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When you attend a group meeting you get a chance to connect with other grandfamilies by sharing stories and information, offering support and listening to each other.  Some group meetings provide free, on-site childcare, which gives the children an opportunity to meet and socialize with other children in similar situations. Please contact us if you would like to receive a phone call reminder for your local group meeting.

Maine Kids-Kin Group Meetings

Augusta - 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, The Buker Community Center, 22 Armory Drive, Augusta. Free on-site childcare available. 

Bangor – 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Families And Children Together office, 304 Hancock Street. Free on-site childcare available.  

Please Contact AFFM for information ontThe Resource Family Support Groups listed below. *AFFM is in the process of starting support groups in areas that currently do not have any. If you are interested in learning the benefits of support groups, how to become involved or would like more information on starting a support group in your area, please call AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 or email info@affm.net

Bangor: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship. Meets from 6:00-8:00pm the 3rd Monday of every month at 26 Downeast Circle (between Davis Road and Mt. Dessert Drive), Bangor. Childcare is provided. For more information please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786. Please RSVP and to reserve a spot for childcare.
Belfast: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship. Meets the 4th Friday of the month at the Calvary Chapel Church in Belfast 147 Waldo Ave. in the Wentworth Building. Contact BraveFamilies@gmail.com to RSVP. Sorry child care is not available at this time. Click Here for more information about the support group.
Biddeford: Foster/Adoptive Support. Meets from 9:30-11:00 am the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. For more information please contact Meredith Crain at 283-4314. Please call before you come.
Caribou: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship parent support. Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30PM at Caribou Adult Education Building on Bennett Drive in between Caribou Rec and the gas station. Child care is provided. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 to RSVP and to reserve a spot for childcare.
Dover-Foxcroft: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship. Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6PM-7:30PM at Mayo Regional Hospital, Borestone and Sebec conference room. Childcare is provided. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 to RSVP and to reserve a spot for childcare.
Ellsworth: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship. Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Ellsworth Elementary/Middle School 20 Forest Ave. in Ellsworth. Child care is provided. Please contact Mindy Kane, Community Health and Counseling Services (CHCS), at 263-2014 or email MKane@chcs-me.org to reserve a spot for childcare. Thanks to a local grant awarded to CHCS, AFFM is able to provide mileage reimbursement for families traveling more than 30 miles from home.
Houlton: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship support. Meets every every 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Houlton CHCS 2 Water Street. Childcare is provided. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 to RSVP and to reserve a spot for childcare.
Lewiston: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship. Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month 7:00pm-9:00pm at B Street Community Center 57 Birch Street Lewiston. Call Deb Hallowell at 783-3291 or 344-5101 or Lisa Cates at 336-3760.
Machias: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship. Meets every 1st Friday of the month 5:30PM-7:00PM at Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School 15 Rose Gaffney Road, Machias. Childcare is provided. Please contact Mindy Kane, Community Health and Counseling Services, at 263-2014 or email MKane@chcs-me.org to reserve a spot for childcare. Thanks to a local grant awarded to CHCS, AFFM is able to provide mileage reimbursement for families traveling more than 30 miles from home.
Rockland: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship. Meets every 3rd Monday of the month 5:30PM-7:00PM at Knox Center (Pen Bay Healthcare) 6 White Street, Rockland. Childcare is provided. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 to RSVP and to reserve a spot for childcare.
Sherman: Adoptive/Kinship support. Meets the 1st Monday of the month at 7 Cow Team Road in Sherman. Please contact Debbie Irish at 365-7133 for more information. This group does not meet during the summer.
Skowhegan:The group meets 5:30-8:00PM every second Wednesday of the month located at Skowhegan Federated Church 13 Island Avenue in Skowhegan. Childcare is provided. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 to RSVP and to reserve a spot for childcare.
South Paris: Kinship Support. Meets 9:00AM-10:00AM every second Saturday of the month, unless noted. Meets at Deering Memorial Church 39 Main Street, South Paris. Please RSVP to Shelley Newcomb at comb2599@roadrunner.com
South Portland: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship support. Meets 5:30PM-7:30PM at 62 Darling Ave, South Portland. This group will meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please contact Meagan Stearns at meagan@affm.net or call(207) 478-8025 to reserve childcare.
Turner/Hartford: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship. Meets every second Friday of the month 5:30-7:30PM at “A Bend in the Road” 235 Berry Road, Hartford. Please contact AFFM at 1-800-833-9786 to RSVP.
Westbrook: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship. Meets 10:00AM-12PM at Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church (810 Main St Westbrook) The group will meet every 1st Wednesday of the month. A space for childcare is provided. Please contact Meagan Stearns at meagan@affm.net or call (207)478-8025 to RSVP and to reserve a spot for childcare.
York: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship. Meets 5:30PM-6:30PM at York Hospital. Please use the Hancock Entrance, group will be held in Ellis Conference Room (on your immediate left). This group will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month. Please RSVP to Meagan Stearns at meagan@affm.net or call (207) 478-8025.