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Catholic Charities Maine

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Luke 12:34)

Catholic Charities Maine is an organization of the Diocese of Portland that actualizes the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. We are a community of conscience that witnesses to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by providing services, advocacy, education and spirituality to people of all faiths and beliefs who are most vulnerable, poor, or disenfranchised.

At the heart of our organization are these Core Values:

RESPECT: Treating others, as we want to be treated. Accepting all persons for their unique gifts, circumstances and needs. Believing in the inherent worth and sacredness of each person.

INTEGRITY: Seeking to effect wholeness in all our relationships — individually and organizationally. Keeping our word, and being faithful to who we say we are.

COMPASSION: Caring and comforting in a personalized manner through our diverse presence as social service providers.

HOSPITALITY: Welcoming all, especially those most vulnerable and in need, to an environment of dignity, safety, warmth and a sense of being “at home”.

EXCELLENCE: Consistently aiming to achieve highest quality outcomes while striving for innovation, collaboration and continuous quality improvement.

STEWARDSHIP: Making use of all our human, material, environmental and financial resources in a responsible and accountable manner.

The true RICHES of Catholic Charities Maine are grounded in the social teachings of Jesus Christ as they unfold in the lives of our committed staff and our clients who bestow on us the gift of their presence. It is here that our treasure lies, empowering our mission and values to guide us in all we do.

To learn more about the mission and services of Catholic Charities Maine, please visit or call 1-800-781-8550. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m