Maine’s ten Community Action Programs (known collectively as MeCAP) exist to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty. For almost 50 years, Midcoast Maine Community Action has worked to build better lives for stronger communities. The agency connects the community with resources that promote health and quality of life, education and economic independence.

We work transparently, sharing our goals and obstacles, in order to continuously improve into the best possible resource for the people we serve. The following reports describe the fundamental economic challenges facing Mainers, including those affecting people in our home communities in Knox, Waldo, Sagadahoc, and Lincoln counties. The Community Needs Assessments establish profiles of communities, noting both needs as well as the resources available to help.

As you will see, the needs are significant and include housing and homelessness, mental health and other health services, childcare and youth development, transportation, employment, and food, fuel, and other basic needs. While the barriers to economic stability and opportunity are many, Mainers are known for our resilience and resourcefulness, and we are committed to ending poverty in our state so every person, from every region, can thrive.

MMCA Needs Assessment 2022               MeCAP Statewide Community Needs Assessment 2022