Advocating for Maine's Children Since 1994

Our Mission and Goals

The mission of the Maine Children’s Alliance is to advocate for sound public policies and best practices that improve the lives of Maine children, youth and families. 


The Maine Children’s Alliance is a public policy, nonprofit improving the lives of Maine children, youth and families through research, collaboration and advocacy. For over 20 years, MCA has promoted sound policies and practices to make sure all Maine children have the resources and opportunity to reach their full potential from birth to adulthood. This starts with collecting and analyzing data, partnering with organizations and coalitions, and promoting data-driven policy decisions. MCA works to inform, empower and inspire parents and providers, practitioners and organizations, and advocates and policy makers to make Maine a better place to be a kid.


To achieve our goal, MCA focuses on three core elements of child well-being: