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, including Child Protective Services.

Anyone is welcome to make a make a referral. 


Who We Serve

Parent Partners serve parents and families involved with service systems who are experiencing the highest levels of stress, including any stage of involvement with Child Protective Services. Parent Partners serve families in communities across Maine. 


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 work, 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

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

You may also contact the following people for more information and/or to make a referral for yourself or a client: 

Androscoggin, Franklin, & Oxford Counties 

Kayla Gleason:  KGleason@community-concepts.org

Cumberland and York Counties

Kelly Dell' Aquila:  kelly.dellaquila@cppcmaine.org 


Penobscot County 

Audra Cowperthwaite: acowperthwaite@penquis.org




If you are interested in learning more, see what trainings and events might be available in your area!