Maine is an amazing place to put down roots, raise a family, live, work, and prosper in a welcoming community with a great quality of life and an active, well established veterans support network.
That said, transition from active duty to civilian life can be an extremely stressful time. There are a lot of things that can be a bit of a culture shock when transitioning to the civilian economy, such as housing and all associated housing costs, navigating healthcare insurance, taxes, and pay scales, to name a few.
Boots2Roots is here to help ease your anxiety and set you up for success.
“Boots2Roots provided the peace of mind that my family and I needed to be able to make the decision to come home…and three days after I got to Maine I had an interview.”
– US Marine Corps Sergeant
How it Works
Boots2Roots’services are personalized and we work directly with you to set you up for success in Maine. No politics, no bureaucracy, no charge…just folks who have been there, done that and are dedicated to a successful transition to Maine for you and your family.
If you are active-duty military, a Veteran or a military spouse and you are interested in exploring opportunities for life in Maine, just fill out the contact form and we’ll set up an initial call. Its important to establish contact early in the process. Best results occur when we can start working on your transition 12-18 months before you plan to arrive in Maine. If you a shorter timeframe, we can also help, so don’t heistate to reach out.
You and/or your spouse are hired or enrolled in school, or apprenticeship, etc., within 2 months of coming to Maine.
Boots2Roots’ Commitment to You:
We will help you prepare for a successful transition to Maine, including:
- Self-assessment materials & feedback
- Resume, cover letter, & interview preparation (we work together to ensure high-quality tailored products)
- Networking (connecting you with trusted professional contacts and companies)
- Peer mentoring (by recently separated/retired military Mainers who will help you connect)
- Community contact referrals (“warm” hand-offs to contacts we know & trust in your new community)
Like military service, transition and community integration is a family affair and Boots2Roots is committed to working with you and your spouse.
We call you Teammates, not clients, because it is a team effort to make your transition to Maine a success!