Community Support Organizations

211 Maine

2-1-1 Maine is a comprehensive statewide directory of over 8,000 health and human services available in Maine. The toll free 2-1-1 hotline connects callers to trained call specialists who can help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Finding the answers to health and human services questions and locating resources is as quick and easy as dialing 2-1-1, or visit the 211 Maine website.

Catholic Charities of Maine

As a faith-based organization with a national presence, Catholic Charities has a wide variety of programs focused on assisting Americans in need. The range of CC of Maine is very broad; here is a limited list of their programs:

  • Adult Mental Health Services
  • Child Care Services
  • Children's Services Including Therapy and Case Management
  • Dental and Medical Services
  • Food Banks
  • Family Therapy
  • Refugee and Immigrant Services
  • Substance Abuse therapy and Treatment
  • Thrift Stores

For more information, please visit their website. Interested in donating to CC of Maine? Please visit their donation information page.

Family Crisis Services

This program, which is sponsored by the United Way and The Mary Kay Foundation, is working toward ending abuse in Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties in Maine. Their mission:

  • To provide programs which focus on individual advocacy and safety for battered women and their children;
  • To work for and encourage institutional change to assign responsibility for battering to the perpetrators; and
  • To change cultural values which perpetuate and support the abuse of women through community education. FCS is a domestic violence project which serves victims and survivors in Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties in Maine

For a complete list of services, please visit their website. To donate, please visit their donation page.

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project

ILAP is a Portland, Maine, based association working toward promoting, unifying and educating Maine's legal immigrant population through advocacy, education on legal issues, and community building endeavors. Some of ILAP's services include:

  • Direct legal aid at no to little cost to the end user
  • Community outreach for immigrant communities
  • Gain safety from persecution or domestic violence
  • ILAP helps immigrants:
  • Improve immigration status
  • Systemic advocacy addressing laws and policies affecting immigrant populations
  • Unify their families

For more information, please visit their website. Interested in volunteering? Please visit their volunteering information page.

Maine Council of Churches

Our mission:

Rooted in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, our mission is to inspire congregations and persons of faith to unite in good works that build a culture of justice, compassion and peace.

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Maine Association Church of New Jerusalem
  • Northern New England Presbyterian
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
  • Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • United Church of Christ
  • Unitarian Universalist
  • United Methodist

 Please visit us online.

Opiate Treatment Centers: CAP Quality Care

CAP Quality Care is a Methadone and Suboxone treatment center located in Westbrook. CAP specializes in assisting those addicted to heroin and other opiates by offering them alternative medication, thereby allowing them to move toward a more stable life, treatment and eventually recovery.

Sexual Response Services of Southern Maine

SARSSM is an advocacy project directed at helping victims of domestic abuse, whether physical, mental and emotional. This program offers an array of support services, including:

  • 24 hour crisis and support line available by calling 800-313-9900
  • Support groups for men and women
  • Sexual Abuse Response Team (SART), an interdisciplinary group of professionals who guide and support survivors of abuse through the stages of coping and recovery
  • Services to incarcerated women who have been victimized
  • Services to the homeless

For more information, please visit their website. Are you interested in volunteering? Please visit their volunteering information page.

Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging

SMAAA is an aging and disability resource center with numerous programs including:

  • Family Caregiver Support
  • Information and Resources for Seniors in Maine
  • Meals on Wheels and Community Cafes
  • Senior News Service

The United Way of Greater Portland

If you are looking for a helping hand, or are just looking to get involved, chances are that the United Way has a program to suit you. The scope of services offered through the United Way of Greater Portland is wide ranging: For a full list of programs in your community, please visit the United Way of Portland website.

The Westbrook Food Pantry

The Westbrook Community Food and Resource Center is a great program for residents who need some assistance in feeding themselves and their families. This volunteer, not for profit agency provides free supplemental food to Westbrook residents on a monthly basis. Visit their Facebook page.

Mental Health Treatment-Spring Harbor Hospital

Located on 50 private acres in Westbrook, Spring Harbor Hospital is Maine's only not for profit, private psychiatric hospital serving individuals who experience acute mental illness or dual-disorder issues. As a part of the MaineHealth System, Spring Harbor also provides aftercare case management with the ability to refer to numerous mental health care providers throughout New England.