[logo] Downeast Community Partners

Lifespan Opportunities in Washington and Hancock Counties

About Us


Downeast Community Partners (DCP) was formed in 2017 with the merging of two of the most venerable organizations in the region, Child and Family Opportunities and the Washington Hancock Community Agency. With a mission to improve the quality of life and reduce the impact of poverty in Downeast communities, DCP is committed to creating and delivering services and programs that treat community members with dignity and compassion, and offer them the possibility of achieving their goals and dreams.


Downeast Community Partners' mission is to improve the quality of life and reduce the impact of poverty in Downeast communities.


Downeast Community Partners is a catalyst for improving life in Downeast Maine.



Inclusivity Statement

Downeast Community Partners is committed to improving the quality of life and reducing the impact of poverty in Downeast Communities. We recognize that these communities are made up of people who are diverse and vibrant, and believe that all people are entitled to be treated with dignity and compassion. DCP embraces this diversity and vibrancy. We work each day to help all our employees, those whom we serve, and our community, to envision and achieve all that is possible. This is who we are.

Board of Directors


The role of Downeast Community Partner's Board of Directors to define and meet its overall responsibility by governing the Agency in a manner that is consistent with its mission and responsive to client needs. DCP's board is composed equally of members of the public, private, and elected sectors, and includes people with low incomes.

The Board of Directors meets the last Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.  Call us at 664-2424 to learn the location of the meeting, as it can vary. The public is welcome to attend. There is no meeting in the month of December.

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DCP Offices

Toll-Free: 800-834-4378

Bucksport Road Office

248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-664-2424 | Email

Avery Lane Office

18 Avery Lane, PO Box 648 , Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-664-2424 | Email

Machias Office

7 VIP Drive, Machias, ME 04654
207-259-5015 | Email

Calais Office

11 Church Street, Calais, ME 04619
207-664-2424 | Email

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Title VI Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of Downeast Community Partners 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 Downeast Community Partners.

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