OUR MISSION

To dignify supportive employment and to provide wraparound services for people in recovery from substance use disorder, re-entering from jail and prison and for returning Veterans facing re-entry obstacles.

In early 2017, MaineWorks founders, advisors and other community leaders established the Maine Recovery Fund (MERF), a non-profit organization that provides community support to people in recovery seeking to re-enter the workforce and to re-establish a productive life. MaineWorks provides jobs, while the Maine Recovery Fund provides wraparound services, housing & transportation, and tools & training that bridge the gap between hopelessness and resiliency.

The Maine Recovery Fund is responding to two concurrent and vital national issues: substance use disorder and hyper-incarceration. The time is now to support a holistic approach that includes career counseling, employment, affordable housing, access to social services, financial literacy and educational opportunities. We partner with regional government, non-profit and social service organizations.

OUR FOCUS

The Maine Recovery Fund provides our clients with services in three main areas: 

Wraparound 
Services

The first few weeks of an employee’s time at a job are crucial to their success. We take a holistic approach that includes career counseling, medical and dental referrals, and access to social services.

Housing & Transportation

Access to sober housing and transportation is a barrier for many in early recovery. We help our clients with expenses and support staff to get employees to work.

Tools & 
Training

We provide a “starter kit” for each employee when they begin work, which includes basic supplies - tools, work clothing and training based on a personalized needs assessment.
OUR IMPACT
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