Local Support Groups

Support group contacts are sorted in two ways. Please choose a region or county to search for a support group in a town near you. Keep in mind that each support group is different. Take your time, and find the group that best meets your needs. Becoming involved in a support group that is right for you will help you to maintain success in your homeschool program. 

If you are unable to make contact with a support group or your HOME Regional or County Representative, please feel free to contact the HOME Office.

Become a part of HOME's support group network! If you are a support group leader, there are several reasons why you should join HOME's support group network:
 
1. We have a long track record of service to Maine homeschoolers. You will be part of an organization with years of experience in helping homeschoolers around the state.

2. There is strength in numbers! A strong and organized network throughout the state provides us with a bigger voice when it comes to protecting homeschool freedoms. If a challenge should arise, members of our support group leader's network will be among the first to know. 

3. We are available to serve you! Support group leaders within HOME's network have access to HOME staff and regional leaders who are friendly, knowledgeable and available to you five days a week! We know you are busy. Having someone just a phone call away who is ready and able to answer questions and offer guidance will save you time and energy!  

To request any addition or removal of support group and/or contact information on this page, please use our support group change form. If you are interested in starting your own homeschooling support group, please contact your HOME Regioanlor County Representative. They will get you started! Also, click on the following link for lots of good suggestions: 

Local Support Groups by Region & County

Region 1: Aroostook County
John & Sharon Bulley, (207) 532 - 6734,  Houlton

Madawaska - Don & Irene Blanchette Not Provided (207) 728-6092
Presque Isle - Eileen Morneault eilmike@hotmail.com (207) 764-5454
Woodland - Roy & Annette McEndarfer amcendarfer@gmail.com (207) 498-3041
     

Region 2: Piscataquis & Penobscot Counties

Raylene M. Hunt (207) 763-2943

Piscataquis:    
Greenville - Lenore Chandler Not Provided (207) 695-2825
     
Penobscot:    
Bangor - Tanya Sibley, Director    www.pvha-4h.org
PVHA-4H (Penobscot Valley Homeschool Adventures) is a Bangor area home school group that incorporates 4H by providing activities and projects for children with parent participation.
ttsibley@yahoo.com Not Provided
Bangor - Bev Richards         www.lighthouseshsg.com  ragrugz@netscape.net (207) 745-5224
Dixmont - Debbie Burpee debbieburpee@yahoo.com (207) 234-2345
Hudson - Dan & Donna Heathcote
(Contact only - no group at this time)
swimgirl6@yahoo.com Not Provided
Stetson - Blair & Deb Cawley mainelyhome@gmail.com (207) 296-2063
Patten - Angela Stubbs  mainefamilyschooling@gmail.com (207) 267-5611

Region 3: Hancock & Washington Counties

John & Sharon Bosley (207) 546-7766

Hancock:    
Deer Isle - David & Valerie Rhys Not Provided (207) 348-2435
Ellsworth - Laurie Olson reddogie@roadrunner.com (207) 288-9070
Gouldsboro - Joe & Vicki Brochu Not Provided (207) 963-2048
     
Washington:    
Cherryfield - Mark & Melanie Chandler revmchandler@gmail.com (207) 546-2510
 Lubec - Alba & Nancy Briggs
Washington County Reps
 njean1957@yahoo.com  (207) 733-2280

Region 4: Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties
Zach & Kim Mazone (207) 737-2703
Regional Reps. for HOME

Knox:    
Appleton - Amy Bartlett riaabartlett@yahoo.com (207) 785-2423
Camden - Lanita Medina medina@midcoast.com (207) 230-0569
Hope - Brandon & Carrie Rapp
Knox County Rep.
carrierapp@gmail.com (207) 763-2971
Friendship - Rusty Delano rustydelano@roadrunner.com (207) 542-3779
Hope - David & Megan Macmillan megan.macmillan@gordon.edu (207) 763-4534
So. Thomaston - Bill & Susan Batty beloved@midcoast.com (207) 596-0275
Camden - Laurie Wolfrum  alohabun@yahoo.com  (207) 236-4275
     
Waldo:    
Belfast - Curt & Deborah Edgerly weschool@adelphia.net (207) 338-4843
Liberty - Steve & Beth West
Waldo County Reps
mainemom6@yahoo.com (207) 322-1336
     
Lincoln:    
Bremen - Allan & Cheryl Tomasello Not Provided (207) 380-1750
Cooper Mills & Whitefield areas -
Darlene Newcombe
MrsNukeSF@aol.com (207) 549-4532
 Wiscasset- Lennie & Robin Charbonneau
Lincoln County Reps
 blessedbeyondbelief7@gmail.com  (207) 882-7719
 Dresden - Beth Jones  bdjjmj@yahoo.com  
     

Region 5: Sagadahoc, Somerset & Kennebec Counties
Robert & Amy Decker 
(207) 737-8885 - Bowdoinham, ME
Regional Reps. for HOME

Sagadahoc:    
Bath - Fran & Diane Simmler
Sagadahoc County Reps
Diane@Simmlers.com (207) 443-5808
Bowdoinham - Robert & Amy Decker stampinamy@myfairpoint.net (207) 737-8885
Topsham - Don & Jan Emerson dpemerson@juno.com (207) 729-7247
 Bowdoin - Rick & Stephanie Dustin  rdustin1@comcast.net  
 Bath - Quinn Blaiklock  peacefulquinn@gmail.com  (207)443-4630
 Woolwich - Tamara Thibodeau  tamthib@gmail.com  
     
Somerset:    
N. New Portland - Mike & Deb Wales squaw@tdstelme.net (207) 628-5921
Skowhegan Area - Lisa Berry http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CentralMaineHomeEducators/?yguid=241108727 (207) 897-1199
     
Kennebec:    
Augusta - Andrew & Kimberly Robinson
Kenebec County Reps
kdrobinson@myfairpoint.net (207) 626-5895
S. China - John & Faith Giroux
(contact only - no group)
Not Provided (207) 968-3267
Litchfield - Tracey Fleger traceyfleger@yahoo.com  (207) 268-9153
Wayne - Wendy Castonguay wendy.castonguay@yahoo.com (207) 685-9852
Oakland - Donald & Michele Grotton grotton2012@yahoo.com (207) 485-3072
Windsor - Lynn McNeff
(contact only - no group)
Not Provided (207) 445-2786
Windsor - Derek & Cheryl Granquist
(Contact only - no group at this time)
derekg@pivot.net (207) 445-5515
     


Region 6
: Androscoggin, Oxford & Franklin Counties
Gilbert & Kimberly Miller 
(207) 645-3164 - Wilton, ME
Regional Reps. for HOME

     
Androscoggin:    
Livermore Falls - Chris & Bonnie Grant (contact only - no group) Not Provided (207) 897-2959
 Auburn - Spring Dill  psalm1011@roadrunner.com  (307) 782-3521
Lewiston/Auburn - Stephanie Hanscom www.laccoop.com  
Wales - Joshua & Bethany Taylor
Androscoggin County Reps
bjtaylor81@gmail.com (207) 376-6430
     
Oxford:    
 Lovell - Christy Bresette  christyncade@hotmail.com  (207) 925-8127
Rumford - Kelly Smith cosmith5@msn.com (207) 369-9289
Hiram - Daryl & Michelle Collomy
Oxford County Reps
room4more29@gmail.com  (207) 423-6783
     
Franklin:   (207) 265-4047
Kingfield - Brian & Kathy Twitchell
Franklin County Reps
 kathy.m.twitchell@gmail.com (207) 265-4047
Wilton - Gilbert & Kimberly Miller kcmiller@midmaine.com (207) 645-3164
Farmington - Penny Farnum  Yahoo!Group - franklin_area_homeschoolers  (207) 897-4585
Jay  - Lisa Berry  Yahoo!Group - WMH
lisaanne29@hotmail.com
 
 (207) 897-1199
     

Region 7: Cumberland County
Frank & Lisa Siciliano (207) 809-8075 - Westbrook, ME
Regional Reps for HOME

Cumberland:    
Falmouth - Jessi Woodman
(Classical Conversations of Portland)
jessiwoodman@gmail.com (207) 272-4432
Portland - Jonathan & Elania Pfaff
Portland Learning Lab Co-Op
elania@portlandlearninglab.com  
Scarborough - Ridgeway Homeschoolers
Sharon Ward 
 
sdcesq@yahoo.com  
Sebago - Dan & Jenn Martin themartins@fairpoint.net (207) 787-3433
 Westbrook - Frank & Lisa Sicilano  lisaann4j@gmail.com  (207) 809-8075
 
Westbrook - Tamra Hartley-Smith
E
arth School Maine
tamra_hartley@yahoo.com  
Westbrook - Beth Callaway
Walker Memoria Library
watoosa1@yahoo.com (207) 512-5560

Region 8: York County
Chuck & Carolyn Simonds - (207) 439-6766 - Kittery
Regional Reps. for HOME

York:    
Kittery - Chuck & Carolyn Simonds ccllsls@aol.com (207) 439-6766
Lyman - Brian & Elaina LaGassie lagassie@adelphia.net (207) 499-7698
North Berwick - Timothy & Wanda Kezar
York County Reps.
wkezar@maine.rr.com (207) 251-6213
Rochester, NH - Dana Moore nhschea@yahoo.com  
Saco - Brenda Scally   (207) 284-6319
Southern Maine Area - Elizabeth Callahan
(This group is member driven, newsletter based, open to all home educating families.)
dellatorrecallahan@hotmail.com Not Provided
Waterboro - Heidi Sampson    
(TEACH group)
teachhomeschool@gmail.com Not Provided
York - Wendy Fountain    
(classes at York St. Baptist)
Not Provided (207) 361-2229