Category: Child (Family) Services

New Parents

Maine Families – A great start for all parents Maine Families is a statewide network of community teams serving the needs of pregnant women and parents with newborns. The Maine Families Program understands that all parents want the… Read More

Applying for the DHHS Childcare Subsidy

NOTE: This is only for parents whose children are US Citizens! The Process: Set up account and apply online at MyMaineConnection Wait a couple of days and call Portland DHHS office follow prompts for phone interview. Be prepared… Read More


Mom to Mom of Maine Provides support, gently used clothing, toys, etc. Jewish Family Services 207-772-1959 (Diaper bank) Birth Roots 101 State Street 207-772-4784 Provides free drop-in groups for infants 0-12 months and quarterly used clothing and baby goods… Read More

Mental Health (Children)

For crisis call 774-HELP (4357) – Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year NOTE: Those listed here are specifically for children. For a more comprehensive list, go here. Gateway Community Services 999 Forest Avenue, Suite 7… Read More

Recreation, Summer & After School

For Pre-K and Daycare options, also go here. After School Boys and Girls Club Portland Clubhouse offers after-school programs for children ages 7-18. The Clubhouse provides a safe environment for youth to spend their out of school time…. Read More