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Catholic Charities Maine Received Grant to Treat Low Income Families in Need of Dental Care in Maine

October 5, 2022

Portland, ME – Catholic Charities Maine’s (CCM) Jessie Albert Dental and Orthodontic Center recently received a $25,000 grant from the Maine Oral Health Fund of the Maine Community Foundation (MCF). This funding will be used to support Jessie Albert Dental and Orthodontic Center’s participation in the Maine Oral Health Centers Alliance and its initiative to promote strategic systemic changes focused on improved oral health care access and quality for all people in Maine.

“We are grateful to the Maine Community Foundation for their longstanding support and for this grant, which comes as inflation is making the cost of doing business significantly higher. This funding will assist in our mission to serve the underserved. The Jessie Albert Center has been one of the state’s largest providers of dental and orthodontic care to MaineCare patients since 1971. Each year we treat approximately 6,300 patients, and more than 60 percent of those patients are children,” said Julie Allaire, Chief Program Officer at CCM.

 About Catholic Charities Maine

Since 1966, Catholic Charities Maine has provided high-quality, community-based social services to people of all faiths, beliefs, and economic backgrounds. As one of the largest and most varied human service agencies in the state, we are committed to helping children and adults overcome adversity and achieve self-sufficiency. To learn more, please visit or call 1-800-781-8550.

About Maine Community Foundation

Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, Rockport, and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to provide strong investments, personalized service, local expertise, and strategic giving to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit

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