New Report Finds Sharp Decline in Well-Being of Maine Children Despite National Trends

Maine drops to 17th for overall child well-being in the latest KIDS COUNT report New data show that American children and teens are experiencing better health and education outcomes, yet they still face significant economic challenges. In the 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today, the Annie E. Casey Foundation reports that child well-being has … More New Report Finds Sharp Decline in Well-Being of Maine Children Despite National Trends

Report: Maine has highest percentage of children with incarcerated parents in New England

More than 20,000 Maine children – 8 percent—have a parent that has served time A new KIDS COUNT® report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that the nation’s over-reliance on mass incarceration has had a devastating impact on American children, bringing increased poverty, homelessness, hunger and emotional pain into their lives. Now more … More Report: Maine has highest percentage of children with incarcerated parents in New England

Half of Maine’s Young Families Struggle to Make Ends Meet

But Public and Private Efforts to Connect Low-Income Families with Early Childhood Education, Job Training and Other Tools Can Remove Barriers to Opportunity Augusta – A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that half of Maine’s young children are growing up in low-income households and calls for a comprehensive effort to lift kids … More Half of Maine’s Young Families Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Youth “Aged-Out” of Foster Care and under 26 Qualify for MaineCare

January 1, 2014! If you or anyone you know is involved with young adults who may have been in foster care or with the foster care community, help us get the word out that many who are uninsured now will soon be eligible for MaineCare and can apply now! Under the Affordable Care Act, young … More Youth “Aged-Out” of Foster Care and under 26 Qualify for MaineCare