State of Maine: www.Maine.gov

Report child abuse: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/support-for-families/child-welfare/preventing-child-abuse To report child abuse or neglect call 1-800-452-1999 (deaf and hard of hearing individuals should dial 711for the Maine Relay). Intake caseworkers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays. Reports of child abuse and neglect can be made confidentially or anonymously.

Report elder abuse: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/get-support/aps/report-abuse-neglect-exploitation 

1. If you are a Mandated Reporter you are required by law (22 M.R.S. § 3477) to call 1-800-624-8404 to make a report to Adult Protective Services.

2. If you are not a mandated reporter, you can call 1-800-624-8404 (24-hour, Toll Free) or Maine Relay 711 to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation or complete the online form below.

 

GEAR: Support and assistance to families of children with disabilities. Meetings in Waterville, Augusta, and Skowhegan.

 

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. 1-800-464-5767

 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: dedicated to facilitating psychiatric care for children and adolescents.

 

American Psychiatric Association: Mental health and psychiatry topics for patients and families.

 

Alzheimer’s Association: 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. 1-800-207-1230

 

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. 1-800-273-5200

 

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. 1-800-275-1233

 

Maine Parent Federation: Support groups and assistance tofamilies of children with disabilities.

Variety of support groups statewide.

Local: 207-588-1933

Fax: 207-588-1938

Statewide: 1-800-870-7746

 

Learning Disabilities Association of Maine: Support forpeople with learning disabilities and their families. Offering a variety of supports for people with learning disabilities and their families. 1-877-208-4029

 

Defeat Diabetes Foundation: Support and assistance for people with diabetes. Diabetes support groups statewide.

 

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