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 be closed on November 28 and 29, 2019 in honor of Thanksgiving.
  • Gardiner Program will be picking out their Christmas Tree on December 2, 2019.
  • Augusta Program will be training on December 3, 2019.
  • Augusta and Gardiner Programs will be making crafts on December 5, 2019.
  • Waterville Program will be hosting their open house on December 5, 2019.
  • Skowhegan Program will be hosting their open house on December 6, 2019.
  • Augusta Program will be hosting their open house on December 10, 2019.
  • Gardiner Program will be hosting their open house on December 11, 2019.
  • Skowhegan Program will be volunteering with Meals on Wheels on December 12, 2019.
  • Waterville Program will be making Christmas crafts on December 13, 2019.
  • Gardiner Program will be hosting an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party on December 16, 2019.
  • Augusta Program will be hosting a Christmas Party on December 16, 2019.
  • Skowhegan Program will be celebrating birthdays on December 18, 2019.
  • Waterville Program will be participating in role reversal on December 20, 2019.
  • Skowhegan Program will be making edible crafts on December 23, 2019.
  • Gardiner and Augusta Programs will be having a movie day with cookies and hot chocolate on December 24, 2019.
  • Families Matter Programs will be closed on December 25 and 26, 2091.
  • Waterville Program will be celebrating birthdays on December 27, 2019.
  • Gardiner Program will be having a Board Game Day on December 27, 2019.
  • Augusta Program will be going to the library on December 30, 2019.
  • Skowhegan Program will be boxing on December 30, 2019.
  • Waterville Program will be celebrating Boxing Day on December 30, 2019.
  • Families Matter Programs will be having a New Year's Eve Party on December 31, 2019.
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.