Family together at home

State & Indigenous Profiles


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.

home visits provided
including 8,824 virtual visits
families served
children served


4% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

10% No high school diploma

Child Age

64% <1 year

33% 1-2 years

3% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

72% Public

27% Private

<1% None

Primary Language

88% English

1% Spanish

10% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Maine, there were 59,200 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 75,900 children.

75,900 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 75,900 children who could benefit —

59,200 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 priority criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 19%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 2%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 1%
  • Low income 21%

Of the 59,200 families who could benefit —

44% of families met one or more priority criteria

14% of families met two or more priority 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. • 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, total home visits, and virtual home visits only.