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03 October 2017

The University of Southern Maine Foundation launched a campaign to raise $15 million to fund its Promise Scholarship program, money that would provide up to 100 students with as much as 50% of their costs to attend the university. The campaign will fund scholarships of an average of $5,000 a year, and is aimed at students who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend college. The program works with 21 community partners to identify students who qualify, which the university cites as a unique aspect t... Read more →




30 December 2016

WATERVILLE, Maine — Today, The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers announced that the Harold Alfond Foundation has awarded the nonprofit with a $400,000 grant to support the agency's Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School Program endowment fund. The Teen Parent School, founded in 1974, is an alternative high school program open to pregnant and parenting teens across Maine. The program provides prenatal and parenting instruction, as well as academic and life skills courses. All students are regi... Read more →




29 August 2016

WATERVILLE, Maine — On Thursday, September 22, The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers will host its twelfth annual Passion for Fashion fundraiser to benefit the agency's Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School Program from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Vintage Manor Event Center—formerly John Martin's Manor—on College Avenue in Waterville. The Passion for Fashion event includes a fashion show with clothing and accessories from Divine Consigns of Waterville. There will also be a game, dinner, and live and s... Read more →




29 June 2016

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers' strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned the agency a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator , America's largest independent charity evaluator. This is the first time that The Maine Children's Home has earned this top distinction. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigat... Read more →




25 February 2016

~ Program joins the top eight percent of all preschools and other early childhood programs nationwide ~ WATERVILLE, Maine — The Children's Place Early Care and Education Center, as part of The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers, has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) — the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. "We're proud to have earned the mark of quality from the NAEYC, and to be recognized for our c... Read more →




20 January 2016

WATERVILLE, Maine — On Thursday, January 14, The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers' leadership team presented the agency's awards at its annual celebration. Each year, the awards recognize an employee and volunteer of the year, and community partners that support the nonprofit in a variety of ways. More than 120 board members, staff, donors, Friends of The Maine Children's Home, and local business leaders assembled at the Waterville Elks Lodge to participate in the annual celebration an... Read more →




10 November 2015

Richard Dorian, a unanimous selection based on his experience and proven leadership WATERVILLE, Maine — Today, The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers announced that after a thorough nationwide search and selection process, Richard Dorian will serve as the nonprofit’s new executive director starting on January 1, 2016. Dorian has extensive experience and credentials that made him a unanimous choice to lead one of Maine’s oldest nonprofit agencies. His nonprofit background includes 27 year... Read more →




15 June 2015

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers has been awarded $4,500 for the agency's Summer Camp Scholarship Program through Colby College's Learning by Giving: Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy course. Taught by Colby College Department of Sociology assistant professor, Matthew Archibald, the college seminar places students with local nonprofit organizations to introduce them to the nonprofit grant writing process and the skills they need to become successful phila... Read more →




06 February 2015

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers has announced The Harland A. Turner Counseling Center has received the licensing needed to provide case management services for children with behavioral health issues from birth through age 20. The Harland A. Turner Family Counseling Center, one of seven programs of The Maine Children's Home, is licensed by the State of Maine as an outpatient mental health facility. Services include individual, couples, and family therapy, and so... Read more →




28 January 2015

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers has announced the agency's annual award recipients. The awards were presented as part of The Maine Children's Home Annual Celebration held at the Waterville Elks Lodge on Jan. 22. The Annual Celebration, held each January, included an introduction of new board members, a silent auction, and an award ceremony. To recognize the Teen Parent School Program's 40th anniversary, a panel of four former graduates representing the four dec... Read more →




13 January 2015

WATERVILLE, Maine — On Thurs., Jan. 22, The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers will host their Annual Celebration at the Waterville Elks Lodge at 6 p.m., and will focus on the 40th anniversary of the agency's Teen Parent School Program. The dinner held each January includes an awards ceremony honoring employees, volunteers, and community members for their contributions and dedication to the agency, an introduction of new board members, and a silent auction. This year, a panel of former T... Read more →