Keeping Kids in Families: New Data on Trends in Foster Care Placements

Maine Making Strides in Keeping Children in Foster Care Connected to Families New 10-year Data Snapshot with State-by-State Data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Shows Progress in Maine and in the Nation AUGUSTA, MAINE — The number of children in foster care being placed with families has considerably improved in Maine over the last … More Keeping Kids in Families: New Data on Trends in Foster Care Placements

MCA statement regarding family separation at the US border

Earlier this month the Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) joined with 540 organizations from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to urgently request that the Administration reverse course on its practice of separating families at the border. With eight other Maine-based organizations, MCA signed onto a letter calling upon Department of Homeland … More MCA statement regarding family separation at the US border

Big Wins for Kids in the 2018 Omnibus Bill!

March 2018: With the recent passage of the FY18 Omnibus appropriations bill by Congress, we are pleased to report the overall significant increases in spending for child care, early learning, and support for low-income families. This is a big win for kids! Here are some of the highlights*: Education: – Title I Grants: a $300 … More Big Wins for Kids in the 2018 Omnibus Bill!

Building Thriving Communities Capitalizing on Evolving Science and Circumstances

This blog post was written by MCA’s MSW intern Jill Walker, who attended the conference earlier this month.  Earlier this month, the Maine Resiliency Building Network (MRBN) and The Bingham Program hosted their second biennial conference: Building Thriving Communities Capitalizing on Evolving Science and Circumstances. Educators, health service providers, public policy advocates and community leaders … More Building Thriving Communities Capitalizing on Evolving Science and Circumstances

First Focus: New Maine Bill Aims to Reduce Child Poverty

This post was written by Cara Baldari, a Senior Policy Director for Family Economics and Legal Counsel at First Focus. Click here to read the original post on First Focus’ blog, Voices for Kids. First Focus is a national, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. Due to the … More First Focus: New Maine Bill Aims to Reduce Child Poverty

Meet Dr. Janice L. Pelletier: 2017 Giraffe Award Winner

This is the first post in the series of profiles on the 2017 Giraffe Award Winners. We hope to see you Friday, May 19th at the Champions for Children Luncheon in Portland. This week, MCA is please to introduce you to Dr. Janice L. Pelletier, who currently serves as President for the Maine Chapter of … More Meet Dr. Janice L. Pelletier: 2017 Giraffe Award Winner