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

Health Coverage Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

April 1, 2015

Eligible consumers have through April 30 to enroll in coverage.

There is a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014...

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Penquis Receives $25,020 to Support Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Efforts

March 28, 2015

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

Penquis has received $25,020 to support Maine foreclosure prevention counseling efforts.  The much-needed funding will enable MaineStream Finance, a subsidiary of Penquis to provide more foreclosure...

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MaineStream Finance Awarded $950,000 from U.S. Department of Treasury’s CDFI Fund

October 22, 2014

MaineStream Finance, a subsidiary of Penquis, received two awards totaling $950,000.

The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 185 organizations more than $195.4 million through the fiscal year 2014. The CDFI Fund enables Community...

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