Who We Are

For parents. By parents. 


Who We Are

Parents as Partners is a peer support program.  Parents hired within the program are parents with previous experience navigating complex systems. Prevention Parent Partners have personal experience in building and maintaining safety while navigating multiple complex systems for themselves and their families. Case Carrying Parent Partners are parents with previous involvement with Child Protective Services who have successfully resolved the issues that brought the family to the State's attention.

Anyone is welcome to make a make a referral. 


Who We Serve

Prevention Parent Partners serve parents and families involved with service systems who are experiencing the highest levels of stress in the communities of Biddeford, Portland, South Portland, and Westbrook


Case Carrying Parent Partners serve parents and families at any stage of involvement with Child Protective Services in the communities of Biddeford, Portland, South Portland, and Westbrook.


What We Do

  • We provide individual and group support to families who are experiencing high levels of stress (including Child Protective Service involvement) and are in need of support.

  • We meet weekly wherever is most comfortable for the family (office, home, community, workshop). 

  • We offer emotional support, a deep knowledge of how systems works, help with Family Team Meetings through preparation and attendance, and assist with setting and reaching goals.

  • We provide support in connecting with community and natural supports. We offer emotional support, preparation for, and guidance through service meetings. 

  • We help families set and reach goals that will keep their children and themselves safe, engaged and thriving. 


Contact Us

For more information, or to refer yourself or a client, please contact:

Kelly Dell' Aquila kelly.dellaquila@cppcmaine.org  (Cumberland and York Counties)

You may also visit our Make A Referral page to access our referral form directly.


Interested in learning even more about Parents as Partners and CPPC? Attend a free CPPC 101 Training!