Welcome to the newest edition of the Changing Maine Directory! This is the online version of the seventh edition of a directory of non-profit, grassroots, progressive, social change and social service organizations and agencies throughout the State of Maine. Previously called the Maine Alternative Yellow & Green Pages, our first edition came out in 1986, and has been updated periodically throughout the years to keep listings current and up to date. Here you will find organizations both small and large working for social change, some of which are not listed in any other place.
The groups listed in the directory are working to create and sustain paths toward a saner, healthier, world. They are confronting negligence and injustice in our society by working within existing institutions and organizing outside those institutions to meet the real needs of Maine people, our communities, and the environment.
What makes a group appropriate for inclusion in this directory? Our primary guideline for CMD listings is that the groups are not organized for profit and that they are CHANGING MAINE by working in some way to solve community problems and to provide for the needs and well-being of the people of Maine.
Acknowledgement: We use the name Maine with the understanding that Maine is stolen territory, traditionally taken responsibility for by the Wabanaki Confederacy, or “People of the Dawn.” According to historians, this land was inhabited for over 12,000 years before being violently colonized by Europeans who made first contact during the 15th century. Indigenous people in America have suffered 96% population depletion since first contact. For more information on the impacts of colonization in Maine, please visit Maine-Wabanaki REACH.
Published by Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC)
PO Box 2444, Augusta, ME 04338-2444
This project is funded in part by the Eleanor Humes Haney Fund.