Employment

TANF Employment Assistance Programs: The Maine Office for Family Independence administers several programs to support TANF-eligible parents in accessing assistance with employment, job training, education, and childcare. This page also includes information about TANF eligibility and applying for benefits.  

Alternative Aid: Alternative Aid Assistance helps TANF-eligible parents who need short term help to find or maintain employment. 

Maine Career Centers provide a variety of employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses to improve job qualifications, explore a different profession, find a new career or hire an employee. Information about Maine Career Center services is available on the website or by calling  1-888-457-8883.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Adults with Disabilities: This program provides assistance help people living with physical, mental health, and intellectual disabilities to find and keep a job. Information about determining eligibility and applying for services can be found on the website or by calling 207-470-7668. 

Vocational Rehabilitation Pre-Employment Transition Services for Youth: This program provides work-based learning opportunities for youth with disabilities. Information about available services, eligibility, and applying for assistance are available on the website.   

Office of Behavioral Health Employment Services, Supports, and Resources: This page provides information on services, supports, and resources available to assist those living with mental and behavioral health challenges finding and keeping a job. 

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides work-training opportunities for low-income persons aged 55 or older.   

For local community information about resources to help families and individuals meet their needs contact 211 Maine, a free and confidential helpline: