Maine Children’s Home

93 Silver Street
Waterville, ME 04901
Phone: 207 873-4253
Fax: 207 872-7548



The mission of the Maine Children's Home is to build and strengthen families and their children,
instilling hope for the future and a better quality of life.

About MCH: Who we are. What we do. How your support helps.
Maine Children’s Home has been building and strengthening families since 1899 through its core programs:

  • Family Adoption Program: Providing a lifetime of services for birth parents and adoptive families
    The Hague-accredited Family Adoption Program at MCH is a comprehensive adoption program that offers professional services and support to all members of the adoption triad — adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees.
    Family Adoption Program helped nearly 70 clients in 2020, building their families, guiding them toward healthy attachments, and connecting them with needed resources.
  • Family Counseling Center: Guiding toward hope, healing, and wholeness
    Family Counseling Center at MCH is a state-licensed outpatient mental health program and facility that provides counseling to individuals, couples, children, and families. The center’s Child & Family Therapists specialize in trauma-informed, trust-based approaches and play therapy to support the unique needs of each client.
    Family Counseling Center serves more than 350 clients each year, providing a warm, welcoming, and comfortable environment where clients can receive the best possible mental health care.
  • Teen Parent Education Program: Helping teen parents build a foundation for the future
    Teen Parent Education Program provides a stable and productive community environment where teens and young parents can receive academic support, prenatal education, parenting instruction, independent living skills, mental health support, child care, and guidance for achieving their goals and building a strong foundation.
    Teen Parent Education Program supports between eight and 20 teens per year in a positive and compassionate community environment.
  • Connected Families Project: Offering powerful, accessible tools to help strengthen families
    Connected Families Project shares trauma-focused and trust-based skills with caregivers to help create nurturing and supportive environments where children can thrive. This initiative offers trainings, resources, and support groups to parents, caregivers, educators, families, professionals, and communities who work with children.
  • Christmas Program: Sharing joy and winter warmth with kids and families
    Christmas Program is the only one of its kind that provides brand new clothes, winter essentials, toys, books, and games to  Maine children whose families are facing financial hardship. This program that relies on the generosity of so many people — donors, volunteers, and community supporters — also connects families to licensed social workers who can provide mental health and parenting support.
    Christmas Program provides support for more than 1,500 children each winter.


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