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About MFN
MFN STEERING COMMITTEE

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

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About MFN

WORKING HARD FOR MAINE FAMILIES

ABOUT MAINE FAMILIES NETWORK

It was late summer of 2010 and the Kennebec Journal announced the closing of the Augusta based the Painted Horse, toys that teach, an educational resource store, after nearly 33 years.  The original store opened on Water Street (1977) by Phil and the late Mimi Judd.  It became clear to Mr. Judd that the Painted Horse was more than just a retail store; it was a stand for the well-being of Maine families.  This was a time of reflection, culminating in the writing of “the action plan” and the name Maine Families Network.

The evolution of Maine Families Network (MFN) began that summer.  Thanks to a small group of Maine citizens, MFN is now an IRS 501C3.

Non-profit corporation registered with the State of Maine.  We have launched a Facebook and website presence and completed a video with University of Maine System to be available on our social media sites and YouTube.  PSA’s will be hitting the air waves soon and an online Painted Horse will become a reality.  We will begin to address our stated initiatives, one by one.  MFN

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead.
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MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to promote honoring families.  They are our future.  The home is the “life” school for children.  It is where mutual respect, responsibility, reliability is fostered.  It is where core skills are developed.

Our mission is to build awareness that parents are advocates for important issues – education, occupation, food supply, the environment and health and well-being.

Our mission is to network families to advocate for family participation in all decisions made on their behalf.

“It all starts with family. It all starts with home.”

OUR INITIATIVES

Revive

Reopening the educational resource store

WORKSHOPS

Developing parent-based weekend workshops

MEMBERSHIP

Implementing a MFN membership program and awareness campaign, valuing the importance of families raising children

OUTREACH

Developing an outreach program for expecting and new parents

PLAYGROUPS

Developing and promoting a network of community-based playgroups

RADIO

Launching a Maine Family radio station

PLAY TIME

Developing a program of weekend activities

UNIVERSITY

Creating a “Family University”

RESEARCH

Research and relationship-building with other Maine organizations that are family focused

Parents help build productive lives for their children.