About MFN

John V. Finnegan, Chairman

Philip J. Judd, Vice Chairman/Project Director

Roger Pomerleau, Treasurer

Lisa Miller, Secretary/Clerk

Committee Members:

Dean LaChance

Edward Miller

Kay Rand

Mitchell Ross, MD

Maine Families Network | Maine parents, Thanks for growing the future!
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  • It is interesting to look at the observances that each month has. To name a few for August; American adventures month, Get ready for kindergarten month, Happiness happens month, What will be your legacy month, National water quality month, and National civility month. Oh, on August 6th is Friendship Day.

    If we intentionally observed these days with family and community events and activities-what a month August would be ! Lots of ideas here -enjoy!

    It is a busy time for Maine Families Network-we just produced 4 new public service announcements that will be available on our Facebook page and select Maine Radio stations. A new video is now available to be viewed on both our web page mainefamiliesnetwork.com and on Facebook, Maine Families Network . It is entitled Nate's Story, check it out, it is wonderful. It was produced by University of Augusta.

    We are restarting our social investment effort and promoting those who value our efforts to hit the donate button on our web- page. You might be able to donate from our Facebook page? We are always looking for volunteers in the world of development, social media, grantsmanship, as well as a few new “boat rowers” We may be small but we are very focused on our mission- empowering and thanking families for nurturing the future-their children. Children are our most important resource. Parents protect and grow this most treasured resource. Thank you !

    Values honored in August-Listening and reflection


Keith Edwards, staff writer for the Kennebec Journal, has written a great article about MFN for the January 24th issue.  You can read the full article here at KJ Article.   Or you can read the article at the KJ here.

Maine Families debuts with Music In the Kitchen, partnering with Cony High School, KVYMCA and local business.

Nate's Story

Child's Play is Important!

MFN October 24, 2015 Symposium

UMA symposium, October 24th:


University of Maine at Augusta President, Dr. Glenn A. Cummings, has stated UMA’s support for the mission of the Maine Families Network, citing UMS’s strong commitment to areas of study related to healthy living and community-based support networks.

MFN and UMA are logical allies in building a stronger Maine.

  • Be patient. Some things just take time. on your favorite social network. Or go to our Facebook page: Provided by MFN

Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.


What is a Home?

The home is the most important school for children.  Every moment in the home teaches…it is important those lessons be good ones.

Radio News

Listen for public service announcements by Maine Humorist and family man Gary Crocker, a Maine Families Network supporter sharing food for thought for Maine families airing on local Radio.

What is a Family?

MFN identifies a family as any adults or group of adults who assume responsibility for the growth and intellect, values and physical skills for the children in their life.


Our vision is that parents naturally take on the nurturing and educational journey of their children.  It is their home which becomes the first and most impactful “life” school.  It is here the child discovers their uniqueness, builds self-esteem and desire for learning.  The ultimate goal is a vibrant young adult and good citizen.  We all thank you.  MFN

“Respect, responsibility and reliability is what binds a family together.”


To Provide

Maine Families with access to resources that support the mission of MFN.


Maine Families thru networking and providing a wide range of family activities, workshops and conferences.


for Maine families on issues and concerns that impact family life and the well-being of their children.


Maine families on wholesome learning, and building rewarding futures for children.


key building blocks for strengthening families.


healthy practices for learning, education nutrition, health & well being, and concern for the environment.

There are lots of people in Maine

And lots to get done.  Let’s do it!


Maine Children


Maine Families


Number of Maine Homes


Neighbors below Poverty Line


Parents help build productive lives for their children.