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

Knitters and Crocheters Needed to Spread Awareness of the Dangers of Shaking an Infant

July 23, 2014

Bangor, ME - Every year, thousands of infants are shaken and abused at the hands of a frustrated parent or caregiver. Frustration with a crying infant is the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse...

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Penquis Receives Grant to Expand Autism Resources

July 23, 2014

Bangor—Penquis recently received a $9,696 grant from the Penobscot Valley Health Association Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to help children with autism spectrum disorders increase life skills.Penquis...

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Penquis Receives Grant to Increase Parenting Skills

July 23, 2014

Bangor—Penquis recently received a $7,750 grant from the Maine Children’s Trust to offer the Nurturing Program for Teen Parents and Their Young Children to pregnant and parenting young women 14-21 years...

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