Programs & Services

The Department of Health and Human Services oversees a wide range of programs impacting Mainers across the state from MaineCare health insurance, child support payments, water testing, disease control, and background checks.

Financial Assistance

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Learn more about financial assistance available through Food Supplement, TANF, Child Care Subsidy, and General Assistance.

Food & Nutrition

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Learn about resources for food and nutritional assistance in the state.

Human Services

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Learn about services for children and families, older adults and adults with disabilities, and substance use and mental health.

Health & Prevention Services

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Find information on Maine’s prevention programs, healthy homes (including water testing and childhood lead poisoning), behavioral health services, and more.


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Information on Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, hotlines, and crisis numbers.


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Information on the HOPE program, Parents as Scholars, Drivers Education and Evaluation Program (DEEP), and Post-Secondary Education Tuition Waiver.

Inspections & Licensing

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Find information on the CNA registry, child care licensing, background checks, and more.