.

It is such a beautiful thing to have a kind and caring person there to support your understanding and growth as a parent, as well as to trust, learn about and grow in your understanding of your child’s growth and development. It’s a win-win!” — Kathryn Jensen

two young children playing on tree branches that had been cut down
Artie and Johnny

“Maine Families has made me feel more confident in parenting by doing the Ages and Stages sheets together as well as being a ray of light during some emotionally challenging times. They helped me expand my ideas of how to interact with my children.

I always encourage people to enroll in Maine Families. I love the Ages and Stages questionnaires. I always say that it is nice to have someone other than family and your pediatrician to ask simple mom questions. Google is too much with most of those questions. With your Maine Families visitor, you can text them any time something pops into your head and they’ve probably solved the problem before or they’d like to learn more about it.” — Anne Baron

Tracy, Christopher, Brayden, and Beckett

“Maine Families has given me peace of mind that my son is developing on track. [Our Family Visitor] is great at talking through parenting issues, providing suggestions and support, and helping to solve problems. I feel more confident in my parenting and my son’s development because of Maine Families. I think as parents we are always second-guessing ourselves. Its nice to have a neutral person (not a friend or relative) to bounce things off of.

Maine Families is for everyone, regardless of who you are, how many kids you’ve raised, and your socioeconomic status. They will work with you, your schedule, and provide support according to your needs. ” — Tracy Collins

“Be not afraid to ask for help. [Our Family Visitor] has helped so much from being there to help me understand being a mother, interacting with my daughter, to just being there for me to talk to when I have so much on my mind. Her resources have helped both my mental health to my parenting.

These people care. They try to go above and beyond to get you the help or advice you need.” — Leanne Rector

Opal, Eli, Oliver

“The support I have received from [Our Family Visitor] has been invaluable! She has provided every resource I have asked for in regards to development and activities for my kids. It has also been especially helpful to have someone checking in on me (and my sanity) as I have navigated the challenges of staying home with my children during this horrible pandemic. As lonely and isolating as this has been, having the zoom calls with [Our Family Visitor] is always something to look forward to. It’s so nice to have a child expert telling you you’re doing a great job, even when you think you are failing!

You can never have enough support during pregnancy and welcoming a new baby into your home. I wish I had signed up when I was pregnant with my first child.” — Alison Fongemie

“It is a wonderful program and the support and dedication of the workers is amazing!” — Briana Fortier