Maine Families

Support Groups

ADDICTION / SUBSTANCES SUPPORT:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): 1-800-737-6237
Beals | Saturdays 7:00p (Community of Christ Church, 50 Church Street)
Columbia | Wednesdays 7:00p (Faith Methodist Church, 444 US Route 1)
Columbia | Thursdays 7:00p (Faith Methodist Church, 444 US Route 1)
Dennysville | Saturdays 6:00p (Housing Community Room, 200 Shipyard Road)
Lubec | Thursdays 7:00p (Regional Medical Center, 43 S. Lubec Road)
Machias | Sundays 7:30p (Community of Christ Church, 54 North Street)
Machias | Mondays 7:30p (Centre Street Congregational Church, 9 Centre Street)
Machias | Tuesdays 7:30p (St. Aidan’s Church, 72 Dublin Street)
Machias | Thursdays 6:00p (MacBride Building at Down East Community Hospital)
Machias | Fridays 7:30p (Community of Christ Church, 54 North Street)
Machias | Saturdays 10:00am (St. Aidan’s Church, 72 Dublin Street)
Milbridge | Mondays 7:00p (Congregational Church, 10 Bridge Street)
Pembroke | Sundays 7:30p (Grace Chapel, Leighton Point Road)
Whiting | Mondays 7:00p (Cobscook Friend Meeting House, Route 189)

Alcoholics Anonymous for Women only: 255-3243 or 271-8533
Machias | Saturdays 10a-11:00a (St. Aidan’s Church, 72 Dublin Street)

Al-anon: 733-2068 / 1-800-498-1844
For friends and family of alcohol users;
Lubec | Wednesdays 7pm (West Lubec Methodist Church, Route 189)

Arise Addiction Recovery Support Groups:
Support groups for substance users. Childcare is provided at every meeting
Machias | Mondays 7p (Christian Fellowship, 3 Davis Road)
Calais | Tuesdays 7p (The Refuge, 295 North Street)
Lubec | Fridays 7p (Sunrise Apartments)

Circle of Hope Support Group: 255-3530
Support group for friends and family of opiate users
Machias | Wednesdays 6p-7p (call for location)

First Light Substance Awareness (Facebook group):
Facebook page aims to educate, support and provide programs and resources to Lubec area youth and their families

Narcotics Anonymous (NA): 271-8670
Machias | Wednesdays 7p-8p (St. Aidan’s Church, 72 Dublin Street)

Quit ME (Tobacco, Alcohol or other Substances):
Tobacco: 1-800-807-1230 / Alcohol or other Substances: 1-866-811-5695
You can call any of their helplines or submit an online referral for help.  This service offers a no pressure approach.  Whether you are ready to quit or just thinking about quitting they will offer different levels of information, support, or counseling.
For tobacco help, MaineCare covers nicotine replacement meds but if you do not have MaineCare the Helpline can cover the cost of either nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for up to 8 weeks if you enroll in their “multiple call option” plan.  Individuals can also re-enroll in this program every 6 months if needed.

AIDS/HIV SUPPORT:

Health Equity Alliance (formerly Down East AIDS Network): 255-5849
HIV Testing, Support & resources for living with HIV/AIDS

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT:

Maine Families Breastfeeding Support Facebook page: Forum to ask questions of Certified Lactation Counselors and share information with other breastfeeding moms

Maine Families: 255-0481
We have four 4 certified lactation counselors on staff to provide breastfeeding support to new moms. Our counselors will work with moms one-on-one to help them recognize breastfeeding problems and ways to solve them.Our staff is available to work with Moms during their stay in OB after childbirth and can continue to work with them once they return home with their baby. Counselors can provide support in the home and over the phone, whichever is more convenient to moms.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT:

Caregiver Support Group:
For caregivers of family members or friends, and for hospice workers. Email: lking@mainevets.org for more information.
Machias | 1st Friday of the month 2:00 – 4:00p (at Machias Veteran’s Home)

CANCER SUPPORT:

Breast Cancer Support: 454-0501 / 952-2050
Calais | 4th Friday of month 3p (at Calais United Methodist Church, 849 Main St)

Downeast Hospice Cancer Support: 726-5087 / 664-0339
Eastport | 3rd Thursday of month 1p—2:30p (at Eastport Medical Center, 30 Boynton Street)Harrington | 4th Thursday of month 1p—2:30p (at Harrington Health Center, Route 1)
Lubec | 1st Friday of month 1p—2:30p (at Lubec Medical Center, 43 S. Lubec Road)
Machias | 2nd Friday of month 1p—2:30p (at St. Aidan’s Church, 72 Dublin Street)

DOMESTIC ABUSE & TRAUMA SUPPORT:

Next Step DV Women’s Support Groups: 1-800-315-5579
Machias | Tuesdays 12 noon (call for location information)
Calais | Tuesdays 5p—6p  (call for location information)

Downeast Sexual Assault Services: 1-800-871-7741 (24/7)
24 Hour Support Line. DE Sexual Assault Services offers support group services to assist victims and significant others of sexual assault. Support group services are confidential (call for dates, times & location information)

The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MeCASA): 1-800-871-7741
Statewide Sexual Assault Support Line: 24-Hour phone support, toll-free from anywhere in Maine.

GRIEF / LOSS SUPPORT:

Grief Support Group: 454-3141 or 454-0407 
Drop-in occasionally or come each session, the support group is for anyone struggling with loss or grief. Different grief topics and strategies will be addressed each session as well as coping techniques.
Calais | 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6—8p (Calais United Methodist Church, 849 Main Street, Calais)

MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT:

NAMI/Maine: 726-0608 or 263-7889
Safe places to share stories about struggles and successes with mental illness or co-occurring substance use
Machias | 1st Wednesday of month (Kay Parker Building, Hadley Lake Rd.)

PARENTING SUPPORT:

Foster/Adoptive Parenting Group: 1-800-833-9786
Foster, grandparents, relatives… raising children; Childcare is provided
Machias | 1st Friday of month 5:30p—7p

Foster/Kinship and Adoptive Families Support Group: 271-3201
Machias | 2nd Tuesday of month 6:30pm (Dunkin Donuts, no children under 1 years old)

Lean On Me: 598-8066
Support group for parents with special needs children of all ages and diagnosis, focusing on advocating for your child.
Milbridge | 1st Tuesday of month 6:30pm (Women’s Health Resource Library)

Parents of Sexually Abused Children: 1-866-871-7741
24 hour hotline for support services

VETERAN’S SUPPORT:

Combat Veteran’s Support Group: 255-6535
Machias | Mondays 9—10:30a

Maine Military & Community Network: 561-4058
Support group & resources for veterans & military families
Machias | 4th Thursday 1:30p—3:00p (at Machias Career Center, Prescott Drive)

 

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