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As one of the largest and most diverse statewide private human service agencies in Maine, we provide leadership programs and services to:
Our goal is to serve those in need, of all faiths, with special emphasis on Maine’s most vulnerable populations — the poor, elderly and children.
We continue to analyze trends to pursue mission-related opportunities for existing service areas, identify target areas and track emerging social needs, including, but not limited to:
We seek to grow our donor base by cultivating relationships with both businesses and individuals and demonstrate that we are trustworthy of their support through transparency and effective stewardship of their funds.
In Southern Maine, Catholic Charities Maine’s (CCM) annual Put Children First Golf Classic is held every September in the Portland area to support child care scholarships for low-income families at our two child development centers in Portland and Biddeford. We welcome sponsors at various monetary levels, through volunteering at the event, and enrolling teams!
In Northern Maine, our Feed The County initiative brings together businesses and community to increase awareness of hunger. Fundraising includes a telethon, a Feed the County 150 Family Fun Day and Auto Race and other local outreach. Money raised supports CCM’s Hunger & Relief Services, which operates two food banks, grows and gleans fresh local vegetables through our Farm for ME initiative, and supplies 28-plus food pantries in Northern Maine, serving more than 33,000 people annually.
For more information, please contact our Development Office at Development@ccmaine.org or (207) 523-1188.
Catholic Charities Maine Community Partners are businesses that make just one yearly donation that will in turn help thousands of Mainers in need. CCM Corporate Community Partners receive yearlong benefits and exposure as our way of saying “thanks.” For more information, please contact our Development Office at Development@ccmaine.org or (207) 523-1188.
Threads of Hope Thrift Stores in Caribou, Sanford, Monticello and Presque Isle welcome clothing, furniture and houseware donations. We will provide a Drop Box to your company site for collection purposes on a temporary or ongoing basis.
As a United Way agency, we appreciate your consideration at pledge time and the support of businesses that encourage employee participation by matching funds.
Donate a vehicle! Even if no longer road-worthy, vehicles can serve a higher purpose helping fund CCM services statewide. Call (855) 460-4483 or visit www.ccmaine.careasy.org. Vehicles are towed at no cost and donors receive a tax credit. Trucks, boats, motorcycles, trailers, and more are also accepted.
With more than 20 programs serving people across the state of Maine, we have plenty of opportunities for volunteers to lend a hand, and the need is always great. Whether it’s checking on an older neighbor, reading to children in one of our childcare centers, helping with transportation, mentoring a New Mainer, sorting donations at our Thrift Stores, or supporting staff at our offices statewide, volunteers make our mission possible. Last year, 477 volunteers dedicated their time to our mission. To find the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you, visit www.ccmaine.org/volunteer.
Bishop Robert Deeley, President
Reverend Monsignor Marc Caron,, Diocesan Chaplain
Jared des Rosiers, Vice Chair
Robert Ayotte, Treasurer
Nick Rico, Secretary
Deacon Darrell Blackwell
Deacon Bob Cleveland
Jared des Rosiers
Fr. Frank Morin
Sr. Patricia Pora, RSM
Annual revenue: $26,792,582
51% Government Sources
8% Program Service Fees
4% Net Assets Released
3% Grants, Contributions, and Bequests
3% Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland
2% Thread of Hope Thrift Store retail sales
2% Rent and Other
1% United Way contributions
307 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
Catholic Charities Maine (CCM) is a Council on Accreditation (COA) agency. COA is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations. Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate that they are implementing best practice standards in the field of human services. Based on their findings, COA’s volunteer-based Accreditation Commission voted that CCM had successfully met the criteria for accreditation through 2025.
Inspired by scripture and the Church’s social teaching, Catholic Charities empowers and strengthens individuals and families of all faiths throughout Maine by providing innovative, community-based social services throughout Maine around mental health, counseling, substance use disorders, senior outreach, child development, dental and orthodontic services, and refugee and immigration, among others.
With Service locations at 20+ sites across the state, our diverse programs and services reach more than 51,000 people of all faiths across Maine.
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