The Maine Families program promotes healthy family care and relationships from the prenatal months through early childhood

When we strengthen families, we ultimately strengthen the community. Our goal is that parents everywhere work with supportive providers, feel confident in their parenting role, and form strong, resilient attachments with their children. To help achieve this, providers must be responsive to parents, knowledgeable about child development, and eager to see every parent succeed.



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.

We are able to come to your own home at a time that works for you! If you prefer to meet at our agency or in the community, we are happy to accommodate.


What can Maine Families do for my family?

  • Fun activities for you and your baby;
  • Tips on how to care for your baby;
  • Guidance in observing your baby’s development and promotion of that development;
  • Periodic developmental screenings using the

Ages and Stages Questionnaires:

  • Health and safety information for the home, car and childcare setting;
  • Information on what to expect each month of growth;
  • Information on fostering baby’s healthy brain development;
  • Input on your concerns;
  • Play groups and special events for family fun!

Job Openings

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on children and families? Join the Franklin County Children’s Task Force and play a crucial role in this meaningful work. We challenge you to contribute your best to support families in fostering optimal physical and emotional health for children and parents.

The Social Services Department at the Franklin County Children’s Task Force is thrilled to announce a full-time opening for a Maine Families-Franklin Family Visitor position. As a prevention program, we provide home visiting services to perinatal families in Franklin County.

Responsibilities include:

  • Enhancing family functioning with a focus on increasing parent knowledge, family strengths, problem-solving skills, and family support systems.
  • Assisting parents in developing advocacy skills for themselves and their children.
  • Supporting parents as their child’s first and most important teachers.
  • Strengthening bonding and attachment between parents and children.
  • Enhancing parent knowledge of child development and building positive parenting skills.

For specific information about the job, contact Rileigh Blanchet at 207-778-6960 or  Job Description can be found below here: MF Job Description and Opening December-January 2024

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