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:

GEARSupport and assistance to families of children with disabilitiesMeetings 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 to families 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 for people 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.