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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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.

  • Time flies! It was seven years ago this month that the journey of Maine Families Network began, just a idea in the mind of one person. From there, conversations were had with others who joined the effort and the reality began to take hold. Today Maine Families Network has it's IRS status and recognized as a non-profit organization in Maine.

    Next, social media efforts happened: Maine Families Network has a Face Book presence and a exciting web page- mainefamiliesnetwork.com.  Our UMA partnership produced our first video “Parents Natural Teachers” This was followed by a second - “ Importance of play in family Building”. An independent video was produced “Music In the Kitchen” in 2016. All three can be viewed on our web site.

    Today MFN is moving into its ambitious third phase. Build up a partnership with selected Maine community access television stations to broadcast our existing videos and produce a unique series of 20-25 minute videos on family topics and ideas. We also are beginning foundational work on creating an on-line store presence for selected toys and ideas. Lastly we are coming out with a theme song entitled “Carry On”.

    Please consider joining us is these efforts. Could use Public relations and grants writing and community out-reach . All are welcome. Contact us thru this website. The journey continues! Time flies!

    Colors-red,white and blue. Symbol-National flag, fireworks, gardens and picnics. Values-persistence, honor and responsibility.

    *NOTE: You can find all the MFN archived monthly messages here.


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

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.