Local Services

The Greater Portland Area is home to many wonderful organizations devoted to supporting parents, children, and families as they navigate the many challenges and joys of life. Whether you are looking for childcare, health & wellness, classes and events for young children, or state services, there are folks out there working to meet your needs. Below you will find a sampling of what our community has to offer.


Maine Department of Health & Human Services

Our state’s department of health and human services is here to help with a variety of needs for families, children, and adults. There services include education, food, housing, childcare, employment and more.

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WIC Nutrition Program

WIC is a nutrition program for thousands of Maine families, helping Maine kids to grow up strong and healthy. WIC food benefits are available based on income guidelines and up-to-date nutrition research. This website seeks to serve all Maine families with free nutrition advice, tips for staying healthy, and resources for growing families.

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Maine’s Childcare Choices

Choosing child care will be one of the most important decisions you will make. Maine has resources to help! Search for child care in Maine.


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