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Social Services

Department of Health and Human Services: Providing health care and social service support to children, families, the elderly, the disabled, people with mental illness or substance abuse issues and the poor. The Department operates two state psychiatric hospitals; provides public health information, guidance and management through the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention; and provides oversight to hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare entities through the Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services.

www.maine.gov/dhhs/ 

151 Jetport Boulevard South Portland, ME 04102

(207) 822-2000

2-1-1 Maine: An easy-to-remember phone number that connects people who want to give help or get help with a full range of health and human services in their community.

        www.211maine.org • info@211maine.org 

50 Lydia Lane South Portland, ME 04106

        2-1-1 or 1 (866) 811-5695

General Assistance: Provides Portland residents with assistance for basic needs such as rent, food, non-food, medication, fuel, utilities, and other essential services. All assistance is granted in voucher form and no cash assistance is granted. Financial eligibility specialists work actively with applicants to ensure that appropriate in-house and outside community referrals are made to other support services.

        http://www.portlandmaine.gov/854/General-Assistance 

196 Lancaster Street Portland, ME 04101

(207) 775-7911

Catholic Charities Maine: Empowers and strengthens individuals and families of all faiths, by providing innovative, community-based social services throughout Maine.

        http://www.ccmaine.org/ • info@ccmaine.org 

307 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101

(207) 781-8550 • 1 (800) 781-8550

Fedcap Rehabilitation Services: Nonprofit agency that develops innovative solutions to creating opportunities for people with barriers to economic well-being; Breaking the Cycle Program is now responsible for administering ASPIRE.

        http://www.fedcap.org/ 

        1 (844) 562-0190

        220 Maine Mall Road South Portland, ME 04106