Maine Families

Emergency and Safety

Ambulance / Fire / Maine State Police / Sheriff’s Office: Dial 911

Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222

Crisis HOTLINE (Maine Statewide): 1-888-568-1112
24-hour service will connect you to the closest crisis center

Crisis Help Line (AMHC): 1-800-273-8255
A 24-hour service for anyone depressed, stressed, suicidal

Adult Protective Services (DHHS): 1-800-624-8404
To report suspected abuse or neglect of adults over 18

Animal Welfare Program: 287-3846 or 1-877-296-9600
To report animal cruelty or abuse

Child Protective Services (DHHS): 1-800-452-1999
Report suspected child abuse or neglect of ages 0-18

Downeast Community Partners – Care Fund: 598-5648
Funds for emergency needs (must be enrolled in DCP’s Resource Advocates Program)

Emergency Housing for Veterans (Augusta): 623-8411 x5647
For veterans and their family experiencing homelessness. This program is a shared living environment with supportive case management. The program provides stability while working towards housing (located in Augusta)

Homeless Crisis Hotline (National—24 Hrs.): 1-800-438-3890

The Lamb House (Emergency Shelter Housing)
The Lamb House provides short-term, emergency housing for families displaced by fire, weather or other natural disaster. Located at #4 River Road in Cherryfield, the Lamb House is a mission project of the Cherryfield Congregational Church. Contact through Facebook: The Lamb House

Next Step Domestic Violence Shelter Hotline: 1-800-315-5579
Crisis response; Shelter; Legal assistance

Passamaquoddy Peaceful Relations: 853-2600 x265 or x266
Support for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Dating Violence
Peaceful Relations (24 Hr. Hotline): 1-877-853-2613

Pleasant Point Child Welfare: 853-2600
Families having a difficulty meeting the needs of their children

Recovery Resource & Support Referral Line: 1-833-NVR-GVUP or 207-454-1999
AMHC staffs this line 24/7 to help connect substance users with support, counseling, peer services, recovery coaching and other related assistance that they may need in a crisis situation. This line may be used by law enforcement, medical and emergency personnel, public officials, education staff and other members of the public as well.

Safe Families for Children: 733-6161
Volunteer host families provide temporary safe care for children while their parents take time to cope with stress or difficult situations in their lives. This arrangement is made between the parent/caregiver and Safe Families and does not involve DHHS.

Sexual Assault Crisis & Support (24 Hrs.): 1-800-871-7741
AMHC Sexual Assault Services offers a 24-hour, confidential, toll-free sexual assault crisis and support line for people affected by sexual violence, no matter when it happened. Trained advocates staff the support line and their job is to listen, offer support, and provide helpful, practical information and referrals to other community resources.

Suicide Hotline: 1-888-568-1112

Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
Confidential help for Veterans and the families (provided by the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

Washington County Emergency Management: 255-3931
Community disasters (floods, hurricanes, flu epidemic…)

More Safety Resources

Lead Dust Test Kit: This is a free kit available from the Maine CDC for you to test for lead paint dust.  They also offer other resources and information on how to test your child for lead, get your home inspected for lead, and how to identify other sources of lead in your home.

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