COVID-19 Update

Although our physical sites are closed, Families Matter’s staff are still working behind the scenes to offer support to FMI families and clients wherever needed. During these difficult times FMI staff will keep in touch on a regular basis and we want you to know that we are here for you! As our Executive Director always says “Families Matter is not just a name, it is a statement.” If you need assistance please do not hesitate to contact your local program.

Thank you,

The Management Team


Welcome to Families Matter, Inc.

Families Matter, Inc. provides Adult Community Support Services. This service creates the opportunity for community integration, while improving social skills and personal independence. Families Matter, Inc. works on a variety of goals and objectives, which are driven and supported by the Person Centered Planning process. All activities are therapeutic and goal based.


Combination of Families Matter, Waterville boxing gym, proves to be knockout

The central Maine social services organization brings clients to O'Leary's Boxing in Waterville once a week, a program that's paying off for both the boxers and gym owner Mike Leary.

WATERVILLE — Ryan Jabar stood in the boxing ring at O’Leary’s Fitness on College Avenue. He’d put his crutches aside and Brian McGovern, an aide from Families Matters, held on to the back of his shirt, helping him stay upright and steady.

Jabar, 27, swung at Mike Leary with his black boxing gloves. After he hit Leary’s shoulders and arms for a few rounds, Leary fell to the floor of the ring.

The surrounding group, about 22 people who come to the gymnasium through the Waterville branch of Families Matter, cheered and counted to 10 as Leary tried to grab the rope around the ring. In the end, Jabar was declared the winner.


Families Matter programs are boxing at O'Leary's Gym.


Latest News from Families Matter, Inc.

  • Families Matter Programs will reopen on May 18, 2020.
  • Waterville and Augusta Programs will be bowling on May 18, 2020.
  • Waterville Program will be volunteering with Meals on Wheels on May 19, 2020.
  • Augusta Program will be hosting a BBQ on May 20, 2020.
  • Gardiner Program will be plaing lawn games on May 21, 2020.
  • Skowhegan Program will be hosting a game day on May 22, 2020.
  • Families Matter Programs will be closed on May 25, 2020 in honor of Memorial Day.
  • Skowhegan Program will be making crafts on May 26, 2020.
  • Augusta Program will be cooking on May 27, 2020.
  • Gardiner Program will be baking on May 28, 2020.
  • Waterville Program will be hosting an ice cream social on May 29, 2020.
Families Matter, Inc. bowling with American Veterans.

Families Matter, Inc. Thanks American Vets Auxiliary Post 33, Jay, Maine

Families Matter, Inc. salutes the Jay, Maine American Vets for all the support and kindness they have shown our company.

Let me tell you about the American Vets in Jay, Maine. The American Vets are a nonprofit organization that was established in 1979. The American Vets firmly believe that service to our country is not just a military duty but a lifelong commitment to helping others in need. The American Vets are a proud sponsor of Special Olympics. The American Vets help others by having fund raisers; they go above and beyond to give back to their community. They support special need individuals when they can’t afford something or if they need anything, they always find a way to make an individual’s dream come true. Families Matter, Inc. would like to say Thank You for everything you do. A special thanks goes out to Jerry Tuckered and the Auxiliary Post 33.