Established in 1965, Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) is a social service agency that has been providing assistance to low and mid income families living in the western mountain region of Maine for over 50 years. WMCA is funded with private, local, state and federal money. In fulfilling our mission, we will focus on these major objectives:
- To act as a representative of, and to advocate with and for people, on issues that affect them.
- To provide quality services to meet identified human needs in the most cost effective way possible.
- To promote sensitivity and to foster cooperation within programs, organizations, and communities in meeting the needs of people.
- To mobilize and work with all resources in developing innovative solutions to community problems.
WMCA is a member of The Maine Community Action Association which is made up of 10 Community Action Agencies that provide services to low income people across Maine. Community Action Agencies were created in the mid 1960?s under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and have served the needs of low income people for the last 50 years. The association is dedicated to supporting and advocating for Community Action Agencies which help empower low income people to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
WMCA is a United Way Agency and Equal Opportunity Organization with programs funded in full or in part by: United Way; Franklin County; DHS-CSBG; HHS; DOL; Rural Development: DOE; or Family Planning Assoc. AA/EEO Employer
Our Mission Statement
It is Western Maine Community Action’s mission to advocate for, strengthen, and coordinate all resources – private, local, state, and federal – that will assist us in promoting the self-sufficiency of people.
A belief in basic human dignity and the exercise of free choice motivates the agency to approach this goal in two ways: by providing services to alleviate the conditions of economic uncertainty and by advocating for changes to eliminate the causes of poverty.
The Promise of Community Action
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.