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 offers a variety of services to individuals and families of all ages.  Some programs are based on income eligibility while others may be based on specific needs, where you live, available funding and other factors.

 If you can not find a specific service or information you are looking for you can call our receptionist at 800-215-4942. They will be happy to assist you or you can connect with us on Facebook and someone will get back with you.

If you are looking for services that are not available through Penquis, contact 2-1-1 of Maine by dialing 2-1-1 for additional resources in your community.

For 50 years Penquis has served as the local community action agency, covering Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties. Penquis services assist approximately 24,000 individuals each year, helping to meet basic needs such as housing and heating assistance, offering education through Head Start/Early Head Start and providing economic opportunities for Maine residents through first-time homebuyer education, matched savings programs and small business counseling. Penquis has over 50 programs, 350 employees and more than 1,300 volunteers that contributed 309,226 hours last year.


Penquis is a community action agency, chartered member of NeighborWorks America and partner agency of the United Way of Eastern Maine.

Penquis is a 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization.

*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

Working to Prevent Child Abuse

Penquis serves as the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council for Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. The mission of the council is to prevent child abuse and neglect before it happens. We will be working...

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It's That Easy...

Meet Joan, she is a senior citizen from Dover-Foxcroft.  While she was waiting for her volunteer driver to pick her up for a medical appointment in Bangor, she invited us into her home to tell us...

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A Visit with William

August 10, 2016

Learning More About Transportation Options for Veterans

William Larson is a veteran and served in the Navy, spending 4 years overseas. He is now 80 years old and a resident of Monson, Maine. William still has his driver’s license but two years ago was in...

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