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RESOURCES

Community Support:
2-1-1 Maine

211 Maine, a free service of the United Ways of Maine, provides 24/7 access to live individuals ready to connect those in need to local programs and services. All calls are confidential.  Dial 211, Text your zip code to 898-211 or visit their website at 

https://211maine.org/

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you're struggling with some tough thoughts or emotions right now, don't hesitate to reach out. Call, text 988, or chat online at 988lifeline.org/chat with a trained, caring counselor, 24/7.

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center

Visit the Center for a place to “hang out” with friends, share a meal, seek help in finding employment, and accessing a variety of resources, both onsite and through referral.   https://seedsofhope4me.org/

Biddeford Resource Map

A resource map aimed at serving residents of the Biddeford, ME area, and funded by the General Assistance office. https://www.biddefordresourcemap.org/

Youth Full Maine

Youth Full Maine provides free food distribution weekly in Dayton and monthly in Biddeford to those in need within our communities.  For dates and locations, visit https://youthfullme.org/

NAMI Maine

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine provides support, education, and advocacy to build better lives for the 1 in 4 Mainers who are affected by mental illness.  For more information, visit their website at

https://www.namimaine.org/

The Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offers eligible Maine families up to $30 per month off of their internet bill.  

Eligibility is based on income (i.e., a family of four making less than $55,500 is eligible), and Mainers who participate in any of the following programs automatically qualify: SNAP, WIC, SSI, most federal and state housing assistance programs, Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit, free and reduced-price school lunch program, and/or received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year.  Fill out the application to save $30 a month at getacp.org/Maine.

York County Shelter Program

York County Shelter Program (YCSP) connects people to community resources and treatment services, provides job training, helps people transition into permanent housing, and operates a food pantry that feeds more than 4,000 people every month. For more information, visit their website at https://www.yorkcountyshelterprograms.com/

York County Community Action Corporation (YCCAC)

YCCAC’s mission is to alleviate the effects of poverty, attack its underlying causes, and to promote the dignity and self-sufficiency of the people of York County, Maine. They have identified three agency results to further this mission. YCCAC listens to their clients and patients in order to understand their needs and aspirations. They then work with them, one-on-one, to find opportunities that will enable them to be healthy, financially secure, and self-sufficient. Visit: York County Community Action Corp. – Providing Opportunity & Hope to People in York County (yccac.org) to learn more.

Substance Use Prevention Resources:
People Recover

Connect with Maegan Lambert-Irish, our communities Substance Use Disorder Outreach Liaison, for referrals to treatment, recovery resources, harm reduction tools, and more.

Office: (207) 571-1652 ext 7190

Email: maegan.lambert-irish@biddefordmaine.org

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For Teens

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FMI or Help to Quit,

visit: www.mainequitlink.org or

call 1-800-QUIT-NOW. 

 

Confidential texting and web coaching services are also available.

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