Housing & Financial Assistance
A resource for housing, case management for adults diagnosed with a mental health disorder.
Office of Family Independence Services
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)
Care Partners Financial Assistance for Medical Coverage
Resource for those without health insurance.
Get help and locate assistance programs in all areas of Maine, including Portland.
Benefits Counseling Services
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.
Find Rental Properties in Maine
Rental housing programs offered in Maine.
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
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.
Non-Emergency Transportation for Maine Care Covered Services
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.
Autism Society of Maine
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.
Maine Autism Institute
Education & Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder
15 Behavior Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Resource providing information for children on the Autism Spectrum.
How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disabilities
Options for children and creating a safe welcoming space within their home.
Strategies for Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
A resource for working with children on the Autism Spectrum, tips and suggestions.
Helping Asperger's Teens to Survive and Thrive: 15 Key Steps
A helpful article offering suggestions for teens who have been diagnosed with Asperger's.
Creating a Home Atmosphere of Solitude to Help Cope with Adult Autism
Information for Adults living with Autism.
Autism and Sleep Disorders
Autistic Home Decorating: Make Your Home Autism Friendly
12 Ways to Prevent, and Respond to, ASD Wandering
How to Help Your Child with ASD Overcome Her Fear of the Dentist and Establish Lifelong Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits
10 Tips for Getting Your Autistic Child Through a Haircut
The Top 3 Challenges to Finding a Babysitter for Your Special Needs Child — and How to Overcome Them
The Best Strategies for Calming Autistic Tantrums and Meltdowns
Do Sensory Processing Issues Get Better Over Time?
Maine Grief Support Centers Listed by County
A list of grief support centers by county specifically for the state of Maine.
A place to share and learn about grief and loss.
Grief support groups and services offered.
Maine Grief Support Groups
Clinical support groups found in Psychology Today.
Hospice of Southern Maine offering grief support, groups, individual support at no cost.
Bangor Area Grief Support
Grief and health support through Brookings-Smith.
Grief Recovery After Substance Passing-Maine Chapter
Support for family members, friends, who have lost someone to substance abuse disorder.
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
Support groups and workshops offered at no cost, pre-registration is requested.
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.
Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers
Helping patients & families in Mid-Coast Maine
Mental Wellness and Support
NIMH Clinical Trials
Click the above link to learn more about National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Clinical Trials that are currently recruiting nationwide
Depression and Dental Health: Exploring the Connection
7 Diet Changes that can Help Depression
15 Minute Yoga for Stress Relief
10 Ways Pets Support Mental Health
Mental Health at Home: Designing the Perfect Meditation Room
How to Practice Mindfulness Daily
Impact of Sleep on Mood And Mental Well-Being
Surviving Sexual Assault: What you Need to Know About PTSD and Substance Abuse
Support for those who need help surviving through a traumatic event.
Are You An Anxiety Junkie? 7 Strategies to Break the Addiction (with video)
Support regarding anxiety and tips for coping skills and identifying when there is a problem with anxiety.
Depression in Teens: The Warning Signs and How to Help Them Through
Identifying signs and symptoms of depression in teenagers.
The Emotional and Psychological Effects of Cancer
Support regarding serious illness.
Confronting a Terminal Diagnosis as a Family
Support regarding terminal illness and diagnosis.
Student Mental Health Awareness and Resources Guide
Promoting student mental health, expert advice and school resources for understanding disorders and getting help.
You are Not Alone in Your Addiction
Seven Things to Expect when you go to Rehab
Many People Don't Know What to Expect From Addiction Treatment
How Addiction Affects Sleep
Preventing Drug Abuse and Alcohol Addiction
College student’s guide to avoiding drug and alcohol abuse, addiction, recovery and navigating substance use culture on campus.
Teens and Drugs - What Parents Can Do
The Signs. The Conversation. The Response.
Alcohol Awareness for Students
How to stay safe and prevent binge drinking and DUI's.
Resources for Alcoholics and Problem Drinkers
Guide to Suicide Prevention for Students and Parents
How to support your High School or College Student.
Eating Disorders Guidebook
Find help for Anorexia, Bulimia & Binge Eating on Campus.
Suicide Prevention In College
A Valuable Resource Guide on Emergency Assistance, Warning Signs & Prevention of Suicide in College Students
Suicide and Depression Awareness for 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.
Suicide Prevention in College
A valuable resource guide on emergency assistance, warning signs & prevention of suicide in College Students
Maintaining Mental Health In College
A Student’s Guide to Recognizing Disorders, Seeking Help and Promoting Wellness
Other Community Resources
Questions to Ask Regarding Your Child's Individual Education Plan
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.
Maine Parent Federation
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.
Benefits Counseling Services
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.
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
Kennebec Valley Queer Coalition
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.
OUT Maine is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to the support & empowerment of LGBTQI young people in mid-coast Maine.
Working to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Maine since 1984
GLSEN Southern Maine
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
Creating Safe & Affirming Environments for LTGBQ Youth
Maine Transgender Network Inc.
Supporting and Empowering Trans People to Create a World where they can Thrive
Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
Maine General Residential Program
35 Medical Center Parkway Augusta
The Discovery House
21 Airport Rd.
Waterville, ME 04901
Discovery House Bangor
74 Dowd Rd.
Bangor, ME 04401
Liberty Bay Recovery Center
348 Forrest Ave.
Portland, ME 04101
Waterville, ME 04901
Scarborough, ME 04074
Rockland Metro Treatment Center
166 New County Rd.
Rockland, ME 04841
The Farm Aroostook Mental Health Center
Limestone, Maine 04750
65 India St.
Portland, ME 04101
Infinity House Wellspring
Bangor, ME 04401
4-6 month residential treatment for women
Main Stay Opportunity Alliance
50 Lydia Lane
So. Portland, ME 04116
Resource guide for substance abuse treatment centers in Maine
Looking for an Attorney?
Find the Right Lawyer with the Lawyer Referral Service.
Board of conduct to file a complaint against an attorney
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.
Maine Legal Help Resource
Use HelpMELaw to find:
- People who may be able to help you with a specific legal problem
- Information about laws that affect you
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".
Maine Community Law Center
Access to Legal Assistance for All Maine Residents
Maine Grievance Process
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)
Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, 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 deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
Crisis Text Line
Free 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741-741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
Call 1-877-565-8860 for a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs community members might have.
Disaster Distress Helpline
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.
The Trevor Project
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.