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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.
Resource for those without health insurance.
Get help and locate assistance programs in all areas of Maine, including Portland.
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.
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.
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.
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.