Homeschoolers of Maine (HOME) is the premier non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting homeschooling in the State of Maine.
HOME is a 501(c)3 non-profit, ministry-based organization, and was founded on the belief that all families have a God-given and constitutional right and responsibility to direct the education of their children, regardless of their educational philosophy or religious affiliation.
HOME defines homeschooling as home-based education that is both parent-led and privately funded.
HOME is Families Helping Families to Homeschool with Confidence!
Our mission is to:
Preserve parent-led home education
Protect homeschool freedoms, and
Promote safe and healthy learning environments.
Throughout the years, HOME has successfully worked to accomplish that mission by working with the Department of Education, legislators and by providing up-to-date information and support to homeschooling families, individuals, the media, and other state and local officials.
Our Services Are Open to All
We Work to Protect Homeschool Interests
Over the years, HOME has remained vigilant and protective of our homeschool freedoms. News, trends, statistics and legislation related to homeschooling are all carefully monitored throughout the year. Any possible impact or threat is researched, evaluated and discussed. Our communication team works to keep the information flowing, so that families can make decisions on issues that might impact their ability to educate their children at home.
Volunteers Provide Blessing
Before founding HOME’s ministry, Ed and Kathy Green had been homeschooling their four daughters, as well as providing support and guidance to other homeschoolers throughout the state for many years. With that experience in homeschool leadership, they felt the time was right for Maine to have a statewide organization with a Godly foundation and heart for service to all homeschoolers. These are the same principles that guide the numerous volunteers and leaders that are a part of HOME's ministry today. Their ongoing work is making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children and families throughout Maine.
Leaders Provide Direction
HOME's Board of Directors steers the organization and helps with some of the many tasks of running a busy non-profit, including planning for and working during various events. HOME Regional Representatives help to meet the needs of the ever growing number of new homeschoolers in our state. Other dedicated HOME leaders and teams help serve and minister to Maine homeschoolers throughout the year. Additionally, various professionals and community members form HOME's Advisory Board, and offer important insights, ideas and strategies to the organization.
Partners Give Counsel
HOME partners with others to provide more effective service to the homeschool community, too. HOME works closely with Home School Legal Defense Association when confronted with legal and legislative issues. Members of the HOME Board receive valuable leadership training and support from national leadership conventions held by HSLDA, as well. HOME also relies upon NHERI and Dr. Brian Ray for homeschooling research and statistics that are used to inform Maine homeschoolers, the media and, most importantly, the legislature during legislative concerns.
The work of HOME could never be accomplished without the help of the hardworking and dedicated families and individuals that are such an integral part of the ministry!
Supporters Keep HOME Going
HOME is funded by donations, supporters and various fundraising events. The generosity of individuals and homeschooling families keeps the ministry of HOME alive!
You Can Support the Efforts of HOME?
Please join us in our mission to serve others within the homeschool community. Your financial support will bring many benefits and blessings to your own family, as well as the many families that we serve!
HOME's Income and Expenses in 2022
HOME's Income and Expenses in 2021