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MIRC STATEMENT ON GOV. MILLS’ RE-ELECTION

Portland, ME – On behalf of the members of the Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (MIRC), we congratulate Governor Janet Mills on her re-election. We are grateful for her support of Maine’s immigrant communities through policies including expansion of MaineCare access, lowering the costs of community college, allowing asylum seekers to receive General Assistance, and directly …

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MIRC Services

MIRC Emergency Response Services   Immigrants arriving in our state face a number of challenges, from housing and healthcare to transportation and legal services. As part of our mission to create better legal, social, and economic outcomes for immigrants in the state of Maine, our network of 103 organizations proudly provides a number of services …

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Portland Area Leaders Attempt to Raise $1.5 Million to Create Housing for Asylum Seekers

PORTLAND, ME – MIRC and The Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) are proud to spearhead an effort to provide transitional housing to asylum seekers in the state of Maine. The Safe in Maine Fund aims to raise $1.5 million to build 200 transitional housing units within the next two years, providing asylum seekers with …

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Maine COVID-19 Community Care Program Updates and Resources

For assistance connecting yourself or a client with any of the services below, use one referral form: Covid-19  Community Care Referral Form. Our hours to process referrals are Monday-Sunday 8am-5pm.  Questions? dhhs.covidsocialsupport@maine.gov  Testing:  List of testing sites statewide. To find and book an antigen or PCR testing appointment over the phone: Call the  Maine Community …

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MIRC’s Policy Priorities

OUR POLICY PRIORITIES FOR 2022 At the Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (MIRC), our mission is to improve the legal, social, and economic conditions experienced by Maine’s immigrants – enhancing their lives while strengthening Maine – through advocacy, information sharing, and collaboration both through and among our member organizations. MIRC is the convener of a unique, …

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