The Maine Department of Education has compiled the following resources that educators and the public may find helpful as part of our commitment to supporting all students in Maine's learning community.

State Resources

  • Continuum of Care. Continuum of Care is a group of service providers serving a particular geographic area who work together in a collaborative planning process to develop programs that address homelessness. This program is provided by MaineHousing.
  • Homeless Shelters in Maine. If you are homeless and need emergency shelter, transitional or subsidized housing, MaineHousing may be able to help.
  • Maine Department of Corrections, Juvenile Services. Responsible for the direction and general administrative supervision, guidance and planning of both adult and juvenile correctional facilities and programs within the state.
  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Information on programs and services for families, children, teens, adults and elders.

National Resources

  • Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program. This U.S. Department of Education program oversees the education of homeless children and youth in our nation’s public schools.
  • National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY). This association brings together educators, parents, advocates, researchers and service providers to ensure school enrollment, attendance and the overall success for children and youth experiencing homelessness.
  • National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE). NCHE is the U.S. DOE's technical assistance and information center in the area of homeless education. NCHE is a national resource center for those looking for information, training and materials for educators and community members seeking to address the educational needs of homeless children and their families. These materials are made available to the public at no charge and include educational rights posters, parent packs, training resources and “law into practice” briefs.
  • National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP). NLCHP aims to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. The center addresses homelessness as a very visible manifestation of deeper causes: the shortage of affordable housing, insufficient income and inadequate social services.