BDN: More Maine children live in poverty, fewer get help. We should expect the opposite.

This post was written by MCA Senior Policy Analyst, Rita Furlow and originally appeared as an editorial in the Bangor Daily News on July 6, 2016. To read the original article, click here. Ensuring Maine’s prosperous future begins with making sure our youngest residents have the opportunities that promote healthy development. Unfortunately, the Bangor Daily … More BDN: More Maine children live in poverty, fewer get help. We should expect the opposite.

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

AECF Presents: the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Rising tide of economic recovery did not lift all boats, leaving many children shipwrecked. “Maine’s economy is not working for all of our children. Too many kids are living in families where no parent has full time work, where housing costs take up a large portion of the family budget, or where wages don’t meet the … More AECF Presents: the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book

KIDS COUNT Policy Report on Kinship Now Available

The Maine Children’s Alliance is pleased to join the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a 2012 KIDS COUNT outreach partner. In its first policy report of the year, the Foundation explores the increased number of children living with extended family and close friends, a longtime practice known as kinship care. Stepping Up for Kids: What … More KIDS COUNT Policy Report on Kinship Now Available