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 they will include as few barriers to participation as possible. For example, our free afterschool program includes transportation, and our food pantry operates the “Sunbeam on Wheels,” a van that delivers food and a visit to those who cannot get out on their own.

EdGE

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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Scholarships

Through our scholarship program, the Maine Seacoast Mission helps recent high school graduates and adults from Maine’s offshore islands and Downeast communities continue their educations and achieve their dreams.

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Food

The Mission takes a multi-faceted approach 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 about 10,000 holiday gifts to more than 3,200 children, families, nursing home residents, and prisoners.

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