We put people at the center of everything we do, inspiring confidence in them to believe in themselves
We want to create a better future for the families we serve.
Personalized activities to help you discover your interests and define your career goals.
Education and training programs to prepare you for high-paying jobs in Maine.
Skill development to land the job of your dreams and start a path to success.
Coaching to help you retain employment and advance on the job.
I was just accepted into Northern Maine Community College’s Practical Nursing program and wanted to share how I got here. I have been working with the Families Forward program in Houlton for a few years now. When I came onto the program, I was unemployed and overwhelmed going through a divorce and feeling hopeless. Then I met Danielle, let’s just say that I needed her encouragement that day. I was struggling trying to figure out my next move and how to be a single mom of three. I was lost, and she helped me find my way. The support I received from her personally navigating childcare services for me, checking in on me consistently, making sure I had whatever support I needed to keep moving forward. I remember the day I told her I wanted to go to college to become a licensed practical nurse, she was already researching programs that would benefit me with a flexible schedule to accommodate my ever-changing needs. They have truly gone above and beyond and guided me through whatever obstacles I was encountering. I do not know what I would do without this program, it has been life changing for me and my family. We are so thankful for this program and all the ongoing support, motivation, and dedication from Families Forward that I am now on my way to reaching my dream goal!
Our mission is to help Maine families achieve greater economic well-being through access to employment, training & education and community resources.
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