One number – hundreds of services. 2-1-1 is 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. In establishing 2-1-1, Maine joins a growing national movement to standardize the availability of information and referral for these services. Call 211 or search online.
The following has been prepared by NAMI Maine:
GEAR: Support and assistance to families of children with disabilities. Meetings in Waterville, Augusta, and Skowhegan. Contact Paige Cummings at 207-623-4474.
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Maine (NAMI): Support and assistance for people with mental illness and their families. Family support groups in Augusta and Waterville; peer support groups in Augusta, at Riverview, and at Togus.
Offering support to people with Alzheimer’s and their families.
Tobacco Free Maine:
for people who want help to quit smoking. Offering a variety of supports for people who smoke and might want to stop or cut back.
Autism Society of Maine: Support for people with autism and their families. Offering a variety of support groups across Maine including Portland, Farmington, Sanford, and York.
Brain Injury Association of Maine: Support and assistance for people with traumatic brain injuries.
Variety of groups in Bangor, Portland, Lewiston, Waterville, Farmingdale, and Rockland.
Maine Parent Federation:
Support groups and assistance to families of children with disabilities.
Variety of support groups statewide.
Learning Disabilities Association of Maine:
Support for people with learning disabilities and their families. Offering a variety of supports for people with learning disabilities and their families.
Defeat Diabetes Foundation: Support and assistance for people with diabetes. Diabetes support groups statewide.
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