Parenting Resources in Maine

Publications for families from UMaine Extension

For moms and dads: blogs, etc.

Additional resources for families in Maine

Statewide

Androscoggin County

Aroostook County

Cumberland County

Franklin County

Hancock County

  • Senior Companion Program: Individuals age 55 and older serve as volunteers providing companionship to homebound adults.

Kennebec County

  • Children’s Center of Augusta: Providing services to children with disabilities, including case management, occupational, physical, speech/language, and developmental therapies, preschool services, and parent education.
  • Kennebec Valley Community Action Program: Providing services to families and parents, such as home visiting and parenting classes.
  • Senior Companion Program: Individuals age 55 and older serve as volunteers providing companionship to homebound adults.

Knox County

  • Home Counselors, Inc: Case management, counseling for families, and supervised family visitation services.
  • Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine, Inc.: Services for parents, such as adult mentors, weekly playgroups, connecting parents with education programs, home visits, and other information and resources.

Lincoln County

  • Home Counselors, Inc: Case management, counseling for families, and supervised family visitation services.
  • Healthy Kids: Parenting classes and groups, supervised visitation, home visiting for families with children of all ages, and mandated reporter training for professionals.
  • Senior Companion Program: Individuals age 55 and older serve as volunteers providing companionship to homebound adults.

Oxford County

  • Child Health Center: Education for young parents, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and preschool services.
  • Senior Companion Program: Individuals age 55 and older serve as volunteers providing companionship to homebound adults.

Penobscot County

Piscataquis County

Sagadahoc County

  • Home Counselors, Inc: Case management, counseling for families, and supervised family visitation services.
  • Senior Companion Program: Individuals age 55 and older serve as volunteers providing companionship to homebound adults.

Somerset County

  • Children’s Center of Augusta: Providing services to children with disabilities, including case management, occupational, physical, speech/language, and developmental therapies, preschool services, and parent education.
  • Kennebec Valley Community Action Program: Providing services to families and parents, such as home visiting and parenting classes.
  • Senior Companion Program: Individuals age 55 and older serve as volunteers providing companionship to homebound adults.

Waldo County

Washington County

York County

  • CareLink: Helping parents access affordable, quality child care.
  • Parent Resource Center: Providing information and referrals for child care services, parenting classes, parent support groups, one-on-one parent education, and the Family Access Program.
  • Southern Maine Parent Awareness: Information, support, and training for families of children with disabilities.
  • The Center for Parenting and Play: Offering clinical services, parenting classes, supported visitation with parents and children, and weekly open playtimes for families with children six and under. For more information about the Center for Parenting and Play, to make a referral or to get the open playtime schedule, please call 282-3351 or visit our website.

*do you see (or not see) a missing resource? Please e-mail us at  extension.thegrowingyears@maine.edu to let us know!