Change Indicator

Home visiting, 2009 —2016 in Maine

Home visiting, 2009 —2016

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Why This Indicator Matters

Home visiting programs, like Maine Families and Early Head Start, provide children and families critical support during the key developmental years, strengthening families and communities across the entire state. Home visiting programs are voluntary, evidence-based and designed to help promote healthy childhood development during the early years by providing expectant parents and parents of young children with education and support in their home.
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Definition and Source



The number of families served through Maine Families universal home visiting program for first time families and adolescent families. The data represent fiscal years July - June. Maine Families is supported in part by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grants D89MC23149 and X02MC23108 for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant.


In 2013, the county-level data were not broken out for sites that serve more than one county. Here are the totals for those sites:

Kennebec/Somerset: 320
Knox/Lincoln/Sagadahoc: 263
Penobscot/Piscataquis: 219

Updated August 2017.

Last Updated

August 2017