Supporting Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

During these unprecedented and challenging times, it is critical that children and families get the support they need to mitigate the harmful effects of this pandemic on their health and well-being. With many parents finding themselves out of work, families are enduring significant additional stress as they try to figure out how to keep paying … More Supporting Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Child poverty rates in Maine remained relatively unchanged for 2018, though wide disparities are evident by county

Growing up in poverty can dramatically impact a child’s life. Child poverty can adversely affect children across all developmental domains, beginning in early childhood and lasting into adulthood. Living in poverty also increases a child’s risk for poor health, cognitive, social, emotional, and educational outcomes. Adults who grew up in poverty are likely to earn … More Child poverty rates in Maine remained relatively unchanged for 2018, though wide disparities are evident by county

The Child Welfare System in Maine: An Update on Reforms and Improvements

The high-profile deaths of two Maine children nearly two years ago has raised the collective awareness around Maine’s child welfare system. Even as the court cases of their guardians have played out in the media, it is critical to remember that these deaths were due to systemic failures that need to be addressed in order … More The Child Welfare System in Maine: An Update on Reforms and Improvements

MCA Welcomes New Executive Director

  The Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) is pleased to welcome our new executive director, Stephanie Eglinton. Stephanie comes to MCA with extensive experience with Maine’s philanthropic and nonprofit communities. Most recently, she worked as a Senior Program Officer at the Maine Community Foundation (MCF), where she led the foundation’s statewide initiative to improve outcomes for … More MCA Welcomes New Executive Director

Meet Stephanie Bratnick, 2019 Giraffe Award Winner

This is one in a series of profiles on the 2019 Giraffe Award winners. Each week leading up to the Champions for Children Luncheon on November 7th, we will feature a profile of a 2019 Giraffe Award Winner and showcase how they “stick out their neck” for Maine children, youth and families. This week, we … More Meet Stephanie Bratnick, 2019 Giraffe Award Winner

Meet Bath Savings Bank, 2019 Giraffe Award Winner

This is one in a series of profiles on the 2019 Giraffe Award winners. Each week leading up to the Champions for Children Luncheon on November 7th, we will feature a profile of a 2019 Giraffe Award Winner and showcase how they “stick out their neck” for Maine children, youth and families. This week, we … More Meet Bath Savings Bank, 2019 Giraffe Award Winner