State & Tribal Profiles

Maine

Models implemented in Maine included Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 21 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

21,113
home visits provided
2,020
families served
2,082
children served

Ethnicity

3% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

11% No high school diploma

Child Age

67% <1 year

30% 1-2 years

3% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

73% Public

25% Private

2% None

Primary Language

92% English

<1% Spanish

8% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Maine, there were 63,400 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 75,700 children.

75,700 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 75,700 children who could benefit —

63,400 families could benefit from home visiting

Many home visiting services are geared toward particular subpopulations. The NHVRC estimated the percentage of families who could benefit in Maine who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 20%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 3%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 24%

Of the 63,400 families who could benefit —

45% of families met one or more targeting criteria

18% of families met two or more targeting criteria

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. This State Profile includes participant data from the following evidence-based models: ABC and PAT. • PAT data in ME came from state MIECHV data. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer participants were replaced with *. • Public insurance includes Medicaid, CHIP, and TRICARE. • Low income is defined as family income below the federal poverty threshold. • Single mothers include single, never married mothers or pregnant women. • ABC reported children served, families served, and home visits only.