Our mission statement is simple: We are a cooperative dedicated to helping our members lead a healthy economic life by providing personalized financial solutions.
Our mission guides us in how we interact with our members every day. Experience the Feeling of Family. We want you to feel like you're part of our Family. For over 79 years, Maine Family has been serving the financial needs of people who live, work, worship, or attend school in Androscoggin County.
Maine Family Federal Credit Union was originally named Sainte Famille Federal Credit Union and was founded March 28, 1938. Rev. Vital E. Nonorgues was assigned Ste. Famille Parish in Lewiston and founded the credit union to help his parishioners with their economic struggles at the time. It was the first credit union in Lewiston/Auburn and the first parish credit union in the state of Maine. Office hours were held after Sunday masses. In 1942, the credit union had 482 members.
Over the years, the credit union moved to different locations and grew. In 1957, Holy Family School partnered with the credit union's youth program and received nationwide recognition for teaching youngsters about savings. In the early 1980s, Maine Family expanded its field of membership to a community charter encompassing one-quarter of the city of Lewiston. In 1985, the present office at 555 Sabattus Street was built to better accommodate members. In the late 1990s, Maine Family was granted approval by the National Credit Union Administration to expand its field of membership to serve people who live, work, worship or go to school in Androscoggin County.
In 2002, Maine Family opened the Stevens Mills School building on the corner of Minot Avenue/Hotel Road and converted a historic structure into a first class credit union branch office. Today, Maine Family has over 20,000 members.
Maine Family in the Community
Our community is Androscoggin County, Maine. Maine Family employees live in the area and volunteer with organizations that support youth, family, ending hunger and civic activities.
We give to our community in a variety of ways. At our local Adopt-A-Schools in Lewiston and Auburn, Maine Family employees help with book fairs, math meets, financial education, PTA fundraising events, and dinners and with school food can collections that fund playground toys.
Throughout the year, employees of Maine Family donate to a fund to purchase new toys and coats for kids for the holidays and they help with our credit union's collection of used coats for the WCSH annual Coats for Kids project. Every spring and fall, Maine Family participates in the statewide Credit Union Campaign to End Hunger, collecting canned goods, raising funds to support this important project.
Maine Family supports local events and non-profits. Maine Family staff donates weekly to support local agencies as well as give yearly scholarships to local high school senior members. Maine Family sponsors and supports the community in a variety of ways.
Maine Family gives back to the community in a variety of ways. Maine Family strives to be an active partner in the community in which we work and live.
How to Become a Member
Joining is easy!
You are eligible to become a member of Maine Family Credit Union if you reside, work, worship, attend school, or have immediate family members who reside within our field of membership of Androscoggin County. Membership is attained simply by opening a share account with a minimum deposit of $25.00.
Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. This means, when you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We will ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents that show your physical address. No account will be opened until identity verification has been completed satisfactorily.
If your driver's license or other identifying documents do not show your current physical address, we will need proof of your address such as a utility bill, insurance bill, car registration, etc.