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Each day, the nearly 500 employees of Catholic Charities Maine come to the aid of the poor and vulnerable throughout the state of Maine. We see the faces of people suffering from mental illness, hurt and frightened children and families, those fallen victim to loneliness and isolation, those battling addictions, anxious refugees, and thousands of others who have been stripped and beaten by circumstance.

Over 50 years of “doing more with less” for the people of Maine

A faith-based, non-profit organization, we have been serving the poor and vulnerable populations of Maine since 1966. From food banks in Aroostook to child care in York County, our network of over 600 professionals and 500+ volunteers helped more than 50,000 of our neediest neighbors last year, answering want with generosity and replacing despair with hope. (Read our full history here.)


Catholic Charities Maine is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc.

As a member agency of United Way organizations throughout Maine, Catholic Charities Maine works to identify community concerns and provide programs and services to address needs in the locations it serves.

Catholic Charities Maine is a member of Catholic Charities USA, providing leadership, advocacy and technical assistance to 1,640 independent local agencies and organizations across the United States.

Rooted in the Catholic tradition, our programs serve as the social service affiliation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, which supports many of our community faith-based services.