WHCA, Washington Hancock Community Agency

Family Advocate Program


WHCA's Family Advocate Program is dedicated to joining with families and individuals in an effort to provide support and assist in finding resources as they work toward family, personal, and occupational goals. Services are tailored to the family, or individual, and their personal goals and needs.

Once a referral is received, the Family Advocate sets up a meeting with the potential participant. These visits can be at our offices, at the client's home, or at another appropriate meeting spot convenient to the individual. The first meeting is designed to get to know each other and for the family advocate to learn more about the changes the family/individual wishes to make. Following that initial meeting, the family advocate will work with the participant to set goals and establish steps to achieve those goals; identify appropriate resources; and support the family/individual as they move along the path to achieving their dreams and goals. That support is customized to individual needs but always includes regular meetings to measure progress, adjust plans, and identify resources.

Possible goals can include changes in employment, housing, healthcare, finances, parenting, education, transportation, community involvement, daily living skills, or social growth.


  • Live in Washington or Hancock county
  • Want to make changes in your life
  • Willing to work to set goals and achieve them
  • Low-income (do not need to have MaineCare)

Click here for referral form (PDF).

For more information, please contact WHCA's Family Advocate at 207-664-2424


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