Success in Aroostook County

Maria has been a participant in Fort Kent since May 2019 when her family moved to Maine from another state. She had difficulty keeping employment due to caring for her mother and her children who experience disabilities. In May, staff encouraged Maria to apply for employment with ALPHA ONE, which would pay her as a care attendant for her mother. Maria applied to ALPHA ONE, and she was hired 40-hours a week at $20.00 an hour. Maria told staff that she is excited as this employment allows her the flexibility that she needs to care for her entire family.