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.   

Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Youth and Adults Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: This program is for individuals who are blind or visually impaired to obtain, retain, or advance in competitive, integrated employment.  Services may include individual vocational counseling and guidance, vocational assessment, orientation and mobility instruction, low vision services, vision rehabilitation therapy and more.  

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: