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 best for their babies. We are on your side and we come right to your home. No matter what you need to give your family a great start, we are here to help you. If you are expecting a new baby or have a baby less than three months old, let us know how we can help. Coming to your own home at a time that works for you takes the worry away about transportation or time traveling with your child. Download the referral form here. We have interpreters for all our visits if needed.

The only qualifier is to be pregnant or have newborn 0-3 months to enroll. No insurance need, no cost. Families can work with us until child turns 3 yrs old if they want to.

They also have a crib program.

Maine Baby @ The Root Cellar

Maine Baby is a place to shop at no cost for expectant families and caregivers with young children within the community. Come shop with us! Every Wednesday 10am-2pm. The Root Cellar, 94 Washington Avenue, Portland.

Download the flyer in English, French or Portuguese.

Early Head Start (Opportunity Alliance)

Family visiting program for income eligible families. “Parent Partners” make weekly home visits to pregnant mothers, and children age 0-3 and their families. The primary purpose is to build a healthy parent-child relationship. Components of the program include education and child development opportunities, social services referrals, and guidance and referrals for health, mental health, and nutrition concerns. No cost, no insurance requirement or immigration status requirement. Same services as Maine Families – don’t do both. You can do application over the phone: 207-553-5811.