MEOC offers Higher Opportunities for Pathways to Employment (HOPE)

Maine Educational Opportunity Center has been contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services Higher Opportunities for Pathways to Employment (HOPE) Program to coordinate navigator services for parenting students in need of educational support. 

The HOPE Program is designed to help Maine parents pursue training and education beyond high school. In addition to guidance through the education systems, eligible participants could receive financial support related to tuition, books, fees, childcare, travel and more. 

Eligible participants:
• are a parent or caretaker relative of a minor child living with them.
• are a Maine resident between the ages of 16-64.
• meet financial qualifications.
• have been accepted to or are enrolled at least half-time in a qualifying training or education program
• are not currently receiving, or someone in their family unit is not currently receiving, a monthly Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Parents as Scholars (PaS) cash benefit.
• are a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-U.S. citizen.
• do not have a marketable bachelor’s degree.
• are making satisfactory progress and on track to graduate.

For more information, contact Teri Mann, MEOC coordinator of HOPE Navigator Services,, 800.281.3703.