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Housing & Financial Assistance
A resource for housing, case management for adults diagnosed with a mental health disorder.
Department of Health and Human Services-To apply for services adults with mental health, physical, and developmental disabilities.
Rental Options-Maine State Housing Authority.
A list of emergency housing options.
Permanent housing for women.
Kennebec County-Fresh Start
Fresh Start (NRFCO/Community Outreach)
This program is available to people starting over in the greater Augusta area. The program is focused on creating better lives by providing household items people need to furnish their new living arrangements. (Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom)
The telephone line is not staffed, please leave a message and they will call you back (207-242-7872)
Resource for those without health insurance.
Get help and locate assistance programs in all areas of Maine, including Portland.
Work Incentives are special rules that apply when a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI, DWD, CDB) beneficiary or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient returns to work. There are many different types of work incentives that may protect your eligibility for benefits including MaineCare or Medicare, and that may make you eligible for funding to advance your career. The rules are different depending on whether you receive SSI or Social Security for disability. If you receive both benefits, both sets of rules apply.
Rental housing programs offered in Maine.
The PATH program is designed to support the outreach, engagement and delivery of services to eligible persons who are homeless and have serious mental illnesses and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorder with a particular emphasis on: persons most in need of services and/or engagement by an Outreach Worker; services which are not supported by mainstream mental health programs.
MaineCare offers Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) for eligible members. You may be able to get a ride to your appointment or your ride reimbursed by MaineCare if the appointment is covered by MaineCare and you are eligible for transportation services.
Education, advocacy, support and public awareness form the cornerstones of the Autism Society of Maine's efforts to carry forth their mission. Support groups, camps, retreats, and other services and supports are offered.
Resource providing information for children on the Autism Spectrum.
Options for children and creating a safe welcoming space within their home.
A resource for working with children on the Autism Spectrum, tips and suggestions.
A helpful article offering suggestions for teens who have been diagnosed with Asperger's.
Information for Adults living with Autism.
A list of grief support centers by county specifically for the state of Maine.
Offers various grief support groups and other services regarding bereavement, grief, and loss in the Mid-Coast area.
A place to share and learn about grief and loss.
Grief support groups and services offered.
Clinical support groups found in Psychology Today.
Hospice of Southern Maine offering grief support, groups, individual support at no cost.
Grief and health support through Brookings-Smith.
Support for family members, friends, who have lost someone to substance abuse disorder.
Support groups and workshops offered at no cost, pre-registration is requested.
For those who have lost a loved one to drug overdose: Wednesday's, Oct. 17-Nov. 28, 5:30-7pm (No meeting on Nov. 21st). 14 McKenzie Ave. (HVHC), Ellsworth
For Widows, Widowers & Partners: Monday's starting Oct. 15-Dec. 3, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
St. Francis by the Sea Church, Blue Hill
For those who have lost a loved one: Wednesday's, Oct. 17-Dec 12, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
(No meeting Nov. 21) 14 McKenzie Ave. (HVHC), Ellsworth
For parents and grandparents who have lost a child: Thursday's, Oct. 18-Dec. 13, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm: 14 McKenzie Ave. (HVHC), Ellsworth (No meeting on Thanksgiving)
Workshops: For Aging and Loss, Monday's, Oct. 15-Nov 19, 11:00 am-1:00 pm Located at Friends and Action Senior Center Room 215, Ellsworth
For more information and to register contact: click on the link above or call 207-667-2531
Please register at least one week prior to start date.
Helpful Resources for Mental Wellness and Support
Support for those who need help surviving through a traumatic event.
Support regarding anxiety and tips for coping skills and identifying when there is a problem with anxiety.
Identifying signs and symptoms of depression in teenagers.
Support regarding serious illness.
Support regarding terminal illness and diagnosis.
Promoting student mental health, expert advice and school resources for understanding disorders and getting help.
How to support your High School or College Student.
Find help for Anorexia, Bulimia & Binge Eating on Campus.
How to stay safe and prevent binge drinking and DUI's.
A Valuable Resource Guide on Emergency Assistance, Warning Signs & Prevention of Suicide in College Students
This guide is dedicated to helping those who are suffering or have suffered from depression, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts. It is also designed for concerned friends and family members who might be worried that someone they love will experience death by suicide. Finally, it is meant for students, so that they might spot the warning signs of suicide in others – or in themselves – and find the proper resources.
A Student’s Guide to Recognizing Disorders, Seeking Help and Promoting Wellness
A valuable resource guide on emergency assistance, warning signs & prevention of suicide in College Students
Other Community Resources
Do you have questions about your child's education plan? Do you wonder what an IEP is and how you can advocate for your child's needs at school? This information will answer some of these questions.
The Maine Parent Federation has many resources for parents living with children with disabilities. Frequently asked questions and resources can be found here. Volunteers are available to attend IEP meetings for additional support if needed for your child.
A resource for consumers who collect social security benefits such as SSDI, DWD, CDB, or have social security disability insurance or beneficiary or supplemental security income (SSI). A benefits specialist can help navigate this complicated system.
Kennebec Valley Queer Coalition is thrilled to announce the start of their monthly LGBTQ+ social events! These events are substance-free, and open only to someone age 14+ who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Young People in Recovery (YPR)-No age requirement, Tuesday nights in Augusta 6pm-7pm, 9 Church Street (South Parish Congregational Church) They also can be found here: YPR-Young People in Recovery
Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
Maine General Residential Program
9 Spruce Street Augusta
The Discovery House
40 Airport Rd.
Discovery House Bangor
74 Dowd Rd. 207-518-7818
Operation Hope Waterville
Operation Hope Scarborough
Rockland Metro Treatment Center
166 New County Rd. Rockland
The Farm Aroostook Mental Health Center
Limestone Maine 800-244-6431
65 India St. Portland 207-775-4790
Infinity House Wellspring
Bangor 207-217-6550 x501
4-6 month residential treatment for women
Main Stay Opportunity Alliance
165 Cumberland Ave. Portland 207-523-5049
Open Door Recovery Center
8 Old Mill Rd. Ellsworth 207-667-3210
Resource guide for substance abuse treatment centers in Maine
Free alcoholism resources
Find the Right Lawyer with the Lawyer Referral Service.
The Board and its Mission
The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar was created by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 1978 to govern the conduct of lawyers as officers of the Court. The Board is an independent agency under the jurisdiction of the Court.
The mission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar is to encourage and promote competent and ethical practice by members of the Maine Bar, and to make these standards known to members of the public so that they have confidence in the legal profession in Maine. The Board accomplishes its mission on several fronts including attorney registration, continuing legal education requirements, ethical guidance, and attorney regulation.
Ethics Helpline for Registered Maine Attorneys
The Board of Overseers of the Bar provides assistance to Maine attorneys through its "Ethics Helpline" on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To speak with one of the Board's staff attorneys, call the Board's office at 207-623-1122.
Use HelpMELaw to find:
To find help on a specific legal topic, follow the "Search" link.
To browse library of easy-to-read legal materials, go to "Legal Library".
Grievance Process Guide for Recipients of Mental Health Services
Statewide Crisis Number for Maine 1-888-568-1112
Intentional Warm Line 1-866-771-9276
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255) for free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
– veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, , or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for individuals is available.
– call 1-800-985-5990 for a 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
– a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call 1-866-488-7386 to connect with a trained counselor.