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Other Social Services


Long Term Care and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Maine Department of Human Services
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Click here for assistance application
Location:
Portland Regional Office
161 Marginal Way
Portland, Me 04101-2438
207-822-2000
1-800-482-7520
FAX: 207-822-2310
TDD/TTY: 1-888-720-1925

Subsidized Housing

Maine State Housing Authority
This website lists places that have subsidized housing.  
Telephone Contact for Maine State Housing: (800) 452-4668

Housing Search

Maine Housing Search

Job Search

Maine CareerCenter

Transportation Services

Regional Transportation Program, Inc. (RTP) is a private, non-profit, United Way agency that provides publicly funded, low-cost transportation to persons in Cumberland County who need rides. If you or someone you know needs a ride, please call 207-774-2666 or toll-free at 1-800-244-0704
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Independent Transportation Network provides a community-based, community-supported, economically viable and consumer-oriented, quality transportation service for seniors and adults with visual impairment.  207-854-0505
Click here for ITN website

Elder Services

Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging is the officially designated agency in Southern Maine to assist the aging. It provides Meals on Wheels service and many information and referral and advocacy resources for seniors.
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Southern Maine Agency on Aging
136 U.S. Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
207-396-6500
1-800-427-7411
Fax 207-883-8249
TTY 207-883-0532

 

Crisis Hotlines in Addition to 2-1-1

Poison Control Center
1-800-222-1222 (Voice) 1-877-299-4447 (TTY)
In Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, the Northern New England Poison Center provides immediate treatment advice for poison emergencies. We also provide information about poisons and poison prevention, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. website: Northern New England Poison Center

Domestic Violence Helpline
1-866-834-4357
Statewide Domestic Violence Helpline. website: Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence- Information, crisis counseling, emotional support and advocacy.

Sexual Assault Support
1-800-871-7741 (Voice) 1-888-458-5599 (TTY)
A 24-hour statewide sexual assault crisis and support line providing confidential services free of charge. website: Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Suicide Prevention
1-888-568-1112 (Voice/TTY) (Crisis Hotline)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
website: the Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program for more information.

Child Abuse
1-800-452-1999 (Voice) 1-800-963-9490 (TTY)
The State of Maine's child abuse hotline is staffed 24 hours a day.

Elder Abuse
1-800-624-8404 (Voice)
1-800-624-8404 (TTY) 1-800-963-9490 (TTY after hours)
The Office of Elder Services provides or arranges for services to protect incapacitated and dependent adults (age 18 and over) in danger of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Calls may be made anonymously.

The Maine Tobacco Hotline
When you're ready to quit, just call.
1-800-207-1230
website: Partnership for a Tobacco Free Maine

Alcoholics Anonymous
800-737-6237
During business hours, your call will be taken by a member of Alcoholics Anonymous who knows exactly what you are going through and can give you all the information you need. At night, we have a well qualified answering service, which can give meeting information, or put you in touch with a recovering alcoholic, in your area, who will speak with you about your problem

Mediation Services

Opportunity Alliance Mediation Services

Volunteers of America Community Mediation Services