Proudly Serving Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox Counties.

Welcome to the Penquis website.  We hope you will spend some time getting to know us, our programs and the different services we provide that may help you or someone you know.

Penquis is a 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization helping low-income families become self sufficient and improving the quality of life in which people live.

Celebrating 45 years of service, we appreciate our partners, supporters and staff  that  help us make a difference in thousands of people’s lives each year.

*It is the policy of Penquis that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religious belief, political affiliation or belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, migrant worker, ex-offender, or former patient of a state institution be discriminated against in access to the services or provision of services of Penquis.

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Penquis News

MaineStream Finance Receives $29,000 to Support Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Efforts

April 8, 2014

Grant provides much-needed boost to Maine homeowners in danger of foreclosure.

Bangor, ME– Today MaineStream Finance announced that it has received $29,000 from NeighborWorks America to support foreclosure prevention counseling efforts. The much-needed funding will enable...

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Release of the 2014 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard

January 31, 2014

Low Annual Pay and High Energy Costs at Center of Struggle for Maine Residents

According to a report released by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), the 2014 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard for Maine shows that although Maine scores better than other states...

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CEO of MaineStream Finance Selected for CITI Leadership Program

January 28, 2014

Jayne Crosby Giles, resident of Belfast, Maine, and Chief Executive Officer of MaineStream Finance, is one of the professionals selected for this program.

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) and the Citi Foundation announced the selection of 50 Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) professionals to take part in  the Citi Leadership Program...

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