How do I get help?

You may call the office nearest you and request an appointment for an initial meeting with the Coordinator to discuss your needs.

Is there a fee for your services?

New Ventures Maine (NVME)’s programs are offered free of charge. Our services are supported by a mix of public and private funders including donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

How do I know if I am eligible?

If you are a mid-life and/or older woman, a displaced worker, unemployed and underemployed, an individual facing a life transition such as divorce or widowhood, or a recent arrival to the area or the country, NVME may be able to help you. We do not have income guidelines; we may give priority to individuals with limited resources.

How many people are in your classes?

Class size varies from 5 – 25 depending on the topic, location, or time of day or year. Some classes have limited enrollment (New Ventures™ is limited to 15) and others are limited by space or available computers if the class requires their use. Classes are open to all adults.

Non-Discrimination Notice

NVME adheres to the University of Maine System’s policy and shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University.  The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Questions and complaints about discrimination should be directed to Sheri R. Stevens, UMA’s Equal Opportunity Director at 207.621.3110 (TDD 207.621.3107), 46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330.