What We Do

The Maine Seacoast Mission builds stronger communities and resilient families and individuals. We offer youth programs, telemedicine, housing rehabilitation, food pantries, and college scholarships. Since our founding in 1905, our work has been rooted in a profound sense of trust and respect for those we serve.

We design our programs so that they will include as few barriers to participation as possible. For example, our free after school program includes transportation. Our food pantry operates the “Sunbeam on Wheels,” a van that delivers food and visits those who cannot get out independently.


Founded in 2002, EdGE, or Ed Greaves Education, brings innovative after-school, summer, and in-school programs to children along the Downeast coast from Gouldsboro to Machias.

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Island Services

The 74-foot, steel-hulled Sunbeam V brings the Maine Seacoast Mission’s services to residents of Maine’s most remote coastal and outer-island communities.

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The Mission takes many approaches to reducing hunger and the threat of hunger in western Washington County.

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Downeast Campus Community

The Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, home to EdGE and our food and housing programs, offers a safe, welcoming environment and a sense of belonging.

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Housing Rehabilitation Program

Everyone deserves to live in a warm, safe home, but houses and mobile homes in Washington County are often old and hard to heat, especially on a limited budget.

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Christmas Program

Each year at Christmas time, the Mission distributes holiday gifts to children, families, the elderly, and nursing home residents.

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Student Pathways

The Student Pathways Team includes Mission programs that provide mentoring and support for Downeast and Island middle school, high school, and college students.

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