EIN 01-0267392

Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers

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Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers builds and strengthens families through adoption services, teen parent education, and community support.
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Program areas at Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers

Family counseling center at Maine Children's Home (mch), is a state licensed outpatient mental health program and facility that provides counseling to individuals, couples, children, and families. The center provides a warm, welcoming, and comfortable environment for clients to receive the best possible mental health care. Although we serve many mental health needs, we focus heavily on those who have experienced some form of trauma. We utilize the skills and tools of trust-based relational intervention and different models of play therapy in our work. We provide services both in person and through telehealth. We also have a relationship with several schools and several youth-serving organizations in our community. All of family counseling center's staff members are licensed clinicians qualified by their credentials, experience, and passion for mental health support.
Journey program at mch provides a stable and productive community environment where teens and young parents can receive academic support, prenatal education, parenting instruction, independent living skills, mental health support, childcare, and guidance for achieving their goals and building a strong foundation. Achieving financial and emotional independence is a tremendous feat in anyone's life. Early parenthood can make the journey more challenging but not hopeless. Our aim is to remove as many deterrents as possible and then to build on the strengths of each young parent. Our goal is to help young parents understand the concept of positive parenting, to support and assist them as they learn to deal with troublesome issues, and to provide a supportive environment so they can acquire the knowledge and skills to move forward in a healthy lifestyle. There is an on-site child care provider who works with the program to provide child care which is funded by state subsidies if the parent qualifies or with grant and endowment funding. In addition, there are mental health supports and programs available through other programs of the organization.
Christmas program at Maine Children's Home (mch) is the only one of its kind that provides brand new clothes, winter essentials, toys, books, and games to more than 1,100 Maine children whose families are facing financial hardship. This program that relies on the generosity of so many people - donors, volunteers, and community supporters - also connects families to additional resources as needed, such as mental health and parenting supports. At Maine Children's Home, we see this special program as a way to bring a Little relief to families during a stressful time, and as a way to provide families with tools for play, connection, and comfort. We receive requests for help from our primary service areas of kennebec and somerset counties, but also from the entire state. Depending on in-kind donation levels, this program typically serves between 1,100 and 1,400 children. This program utilizes approximately 64 volunteers that contribute an average of 1,000 volunteer hours per year.
The family adoption program provides lifetime supports for families embarking on a journey for their forever family. The hague-accredited family adoption program at Maine Children's Home (mch) is a comprehensive adoption agency that offers professional services and support to all members of the adoption triad - adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees. Professional social work staff members guide families through the entire process and provide support long after the adoption has taken place. The program offers free adoption informational meetings every month that are open to anyone interested in learning about whether adoption is an option for their family. The connected families project is an initiative focused on helping children and their families through a variety of efforts, including family counseling, support groups, family and community education, outreach and much more. Connected families project at Maine Children's Home (mch) shares trauma-focused and trust - based skills with caregivers to help create nurturing and supportive environments where children can thrive. This initiative offers trainings, resources, and support groups to parents, caregivers, educators, families, professionals, and communities who work with children. The goals of connected families project are to provide anyone who works with children a better understanding of the impact early childhood experiences have on the behavior and wellbeing of children, and to deepen connections between caregivers and their children.

Who funds Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
New Balance FoundationGeneral Support$35,000
Harold Alfond FoundationMCH Sustainability and Strategic Growth Project$35,000
Harold Alfond FoundationUnrestricted$15,000
...and 26 more grants received totalling $210,159

Personnel at Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers

Richard DorianExecutive Director$96,454
Diana RafuseInterim Ed
Kirstin McQuillanBoard Member$0
Sean WallaceTreasurer$0
Kirsten CapelessSecretary and CL$0
...and 12 more key personnel

Financials for Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,368,456
Program services$538,724
Investment income and dividends$89,343
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-53,505
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-48,546
Net income from fundraising events$3,547
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$1,898,019

Form 990s for Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-09-14990View PDF
2021-122022-07-13990View PDF
2020-122021-07-01990View PDF
2019-122020-09-14990View PDF
2018-122019-10-05990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
December 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $35,000 from Harold Alfond Foundation
October 27, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
October 27, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
September 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $12,324 from Laura E Carelton CH TR Uw
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 17 new grant, including a grant for $65,000 from Harold Alfond Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Human service organizationsYouth service charitiesCharities
EducationHuman servicesChildrenHousing
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General information
93 Silver St
Waterville, ME 04901
Kennebec County, ME
Website URL
(207) 873-4253
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P32: Foster Care
NAICS code, primary
623990: Other Residential Care Facilities
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