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Our Mission Statement & Core Values 

Inspired by scripture and the Church’s social teaching, Catholic Charities empowers and strengthens individuals and families of all faiths by providing innovative community-based social services throughout Maine.

At the heart of our organization are these Core Values:

A child stands in a field with arms outstretched to greet the sun. Catholic Charities Maine offers innovative social services in support of communities throughout the state.

Respect: Treating others, as we want to be treated. Accepting all persons for their unique gifts, circumstances and needs. Believing in the inherent worth and sacredness of each person.

Integrity: Seeking to effect wholeness in all our relationships — individually and organizationally. Keeping our word, and being faithful to who we say we are.

Compassion: Caring and comforting in a personalized manner through our diverse presence as social service providers.

Hospitality: Welcoming all, especially those most vulnerable and in need, to an environment of dignity, safety, warmth and a sense of being “at home”.

Excellence: Consistently aiming to achieve highest quality outcomes while striving for innovation, collaboration and continuous quality improvement.

Stewardship: Making use of all our human, material, environmental and financial resources in a responsible and accountable manner.

The true RICHES of Catholic Charities Maine are grounded in the social teachings of Jesus Christ as they unfold in the lives of our committed staff and our clients who bestow on us the gift of their presence. It is here that our treasure lies, empowering our mission and values to guide us in all we do.

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

— Luke 12:34