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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.

For more information, please visit: http://www.westbrookfoodpantry.org/about.html


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.

For more information, please visit: http://www.springharbor.org/sphar_body.cfm?id=2542

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.

For more information, please visit: http://www.capqualitycare.com/capcare.html


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

For more information, please visit: http://www.ccmaine.org/get-help

Interested in donating to CC of Maine? Please visit: http://www.ccmaine.org/donate

Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging

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

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

For more information, please visit: http://www.smaaa.org


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
• Systemic advocacy addressing laws and policies affecting immigrant populations

ILAP helps immigrants:

• Improve immigration status
• Gain safety from persecution or domestic violence
• Unify their families

For more information, please visit: http://www.ilapmaine.org/

Interested in volunteering? Please visit: http://www.ilapmaine.org/get_involved.html


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 1-800-313-9900
• 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: http://www.sarsonline.org/


Are you interested in volunteering? Please visit: http://www.sarsonline.org/volunteer

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: http://www.familycrisis.org/services/about/

To donate, please visit: http://www.familycrisis.org/donate/


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 and includes, but is not limited to:

• Educational Services


The Westbrook Children’s Project:

“We envision a community that is prepared for a prosperous future by supporting all young people in Westbrook, from cradle to career.” The United Way plans on accomplishing this goal by creating an “innovative partnership of schools, parents, youth, businesses, community organizations, and residents.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.unitedwaygp.org/our-work/education/westbrook-childrens-project

Portland Connected:

Portland Connected Unites leaders of organizations from our education, business, non-profit, civic and philanthropic sectors in a sustained, coordinated effort that spans the educational continuum from cradle to college, career and citizenship.

For more information, please visit: http://www.unitedwaygp.org/our-work/education/portland-connected/

These are just a few of the numerous services offered by the united way of greater Portland. For a full list of programs in your community, please visit: http://www.unitedwaygp.org

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.

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

 Please visit us at: http://www.mainecouncilofchurches.org/

 

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 visiting www.211maine.org

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