All referrals are made by case workers at Child Protective Services, DHHS, on behalf of families who have been reported to DHHS for allegations of child abuse or neglect. Both MaineCare and non MaineCare families are eligible to receive services for children up to age 18. Only those families for whom allegations appear mild to moderate are eligible.
There is no fee charged directly to families for this service.
For non MaineCare eligible families: Funding is provided by the Maine DHHS.
For MaineCare eligible families: Funding is provided by MaineCare.
Alternative Response Services are provided in the homes of clients in the following counties: