Youth Alternatives Ingraham has helped the neediest of children in Maine since 1967.

From the YAI website:

Through our Children’s Advocacy Council, we advocate for child-friendly, family-focused policies and raise the awareness of and engage the community around child and family issues. Through our association with Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, we help organize neighborhoods to build communities which safe-guard children. Through our Linkage Project, we promote awareness of the link between animal cruelty and human violence. We provide family and community mediation services to help resolve conflicts.

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Want to give a more tangible and targeted gift to Maine’s children, adults, and families? Youth Alternatives Ingraham programs and residences are always in need of basic, useful items that would improve the lives of kids, adults, and families in our care. They help us meet our clients’ needs without expending operating funds.

  • Art supplies
  • Camping gear
  • Diapers & Pull Ups
  • Gas & Phone Cards
  • Hats & Gloves
  • Movie/Food Gift Certificates
  • Pack n’ Plays
  • Socks & Boxers
  • Sports Equipment
  • Tickets for Cultural Activities
  • Towels
  • Sheets & Blankets
  • Winter Coats
  • Yoga Mats and Balls


Youth Alternatives Ingraham
50 Lydia Lane
South Portland, Maine 04106
central intake 207-523-5049
administrative offices 207-874-1175
toll free 1-877-429-6884
fax 207-874-1181

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