Down East Community Hospital
11 Hospital Drive, Machias, ME 04654
Phone: 207.255.3356

Maine Families

About Maine Families

Maine Families of Washington County offers a wide variety of free services to help your baby have the best possible start!

Whether you are a first time parent or adding to your family, Maine Families is a great resource for those most important days in your child's life.

Our Home Visitors...
  • Help you plan for a healthy pregnancy
  • Help you know what to expect at each stage of your child's development
  • Recognize your child's developmental milestone accomplishments
  • Help you navigate day-to-day parenting challenges
  • Connect you with community resources
  • Provide extra support during times of unexpected challenges
Maine Families serves any parent who is having a baby and lives in Washington County.  Parents must sign up for Maine Families before their child is three months of age.

We offer Childbirth Classes at Down East Community monthly.  We also offer breastfeeding support with trained certified lactation counselors.  Our car seat safety technicians can answer any questions for you about your child's car seat and they can help you install it securely.  We offer a play group that meets twice a month.  And we have tons of resources and materials to share with parents and caregivers.

All of our services are free!  So give us a call today at 255-0481 email us at or check out our website at