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Crisis Services
Hot Lines 
Insurance 
Financial Assistance 
Veteran's Resources 
Housing Programs 
Employment Support 
Legal Resources 
Advocacy 

 











 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Crisis Services 

 

Statewide Crisis Line 1-888-568-1112 If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else, call the crisis hotline to be connected with your local crisis center.
Emergency Response Service 911
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

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2.  Hot Lines

 

NAMI Maine Help Line 1-800-464-5767 The Help Line is a safe and confidential mental health service for peers, professionals, friends and family members. 
Child Abuse 1-800-452-1999
Elder Abuse 1-800-974-0062
Maine Warm Line 1-866-771-9276 Toll-free anywhere in Maine, 24 hours a day/7 days a week  - peer to peer recovery focused conversations
Sexual Assault Response 1-800-871-7741  
Domestic Violence 1-866-834-4357  
Maine Tobacco Helpline 1-800-207-1230 When you're ready to quit, just call
 211 211 Out of state: 1-877-463-6207 - One number – thousands of services. An easy to remember number that connects people who want to give help or get help with a full range of health and human services in their community.
Drug Tip Hotline 1-800-452-6457  
The Women's Project 1-877-429-6884 Are you concerned about pregnant and parenting women affected by substance abuse?
Alcoholics Anonymous 1-800-737-6237 During business hours, your call will be taken by a member of AA who knows exactly what you are going through and can give you all the information you need. At night, there is a well-qualified answering service which can provide meeting information.
 Narcotics Anonymous 1-800-974-0062 Call to talk to a recovering addict about your own needs

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3. Insurance

 

Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) 207-287-3707 Visit the DHHS website
Affordable Care Act 1-800-965-7476 Consumers for Affordable Health Care is a Maine advocacy organization that strives to ensure a strong consumer voice in decision making at all levels and in all forums in order to advocate for a consumer-oriented health system in Maine and the United States.

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4. Financial Assistance
- for any of the following programs, please visit the website below or call our Help Line for specific information or application materials:  

  • Food stamps
  • General Assistance
  • Energy Assistance
  • Child Care
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Maine
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Women, Infants and Children's Nutrition Program (WIC)
NAMI Maine Help Line
800-464-5767
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/programs.shtml

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5. Veteran's Resources

 

Togus Veteran's Administration
1 VA Center
Augusta, ME   04330
1-877-421-8263
 Veteran's Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8263
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

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6. Housing Programs

Maine State Housing Authority
353 Water St.
Augusta, ME  04330
207-626-4600
MaineHousing is an independent state agency that bridges public and private housing finance, combining them to benefit Maine’s low and moderate-income people. MaineHousing brings millions of new private and federal housing funds to invest in Maine to create safe, affordable, warm housing.


 Homeless Shelters
Below is a link to all of the emergency homeless shelters in the state of Maine:

 Rights of Tenants in Maine    Below is a link to the Rights of Tenants, distributed by Pine Tree Legal Assistance:

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7. Employment Support


Maine Career Center
Bureau of Employment Services
55 State House Station
Augusta, ME   04333-0055
1-888-457-8883
The Maine CareerCenter provides a variety of employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses. Whether you are looking to improve your job qualifications, explore a different profession, find a new career or hire an employee, the CareerCenter can help.


Vocational Rehabilitation
Maine Department of Labor
54 State House Station
Augusta, ME   04333
1-800-698-4440
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, also known as "VR," is a Department of Labor program that helps people who have disabilities to get and keep a job. VR helps people who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities.

ASPIRE 1-800-442-6003 ASPIRE/TANF is a program that helps TANF recipients find employment that will pay enough to make it possible for them to get off welfare

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8. Legal Resources

Attorney General's Office 207-626-8800
The duties of the Attorney General are established by the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated, Title 5, Chapter 9. These statutes direct the attorney General to discharge various responsibilities, including representing the State and its agencies in civil actions; prosecuting claims to recover money for the State; investigating and prosecuting homicides and other crimes; consulting with and advising the district attorneys; enforcing proper application of funds given to public charities in the State; and giving written opinions upon questions of law submitted by the Governor, Legislature, or state agencies. The Attorney General may appoint deputy and assistant attorneys general, all of whom serve at the pleasure of the Attorney General. In addition to these statutory powers, the Attorney General is vested with certain other powers deriving from the Office's common law powers.


Pine Tree Legal
PTLA is a statewide, non-profit organization committed to providing high quality, free, civil legal assistance to low-income people in Maine.

For regional office contact information:

Legal Services for the Elderly
5 Wabon St.
Augusta, ME   04330
800-750-5353 We provide free, high quality legal services to Maine’s socially and economically needy elderly age 60 and over.

Equal Justice Partners
126 Sewall St.
Augusta, ME   04330
1-866-626-7059 We are the Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP), dedicated to finding solutions to poverty and improving the lives of people with low income in Maine.

Maine Volunteer Lawyer's Project
P.O. Box 547
Portland, ME   04112
1-800-442-4293 The Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) coordinates the volunteer efforts of Maine attorneys and community members to help people of low income navigate the civil justice system. We provide free information, brief assistance and pro bono legal representation in civil legal matters to qualifying clients. Our volunteers give Mainers in need the tools and know-how to be equal participants in our legal system. 

Guardianship   This website is for anyone seeking information on adult guardianship, conservatorship, or alternatives to guardianship. The information on this site applies to all adults with diminished capacity, including frail elders, persons with developmental disabilities, individuals with physical disabilities, and persons with mental health or addiction issues.

HelpMELaw
We provide legal information for low-income people in the State of Maine. This includes easy-to-read self-help information and forms on topics such as divorce and tenants rights, MaineCare, and food supplements, as well as information about free and low-cost legal services in Maine. 

Maine State Bar 
124 State Street
Augusta, ME   04330
207-622-7523 The Maine State Bar Association offers services and shares resources to help you understand our legal system. From our educational publications and directory of legal services providers and other resources, to our Lawyer Referral Service, you can become a more informed consumer and gain power and control over your legal situation. 

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9. Advocacy

Disability Rights Center
24 Stone St., Ste. 204
Augusta, ME   04330
1-800-452-1948
(V/TTY)
The Disability Rights Center provides advocacy services to Maine citizens with disabilities who need help with a problem related to their disability.


Amistad
P.O. Box 992
Portland, ME   04104-0992
207-773-1956
In the past few years Amistad has become a leader in developing services that are organized and delivered by peers. We now operate three individual programs -- the original Peer Support and Recovery Center in Portland, we have expanded to include a Peer Support program in the Emergency Room at Maine Medical Center, and established a Peer Support Program inside Riverview Psychiatric Center. 

Maine Consumer Council System (CCSM)
55 Middle St., Ste. 2
Augusta, ME   04330
877-207-5073 The CCSM is responsible for providing an independent and effective consumer voice into mental health public policy, services, and funding decisions.

Disability Grievance Process 207-287-4289 The Grievance Process is a way to decide who is right when there is disagreement over services and other types of help which are provided by OADS Disability Services..

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If you would like to see an agency listed on this site, please contact our Help Line at 800-464-5767 ext. 1. All resources listed at the discretion of NAMI Maine's Executive Director.