Proudly Serving Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox Counties.

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 is a 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization helping low-income families become self sufficient and improving the quality of life in which people live.

Celebrating 45 years of service, we appreciate our partners, supporters and staff  that  help us make a difference in thousands of people’s lives each year.

*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.


Penquis News

MaineStream Finance Awarded $950,000 from U.S. Department of Treasury’s CDFI Fund

October 22, 2014

MaineStream Finance, a subsidiary of Penquis, received two awards totaling $950,000.

The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 185 organizations more than $195.4 million through the fiscal year 2014. The CDFI Fund enables Community...

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People's United Community Foundation Awards $6,000 to MaineStream Finance in Bangor

December 20, 2013

BANGOR, ME – The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced today that it has once again awarded $6,000 to MaineStream Finance in Bangor, Maine.Established...

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Knitters and Crocheters Needed to Spread Awareness of the Dangers of Shaking an Infant

July 23, 2014

Bangor, ME - Every year, thousands of infants are shaken and abused at the hands of a frustrated parent or caregiver. Frustration with a crying infant is the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse...

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