Healthy Peninsula Community Resource Guide

The Healthy Peninsula Community Resource Guide is a searchable database of primarily non-profit health and human service resources in greater Hancock County, Maine. It features information to keep community members and professionals alike connected with up-to-date resource and program listings, including state-wide resources that are available to families, seniors, adults with chronic illness and caregivers on the Blue Hill Peninsula, Stonington and Deer Isle and across Hancock County. The development of this website is a collaboration of Blue Hill Hospital and Healthy Peninsula, generously funded thanks to the Thriving In Place Downeast grant awarded to Healthy Peninsula and their nine community partners by the Maine Health Access Foundation.
 
To keep this website current and useful, everyone’s input is critical. Please help build this list of resources by suggesting a listing. Together we'll build an informed, healthy community.


 

Adult Protective Services

Responsible for providing or arranging for services to protect incapacitated and/or dependent adults in danger. APS staff also petition for Public Guardianship and/or Conservatorship of incapacitated adults when all less restrictive alternatives have failed.
Phone: 800-262-2232
Website: View Site

Child Abuse and/or Neglect

Suspicion of physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
Phone: 1-800-452-1999
Website: View Site

Downeast Sexual Assault Services

Rape, child sexual abuse/incest
Phone: 1-800-228-2470
Website: View Site

Health Affiliates Maine

Offering professional services that assist individuals and families statewide who are affected by a variety of substance abuse and mental health struggles.
Phone: 877-888-4304
Location: Statewide
Website: View Site

Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Investigates complaints made by or on behalf of someone in long-term care setting or who is receiving in-home care.
Phone: 1-800-499-0229
Website: View Site

Next Step Domestic Violence Project

Committed to working to end domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and dating violence in our communities. Operating resource centers and outreach sites, and services including a 24-hour crisis hotline, safety planning, legal assistance, shelter, transitional housing, and support and education groups.
Phone: 1-800-315-5579
Location: Ellsworth Resource Center, 733 Bangor Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Administration phone: (207) 667-0176
Website: View Site

Spruce Run

Support for victims of partner violence.
Phone: 1-800-863-9909
Website: View Site

AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Federally funded program, operating at the state level, which ensures access to the prescription medications needed to manage and treat HIV.
Phone: 207-287-3747
Location: ADAP Coordinator, 286 Water St., 11 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330
Website: View Site

Down East AIDS Network

Down East AIDS Network and the Health Equity Alliance create a world in which all people are valued and celebrated, and health disparities such as HIV, Hepatitis C and AIDS-related deaths are nonexistent.
Phone: 207-667-3506
Location: 25A Pine Street Ellsworth, ME
Website: View Site

AA/NA/Al-Anon

Group of Alcoholics Anonymous members coming together in the spirit of fellowship to help carry the AA message by publishing a newsletter, sponsoring social events, and distributing literature.
Phone: 207-479-1779
Website: View Site

Alanon (Relatives or Friends of Alcoholics)

Local meetings Sunday 7:00 PM Blue Hill Memorial Hospital 57 Water St Blue Hill Thursday 9:00 AM Island Community Center 2 Memorial Ln Stonington Tuesday 12:00 PM Unitarian Universalist Church 121 Bucksport Rd Ellsworth Thursday 12:00 PM Unitarian Universalist Church 121 Bucksport Rd Ellsworth
Phone:
Website: View Site

Down East Recovery Supports Guide

A listing of recovery support services and substance use treatment in the Down East region, compiled by Health Equity Alliance and Healthy Acadia, with assistance and input from the Down East Substance Treatment Network and the Down East Recovery Support Coalition. A PDF version of the Guide is available by clicking on "View Website" below.
Phone:
Website: View Site

Health Affiliates Maine

Statewide substance abuse and mental health agency providing therapy, case management and psychiatric assessment and treatment services. Website includes county-by-county listing of therapists associated with the agency, the types of therapy they offer, and the insurance that they accept, including MaineCare.
Phone: 877-888-4304
Location: PO Box 1150, Auburn, ME 04211
Website: View Site

Maine Office of Substance Abuse

Responsible for the planning, development, implementation, regulation, and evaluation of substance abuse services. Providing leadership in substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment, its goal is to enhance the health and safety of Maine citizens through the reduction of the overall impact of substance use, abuse, and dependency.
Phone: 1-800-499-0027
Location: 41 Anthony Street Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Website: View Site

Narcotics Anonymous Helpline


Phone: 1-800-974-0062
Website: View Site

Office of Substance Abuse, Information and Resource Center

Provides Maine’s citizens with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug information, resources, and research for prevention, education, and treatment.
Phone: 1-800-499-0027
Location: #159 State House Station, A.M.H.I. Complex, Marquardt Bldg., 3rd Floor Augusta, ME, ME 04333-0159
Website: View Site

Open Door Recovery Center

Programs Include: Adult Outpatient, Adult Intensive Outpatient, Family, Adolescent Intensive Outpatient, ADTC, D.E.E.P. (For Open Door Clients,) and an Outpatient and Inpatient Detox Program through a contract with Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.
Phone: 207-667-3102
Location: 8 Old Mill Road Ellsworth, Maine 04605
Website: View Site

Phoenix Academy of Maine

Call for Referrals/Information Clients: Adolescents; ages 13 - 17 (can turn 18 in treatment), coed. Primarily from Central Maine (Region II) though any teen from Maine is eligible. Services: Six month residential treatment center (Therapeutic Community) for teens whose lives have become unmanageable because of alcohol and drug abuse. In addition to individualized treatment programs, the Academy offers teens a course of education meant to help them catch up on schoolwork lost to drugs. Grades and credit for work successfully completed while at Phoenix Academy will be issued from Maranacook Community Schools. Treatment program also includes *group, family and individual counseling, *life-skills training, *education on substance abuse and its effects, *participation in AA, NA, and other self-help groups.
Phone: (207) 622-7106 x3350
Location: 49 Kamich Drive Augusta, ME 04330
Website: View Site

Aging & Disability Resource Center

One-stop shopping for general information about aging and disability resources in Maine. An easy-to-navigate site that helps folks who are computer savvy get directly to the kinds of services they need. An initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 1-877-353-3771
Website: View Site

Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter

24/7 telephone helpline provides information on hundreds of topics, connection to community resources and support. Translation services are available for over 140 languages. Support groups in over 50 community locations throughout the state. Care management and consultation services provided by licensed professionals. Education programs for families, the public, health care and long term care professionals. Safe return jewelry: designed to return to safety, individuals who wander because of Alzheimer's disease. Advocacy for improved public policy affecting people with Alzheimer's. Community outreach programs for civic groups, law enforcement, clergy and the public. Research into the cause, prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer's disease.
Phone: 1-800-272-3900
Location: 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C Scarborough, ME 04074
Website: View Site

Birch Bay Retirement Village

Owned by Mount Desert Island Hospital, Birch Bay Village offers independent living in detached cottages and apartments in the Inn, as well as assisted living and assisted living for memory loss programs. A respite stay pogrom provides temporary relief for caregivers, an opportunity for potential residents to experience Birch Bay, and transition for residents from a hospital stay to their homes. The Inn offers dining, a hair salon, transportation, health and wellness screening, and a wide variety of activities, all of which are available to cottage residents as well.
Phone: 207-288-8014
Location: 25 Village Inn Rd., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Website: View Site

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

Providing seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers with a variety of options, opportunities, resources and referrals.
Phone: 800-432-7812
Location: Bangor, ME
Website: View Site

Friendship Cottage

Providing adult day service to dependent adults who may be coping with physical, mental or memory challenges.
Phone: 207-374-5612
Location: 118 Ellsworth Road Blue Hill, ME
Website: View Site

Island Nursing Home & Care Center

Island Nursing Home is a non-profit facility that provides skilled nursing and residential care, basing services needed on the physical, social, and spiritual needs of each individual. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology are all offered, and a custom rehabilitation program can be created for any resident in need of special care. A special sensory-based program assists residents in the later stages of dementia, providing comfort and sensory stimulation. The Island Nursing Home offers a wide range of activities and is well integrated into the communities on Deer Isle.
Phone: 207-348-2351
Location: 587 North Deer Isle Rd., Deer Isle, ME 04627
Website: View Site

mainecahc.org/our-services/consumer-assistance-helpline/

Courtland Rehabilitation & Living Center is a multi-level facility located in Ellsworth, Maine at the crossroads of Downeast Maine. Our 74-bed facility contains three unique, specialized units: a 28-bed Skilled Rehab/Nursing unit, a 26-bed Long Term Care unit, and a 20-bed Residential Care unit. Each unit is supported by primary nursing staff to support the patient/resident needs and provide necessary services
Phone: 667-9036
Location: 42 Bucksport Road Ellsworth
Website: View Site

Northern Bay Residential Living Center

Northern Bay Residential Living Center is an assisted living community, that provides intermediate-care services elderly people who can no longer reside on their own. Help is available with  daily tasks such as meal preparation, mobility, bathing or dressing. No skilled nursing services are available.
Phone: 207-326-4344
Location: 15 Main St., Penobscot, ME 04476
Website: View Site

Partners in Caring Respite Program-EAAA

Partners in Caring is a source of information and support for families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any type of dementia. Partners in Caring can help pay for several hours of in-home respite each week, allowing you the time that you need to do other things that need to be done. Funds are available to help with the cost of in-home respite, overnight respite, adult day care, and home modification. Some caregivers use respite time to rest, take a nap, go shopping, go to medical appointments, get a hair cut, go out to eat, visit with family and friends, go fishing, or resume community activities. Partners in Caring also offers help with the cost of up to two full weeks (through the year) of overnight respite care at a residential care facility or at home. You can take a needed vacation knowing experienced care providers are caring for your loved one. Partners in Caring providers offer companionship; supervision and personal care for your loved one while you have some time off. Partners in Caring is supporting by State funds through the Office of Elder Services and by individual donations.
Phone: 1-800-432-7812
Website: View Site

Robert and Mary's Place

Respite center formed by members of an Alzheimer's support group where people with memory loss can interact with others in a safe and caring space. Daily program elements include socialization, exercise, and group activities, and participants are always given a choice in what they do. A caregiver support group is also offered.
Phone: 667-5449
Location: 50 Meadow View Lane, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Safe Return

Nationwide system that helps identify and locate individuals who wander due to Alzheimer's or dementia.
Phone: 1-888-572-8566
Website: View Site

Seaport Village Healthcare

Seaport Village offers personalized short-stay skilled rehabilitation services and complete long-term nursing care services. This small facilities offers a complete activities program, and transportation to and from medical appointments. Residents have complete access to restorative nursing and therapy services on an as-needed basis. Memory care is also provided.
Phone: 207-667-9336
Location: 33 Birch Ave., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Sonogee Rehabilitation & Living Center

Sonogee is a retirement and assisted living facility that offers extended-stay nursing and residential care to seniors with varying levels of disabilities. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy are offered to residents, and the facility serves people with Alzheimer's and other dementias..
Phone: 207 288-5800
Location: 131 Eden St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Website: View Site

Washington Hancock Community Agency

WHCA's mission is to bring community resources together to help people in Washington and Hancock County achieve self-sufficiency and a better quality of life. We offer a variety of programs ranging from transportation assistance to elderly daycare to small business development.
Phone: 207-664-2424
Location: 248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Westgate Center for Rehabilitation & Alzheimer's Care

Services provide a continuum of care from short-term rehabilitative care following hospitalization to long-term skilled nursing care. Westgate offers an adult day services program, palliative care and hospice coordination, specialized Alzheimer's and dementia care, and a respite care program.
Phone: 207-942-7336
Location: 750 Union St., Bangor, ME 04401
Website: View Site

Atlantic Mental Health Center

Offering a comprehensive and integrated array of community and home-based mental health, substance abuse, and brain inury health services for individuals of all ages.
Phone: 667-6890 Access Center: 498-4193 or 800-244-6431
Website: View Site

Catholic Charities

Serving individuals and families of all faiths. Services for children include home intake interviews, home therapist services, and case management, including contracting for direct services. Work with developmental/cognitive disabilities and behavioral/mental health problems. Child & Adult Care Food Program can provide reimbursement for healthy meals and snacks for children receiving child care. Services provided through the state for adult case management, support and recovery services, and substance abuse support. 
Phone: 299-1941 / Portland office: 781-8550 or 800-781-8550
Website: View Site

Center for Studying Mindfulness in Work, Health, Family & Relationship

Counseling, talks, classes, workshops offered to individuals, parents, families, couples, medical offices, physicians, nurses, staff, counselors, educators, early education caregivers, and universities. Nancy Hathaway, MEd., Licensed Psychotherapist, Senior Meditation Teacher in Kwan Um School of Zen, is an adjunct professor at USM Department of Education, USM LAC, teaches at Colby College Jan Plan, Maine Medical Association.
Phone: 207-400-0494 (mobile)
Location: Center for Studying Mindfulness
P.O. Box 506, Blue Hill, ME 04614
Website: View Site

Community Health and Counseling Services

Community Health and Counseling Services is a private non-profit organization that provides community-based home health, hospice and mental health services to adults and children in central, eastern, and northern Maine.  More than 7,500 people benefit each year from the efforts of professional, support, and management staff of the agency. 1-800-924-0366
Phone: 207- 667-2061
Location: 415 Water Street Ellsworth, Maine
Website: View Site

Families United

A private, non-profit agency whose mission is to assist children and families with the resolution of conflict problems. Services include home and community-based mental health treatment; targeted case management for children with behavioral health or developmental delays diagnoses; parent skills training, and behavior management training.
Phone: 207-667-3239
Location: 11 Short St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Health Affiliates Maine

Offering professional services that assist individuals and families statewide who are affected by a variety of substance abuse and mental health struggles.
Phone: 877-888-4304
Location: Statewide
Website: View Site

Health Affiliates Maine

Statewide substance abuse and mental health agency providing therapy, case management and psychiatric assessment and treatment services. Website includes county-by-county listing of therapists associated with the agency, the types of therapy they offer, and the insurance that they accept, including MaineCare.
Phone: 877-888-4304
Location: PO Box 1150, Auburn, ME 04211
Website: View Site

KidsPeace

Graham Lake Campus. KidsPeace is a private charity providing a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs and center-based treatment programs to children challenged by behavioral and mental health problems, including autism spectrum disorders and severe behavioral issues. Children over 8 years old accepted.
Phone: 667-0909, 664-1334 or 800-992-9543
Location: 16 Kidspeace Way, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Maine

NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by mental illness. NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain
Phone: 1-800-464-5767
Location: 1 Bangor St. Augusta, ME 04330
Website: View Site

Blue Hill Family Medicine

Blue Hill Family Medicine is a department of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, committed to a standard of excellence in primary care for you and your family.

Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing comprehensive healthcare for the individual and the family. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages and all genders from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Phone: 207-374-2311
Location: Sussman Medical Office Building
65 Water Street
Blue Hill, Me 04614
Website: View Site

Blue Hill Women's Health Care

Blue Hill Women’s Health Care offers high-quality obstetric, midwifery, and gynecological services to women throughout their lives. We pay thoughtful attention to your health issues, focus on preventative medical care, and provide the information you need to make wise healthcare decisions.
 
In addition to visits at the Blue Hill office, our midwives offer prenatal care at Island Family Medicine on a part-time basis.  We deliver babies at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, MDI Hospital, and at home. 
Phone: 207-374-3940
Location: Sussman Medical Office Building
65 Water Street
Blue HIll, ME 04614
Website: View Site

Bucksport Regional Health Center

Dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain good health by offering primary care health and dental services for adults and children.
Phone: 207-469-7371
Location: 110 Broadway
Bucksport, Maine 04416
Website: View Site

Castine Community Health Services

Castine Community Health Services is a department of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, committed to a standard of excellence in primary care for you and your family.
 
Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing comprehensive healthcare for the individual and the family. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages and all genders from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Phone: 207-326-4348
Location: 102 Court Street
Castine, ME 04421
Website: View Site

Island Family Medicine

Island Family Medicine is a department of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, committed to a standard of excellence in primary care for you and your family.
 
Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing comprehensive healthcare for the individual and the family. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages and all genders from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Phone: 207-367-2311
Location: 354 Airport Road
Stonington, ME 04681
Website: View Site

Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center

Providing compassion, support, wellness groups, advocacy and education for patients, families, and friends in the midst of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and/or remission.
Phone: 207-664-0339
Location: PO Box 322  23 Commerce Park Ellsworth, Maine 04605
Website: View Site

BHMH Community Cancer Screening Fund

Helping local community members who are self-pay, have a high insurance deductible, are uninsured, or who do not qualify for existing financial programs pursue screenings for various types of cancer.
Phone: 207-374-3927
Location: Blue Hill Memorial Hospital
57 Water Street
Blue Hill, Maine
Website: View Site

Blue Hill Infusion-Oncology Clinic

An outreach program of Eastern Maine Medical Center's CancerCare of Maine, the clinic provides patients with high-quality, personalized, safe, and effective care from registered nurses who specialize in infusion therapy and chemotherapy and an oncologist from CCOM who provides regularly scheduled clinics throughout the year.
Phone: 207-374-3995
Location: Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, 57 Water St., Blue Hill, ME 04614
Website: View Site

Lafayette Family Cancer Center

Housing Eastern Maine Medical Center's Cancer Care of Maine. On-site services include outpatient medical oncology, radiation oncology, hematology, and diagnostic services, including blood laboratory, basic imaging, and PET-CT scanning equipment.  The facility, opened in 2009, provides a healing and supportive environment for patients, families, and staff.
Phone: 207-973-7478 or 800-987-3005
Location: 333 Whiting Hill Rd., Brewer, ME
Website: View Site

Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care

A collaborative effort between Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center's CancerCare of Maine. Offering specialized treatment for cancer, osteoporosis, anemia, multiple sclerosis, immune deficiencies, neurological diseases, and blood transfusions in a newly renovated treatment center designed to allow patients to receive care close to home.
Phone: 664-5430
Location: 50 Union St., Suite 3600, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Reach to Recovery

The Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center hosts the American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery to help breast cancer patients cope with their breast cancer experience. Trained local volunteers are available for support or to provide information.
Phone: 664-0339
Location: 23 Commerce Park, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Road to Recovery

An American Cancer Society program in which volunteer drivers provide transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Contact Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center for more information.
Phone: 664-0339
Location: 23 Commerce Park, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Adult Protective Services

Responsible for providing or arranging for services to protect incapacitated and/or dependent adults in danger. APS staff also petition for Public Guardianship and/or Conservatorship of incapacitated adults when all less restrictive alternatives have failed.
Phone: 800-262-2232
Website: View Site

Aging & Disability Resource Center

One-stop shopping for general information about aging and disability resources in Maine. An easy-to-navigate site that helps folks who are computer savvy get directly to the kinds of services they need. An initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 1-877-353-3771
Website: View Site

Aging and Disability Resource Center

Help filling out forms for assistance in paying for medications, as well as many other services. An initiative of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services locatedd within the Eastern Area Agency on Aging.
Phone: 207-941-2865 or 800-432-7812
Location: 450 Essex St., Bangor, ME 04401
Website: View Site

Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter

24/7 telephone helpline provides information on hundreds of topics, connection to community resources and support. Translation services are available for over 140 languages. Support groups in over 50 community locations throughout the state. Care management and consultation services provided by licensed professionals. Education programs for families, the public, health care and long term care professionals. Safe return jewelry: designed to return to safety, individuals who wander because of Alzheimer's disease. Advocacy for improved public policy affecting people with Alzheimer's. Community outreach programs for civic groups, law enforcement, clergy and the public. Research into the cause, prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer's disease.
Phone: 1-800-272-3900
Location: 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C Scarborough, ME 04074
Website: View Site

Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center

Providing compassion, support, wellness groups, advocacy and education for patients, families, and friends in the midst of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and/or remission.
Phone: 207-664-0339
Location: PO Box 322  23 Commerce Park Ellsworth, Maine 04605
Website: View Site

Birch Bay Retirement Village

Owned by Mount Desert Island Hospital, Birch Bay Village offers independent living in detached cottages and apartments in the Inn, as well as assisted living and assisted living for memory loss programs. A respite stay pogrom provides temporary relief for caregivers, an opportunity for potential residents to experience Birch Bay, and transition for residents from a hospital stay to their homes. The Inn offers dining, a hair salon, transportation, health and wellness screening, and a wide variety of activities, all of which are available to cottage residents as well.
Phone: 207-288-8014
Location: 25 Village Inn Rd., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Website: View Site

Caregiver Support Groups

Sponsored by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging, support groups meet throughout Hancock County:
 Bar Harbor:  Birch Bay Retirement Village, The Den, 2nd Wed., 10-11:30
Blue Hill:  Friendship Cottage, Resource Room), 1st Fri., 1-2:30 pm; men's group, 3rd Mon., 4:30-6 pm
Ellsworth: Library, Riverside Room, 2nd Tues., 2-3:30 pm
Phone:
Website: View Site

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

Providing seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers with a variety of options, opportunities, resources and referrals.
Phone: 800-432-7812
Location: Bangor, ME
Website: View Site

Eldercare Locator

A nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services. The Eldercare Locator is designed to help older adults and their families and caregivers find their way through the maze of services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources. The goal is to provide users with the information and resources they need that will help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
Phone: 1-800-677-1116
Website: View Site

Friendship Cottage

Providing adult day service to dependent adults who may be coping with physical, mental or memory challenges.
Phone: 207-374-5612
Location: 118 Ellsworth Road Blue Hill, ME
Website: View Site

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County serves individuals living at the end of life, their families and caregivers with free, non-medical support and comfort, and provides bereavement care. 1-888-266-8035
Phone: 207-667-2531
Location: Ellsworth, ME
Website: View Site

Island Nursing Home & Care Center

Island Nursing Home is a non-profit facility that provides skilled nursing and residential care, basing services needed on the physical, social, and spiritual needs of each individual. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology are all offered, and a custom rehabilitation program can be created for any resident in need of special care. A special sensory-based program assists residents in the later stages of dementia, providing comfort and sensory stimulation. The Island Nursing Home offers a wide range of activities and is well integrated into the communities on Deer Isle.
Phone: 207-348-2351
Location: 587 North Deer Isle Rd., Deer Isle, ME 04627
Website: View Site

mainecahc.org/our-services/consumer-assistance-helpline/

Courtland Rehabilitation & Living Center is a multi-level facility located in Ellsworth, Maine at the crossroads of Downeast Maine. Our 74-bed facility contains three unique, specialized units: a 28-bed Skilled Rehab/Nursing unit, a 26-bed Long Term Care unit, and a 20-bed Residential Care unit. Each unit is supported by primary nursing staff to support the patient/resident needs and provide necessary services
Phone: 667-9036
Location: 42 Bucksport Road Ellsworth
Website: View Site

Partners in Caring Respite Program-EAAA

Partners in Caring is a source of information and support for families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any type of dementia. Partners in Caring can help pay for several hours of in-home respite each week, allowing you the time that you need to do other things that need to be done. Funds are available to help with the cost of in-home respite, overnight respite, adult day care, and home modification. Some caregivers use respite time to rest, take a nap, go shopping, go to medical appointments, get a hair cut, go out to eat, visit with family and friends, go fishing, or resume community activities. Partners in Caring also offers help with the cost of up to two full weeks (through the year) of overnight respite care at a residential care facility or at home. You can take a needed vacation knowing experienced care providers are caring for your loved one. Partners in Caring providers offer companionship; supervision and personal care for your loved one while you have some time off. Partners in Caring is supporting by State funds through the Office of Elder Services and by individual donations.
Phone: 1-800-432-7812
Website: View Site

Robert and Mary's Place

Respite center formed by members of an Alzheimer's support group where people with memory loss can interact with others in a safe and caring space. Daily program elements include socialization, exercise, and group activities, and participants are always given a choice in what they do. A caregiver support group is also offered.
Phone: 667-5449
Location: 50 Meadow View Lane, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Rosscare

A member of the Eastern Maine Healthcare System, Rosscare partners with six nursing homes, including Ross Manor and Stillwater Health Care in Bangor, providing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services and long-term care. Dirigo Pines Retirement Community in Orono and an assisted-living facility, the Sylvia Ross Home, in Bangor are also part of Rosscare's mission. Rosscare also offers a telephone check-in service in the greater Bangor area and the LiveSAFE Emergency Response System.
Phone: 207-973-7094 or 855-973-7094
Location: 885 Union St., Bangor, ME 04401
Website: View Site

Washington Hancock Community Agency

WHCA's mission is to bring community resources together to help people in Washington and Hancock County achieve self-sufficiency and a better quality of life. We offer a variety of programs ranging from transportation assistance to elderly daycare to small business development.
Phone: 207-664-2424
Location: 248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Atlantic Mental Health Center

Offering a comprehensive and integrated array of community and home-based mental health, substance abuse, and brain inury health services for individuals of all ages.
Phone: 667-6890 Access Center: 498-4193 or 800-244-6431
Website: View Site

Autism Society of Maine

The Autism Society of Maine provides education and resources to support the valued lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. The purposes of the Autism Society of Maine are: •To promote and advocate for the general welfare of individuals with autism; •To promote family and community support; •To help the community develop a better understanding of the problems of individuals with autism; •To further the advancement of all ameliorative and preventive study, research, therapy, care and cure of individuals with autism; •To promote the education, training, and vocational opportunities of individuals with autism and to foster the development of integrated care on their behalf; •To promote the establishment of adequate diagnostic, therapeutic, educational and recreational facilities for individuals with autism; •To serve as a clearing house for gathering and disseminating information regarding persons with autism and act as a public information and referral service for autism spectrum disorders; •To further the education and training of parents and professional personnel working with, educating, and caring for individuals with autism.
Phone: 1-800-273-5200
Location: 72B Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364
Website: View Site

Autism Society of Maine Hotline

Services: ASM advocates for improved services for people with autism and their families by maintaining a lending library and educational materials and holding workshops for parents, educators and providers. It reaches out to the community through a toll free line, providing information, referrals and advocacy services.
Phone: 1-800-273-5200 (hotline)
Website: View Site

Caring Hands of Maine Dental Center

This non-profit community facility was founded to treat children and adolescents; however, adult patients are also accepted. The Dental Center provides comprehensive dental services that foster lifelong oral health. Emergency dental treatment is also provided. The Center accepts private insurance, MaineCare, and has discounted fees for families without dental insurance. Portable preventive and dental treatment services are offered around eastern Maine.
Phone: 207-
Location: 70 Kingsland Crossing, Suite A, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Catholic Charities

Serving individuals and families of all faiths. Services for children include home intake interviews, home therapist services, and case management, including contracting for direct services. Work with developmental/cognitive disabilities and behavioral/mental health problems. Child & Adult Care Food Program can provide reimbursement for healthy meals and snacks for children receiving child care. Services provided through the state for adult case management, support and recovery services, and substance abuse support. 
Phone: 299-1941 / Portland office: 781-8550 or 800-781-8550
Website: View Site

Child Abuse and/or Neglect

Suspicion of physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
Phone: 1-800-452-1999
Website: View Site

Child and Family Opportunties

Serving children and families in Down East Maine through Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare and early education programming, and community-based health and wellness programs.
Phone: 207-667-2995
Location: 18 Avery Lane Ellsworth, ME
Website: View Site

Child Development Services (Downeast CDS)

A state agency under the Department of Education that provides both early intervention for children birth through two years and free appropriate public education for ages three through five. Regional CDS sites provide case management and direct instruction for families. Screenings and evaluations are provided to identify children who are eligible for services, including early intervention and special education and related services.
Phone: 207-667-7108 - Machias office: 255-4892
Location: Downeast CDS serves Hancock County towns. Their office is at 247 Main St., Machias, ME 04654
Website: View Site

Community Health and Counseling Services

Community Health and Counseling Services is a private non-profit organization that provides community-based home health, hospice and mental health services to adults and children in central, eastern, and northern Maine.  More than 7,500 people benefit each year from the efforts of professional, support, and management staff of the agency. 1-800-924-0366
Phone: 207- 667-2061
Location: 415 Water Street Ellsworth, Maine
Website: View Site

Families United

A private, non-profit agency whose mission is to assist children and families with the resolution of conflict problems. Services include home and community-based mental health treatment; targeted case management for children with behavioral health or developmental delays diagnoses; parent skills training, and behavior management training.
Phone: 207-667-3239
Location: 11 Short St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

KidsPeace

Graham Lake Campus. KidsPeace is a private charity providing a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs and center-based treatment programs to children challenged by behavioral and mental health problems, including autism spectrum disorders and severe behavioral issues. Children over 8 years old accepted.
Phone: 667-0909, 664-1334 or 800-992-9543
Location: 16 Kidspeace Way, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Maine Coast Community Dental Clinic

Complete dental care is provided at the main clinic, and portable hygiene clinics see children at a number of schools, child care center, and WIC clinics in Hancock and Washington counties. The clinic's goal is provide accessible and affordable care, either paid for directly by the patient or utilizing dental insurance or MaineCare. Patients may be eligible for an income-based sliding fees scale.
Phone: 207-667-0293
Location: 52 Christian Ridge Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Maine Families

Newborns and infants enrolled by three months; six months if teen parent. Community teams offer parent support and developmental stimulation/monitoring program. Home visitors will partner with parents to access the information and resources that can support the physical and emotional health of the baby and the entire family.
Phone: 207-667-5304 x225
Location: 52 Christian Ridge Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Maine Parent Federation

The Maine Parent Federation (MPF), in existence since 1984, is a private non-profit organization. MPF provides information, referral, one on one telephone support, and training to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who work with these families through numerous grant-funded projects. Our services are offered at no cost to parents and are available statewide.
Phone: 1-800-870-7746 (Maine only) or 207-588-1933
Location: Statewide services
Website: View Site

Maine Parent Federation, Inc./SPIN

Services: The Maine Parent Federation, Inc. is a statewide organization that provides information, advocacy, education, and training to benefit families of children and adults with disabilities and special health care needs. Support: One on one telephone support is available to parents, providers and other professionals who wish to contact the MPF office. Local, state and national resources are utilized to assist parents in obtaining the support they need. The Parent Connection: Newsletter provides information to families and professionals on disabilities, upcoming workshops and events as well as information pertinent to all Maine Parent Federation Projects. Maine Parent Federation Lending Library: A mailbag lending library of books and videos on assorted topics is available to parents and professionals. Statewide Parent Information Network (SPIN): SPIN is a statewide project of the Maine Parent Federation, serving parents and professionals who are concerned about issues related to children and young adults with disabilities.
Phone: 1-800-870-7746 (Maine only)
Location: E-mail: parentconnect@mpf.org
Website: View Site

Maine Summer Camps

An easy-to-use camp matching tool makes it easy to find most enriching, most memorable, most appropriate summer camp experience for Maine children.
Phone: 207-518-9557
Website: View Site

National Runaway Safeline

Youth in crisis, parental referral, home-free services
Phone: 1-800-786-2929
Website: View Site

Nichols Day Camps

Three camps operated by the non-profit Blue Hill Society for Aid to Children create opportunities for children ages 5 to 14 to experience the outdoors in a day-camp setting. Age-appropriate activities include water sports, arts and crafts, swimming, hiking, canoing, nature exploration, and much more. A Bridge program prepares older campers to become junior counselors and counselors. Financial aid is available.
Phone:
Location: 49 Main St., Suite 4, Blue Hill, ME 04614
Seasonal Camp Office: 40 Camp Lane, Sedgwick, ME 04676
Website: View Site

Office of Child and Family Services

Information on types of child care, voucher programs, licensing, and links to other sites.
Phone: 207-624-7900 or 888-568-1112
Website: View Site

Phoenix Academy of Maine

Call for Referrals/Information Clients: Adolescents; ages 13 - 17 (can turn 18 in treatment), coed. Primarily from Central Maine (Region II) though any teen from Maine is eligible. Services: Six month residential treatment center (Therapeutic Community) for teens whose lives have become unmanageable because of alcohol and drug abuse. In addition to individualized treatment programs, the Academy offers teens a course of education meant to help them catch up on schoolwork lost to drugs. Grades and credit for work successfully completed while at Phoenix Academy will be issued from Maranacook Community Schools. Treatment program also includes *group, family and individual counseling, *life-skills training, *education on substance abuse and its effects, *participation in AA, NA, and other self-help groups.
Phone: (207) 622-7106 x3350
Location: 49 Kamich Drive Augusta, ME 04330
Website: View Site

Shaw House Teens Shelter

Safe haven, homeless shelter
Phone: 1-866-561-7429
Website: View Site

Special Chidren's Friends

Special Children's Friends receives referrals for children with developmental or cognitive disabilities from health care professionals, educators, and family throughout Hancock County. They offer specialized preschool programming and targeted case managements, as well as community-based play groups, in-home developmental therapy programs, and evening outreach. Transportation may be possible. 
Phone: 207-667-2430
Location: 78 Union Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Washington Hancock Community Agency

WHCA's mission is to bring community resources together to help people in Washington and Hancock County achieve self-sufficiency and a better quality of life. We offer a variety of programs ranging from transportation assistance to elderly daycare to small business development.
Phone: 207-664-2424
Location: 248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Bucksport Community Concerns

Food pantry program that provides Bucksport, Orland, and Verona Island residents groceries, clothing, and household essentials. Open each Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 am and on second Monday of month from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Phone: 469-2400
Location: Basement of Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., Bucksport
Website: View Site

North Sedgwick Church Clothing Pantry

Sponsored by Community Compass, the clothing pantry is open Mondays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm or by appointment.
Phone: 479-5397
Location: Sedgwick
Website: View Site

Queen's Closet, Stonington

Sponsored by Healthy Island Project. Free formal wear for anyone, any age. Tuesdays, 2-4:30 pm or by chance or appointment. See Facebook page for other openings. 
Phone: 367-5061, Cathy Boyce
Location: 194 Burnt Cove Rd., Stonington - Diagonally across from Burnt Cove Market
Website: View Site

Redeemed Free Clothing Pantry

Tuesdays from 5 to 7 pm or call for appointment. Clothing is in upstairs room, but staff will bring things down if stairs are a challenge.
Phone: 479-5397
Location: Behind the parsonage of the North Sedgwick Baptist Church
Website: View Site

Community Cafes

EAAA Community Cafés are full of good food and good cheer.
Please call numbers below for a reservation:
Brooksville - Public Service Buillding, noon Thursdays 326-8864
Deer Isle - Deer Run Apartments, Mondays-Fridays 348-6879
Penobscot - Penobscot Methodist Church, 11:30 Mondays 326-8920
Sedgwick - Benjamin's Pantry, noon Wednesdays 359-2716
Stonington - Island Community Center, noon Wednesdays 367-2735
Phone: 800-432-7812
Website: View Site

Dinner Is Served

Everyone is welcome at the free community meals served monthly at St. Brendan's Hall. With advance notice, meals can also be delivered to those who can't attend.
Phone: 348-6240, 367-5823, 460-8853
Location: On Route 15 between the Island Nursing Home and Reach Rd., Deer Isle
Website: View Site

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

Providing seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers with a variety of options, opportunities, resources and referrals.
Phone: 800-432-7812
Location: Bangor, ME
Website: View Site

Everybody Eats

Free community meal every Monday, serving vegetarian and meat-based soups, bread, cheese, fruit, and more from 3 to 6 pm. Can eat there or take home and alsocan bring soup to a neighbor or friend. All welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Phone:
Location: St. Dunstan's Church, 134 State St., Ellsworth
Website: View Site

Friends In Action

Offering free services to elderly and disabled residents of Hancock County so that they can live independently, with dignity and a strong quality of life. Volunteers can provide assistance with transportation, chores, shopping, yard, work, telephone check-in, and friendly visits. Friends in Action is the moving force behind the Senior Center in the Moore School building. Their website lists program information for the senior center, and interested people can sign up for a monthly e-newsletter.
Phone: 207-664-6016, 367-5850
Location: Ellsworth & Stonington
Website: View Site

Good Neighbor

Free meal, 3rd Friday of the month, 5pm-6pm
Phone: 207-374-5907
Location: First Baptist Church of Blue Hill
Website: View Site

Sedgwick Church Meals

Second and fourth Fridays of each month from 4:00 to 7:090 pm at the North Sedgwick Church. With advance notice, home delivery is available for those who are not able to attend in person.
Phone: 479-5397
Location: Sedgwick
Website: View Site

Simmering Pot

Location: Blue Hill Congregational Church, Blue Hill, Maine 
Free meal, Mon 2:30-6pm except holidays.
Phone: 207-374-2891
Website: View Site

Acadia Naturopathic Medical Clinic

Dr. Penelope Houghton, N,D offers comprehensive care to patients of all ages and in all states of health with tailored treatments that employ core naturopathic principles.
Phone: 207-664-0780
Location: 53 Church St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Advanced Hypnosis Center

Hypnotherapy treatment and self-hypnosis training. Free introductory session offered. Neurolinguistic Programming and life coaching services also available.
Phone: 207-348-2830
Location: 106 Eggemoggin Rd., Little Deer Isle, ME 04650
Website: View Site

Auntie Charlo Davis Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage

Offers Pfrimmer-style deep muscle massage, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, Russian Medical Massage, Watsu, aquatic massage, sports massage, and various hot or warm stone therapies.
Phone: 207-348-6684
Location: 387 South Deer Isle Rd., Ash Lane Studio, Deer Isle, ME 04627-4005
Website: View Site

Ayushri Yoga, Ayurveda, and Wellness

Sally Clinton offers yoga classes for all ages and levels of experience, as well as coaching/mentoring, workshops, personal empowerment and cleansing programs, retreats, and online programs.
Phone: 207-374-3800
Location: 15 Ellsworth Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614
Website: View Site

BeamingLight

Eileen Mielenhausen offers life coaching and consultation, Reiki Energy Healing session, Healing Sound sessions, African drumming workshops, drum circles, chanting and toning, vocal improv and singing circles, sacred ceremonies and gatherings, and co-creating positive connection with each other and nature.
Phone: 207-441-2785
Location: P.O. Box 1604, Blue Hill, ME 04614-1604
Website: View Site

Benjamin Fox

Offers Zero Balancing and massage services.
Phone: 374-5768
Location: 41 Curtis Cove Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614
benjamin@anewpossibility.com
Website: View Site

BKS Iyengar Yoga Center

Kim Peralta offers classes based on scientific sequencing, refinement of yoga postures, and use of yoga props. All levels of experience and ability respected.
Phone: 207-326-2037
Location: 1499 Coastal Rd., Brooksville, ME 04617
Website: View Site

Blue Hill Center for Yoga

David Walker offers both group classes and individualized Yoga Therapy to a wide cross-section of ages and abilities.
Phone: 207-664-4856
Location: Second floor, corner of Water and Main Streets, Blue Hill, ME 04614
Website: View Site

Blue Hill Healing

Christina Montano offers therapetic massage, Shiatsu, pre-natal massage, and energy healing.
Phone: 207-266-9274
Website: View Site

Breathe Easy Massageworks

Charlene Crane specializes in several modalities, including Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Japanese Acupressure, and Japanese Hot Stone Massage.
Phone: 207-370-5902
Location: 198 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Center for Studying Mindfulness in Work, Health, Family & Relationship

Counseling, talks, classes, workshops offered to individuals, parents, families, couples, medical offices, physicians, nurses, staff, counselors, educators, early education caregivers, and universities. Nancy Hathaway, MEd., Licensed Psychotherapist, Senior Meditation Teacher in Kwan Um School of Zen, is an adjunct professor at USM Department of Education, USM LAC, teaches at Colby College Jan Plan, Maine Medical Association.
Phone: 207-400-0494 (mobile)
Location: Center for Studying Mindfulness
P.O. Box 506, Blue Hill, ME 04614
Website: View Site

Cloud 9 Massage

Wendy Leach, LMT provides bodywork services including Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Aroma Touch, Acupressure Massage, and Deep Tissue work.
Phone: 207-479-5111
Location: 270 High St., Suiter 203, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Diane Viner

Offers Donna Eden Energy Medicine, Touch for Health, Reiki, Energy Kinesiology, Rosalyn Bruyere's Chelation Therapy, and other energy medicine practices. Teaches classes and mentors private students.
Phone: 207-266-5768
Location: 198 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Downeast Community Acupuncture

Treatments by Marie Arnberg, LAc, are offered in a community setting, in which individual treatments are provided to a group of people at the same time. Sliding fee scale.
Phone: 207-479-2944
Location: 87 US Highway #1, Verona Island 04416
Website: View Site

Eat • Be • Live Well Health Coaching

Alix Sarain is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach practicing a holistic approach to health and wellness, look at how all areas of your life are connected. We will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.
Phone: 207-266-4001
Location: Based in Deer Isle, but can meet you in your home or office
Website: View Site

Edee Howland

Classical homeopathic medicine, Reiki, hands-on healing. Juice Plus distributor.
Phone: 374-8990
Location: Blue Hill
Website: View Site

Ellsworth Aikikai

David Hill and Amy Langlois teach traditional Aikido at this dojo, located at The Yoga Place.
Phone: 207-332-9371
Location: 79 Main St., 3rd Floor, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Five Element Acupuncture

Licensed acupuncturist Catherine B. Springer provides services based in traditional Chinese medicine.
Phone: 207-374-5626
Location: 154 Ellsworth Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614
Website: View Site

Handprints Reflexology

Michael "Mac" MacDonald offers on-site Reflexology services in the Ellsworth area.
Phone: 664-4294
Website: View Site

Hypno-Health

Hugh Sadlier has been practicing hypnosis in Maine since 1991 and is Board Certified (since 2008) as a Consulting Hypnotist, with additional certifications in Complementary Medical Hypnosis, Sports Hypnosis, Hypno Coaching, Neuro-Subliminal Programming, and Advanced Past Life Regression. Also offers phone and Skype sessions
Phone: 207-773-5200
Location: Primary office is in Portland, but also meets with clients in Blue Hill office.
Website: View Site

Integrative Body Work

Michelle Kinsella offers therapeutic massage, Craniosacral Therapy, and Myofascial Release work.
Phone: 326-4195
Location: 99 McCaslin Rd., Penobscot, ME
Website: View Site

Intuitive Health

Jan Watson uses a combination of non-invasive interventions, education, and discussion to help people change their lives, Offering Reiki/Therapeutic Touch, Breath Therapy, Essential Oil/Crystal Work, and Life Guidance.
Phone: 207-460-2093
Location: Blue Hill
Website: View Site

Jane Story

Certified SHEN Therapist and Level 1 teacher of Bach Flower Remedies.
Phone: 374-5900
Location: Blue Hill
Website: View Site

Jeanne Gaudette

Bodywork teacher offers Deep Tissue Bodywork, Energy Work, Quantum Touch, Polarity Therapy, Essential Oils and Flower Essence. Astrology consultant.
Phone: 326-4735
Location: Brooksville
Website: View Site

June Atherton

Practices Reflexology. Certified by Maine Council of Reflexologists.
Phone: 374-5117
Location: Blue Hill
Website: View Site

Kathy Keane Energy Healing

Offers Barbara Brennan Energy Healing, Chakra and Energy Field Work, Craniosacral Therapy, Quantum Touch, and Reiki.
Phone: 348-2949
Location: Deer Isle
Website: View Site

Laurie Hoover

Certified SHEN Therapist and Certified SHEN Instructor/Mentor
Phone: 326-0565
Location: Sedgwick
Website: View Site

Leslie Goode

Multi-dimensional therapeutic massage incorporating Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, and energy techniques.
Phone: 374-9224
Location: 48 E. Blue Hill Rd.
Website: View Site

Maine Coast Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Licensed acupuncturist Lea Elliott sees patients in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, using the principles of classical Chinese medicine on creating harmony within the body.
Phone: 207-812-8747
Location: 194 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Maine Natural Medicine

Marly Sachsman, ND, MA-CCC
Phone: 207-664-0005
Location: 63 Foster St., Suite 2, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Many Paths to Healing

Nurse practitioner Claire Mortimer offers integrative medicine for adults by combining the best of modern medicine with natural healing techniques such as nutrition, herbal medicine, flower essence therapy, essential oils, nutraceuticals, Lyme treatment, Raindrop Therapy, and more.
Phone: 207-479-7428
Location: 6 East Blue Hill Rd.
Blue Hill, ME 04614
Website: View Site

Massage and Reiki for Women

Massage and Reiki for Women
Phone: 374-2364
Location: Blue Hill
Website: View Site

Modulation Therapies

Modulation Therapies provides clinical music therapy services, educational outreach, and professional consultation. Serving children, adults, and seniors.
Phone: 207-812-8662; CarlaLTanguay@gmail.com
Location: Mt. Desert, ME
Website: View Site

Murphy's Therapeutic Massage

Offers Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Warm Stone therapy, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy
Phone: 348-2690
Location: 40 Little Deer Isle Rd., Little Deer Isle, ME 04650
Website: View Site

Norton Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic services
Phone: 367-6333
Location: 43 School St., Stonington, ME 04681
Website: View Site

Pelagos

Connie Curtin offers an energetic path to women's wellness through Eden Energy Medicine and The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.
Phone: 326-9590
Location: 247 Kingdom Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614
cmc@fernstoneassociates.com
Website: View Site

Radiant Healing

Linda Deming practices Reiki, Aroma Touch, and Rhys Method Full Spectrum Healing.
Phone: 374-9292
Location: 86 Ellsworth Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614
Website: View Site

Reconnective Healing

Kim practices SHEN Therapy and a number of Reiki Techniques, including "Sacred Childbirth with Reiki," and animal Reiki. She is a Reiki Master/Teacher.
Phone: 207-266-1970
Location: Blue Hill
Website: View Site

Rose Acre Massage

Wendy Lessard's practice includes Active Isolated Stretching, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy.
Phone: 207-460-4147
Location: 370 Christian Ridge Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Roseanna Rich

Offering homeopathic consultation and classes at The Yoga Place.
Phone: 669-5685
Location: 79 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

S. Brennan Murphy

Certified SHEN Therapist and Thai Yoga Bodywork practitioner. Teaches yoga on Deer Isle.
Phone: 326-3236
Location: Brooksville, Deer Isle
Website: View Site

Susan Jenkins

Shamanic practitioner helping people deepen their connection with the earth, the elements, and their helping power animals and spirit guides.
Phone:
Location: Sedgwick
Website: View Site

The Yoga Place

Roseanna Rich, Molly Shields, and Charlotte Clews offer yoga classes.
Phone: 669-5685
Location: 79 Main St., 3rd Floor, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Thrive! Holistic Health Center

A cooperative of practitioners offering Essential Oil Education & Therapies, Reiki, Body Talk, Emotion Code, Shamanic Healing, Hypnosis, and Health & Wellness Coaching. Also offering various classes, workshops, and presentations on wellness-related topics and certifications.
Phone: Each practitioner has own phone number - See website
Location: 142 Main St., Blue Hill, ME 04614
Website: View Site

Wellness Chiropractic

Chiropractors Dr. Michael Aker, Dr. Sarah de Preter, and Dr.  Jenny Talbert and their support staff offer people all-natural, noninvasive and completely customized healthcare solutions that focus on restoring the central nervous system to optimal functioning and the patient to optimal health.
Phone: 207-374-2186
Location: 20 East Blue Hill Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614
Website: View Site

Wellspring Massage Therapy

Gerry Brache offers Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Neuromuscular, Sport, and Trauma Rehabilitative Massage.
Phone: Office: 469-0059; Cell: 207-266-1231
Location: In Blue Hill: 49 Water St., second floor (at Blue Hill Center for Yoga), Blue Hill, ME 04614
In Orland: 333 Back Ridge Rd., Orland, ME 04614
Website: View Site

Wild Open Heart

Charlotte Clews teaches weekly Vinyasa Yoga and Pilates classes in Blue Hill, Ellsworth and throughout New England. She also offers nutritional counseling and seasonal cleanses in the Ayurvedic tradition. 
Phone: 207-239-1700
Location: Bella Studio, 10 Mines Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614
Blue Hill Center for Yoga, Water St., Blue Hill, ME 04614
The Yoga Place, 79 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Caring Hands of Maine Dental Center

This non-profit community facility was founded to treat children and adolescents; however, adult patients are also accepted. The Dental Center provides comprehensive dental services that foster lifelong oral health. Emergency dental treatment is also provided. The Center accepts private insurance, MaineCare, and has discounted fees for families without dental insurance. Portable preventive and dental treatment services are offered around eastern Maine.
Phone: 207-
Location: 70 Kingsland Crossing, Suite A, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Maine Coast Community Dental Clinic

Complete dental care is provided at the main clinic, and portable hygiene clinics see children at a number of schools, child care center, and WIC clinics in Hancock and Washington counties. The clinic's goal is provide accessible and affordable care, either paid for directly by the patient or utilizing dental insurance or MaineCare. Patients may be eligible for an income-based sliding fees scale.
Phone: 207-667-0293
Location: 52 Christian Ridge Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Maine Donated Dental Services

One must lack adequate income to pay for dental care and be: * Permanently disabled or * Medically at-risk or * 65 years old or older. Due to the lengthy waiting list we are ONLY accepting applications in the following counties: Hancock, Lincoln, Piscataquis and Sagadahoc. Services: DDS volunteers provide comprehensive treatment to eligible patients. Volunteers do not provide emergency services. Volunteer dentists treat DDS patients in their offices where they can work more efficiently with their own equipment, supplies, and staff. Patients are usually referred to nearby offices instead of one or two clinics. Applications can be made by contacting the office by phone, email or visit our web page. E-mail: acaron@dentallifeline.org Contact: Ann Caron, Maine Coordinator, DDS
Phone: 207-620-8276
Location: Dental Lifeline Network Maine, PO Box 2282 Augusta, ME 04338-2282
Website: View Site

Department of Health and Human Services

Families: Education, food, housing, health, adoption, child care, employment
Children: Adoption, abuse, child care, child welfare, foster care, health & safety, behavioral health
Teens: Education, legal services, health, substance abuse, employment
Adults: Hotlines, disability services, substance abuse, food, money, housing, guardianship
Elders: Long term care, prescription drugs, legal issues, abuse, meals & nutrition, education
Health: Nutrition, mental health, disease topics & reports, immunization, injury prevention, vital records
Phone: 800-432-7823
Website: View Site

Ability Maine

Ability Maine is a place for collecting and sharing information and opinions about living with disabilities. Our intent is to provide a place on the web for people to get information that will help them create better lives for themselves and others. We want to educate and provide resources that will contribute toward people achieving a better quality of life.
Phone: N/A
Location: 161 Stovepipe Alley, Monroe, Maine 04951
Website: View Site

AccessMaine

This website was developed to assist Mainers with disabilities, their families, and providers - including information useful to employers, educators, researchers, and the general public. For instance, did you ever wish there was a place where you could find: ~A group in Maine that supports persons with brain injury? ~Assistance to ensure that your fitness center is accessible to persons with disabilities? ~Information about Maine’s special education system? ~Someone to translate your materials into Braille? ~Which state agency provides services that meet your needs? ~The definition and symptoms of Prader-Willi syndrome? ~How to get respite services for your elder parent
Phone: (207) 780-4015
Location: David Perkins Web Coordinator Department of Health and Human Services 221 State Street Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Website: View Site

Aging & Disability Resource Center

One-stop shopping for general information about aging and disability resources in Maine. An easy-to-navigate site that helps folks who are computer savvy get directly to the kinds of services they need. An initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 1-877-353-3771
Website: View Site

Aging and Disability Resource Center

Help filling out forms for assistance in paying for medications, as well as many other services. An initiative of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services locatedd within the Eastern Area Agency on Aging.
Phone: 207-941-2865 or 800-432-7812
Location: 450 Essex St., Bangor, ME 04401
Website: View Site

ALLTECH

ALLTECH’s mission is to identify and provide technology solutions to the educational, daily living, communication, and workplace challenges experienced by people of all ages and abilities. ALLTECH promotes the use of technology that enables individuals to lead full and independent lives.ALLTECH provides face-to-face and virtual consultation, assessment, professional development, and technical assistance to support the development of knowledge and skills for individuals who have disabilities, their families and educators, service providers, employers and health/disability-related agencies. Our unique and comprehensive array of services is surpassed only by our passionate commitment to providing quality support in the following areas: •Assistive technology (AT) •Augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) •Universal design (UD) •Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) •Computer accessibility
Phone: 207-947-9180
Location: 1129 Union Street Bangor, ME 04401 Airport Mall (Next door to Radio Shack)
Website: View Site

Alpha One

Alpha One is a statewide organization that offers an Adaptive Equipment Loan Program; Independent Living Skills Instruction; Adapted Transportation; Access Design Consultation; Information and Referral Services and Personal Care Attendant Services. Alpha One annually assists more than 6000 people of all ages, including children and the elderly, with a range of disabilities: mobility impairments, traumatic brain injury, deafness, blindness, other vision and hearing impairments, developmental disabilities, mental illness, mental retardation and AIDS
Phone: 207-767-2189 or 1-800-640-7200
Location: 11 Bangor Mall Blvd, Unit A Bangor, Maine 04401
Website: View Site

American Heart Association of Maine

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Phone: (207) 879-5700
Location: 343 Gorham Road South Portland, ME 04106
Website: View Site

Autism Society of Maine

The Autism Society of Maine provides education and resources to support the valued lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. The purposes of the Autism Society of Maine are: •To promote and advocate for the general welfare of individuals with autism; •To promote family and community support; •To help the community develop a better understanding of the problems of individuals with autism; •To further the advancement of all ameliorative and preventive study, research, therapy, care and cure of individuals with autism; •To promote the education, training, and vocational opportunities of individuals with autism and to foster the development of integrated care on their behalf; •To promote the establishment of adequate diagnostic, therapeutic, educational and recreational facilities for individuals with autism; •To serve as a clearing house for gathering and disseminating information regarding persons with autism and act as a public information and referral service for autism spectrum disorders; •To further the education and training of parents and professional personnel working with, educating, and caring for individuals with autism.
Phone: 1-800-273-5200
Location: 72B Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364
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Autism Society of Maine Hotline

Services: ASM advocates for improved services for people with autism and their families by maintaining a lending library and educational materials and holding workshops for parents, educators and providers. It reaches out to the community through a toll free line, providing information, referrals and advocacy services.
Phone: 1-800-273-5200 (hotline)
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Bangor Interpreting Agency

Nancy A. Ordway, Director Email: bangorinterpreting@myfairpoint.net
Phone: 207-843-0506
Location: 94 Pine Trail Dedham, ME 04429
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Black Bear Medical

Specialty mobility products as well as common durable medical equipment products including canes, crutches, walkers, commodes and hospital beds. We have over 30 qualified staff members that serve our 800+ clients receiving ongoing supplies from us and carry an extensive medical supply offering. Our home accessibility products include Stair glides, vertical wheelchair lifts and modular ramps along with different types of vehicle lifts and ramps, hot/cold therapy and many more healthcare goods.
Phone: (800) 577-1365
Location: Statewide
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Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

Operating under the Maine Department of Labor, the Bureau works with persons with disabilities through its three primary division: the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late Deafened, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Its mission is to bring about full access to employment, independence and community integration for people with disabilities.
Phone: Telephone: 207-623-6799; TTY users please use Maine Relay 711
Location: 150 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
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CaptionCall

A CaptionCall phone uses voice recognition technology to quickly write a caller's words on a large, easy-to-read screen. You use it like just like a regular telephone, dial calls and speak into it as usual. A landline phone and high-speed internet are required or the phone to work.
Phone: 801-293-6500
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Certified Interpreting

Clients: Services are available to people throughout Maine. Services: ASL/English Interpreting Video Translation Mentoring and Supervising of Interpreters Specialized Instruction and Tutoring ASL Evaluations Video Relay Interpreting
Phone: (207) 798-7995
Location: PO Box 6500 Brunswick, ME 04011
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Disability Rights Center

Disability Rights Center’s mission is to advance and enforce the rights of individuals with disabilities. In working with and on behalf of people with disabilities, the center is committed to the principles including people with disabilities can make choices and are entitled to enjoy life’s benefits as full and equal members of Maine’s communities. DRC Provides the Following Services: •Information and Referral; •Individual Advocacy; •Legal Representation; •Legislative Advocacy; •Education and Training; and, •Assistance with Self-Advocacy
Phone: 1-800-452-1948
Location: 24 Stone St. Augusta, ME 04338
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Goold Health Systems

GHS’ Community Assessment Program is comprised of 30+ nurses, who perform assessments in the field or provide support at GHS’ home office. Assessments are provided wherever the patient is located: hospitals, nursing facilities, individuals’ homes, and other health care facilities. Nurses in our office are available to support field nurses with their assessments. We also staff a toll-free help desk to receive referrals from medical providers and answer questions about existing or past cases. We administer long-term care assessments for elderly and disabled people over 19 years of age, through a referral from a medical service provider. We also administer healthcare assessments to children under the age of 19 through the MaineCare Katie Beckett eligibility program.
Phone: 1-800-832-9672
Location: 45 Commerce Dr., Suite 5 Augusta, ME 04332
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http://www.namaine.org/

One in 9 people are affected by kidney disease. In Maine that is more than 100,000 people. The NKFM organization provides direct financial assistance to people on dialysis. It also offers preventative FREE Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) health screenings across the State of Maine. To educate it offers a program called Kidneys in the Classroom (KIC) to kids in grades 3-5. KIC outlines where an individual's kidneys are, what they do, and living a healthy lifestyle to keep the kidneys healthy. The NKFM also distributes brochures to people interested in learning more about kidney disease. The National Kidney Foundation of Maine has been working to grow within the communities of Maine. Over the past 2 years The NKFM has distributed over $110,000 in direct financial assistance to patients for food, medication, transportation, and utilities.
Phone: (800) 542-4001
Location: 85 Astor Ave Ste 2 Norwood, MA 02062-5040
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Island Connections

Island Connections provides free transportation and other services to seniors and people with from Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands to enhance their independence and of life by utilizing our core group of dedicated volunteers.
Phone: 207-288-4457
Location: Bar Harbor
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Maine AIM (Accessible Instruction Materials)

Maine AIM (Accessible Instructional Materials) All students learn best when information is presented in a way that matches their individual learning styles. While some students may learn best when information is presented visually, other students may learn best from hearing the content, others may need to feel and touch the material, and still others may need a combination of these methods. For some students, a disability such as visual impairment, blindness, physical disability, or a learning disability may interfere with learning. When the disability prevents the student from being able to learn from printed instructional materials (e.g., standard print textbooks, trade books, and handouts), schools identify the student as having a “print disability” and provide the student with the appropriate Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) and assistive technology (AT). In keeping with the Maine Department of Education’s goal of improving student outcomes and graduation rates through the use of the principles of Universal Design for Learning, the Maine AIM Program is a resource to Maine educators and families for information on how to: identify students with print disabilities, and select, acquire and use AIM. Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) are specialized formats of curricular content that can be used by and with learners with print-disabilities. They include Braille, audio, digital text, and large print.
Phone: 207-621-3195
Location: Maine CITE Coordinating Center, University College 46 University Drive Augusta, ME 04330 E-mail: info@maine-aim.org
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Maine Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Services: The Maine Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society serves over 3,000 people with MS in Maine, in addition to their families and friends, the professionals who serve them and the general public. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central nervous system most often diagnosed in young adults. While there are FDA treatments that alter the underlying course of the disease, there is no cure. Symptoms range from blurred vision, numbness in an arm or leg to total paralysis. The Society funds more MS research, offers more services for people with MS, and provides more professional education programs than any other MS organization in the world. Financial Assistance for durable medical equipment, assistive technology, wellness classes and other items, self-help groups, educational and recreational/social programs, referrals to health care professionals knowledgeable about MS, and more
Phone: 1-800-FIGHT MS
Location: 170 US Route One Suite 200 Falmouth, ME 04105
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Maine Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened

Part of the Department of Labor, the Division provides a variety of services including information and referral, deaf identity cards, discounts on TTY services, information about legal interpreting and a listing of legal interpreters, as well as a resource handbook. Vocational rehability services for the deaf are provided through the general Vocational Rehabilitation program.
Phone: 207-623-7998 TTY or TTY Users Call Maine Relay 711 or 207-623-7958 (voice)
Location: 150 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
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Maine Donated Dental Services

One must lack adequate income to pay for dental care and be: * Permanently disabled or * Medically at-risk or * 65 years old or older. Due to the lengthy waiting list we are ONLY accepting applications in the following counties: Hancock, Lincoln, Piscataquis and Sagadahoc. Services: DDS volunteers provide comprehensive treatment to eligible patients. Volunteers do not provide emergency services. Volunteer dentists treat DDS patients in their offices where they can work more efficiently with their own equipment, supplies, and staff. Patients are usually referred to nearby offices instead of one or two clinics. Applications can be made by contacting the office by phone, email or visit our web page. E-mail: acaron@dentallifeline.org Contact: Ann Caron, Maine Coordinator, DDS
Phone: 207-620-8276
Location: Dental Lifeline Network Maine, PO Box 2282 Augusta, ME 04338-2282
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Maine Parent Federation

The Maine Parent Federation (MPF), in existence since 1984, is a private non-profit organization. MPF provides information, referral, one on one telephone support, and training to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who work with these families through numerous grant-funded projects. Our services are offered at no cost to parents and are available statewide.
Phone: 1-800-870-7746 (Maine only) or 207-588-1933
Location: Statewide services
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Maine Parent Federation, Inc./SPIN

Services: The Maine Parent Federation, Inc. is a statewide organization that provides information, advocacy, education, and training to benefit families of children and adults with disabilities and special health care needs. Support: One on one telephone support is available to parents, providers and other professionals who wish to contact the MPF office. Local, state and national resources are utilized to assist parents in obtaining the support they need. The Parent Connection: Newsletter provides information to families and professionals on disabilities, upcoming workshops and events as well as information pertinent to all Maine Parent Federation Projects. Maine Parent Federation Lending Library: A mailbag lending library of books and videos on assorted topics is available to parents and professionals. Statewide Parent Information Network (SPIN): SPIN is a statewide project of the Maine Parent Federation, serving parents and professionals who are concerned about issues related to children and young adults with disabilities.
Phone: 1-800-870-7746 (Maine only)
Location: E-mail: parentconnect@mpf.org
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mPower

You do not have to have a disability to qualify. If a family member or friend has a disability-related need, you can apply for a loan. Services: mPower provides low-interest loans for individuals with disabilities and for businesses to make their workplace more accessible to employees and customers. And the program provides more than just funding. mPower can also give you expert advice on adaptive equipment, accessibility design, and the access requirements of the Americans Disability Act (ADA).
Phone: 1-800-640-7200
Location: Alpha One 127 Main Street South Portland, ME 04106
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Pine Tree Camp

Pine Tree Camp offers Maine children and adults with disabilities an extraordinary summer camp experience. The 280-acre camp is located on North Pond in Rome, Maine. The facility is fully adapted to meet the special needs of campers. The barrier-free setting and commitment of our staff allow campers to fully participate in activities that normally aren’t available to them including swimming, fishing, boating, outdoor games, kayaking, arts and crafts and even camping in a tent under the stars. For campers, Pine Tree Camp is a highlight of their year. It gives them the opportunity to spend time with their friends in a setting that meets their unique needs. For families, Pine Tree Camp offers an extended period of greatly needed respite from caregiving
Phone: (207) 397-2141
Location: 114 Pine Tree Camp Rd. Rome, ME 04963
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Ride-Away Maine

Until Ride-Away came on the scene in 1986, the modification of vehicles for people with disabilities was a secondary operation for most providers. We recognized that our clientele has special needs, needs that can be best met by a company whose only business is providing transportation solutions for disabled drivers and passengers. This has become increasingly true as the available transportation options have grown in number, efficiency and complexity. Fees: There is funding that may be available to you if you qualify. There are several programs that Ride-Away can work with you on for alternative financing.
Phone: 877-659-8578
Location: 32 Lewiston Road Unit 2B Gray, ME 04039
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Special Chidren's Friends

Special Children's Friends receives referrals for children with developmental or cognitive disabilities from health care professionals, educators, and family throughout Hancock County. They offer specialized preschool programming and targeted case managements, as well as community-based play groups, in-home developmental therapy programs, and evening outreach. Transportation may be possible. 
Phone: 207-667-2430
Location: 78 Union Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Special Olympics

A year-round sports training program for athletic competitions, in a variety of Olympic sports for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Phone: (207) 778-9417
Location: PO Box 23 East Wilton, ME 04234
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Warren Center for Speech and Hearing

Audiological Hearing Evaluation The Warren Center provides complete audiometric evaluations performed by our licensed, certified audiologists. Evaluations include a number of specialized tests for infants, children and adults which assess hearing ability and type of loss, such as nerve damage or ear infection. Complete Hearing Aid Services Hearing aids may be purchased through the Center after a hearing evaluation. The Warren Center audiology department offers a wide selection of hearing aids, including programmable and digital aids from top brands such as Phonak, Starkey, Siemens and Oticon (to name a few). Hearing aid consultations are also available, at no cost, for those who are trying to find the best hearing aid for their type of hearing loss. The Warren Center also offers a 30 day trial period and a two year warranty with any new hearing aid. Hearing aid repairs and servicing are available for most makes and models. Regional Hearing Aid Bank (ReHAB) The Regional Hearing Aid Bank, ReHAB for short, is designed to provide one hearing aid to those members of our community who are unable to afford them. It utilizes donated behind-the-ear hearing aids which can be refurbished and reprogrammed for use by another person. This program currently has a 2-3 year waiting list to receive one hearing aid.The ReHAB program is designed particularly for members of the community who are unable to be served by the Veterans' Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation program, insurances or other third-party providers and whose annual income is less than 200% of the federal poverty level. There is an application process and a waiting list for these services. The Warren Center’s cochlear implant program is the state’s only cochlear implant programming / mapping facility that is able to work with all three implant companies. Additionally, this facility is the only site in Maine able to provide these services to children with cochlear implants. The Warren Center also offers social support for adolescents and teens with Asperger’s syndrome, teaches deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to communicate more effectively with the hearing world and provides free hearing aids to low-income adults and children.
Phone: 1-877-542-9000
Location: 992 Union Street Bangor, ME 04401
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Birch Bay Retirement Village

Owned by Mount Desert Island Hospital, Birch Bay Village offers independent living in detached cottages and apartments in the Inn, as well as assisted living and assisted living for memory loss programs. A respite stay pogrom provides temporary relief for caregivers, an opportunity for potential residents to experience Birch Bay, and transition for residents from a hospital stay to their homes. The Inn offers dining, a hair salon, transportation, health and wellness screening, and a wide variety of activities, all of which are available to cottage residents as well.
Phone: 207-288-8014
Location: 25 Village Inn Rd., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Northern Bay Residential Living Center

Northern Bay Residential Living Center is an assisted living community, that provides intermediate-care services elderly people who can no longer reside on their own. Help is available with  daily tasks such as meal preparation, mobility, bathing or dressing. No skilled nursing services are available.
Phone: 207-326-4344
Location: 15 Main St., Penobscot, ME 04476
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Parker Ridge Retirement Community

Spacious retirement cottages are available for those who desire to own their own homes, and Parker Inn offers both independent living and assisting living apartment as well as amenities that serve the whole community. All residents can utilize 24-hour call monitoring, scheduled van service, daily activity programs, and a wellness program, as well an on-site beauty and barber salon. Optional services can include one to three meals each day, housekeeping, laundry, and chore services. Respite care can  provide supportive services after surgery or a hospital stay and can help caregivers provide the best possible care for a loved one and themselves.
Phone: 207-374-2306
Location: 63 Parker Ridge Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614
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AARP Maine State Office

Services: For people over 50 years of age: health, auto, life and other insurance information, Maine state legislative issue information, community programs including Driver Safety, Tax-Aide, Money Managers. Advocacy for Seniors
Phone: 1-866-554-5380
Location: 1685 Congress Street Portland, ME 04102
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Adult Protective Services

Responsible for providing or arranging for services to protect incapacitated and/or dependent adults in danger. APS staff also petition for Public Guardianship and/or Conservatorship of incapacitated adults when all less restrictive alternatives have failed.
Phone: 800-262-2232
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Aging & Disability Resource Center

One-stop shopping for general information about aging and disability resources in Maine. An easy-to-navigate site that helps folks who are computer savvy get directly to the kinds of services they need. An initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 1-877-353-3771
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Aging and Disability Resource Center

Help filling out forms for assistance in paying for medications, as well as many other services. An initiative of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services locatedd within the Eastern Area Agency on Aging.
Phone: 207-941-2865 or 800-432-7812
Location: 450 Essex St., Bangor, ME 04401
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Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter

24/7 telephone helpline provides information on hundreds of topics, connection to community resources and support. Translation services are available for over 140 languages. Support groups in over 50 community locations throughout the state. Care management and consultation services provided by licensed professionals. Education programs for families, the public, health care and long term care professionals. Safe return jewelry: designed to return to safety, individuals who wander because of Alzheimer's disease. Advocacy for improved public policy affecting people with Alzheimer's. Community outreach programs for civic groups, law enforcement, clergy and the public. Research into the cause, prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer's disease.
Phone: 1-800-272-3900
Location: 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C Scarborough, ME 04074
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At Home Downeast

Member-based, volunteer supported program designed to provide residents of the Peninsula community with essential services, enabling them to continue to live independently in their homes as they age. Open Monday-Friday.
Phone: 207-374-5852
Location: 118 Ellsworth Road in Blue Hill, ME
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Birch Bay Retirement Village

Owned by Mount Desert Island Hospital, Birch Bay Village offers independent living in detached cottages and apartments in the Inn, as well as assisted living and assisted living for memory loss programs. A respite stay pogrom provides temporary relief for caregivers, an opportunity for potential residents to experience Birch Bay, and transition for residents from a hospital stay to their homes. The Inn offers dining, a hair salon, transportation, health and wellness screening, and a wide variety of activities, all of which are available to cottage residents as well.
Phone: 207-288-8014
Location: 25 Village Inn Rd., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Catholic Charities

Serving individuals and families of all faiths. Services for children include home intake interviews, home therapist services, and case management, including contracting for direct services. Work with developmental/cognitive disabilities and behavioral/mental health problems. Child & Adult Care Food Program can provide reimbursement for healthy meals and snacks for children receiving child care. Services provided through the state for adult case management, support and recovery services, and substance abuse support. 
Phone: 299-1941 / Portland office: 781-8550 or 800-781-8550
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Downeast Senior Safety Net

Please see information for Legal Services for the Elderly in this section.
Phone:
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Eastern Area Agency on Aging

Providing seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers with a variety of options, opportunities, resources and referrals.
Phone: 800-432-7812
Location: Bangor, ME
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Elder Independence of Maine (EIM)

Providing care coordination for Maine's publicly funded home and community based services. Our statewide Care Coordination staff coordinates services from respite to extensive in home services and promote the health and well-being.  
Phone: 1-888-234-3920
Location: Clients: If you live in: Aroostook, Franklin, Hancock, Knox, Piscataquis, Penobscot, Waldo, or Washington county. Please call our Bangor Office
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Eldercare Locator

A nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services. The Eldercare Locator is designed to help older adults and their families and caregivers find their way through the maze of services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources. The goal is to provide users with the information and resources they need that will help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
Phone: 1-800-677-1116
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FirstGov for Seniors website

A comprehensive website maintained by the federal government containing links to a wide variety of resources for seniors.
Phone:
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Friends In Action

Offering free services to elderly and disabled residents of Hancock County so that they can live independently, with dignity and a strong quality of life. Volunteers can provide assistance with transportation, chores, shopping, yard, work, telephone check-in, and friendly visits. Friends in Action is the moving force behind the Senior Center in the Moore School building. Their website lists program information for the senior center, and interested people can sign up for a monthly e-newsletter.
Phone: 207-664-6016, 367-5850
Location: Ellsworth & Stonington
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Friendship Cottage

Providing adult day service to dependent adults who may be coping with physical, mental or memory challenges.
Phone: 207-374-5612
Location: 118 Ellsworth Road Blue Hill, ME
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Goold Health Systems

GHS’ Community Assessment Program is comprised of 30+ nurses, who perform assessments in the field or provide support at GHS’ home office. Assessments are provided wherever the patient is located: hospitals, nursing facilities, individuals’ homes, and other health care facilities. Nurses in our office are available to support field nurses with their assessments. We also staff a toll-free help desk to receive referrals from medical providers and answer questions about existing or past cases. We administer long-term care assessments for elderly and disabled people over 19 years of age, through a referral from a medical service provider. We also administer healthcare assessments to children under the age of 19 through the MaineCare Katie Beckett eligibility program.
Phone: 1-800-832-9672
Location: 45 Commerce Dr., Suite 5 Augusta, ME 04332
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Island Connections

Island Connections provides free transportation and other services to seniors and people with from Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands to enhance their independence and of life by utilizing our core group of dedicated volunteers.
Phone: 207-288-4457
Location: Bar Harbor
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Legal Services for the Elderly

Clients: Legal Services for the Elderly (LSE) provides free civil legal services to Mainers age 60 and older.  All legal services from LSE originate with an individual calling the Helpline and doing an intake over the telephone. An intake paralegal will need to speak with the potential client or someone who has legal authority to act on his or her behalf to do an intake. Helpline attorneys assist callers with a broad range of legal issues, such as debt problems, housing issues, elder abuse and exploitation, Social Security and public benefits problems, powers of attorney and MaineCare and questions. LSE also offers full legal representation for administrative and court proceedings in certain circumstances, generally those in which a senior’s basic needs are being threatened, including elder abuse and financial exploitation, eviction, foreclosure defense, and public benefit appeals. If a case is appropriate for extended representation by LSE, a helpline attorney will refer the matter to a staff attorney. These attorneys are willing to accept referrals from LSE at a reduced fee if the senior has limited financial means and requires more extensive assistance than the Helpline can provide. For free and confidential legal advice, seniors are encouraged to call the LSE Helpline at 1-800-750-5353. LSE also provides information on Medicare for callers of all ages. LSE has a statewide Medicare Part D Appeals Unit that helps seniors and people with disabilities of any age who have (or are eligible for) Medicare get needed prescription medications. For more information, call the LSE Part D Unit at 1-877-774-7772.
Phone: 1-800-750-5353 (legal services helpline)
Location: 8 Falcon Rd. Lewiston, ME 04243
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Low Cost Drugs for the Elderly and Disabled (DEL)

Helps to pay for prescription drugs for people whose income is no more than 175% of the federal poverty level.  Must be 62 or older or age 19 or older and medically qualified for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).  Administered by Department of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 1-866-796-2463
Location: Department of Health and Human Services, 221 State St., Augusta, ME 04333
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Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Investigates complaints made by or on behalf of someone in long-term care setting or who is receiving in-home care.
Phone: 1-800-499-0229
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Maine Rx Plus

Savings on approved prescription medications available to people who meet income guidelines. Administered by Maine Departments of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 866-796-2463
Location: Department of Health and Human Services, 221 State St., Augusta, ME 04333
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Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation

Serves as the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for the state of Maine. Reviews cases to make sure Medicare patients get quality medical care, all the tests and services they need, and are not discharged from the hospital before they are ready to go.
Phone: 1-800-772-0551
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Northern Bay Residential Living Center

Northern Bay Residential Living Center is an assisted living community, that provides intermediate-care services elderly people who can no longer reside on their own. Help is available with  daily tasks such as meal preparation, mobility, bathing or dressing. No skilled nursing services are available.
Phone: 207-326-4344
Location: 15 Main St., Penobscot, ME 04476
Website: View Site

Parker Ridge Retirement Community

Spacious retirement cottages are available for those who desire to own their own homes, and Parker Inn offers both independent living and assisting living apartment as well as amenities that serve the whole community. All residents can utilize 24-hour call monitoring, scheduled van service, daily activity programs, and a wellness program, as well an on-site beauty and barber salon. Optional services can include one to three meals each day, housekeeping, laundry, and chore services. Respite care can  provide supportive services after surgery or a hospital stay and can help caregivers provide the best possible care for a loved one and themselves.
Phone: 207-374-2306
Location: 63 Parker Ridge Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614
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Partners in Caring Respite Program-EAAA

Partners in Caring is a source of information and support for families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any type of dementia. Partners in Caring can help pay for several hours of in-home respite each week, allowing you the time that you need to do other things that need to be done. Funds are available to help with the cost of in-home respite, overnight respite, adult day care, and home modification. Some caregivers use respite time to rest, take a nap, go shopping, go to medical appointments, get a hair cut, go out to eat, visit with family and friends, go fishing, or resume community activities. Partners in Caring also offers help with the cost of up to two full weeks (through the year) of overnight respite care at a residential care facility or at home. You can take a needed vacation knowing experienced care providers are caring for your loved one. Partners in Caring providers offer companionship; supervision and personal care for your loved one while you have some time off. Partners in Caring is supporting by State funds through the Office of Elder Services and by individual donations.
Phone: 1-800-432-7812
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Road Scholar (Elderhostel) website

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. This not-for-profit organization is dedicated to providing extraordinary learning adventures for people 55 over 5,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries.  Whether you want to stay close to home or venture around the world, you will find programs that meet your interests, activity level, budget, schedule and lifestyle. We invite you to tour our Web site and see why more than 160,000 people attend Elderhostel programs every year.
Phone: 1-800-454-5768
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Social Security Office

Bangor Social Security Office Address ROOM 10307 202 HARLOW ST BANGOR, ME 04401 Social Security Phone (Nat'l) : 1-800-772-1213 TTY : 1-207-941-8698
Phone: 1-877-405-1448 local
Location: Hours of Social Security offices were reduced in November, 2012. Almost all Social Security offices in the continental US have hours of 9:00 to noon on Wednesdays, and 9:00 to 4:00 on other weekdays. See if you can get an appointment by phone. Fridays may be less crowded. You can do things like signup for Medicare online at ssa.gov.
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State of Maine Office of Elder Services-website

services for older adults, their families and for people with disabilities. These programs and services are: Adult Protective Services Investigates allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults age 18 and older. Provides protective services, petitions Probate Court to become public guardian or conservator for incapacitated individuals who cannot direct their own affairs. Manages assets of public wards and develops specialized housing and other services. Coordinates Department of Human Services activities under the AMHI Consent Decree. Trains other health care, social service and law enforcement agencies. Programs serves 3,600 people annually, including 603 in public guardianship. Adult Services staff adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers Home and Community Based Care: •Information and referrals: you may just need information, simple or complicated. You also can receive referrals to services within your community such as transportation, housing, home care, and Meals on Wheels. •Services: the ADRC can help you access services such as congregate or home-delivered meals, prevention of falls, managing chronic diseases, Alzheimer’s respite services, adult day care, access to legal services, employment training, or health insurance counseling •Medicare/Health Insurance counseling: help in choosing the best policy for your situation, understanding the different plans, and assisting you with applications •Educational Opportunities: the ADRC can connect you with educational opportunities •Options Counseling: If you are interested in learning more about services you may need over time, for yourself or someone you care for, the ADRC staff can help you figure out what “options” of services might work well for you. •Advocacy: the ADRC works for you – feel free to ask for what you need – we’d like to try to help! •Caregiver Support Services: may include respite, caregiver training, support groups, helpful information, and individual support Resource Development: Responsible for developing publicly assisted residential care facilities, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. Administers funds for adult day services and contracts for affordable congregate housing services programs. Conducts mandated reviews under the Maine Certificate of Need Act for nursing facility projects, such as acquisitions, construction and renovation. Issues "requests for proposals" for the development of facilities for special populations, such as persons with Alzheimer's disease, acquired brain injury, or seriously mentally ill public wards, as funds become available for expanding programs. Regulates/licenses assisted living programs, residential care facilities, adult family care homes, and adult day care programs [residential care facilities that are part of a licensed nursing facility are regulated by the Bureau of Medical Services, Division of Licensing and Certification]. Community Services: Provides home delivered meals, outreach, information and assistance, public transit, employment, volunteer, public education and legal services to 42,000 people annually through the five Area Agencies on Aging and Legal Services for the Elderly, Inc. Also includes federal demonstration grants for Alzheimer's services and health insurance counseling. Disability Determination Services: 100% federally funded, the DDS staff of 60 employees and 13 contract physicians and psychologists make 22,000 new decisions for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claims affecting 17,000 people annually
Phone:
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Washington Hancock Community Agency

WHCA's mission is to bring community resources together to help people in Washington and Hancock County achieve self-sufficiency and a better quality of life. We offer a variety of programs ranging from transportation assistance to elderly daycare to small business development.
Phone: 207-664-2424
Location: 248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

Operating under the Maine Department of Labor, the Bureau works with persons with disabilities through its three primary division: the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late Deafened, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Its mission is to bring about full access to employment, independence and community integration for people with disabilities.
Phone: Telephone: 207-623-6799; TTY users please use Maine Relay 711
Location: 150 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
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Eastern Maine Development Corporation

EMDC is working with business and education partners in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock and Waldo counties and throughout Maine to develop and implement programs and opportunities that improve the quality of life of our neighbors and make Eastern Maine the best it can be. EMDC's workforce development staff can work with you to connect you with job opportunities, educational programming, skills training and countless other services that can put you on a path to a new career.
Phone: (207) 610-1521
Location: 248 State St., Suite 15A, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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H.O.M.E.

H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1970 dedicated to keeping and enhancing the quality of life for low-income and homeless families. Through services, stewardship of resources, and shared responsibility, we aim to bring forth new possibilities for food, jobs, shelter, low-income housing, education, and self-sufficiency.  In addition to building skills used in the job setting, H.O.M.E. also enjoys the responsibility of educating people on issues vital to sustaining an equitable society. H.O.M.E. operates six shelters throughout Hancock County, with shelter space available for single persons, families, couples, and parents with children.
Phone: 1-207-469-7961
Location: 90 School House Rd. Orland, ME 04472
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Maine Job Bank Career Center

Offers a variety of training and employment services free of charge to all Mainers, including online job search and application process.
Phone: 255-1933 or 888-828-8568; TTY use Maine relay 711
Location: Eastern Mainer Development Corp., Ellsworth Higher Education Center, Mill Mall, Ellsworth ME 04605
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Women, Work & Communities

Statewide organization whose mission is to help Maine people succeed in their workplace, business, and community. Offer classes and training in career planning, starting and managing a business, money management, and related topics. Also periodic events, conferences, and networking opportunities to develop leadership and advocacy skills, including an annual conference, often in collaboration with other partners.
Phone: Ellsworth: 207-669-6018; Bangor: 207-2262-7951
Location: UMA at Bangor, 355 Maine Ave., Bangor 04401
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Ayushri Yoga, Ayurveda, and Wellness

Sally Clinton offers yoga classes for all ages and levels of experience, as well as coaching/mentoring, workshops, personal empowerment and cleansing programs, retreats, and online programs.
Phone: 207-374-3800
Location: 15 Ellsworth Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614
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BKS Iyengar Yoga Center

Kim Peralta offers classes based on scientific sequencing, refinement of yoga postures, and use of yoga props. All levels of experience and ability respected.
Phone: 207-326-2037
Location: 1499 Coastal Rd., Brooksville, ME 04617
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Blue Hill Center for Yoga

David Walker offers both group classes and individualized Yoga Therapy to a wide cross-section of ages and abilities.
Phone: 207-664-4856
Location: Second floor, corner of Water and Main Streets, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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Blue Hill YMCA

A branch of Down East Family YMCA located behind Tradewinds Marketplace and generously supported by Tradewinds. This facility offers people of the comunity a place to exercise. There are cardio machines, universal weight machines, free weights, medicine balls, stability balls, and other equipment to help people achieve their fitness goals. Stop by for a class schedule and to discuss fitness training.
Phone: 374-2248
Location: Behind  Tradewinds Marketplace, 15 South St., Blue Hill, ME 04614
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Down East Family YMCA

The James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA nurtures potential, believing that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. As well as offering a full schedule of aquatic activities for all ages, the4 DEFYMCA has several fitness rooms available, as well as a specialized cardio center. Fitness and Zumba classes are offered, and the Y provides a compressive youth sports program offering recreational and competitive opportunities for baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer. 
Phone: 207-667-3086
Location: 238 State St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Moorte Community Center
Webb Pond Summer Camp
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Friends In Action

Offering free services to elderly and disabled residents of Hancock County so that they can live independently, with dignity and a strong quality of life. Volunteers can provide assistance with transportation, chores, shopping, yard, work, telephone check-in, and friendly visits. Friends in Action is the moving force behind the Senior Center in the Moore School building. Their website lists program information for the senior center, and interested people can sign up for a monthly e-newsletter.
Phone: 207-664-6016, 367-5850
Location: Ellsworth & Stonington
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Maine Summer Camps

An easy-to-use camp matching tool makes it easy to find most enriching, most memorable, most appropriate summer camp experience for Maine children.
Phone: 207-518-9557
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Move It to Lose It

Sponsored by the Healthy Island Project, Move It to Lose and supported by the Island Medical Center, its goal is to teach healthy patterns of eating and exercising and assist participants with integrating these patterns into their lives. The support of the group helps all to make healthy changes. The 10-month program meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 pm, with weigh-in from 5:30 to 5:55 pm.
Phone: 367-6332
Location: Community of Christ Church basement, Stonington
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Nichols Day Camps

Three camps operated by the non-profit Blue Hill Society for Aid to Children create opportunities for children ages 5 to 14 to experience the outdoors in a day-camp setting. Age-appropriate activities include water sports, arts and crafts, swimming, hiking, canoing, nature exploration, and much more. A Bridge program prepares older campers to become junior counselors and counselors. Financial aid is available.
Phone:
Location: 49 Main St., Suite 4, Blue Hill, ME 04614
Seasonal Camp Office: 40 Camp Lane, Sedgwick, ME 04676
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Physique Fitness Center

Physique Fitness Center is owned and operated by Kelley Fifield Tardiff, a native of Deer Isle, who has also invited other instructors to teach in this positive community gathering place including Zumba instructor Miranda Clough and yoga teacher S. Brennan Murphy. Personal training equipment and classes are available, as is a tanning booth. The center is open Monday through Thursday 5 am to 7:30 pm, Fridays from 5 am to 7 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 4 pm
Phone: 207-348-2858
Location: 661 Sunset Rd., Deer Isle, ME 04627 (next to the old Legion Hall, in the former home of Island Fitness and Tanning Center)
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The Yoga Place

Roseanna Rich, Molly Shields, and Charlotte Clews offer yoga classes.
Phone: 669-5685
Location: 79 Main St., 3rd Floor, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Wild Open Heart

Charlotte Clews teaches weekly Vinyasa Yoga and Pilates classes in Blue Hill, Ellsworth and throughout New England. She also offers nutritional counseling and seasonal cleanses in the Ayurvedic tradition. 
Phone: 207-239-1700
Location: Bella Studio, 10 Mines Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614
Blue Hill Center for Yoga, Water St., Blue Hill, ME 04614
The Yoga Place, 79 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Ellsworth Family Planning

Ensuring that all Maine people have access to high-quality, affordable reproductive health care, comprehensive sexual health education, and the right to control their reproductive lives.
Phone: 207-812-7030
Location: 52 Christian Ridge Road Ellsworth, ME
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First Step Pregnancy Resource Center

Providing free pregnancy tests and accurate up-to-date information needed to make decisions about unplanned pregnancies and sexual health.
Phone: 207-942-1611
Location: 336 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor
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Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center

Non-judgmental, compassionate sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion, prenatal care, birth control, wellness care, cancer screenings, STI testing/treatment, and hormone therapy for transgender people. Reduced fees for uninsured.
Phone: 207-947-5337
Location: Bangor
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Maine Families

Newborns and infants enrolled by three months; six months if teen parent. Community teams offer parent support and developmental stimulation/monitoring program. Home visitors will partner with parents to access the information and resources that can support the physical and emotional health of the baby and the entire family.
Phone: 207-667-5304 x225
Location: 52 Christian Ridge Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Maine Family Planning Association

Ensuring that all Maine people have access to high-quality, affordable reproductive health care, comprehensive sexual health education, and the right to control their reproductive lives.
Phone: 207-812-7030
Location: 52 Christian Ridge Road
Ellsworth
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Parents are Leaders (PALS)

PALS strives to greet each newborn in the Deer Isle/Stonington by bringing a welcoming basket that includes newborn "goodies" and a list of local resources, During the visit, parents can have child development questions answered and are given parenting tips and invited to participate in local parent open houses.
Phone: 367-2770
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154 Ellsworth Rd., Blue Hill, ME 04614

Washington Hancock Community Agency offers free tax preparation through partnership with AARP Tax Aide and Eastern Maine CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope). Earned Income Tax Credit is available to eligible tax payers who worked during the previous tax year. This benefit is largely unclaimed in eastern Maine. You need to file an income tax return to get this tax credit. For more information on the credit and how to obtain it, please call 610-5944.
Phone: 664-2424
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Affordable Care Act Navigators

Specially trained volunteers will help people examine health insurance plans available under the Affordable Care Act and can help with the sign-up process. Contact information for local navigators is available through the Washington Hancock Community Agency.
Phone: 610-5916
Location: 248 Bucksport Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Aging & Disability Resource Center

One-stop shopping for general information about aging and disability resources in Maine. An easy-to-navigate site that helps folks who are computer savvy get directly to the kinds of services they need. An initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 1-877-353-3771
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Bucksport Community Concerns

Food pantry program that provides Bucksport, Orland, and Verona Island residents groceries, clothing, and household essentials. Open each Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 am and on second Monday of month from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Phone: 469-2400
Location: Basement of Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., Bucksport
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Emmaus Homeless Shelter

Emmaus Homeless Shelter exists to provide a safe and comfortable environment for homeless men, women and families in need of temporary shelter who are willing to work towards ending their homelessness. We are committed to helping the poor in our local communities by offering a wide range of services and referrals to anyone in need.
Phone: 207-667-3962
Location: Mailing Address - PO Box 811 Ellsworth, ME 04605
Physical Address - Corner of Main and Water St.  Ellsworth, Maine 04605
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H.O.M.E.

H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1970 dedicated to keeping and enhancing the quality of life for low-income and homeless families. Through services, stewardship of resources, and shared responsibility, we aim to bring forth new possibilities for food, jobs, shelter, low-income housing, education, and self-sufficiency.  In addition to building skills used in the job setting, H.O.M.E. also enjoys the responsibility of educating people on issues vital to sustaining an equitable society. H.O.M.E. operates six shelters throughout Hancock County, with shelter space available for single persons, families, couples, and parents with children.
Phone: 1-207-469-7961
Location: 90 School House Rd. Orland, ME 04472
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H.O.M.E. Co-op Food Pantry

Hours of operation: Daily, 8 am to 4 pm. The pantry provides individuals and families with food boxes once per month; produce and bread when available. Hot lunch served Sunday through Friday at noon.
Phone: 469-7961
Location: 90 School House Rd., Orland, ME 04472
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Island Food Pantry

Days and Hours: Thursdays (5:30-7pm) – closed on the 5th week Services: Groceries Contact: Kathy Eaton-Gray ~ kathykass2@yahoo.com
Phone:
Location:  6 Memorial Lane, Stonington, Maine 
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Loaves and Fishes

Food pantry serving people Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 am and on the third Friday of every month from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Phone: 667-4363
Location: 119 Bucksport Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04606
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Tree of Life / TurnStyle

The Pantry is open every Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm. Tree of Life Food Pantry provides food for the residents of the eight towns of the Blue Hill peninsula: Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Orland, Penobscot, Sedgwick, and Surry. However, residents who need food and who live in other towns may come to the Pantry for assistance on a more limited basis. No one is turned away. Funds generated by the Turn-Style Thrift Shop are turned into food at the Tree of Life. The Turn-Style carries practical basics for men, women and children but also dress clothes, business attire, outerwear, shoes and accessories. Open Tues. & Thurs., 10am-5pm and Sat., 10am-3pm.
Phone: 207-374-2900
Location: 23 South Street, Blue Hill Maine 04614
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Dolly Fisher Heating Fund

The Dolly Fisher Fund through the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill to Peninsula residents in need. 
Phone: 207-374-2892
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Island Heating Assistance Program-Deer Isle-Stonington


Phone: 348-6602
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Low Income Energy Assistance Program ((LIHEAP)

WHCA administers the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program which helps pay home heating costs. LIHEAP benefits are based on a percentage of federal poverty levels and the guidelines change each year so clients need to reapply each year. LIHEAP pays a portion of home heating costs, but not all.
Phone: 207-664-2424
Location: WHCA 248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605 
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Surry Fuel Assistance

Surry Fuel Assistance is a program exclusively for full-time residents of the Town of Surry. Assistance will be in the form of direct payment to fuel suppliers for specified quantities of readily available fuel for residential use. 
Phone: 207-667-5912
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Warmer Brooklin

The fund was created to make sure that no town resident would have to go through a winter without heat.
Phone: 207-359-8394
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Washington Hancock Community Agency

WHCA's mission is to bring community resources together to help people in Washington and Hancock County achieve self-sufficiency and a better quality of life. We offer a variety of programs ranging from transportation assistance to elderly daycare to small business development.
Phone: 207-664-2424
Location: 248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Wood Bank

Sponsored by Community Compass, firewood is available for those in need.
Phone: 326-4372
Location: Blue Hill.
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Bangor Interpreting Agency

Nancy A. Ordway, Director Email: bangorinterpreting@myfairpoint.net
Phone: 207-843-0506
Location: 94 Pine Trail Dedham, ME 04429
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Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

Operating under the Maine Department of Labor, the Bureau works with persons with disabilities through its three primary division: the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late Deafened, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Its mission is to bring about full access to employment, independence and community integration for people with disabilities.
Phone: Telephone: 207-623-6799; TTY users please use Maine Relay 711
Location: 150 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
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CaptionCall

A CaptionCall phone uses voice recognition technology to quickly write a caller's words on a large, easy-to-read screen. You use it like just like a regular telephone, dial calls and speak into it as usual. A landline phone and high-speed internet are required or the phone to work.
Phone: 801-293-6500
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Certified Interpreting

Clients: Services are available to people throughout Maine. Services: ASL/English Interpreting Video Translation Mentoring and Supervising of Interpreters Specialized Instruction and Tutoring ASL Evaluations Video Relay Interpreting
Phone: (207) 798-7995
Location: PO Box 6500 Brunswick, ME 04011
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Hear Now

HEAR NOW is a national nonprofit organization. It is the agency of last resort which provides hearing aids to deaf or hard-of-hearing people with limited financial resources. Those seeking assistance are asked to exhaust all other sources of assistance before contacting HEAR NOW, e.g., Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Administration, Medicare, Medicaid, insurance. HEAR NOW also collects old, used, broken and no-longer-used hearing aids for recycling. To donate hearing aids, pack them in a small padded envelope or box and send them to the above address. All donations are tax deductible. Acknowledgment letters for any donation, including the donor’s name and address, will be sent within 6-8 weeks of receipt of the hearing aid(s) at HEAR NOW
Phone: 1-800-328-8602
Location: 6700 Washington Avenue Eden Prairie, MN 55344 E-mail: hearnow@StarkeyFoundation.org
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Lions Club Sight & Hearing Foundation - ME

To furnish education to the people of the state of Maine to lead to the earlier detection of any disease of the eye and hearing; to further in assist any projects which results in better sight and hearing for people of the state of Maine; and to assist any person or group of persons preserve or improve their sight and hearing, also for services. Ellsworth contact person is Putt Patten.
Phone: Ellsworth: 207-667-2275 or 207-364-2827
Location: Across Maine
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Maine Center on Deafness, MCD

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is a nonprofit organization that serves people in Maine who are deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate this unique population. MCD offers services in the following areas: Civil Rights Program, Communications and Outreach, Peer Support Group, Visual Gestural Communication, Telecommunications Equipment, Emergency Notification System, information and referrals. The Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) and the Maine Center on Deafness have collaborated to establish a program that will provide low income seniors with a hearing aid – at no cost to qualified individuals. The goal of the program is to increase seniors’ independence and safety by providing them access to a telephone and/or other methods of communication. The hearing aid option is an addition to the current Telecommunications Equipment Program (TEP) administered by the Maine Center on Deafness and is also funded by Maine’s Communication Equipment Fund and the Public Utilities Commission. TEP can provide qualified Maine residents with telecommunications equipment such as an amplified or captioned telephone or flashing devices designed to alert deaf or hard of hearing individuals that the telephone is ringing. The equipment included in TEP is often distributed at no or low cost.
Phone: 1-800-639-3884
Location: 68 Bishop Street, Suite 3, Portland, ME 04103
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Maine Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened

Part of the Department of Labor, the Division provides a variety of services including information and referral, deaf identity cards, discounts on TTY services, information about legal interpreting and a listing of legal interpreters, as well as a resource handbook. Vocational rehability services for the deaf are provided through the general Vocational Rehabilitation program.
Phone: 207-623-7998 TTY or TTY Users Call Maine Relay 711 or 207-623-7958 (voice)
Location: 150 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
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Warren Center for Speech and Hearing

Audiological Hearing Evaluation The Warren Center provides complete audiometric evaluations performed by our licensed, certified audiologists. Evaluations include a number of specialized tests for infants, children and adults which assess hearing ability and type of loss, such as nerve damage or ear infection. Complete Hearing Aid Services Hearing aids may be purchased through the Center after a hearing evaluation. The Warren Center audiology department offers a wide selection of hearing aids, including programmable and digital aids from top brands such as Phonak, Starkey, Siemens and Oticon (to name a few). Hearing aid consultations are also available, at no cost, for those who are trying to find the best hearing aid for their type of hearing loss. The Warren Center also offers a 30 day trial period and a two year warranty with any new hearing aid. Hearing aid repairs and servicing are available for most makes and models. Regional Hearing Aid Bank (ReHAB) The Regional Hearing Aid Bank, ReHAB for short, is designed to provide one hearing aid to those members of our community who are unable to afford them. It utilizes donated behind-the-ear hearing aids which can be refurbished and reprogrammed for use by another person. This program currently has a 2-3 year waiting list to receive one hearing aid.The ReHAB program is designed particularly for members of the community who are unable to be served by the Veterans' Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation program, insurances or other third-party providers and whose annual income is less than 200% of the federal poverty level. There is an application process and a waiting list for these services. The Warren Center’s cochlear implant program is the state’s only cochlear implant programming / mapping facility that is able to work with all three implant companies. Additionally, this facility is the only site in Maine able to provide these services to children with cochlear implants. The Warren Center also offers social support for adolescents and teens with Asperger’s syndrome, teaches deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to communicate more effectively with the hearing world and provides free hearing aids to low-income adults and children.
Phone: 1-877-542-9000
Location: 992 Union Street Bangor, ME 04401
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Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic

Primary care services for people without insurance. By appointment only, please call.
Phone: 207-667-7953
Location: 248 State Street, Suite 16, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Peninsula Free Health

Peninsula Free Health provides health services for adults and children who have no medical insurance and cannot afford private medical care. Mondays, 2 to 5 pm. Previous and new patients on walk-in basis.
Phone: 374-5585
Location: 26 Hinkley Ridge Rd. Blue Hill, Maine
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Aging Excellence

This Maine-based company ffers companion/social visits, cleaning/chore service, handyman, reminder/telephone reassurance, meal planning and preparation, transportation and errand services, personal care services Aging Excellence was founded in 1999 and has franchises operating in many locations in the state. Services are delivered for an hourly rate.
Phone: 207-97-0990
Location: 1898 State St., Bangor, ME 04401
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Amedysis, Inc.

A for-profit hospice agency based on the team approach to providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Staff is available 24 hours a day, and includes doctors, nurses, social workers, health aids, spiritual counselors, and volunteers. A non-profit wing accepts donations that are used to help defray costs for patients who cannot afford the services. Amedysis also offers home health services, including home-based skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and chronic disease management.
Phone: Hospice: 207-942-2920; Home Health: 207-990-0029
Location: Hospice: 289 State St., Suite B, Bangor, ME 04401
Home Health:  289 State St., Suite A, Bangor, ME 04401
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Bucksport Loving Heart

A family-run operation can provide 24-hour non-medical care, as well as friendly visiting. Currently serving Bucksport, Stockton Springs, and Searsport at an hourly rate of $12.
Phone: 207-852-5261
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Cahoon Care Associates

Offer both compassion services and personal-care services. Companion services include things like accompanying the person to appointment or shopping, scheduling appointments, reading, helping with gardening and pet walking. Personal care might involve showering, shaving, dressing, and monitoring safety. Cahoon Care offers respite care, live-in care, and temporary care after hospitalization.
Phone: 207-469-0874
Location: 82 Main St., Bucksport, ME 04416
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Catholic Charities

Serving individuals and families of all faiths. Services for children include home intake interviews, home therapist services, and case management, including contracting for direct services. Work with developmental/cognitive disabilities and behavioral/mental health problems. Child & Adult Care Food Program can provide reimbursement for healthy meals and snacks for children receiving child care. Services provided through the state for adult case management, support and recovery services, and substance abuse support. 
Phone: 299-1941 / Portland office: 781-8550 or 800-781-8550
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D&B Help at Home

Staff are licensed CNA's and PSS's. Hourly rate is $20, and both MaineCare and private pay are accepted.
Phone: 207-469-0277 (Donna Grindle)
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Elder Independence of Maine (EIM)

Providing care coordination for Maine's publicly funded home and community based services. Our statewide Care Coordination staff coordinates services from respite to extensive in home services and promote the health and well-being.  
Phone: 1-888-234-3920
Location: Clients: If you live in: Aroostook, Franklin, Hancock, Knox, Piscataquis, Penobscot, Waldo, or Washington county. Please call our Bangor Office
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Home Care for Maine

Personal care services include assistance with personal care and hygiene, as well as household duties, shopping, and transportation. Homemaking services provide non-medical assistance with routine household tasks like dishes, making beds, laundry, dusting, shopping, and transportation. These in-home service are generally delivered as private pay, though some private health insurance and long-term care policies may cover the services. Free home assessments are offered.
Phone: 800-639-3084
Location: 347 Maine Ave., Farmingdale, ME 04344
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Home Instead Senior Care

Depending on the client's needs, Home Instead can companionship services, personal care, meals and nutrition, transportation, household duties, respite care, hospice care support services, and 24-hour and live-in care. Specialized Alzheimer's caregiving and respite care are also available During a free consultation, professionals will discuss needed services and applicable rates. Home Instead Senior Care began serving seniors in Omaha, Nebrask, in 1994 as a result of the founder's experience caring for his grandmother.
Phone: 207-374-2333
Location: 442 Pleasant St., Blue Hill, ME 04614
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Loving Touch In-Home Care

Established in 1994, Loving Touch offers fee-for-service non-medical assistance to help people stay in their own homes, including personal care, mobility assistance, meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry, errands and transportation, companionship, medication reminders, and safety supervision. Alzheimer's and dementia support are also offered, as well as respite care.
Phone: 207-990-1995
Location: Officers in Bangor and Ellsworth
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Neighborcare

An all-volunteer joyful band of neighbors offering free-of-charge, health-related service in thirteen towns on the Blue Hill, Maine peninsula—and beyond.
Deer Isle: 367-5822
Brooksville: 326-4735
Phone:
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One Step Home Care

In business since 2000, One Step Home Care is a family business that operates on a private-pay basis, though they can work with people who have eligible long-term care insurance and with veterans eligible for VA services. Services include personal hygiene, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, transportation, laundry, mobility and exercise, activities and socialization, and medication reminders. Family respite care is also offered. Two hours is the minimum block of time, and they can also provide 24/7 care as short-term assistance or long-term help. All caregivers are trained, screened, insured, and supervised by an RN.
Phone: 207-667-7926
Location: 11 Hancock St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Emmaus Homeless Shelter

Emmaus Homeless Shelter exists to provide a safe and comfortable environment for homeless men, women and families in need of temporary shelter who are willing to work towards ending their homelessness. We are committed to helping the poor in our local communities by offering a wide range of services and referrals to anyone in need.
Phone: 207-667-3962
Location: Mailing Address - PO Box 811 Ellsworth, ME 04605
Physical Address - Corner of Main and Water St.  Ellsworth, Maine 04605
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H.O.M.E.

H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1970 dedicated to keeping and enhancing the quality of life for low-income and homeless families. Through services, stewardship of resources, and shared responsibility, we aim to bring forth new possibilities for food, jobs, shelter, low-income housing, education, and self-sufficiency.  In addition to building skills used in the job setting, H.O.M.E. also enjoys the responsibility of educating people on issues vital to sustaining an equitable society. H.O.M.E. operates six shelters throughout Hancock County, with shelter space available for single persons, families, couples, and parents with children.
Phone: 1-207-469-7961
Location: 90 School House Rd. Orland, ME 04472
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Next Step Domestic Violence Project

Committed to working to end domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and dating violence in our communities. Operating resource centers and outreach sites, and services including a 24-hour crisis hotline, safety planning, legal assistance, shelter, transitional housing, and support and education groups.
Phone: 1-800-315-5579
Location: Ellsworth Resource Center, 733 Bangor Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Administration phone: (207) 667-0176
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Shaw House Teens Shelter

Safe haven, homeless shelter
Phone: 1-866-561-7429
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Community Health and Counseling Services

Community Health and Counseling Services is a private non-profit organization that provides community-based home health, hospice and mental health services to adults and children in central, eastern, and northern Maine.  More than 7,500 people benefit each year from the efforts of professional, support, and management staff of the agency. 1-800-924-0366
Phone: 207- 667-2061
Location: 415 Water Street Ellsworth, Maine
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Eastern Maine Homecare

Offering compassionate home health and end of life care.
Phone: 866-591-8843
Location: Ellsworth, ME
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Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County serves individuals living at the end of life, their families and caregivers with free, non-medical support and comfort, and provides bereavement care. 1-888-266-8035
Phone: 207-667-2531
Location: Ellsworth, ME
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Westgate Center for Rehabilitation & Alzheimer's Care

Services provide a continuum of care from short-term rehabilitative care following hospitalization to long-term skilled nursing care. Westgate offers an adult day services program, palliative care and hospice coordination, specialized Alzheimer's and dementia care, and a respite care program.
Phone: 207-942-7336
Location: 750 Union St., Bangor, ME 04401
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Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering primary and selected specialty healthcare services.
Phone: 207-374-3400
Location: 57 Water Street
Blue Hill, Maine
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Eastern Maine Medical Center

A comprehensive 411-bed hospital, certified as a Level II trauma center and host to Lifeflight of Maine. Offering specialty and intensive-care services to northern two-thirds of state and a number of outreach clinics in local hospitals.
Phone: 207-973-7000 or 877-366-3662
Location: 480 State St., Bangor, ME 04401
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Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

A 64-bed full-service hospital providing Hancock and western Washington Counties with emergency, primary and specialty care acute inpatient, diagnostic, and surgical services.
Phone: 664-5311 or 888-645-8829
Location: 50 Union St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Adult Protective Services

Responsible for providing or arranging for services to protect incapacitated and/or dependent adults in danger. APS staff also petition for Public Guardianship and/or Conservatorship of incapacitated adults when all less restrictive alternatives have failed.
Phone: 800-262-2232
Website: View Site

Child Abuse and/or Neglect

Suspicion of physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
Phone: 1-800-452-1999
Website: View Site

Downeast Sexual Assault Services

Rape, child sexual abuse/incest
Phone: 1-800-228-2470
Website: View Site

Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Investigates complaints made by or on behalf of someone in long-term care setting or who is receiving in-home care.
Phone: 1-800-499-0229
Website: View Site

Maine Tobacco Helpline

The HelpLine offers support that can help you stay tobacco free for life. The Maine Tobacco HelpLine answers your questions and offers friendly support to those who are thinking about quitting or who are ready to quit smoking, or those who want to help a friend or family member quit.
Phone: 1-800-237-1230
Website: View Site

Mental Health Crisis Hotline

Youth, adults and family
Phone: 1-888-568-1112
Website: View Site

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Maine

NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by mental illness. NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain
Phone: 1-800-464-5767
Location: 1 Bangor St. Augusta, ME 04330
Website: View Site

Narcotics Anonymous Helpline


Phone: 1-800-974-0062
Website: View Site

National Runaway Safeline

Youth in crisis, parental referral, home-free services
Phone: 1-800-786-2929
Website: View Site

National STD Hotline


Phone: 800-232-4636
Website: View Site

Next Step Domestic Violence Project

Committed to working to end domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and dating violence in our communities. Operating resource centers and outreach sites, and services including a 24-hour crisis hotline, safety planning, legal assistance, shelter, transitional housing, and support and education groups.
Phone: 1-800-315-5579
Location: Ellsworth Resource Center, 733 Bangor Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Administration phone: (207) 667-0176
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Northern New England Poison Control

Confidential hotline
Phone: 1-800-222-1222
Website: View Site

Safe Return

Nationwide system that helps identify and locate individuals who wander due to Alzheimer's or dementia.
Phone: 1-888-572-8566
Website: View Site

Spruce Run

Support for victims of partner violence.
Phone: 1-800-863-9909
Website: View Site

Suicide and Crisis Hotline

Maine Suicide & Crisis Hotline. If you are in Suicidal Crisis, Emotional Crisis, Family Crisis: DON'T WAIT, Crisis Counselors are waiting for your call.
Phone: 1-888-568-1112 or 1-800-464-5767
Location: 1 Bangor Street Augusta, ME 04330
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Affordable Housing Options

In these income-based rent apartments, tenants pay a set portion of the income on rent.
Blue Hill:  Blue Hill Terrace (207-947-6795); Harborview Apartments (207-985-9740)
Deer Isle:  Deer Run Apts. (207-866-4300)
Ellsworth:  Bridge Hill Apts. (207-947-6795); Eastland Park (207-947-6795); The Meadows (800-338-8538); Knox District Housing (207-288-4770); Meadowview Apts. (207-667-2651); River View Apts. (207-871-1080; Straw Way Family Housing (207-866-4300); Union River Estates (207-288-4770)
Sedgwick:  Benjamin River (207-866-4300)
Stonington: Stonington Manor (207-947-6795)
Phone:
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Aging & Disability Resource Center

One-stop shopping for general information about aging and disability resources in Maine. An easy-to-navigate site that helps folks who are computer savvy get directly to the kinds of services they need. An initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 1-877-353-3771
Website: View Site

Maine State Housing Authority

Persons needing housing information, rental assistance, or low interest loans to purchase or make home improvements, among other services. Must meet income guidelines. A comprehensive list of homeless shelters is also available. Services: Provides low-interest loans to purchase a home and to improve livability or energy efficiency of homes, including modifications to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities. Refers low income renters to housing providers assisted by MSHA and maintains a list of homeless shelters.
Phone: 1-800-452-4668
Location: 353 Water St. Augusta, ME 04330
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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

Rental assistance in their own apartments for people who meet income limits. Ellsworth is served by the Mt. Desert Island and Ellsworth Housing Authority, and MaineHousing covers the rest of the county.
Phone: EMDIHA: 207-288-4770 or MaineHousing: 207-624-5789 or 866-357-4853
Location: MaineHousing, 353 Water St., August, ME 04330-4633
Mt. Desert Island and Ellsworth Housing Authority, 80 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

The SSVF Program focuses on securing and maintaining housing for Veterans who are currently homeless or would be homeless without this assistance. It provides supportive services and temporary financial assistance to help Veterans and their families gain housing stability.
Phone: 207-610-5912
Location: For more information please call:
Megan Burgess, Case Manager
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Affordable Care Act Navigators

Specially trained volunteers will help people examine health insurance plans available under the Affordable Care Act and can help with the sign-up process. Contact information for local navigators is available through the Washington Hancock Community Agency.
Phone: 610-5916
Location: 248 Bucksport Rd., Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Consumers for Affordable Health Care

A non-profit organization that operates a helpline to assist people in finding programs to help with drug and health care costs. Offer "Guide to Maine Health Care" that includes section on help paying for medications. Also assist consumers with insurance problems and questions on health coverage and the new healthcare reform law.
Phone: 1-800-965-7476
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Eastern Area Agency on Aging

Providing seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers with a variety of options, opportunities, resources and referrals.
Phone: 800-432-7812
Location: Bangor, ME
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Medicare Personal Plan Finder

Helpful contacts, Nursing home comparison, Publications, and Prescription Drug assistance programs.
Phone: 1-800-633-4227
Website: View Site

Aging & Disability Resource Center

One-stop shopping for general information about aging and disability resources in Maine. An easy-to-navigate site that helps folks who are computer savvy get directly to the kinds of services they need. An initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 1-877-353-3771
Website: View Site

Disability Rights Center

Disability Rights Center’s mission is to advance and enforce the rights of individuals with disabilities. In working with and on behalf of people with disabilities, the center is committed to the principles including people with disabilities can make choices and are entitled to enjoy life’s benefits as full and equal members of Maine’s communities. DRC Provides the Following Services: •Information and Referral; •Individual Advocacy; •Legal Representation; •Legislative Advocacy; •Education and Training; and, •Assistance with Self-Advocacy
Phone: 1-800-452-1948
Location: 24 Stone St. Augusta, ME 04338
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Downeast Senior Safety Net

Please see information for Legal Services for the Elderly in this section.
Phone:
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Legal Services for the Elderly

Clients: Legal Services for the Elderly (LSE) provides free civil legal services to Mainers age 60 and older.  All legal services from LSE originate with an individual calling the Helpline and doing an intake over the telephone. An intake paralegal will need to speak with the potential client or someone who has legal authority to act on his or her behalf to do an intake. Helpline attorneys assist callers with a broad range of legal issues, such as debt problems, housing issues, elder abuse and exploitation, Social Security and public benefits problems, powers of attorney and MaineCare and questions. LSE also offers full legal representation for administrative and court proceedings in certain circumstances, generally those in which a senior’s basic needs are being threatened, including elder abuse and financial exploitation, eviction, foreclosure defense, and public benefit appeals. If a case is appropriate for extended representation by LSE, a helpline attorney will refer the matter to a staff attorney. These attorneys are willing to accept referrals from LSE at a reduced fee if the senior has limited financial means and requires more extensive assistance than the Helpline can provide. For free and confidential legal advice, seniors are encouraged to call the LSE Helpline at 1-800-750-5353. LSE also provides information on Medicare for callers of all ages. LSE has a statewide Medicare Part D Appeals Unit that helps seniors and people with disabilities of any age who have (or are eligible for) Medicare get needed prescription medications. For more information, call the LSE Part D Unit at 1-877-774-7772.
Phone: 1-800-750-5353 (legal services helpline)
Location: 8 Falcon Rd. Lewiston, ME 04243
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Pine Tree Legal

PTLA is a statewide, non-profit organization committed to providing high quality, free, civil legal assistance to low-income people in Maine. Our mission is to ensure that state and federal laws affecting poor people are enforced while also addressing the systemic barriers to justice that low-income Mainers face. We are committed to ensuring that all Mainers have access to justice.
Phone: 1-207-942-8241
Location: Statewide
Website: View Site

Emergency Response Systems

Maine Coast Lifeline, Ellsworth:  207-664-0990
Phillips Lifeline:  800-380-3111
Ross Care, Bangor:  944-7094
LiveSAFE, EMHC, Bangor:  973-7080
Phone:
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Medicare Personal Plan Finder

Helpful contacts, Nursing home comparison, Publications, and Prescription Drug assistance programs.
Phone: 1-800-633-4227
Website: View Site

Medicare.gov

Services: Medicare can help you with: Choosing a Medicare health plan Financial help for health insurance, prescriptions & services Selecting a nursing home, and sorting through the paperwork
Phone: 1-800-633-4277
Website: View Site

Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation

Serves as the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for the state of Maine. Reviews cases to make sure Medicare patients get quality medical care, all the tests and services they need, and are not discharged from the hospital before they are ready to go.
Phone: 1-800-772-0551
Website: View Site

Pharmacy Help Desk

Consumers receive information on their Medicare part D plan, and Medicare Savings Plan
Phone: 1-866-796-2463
Website: View Site

Pine Tree Legal

PTLA is a statewide, non-profit organization committed to providing high quality, free, civil legal assistance to low-income people in Maine. Our mission is to ensure that state and federal laws affecting poor people are enforced while also addressing the systemic barriers to justice that low-income Mainers face. We are committed to ensuring that all Mainers have access to justice.
Phone: 1-207-942-8241
Location: Statewide
Website: View Site

Social Security Office

Bangor Social Security Office Address ROOM 10307 202 HARLOW ST BANGOR, ME 04401 Social Security Phone (Nat'l) : 1-800-772-1213 TTY : 1-207-941-8698
Phone: 1-877-405-1448 local
Location: Hours of Social Security offices were reduced in November, 2012. Almost all Social Security offices in the continental US have hours of 9:00 to noon on Wednesdays, and 9:00 to 4:00 on other weekdays. See if you can get an appointment by phone. Fridays may be less crowded. You can do things like signup for Medicare online at ssa.gov.
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ALLTECH

ALLTECH’s mission is to identify and provide technology solutions to the educational, daily living, communication, and workplace challenges experienced by people of all ages and abilities. ALLTECH promotes the use of technology that enables individuals to lead full and independent lives.ALLTECH provides face-to-face and virtual consultation, assessment, professional development, and technical assistance to support the development of knowledge and skills for individuals who have disabilities, their families and educators, service providers, employers and health/disability-related agencies. Our unique and comprehensive array of services is surpassed only by our passionate commitment to providing quality support in the following areas: •Assistive technology (AT) •Augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) •Universal design (UD) •Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) •Computer accessibility
Phone: 207-947-9180
Location: 1129 Union Street Bangor, ME 04401 Airport Mall (Next door to Radio Shack)
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Black Bear Medical

Specialty mobility products as well as common durable medical equipment products including canes, crutches, walkers, commodes and hospital beds. We have over 30 qualified staff members that serve our 800+ clients receiving ongoing supplies from us and carry an extensive medical supply offering. Our home accessibility products include Stair glides, vertical wheelchair lifts and modular ramps along with different types of vehicle lifts and ramps, hot/cold therapy and many more healthcare goods.
Phone: (800) 577-1365
Location: Statewide
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Coastal Med Tech

Coastal Med Tech, Inc. mission is to provide respiratory therapy and durable medical equipment services in a timely and cost effective manner with the highest level of service possible. We are committed to meeting the needs of our patients and to help them achieve independence, through our knowledge, enthusiasm, and professionalism.
Phone: 800-544-1113
Location: 25 Douglas Hwy Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Loan Closets

The following generously stockpile small durable medical equipment, which may be available on loan: 
Bucksport:  Val and Joe Sula, 469-2436
Hancock:  Charles and Betty Lewis, 422-6257
Blue Hill:  Denny and Dolly Robinson, 374-5562
Deer Isle:  Anne Williams, 367-5822
Ellsworth:  Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County (most comprehensive), 667-2531
Northeast Harbor:  MDI Nursing Association, 276-5184
Phone:
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Prime Care Medical Supplies

Full line of home medical equipment and supplies, including CPAP, hospital beds and bedside accessories, bathroom products, oxygen and respiratory products, wheelchair and ambulatory aids, and pressure ulcer management. Personal service and prompt home delivery.
Phone: 667-9100
Location: 209 High St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Neighborcare

An all-volunteer joyful band of neighbors offering free-of-charge, health-related service in thirteen towns on the Blue Hill, Maine peninsula—and beyond.
Deer Isle: 367-5822
Brooksville: 326-4735
Phone:
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AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Federally funded program, operating at the state level, which ensures access to the prescription medications needed to manage and treat HIV.
Phone: 207-287-3747
Location: ADAP Coordinator, 286 Water St., 11 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330
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Eastern Area Agency on Aging

Providing seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers with a variety of options, opportunities, resources and referrals.
Phone: 800-432-7812
Location: Bangor, ME
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Low Cost Drugs for the Elderly and Disabled (DEL)

Helps to pay for prescription drugs for people whose income is no more than 175% of the federal poverty level.  Must be 62 or older or age 19 or older and medically qualified for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).  Administered by Department of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 1-866-796-2463
Location: Department of Health and Human Services, 221 State St., Augusta, ME 04333
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Maine Rx Plus

Savings on approved prescription medications available to people who meet income guidelines. Administered by Maine Departments of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 866-796-2463
Location: Department of Health and Human Services, 221 State St., Augusta, ME 04333
Website: View Site

Medication Assistance Program

Assistance with finding and applying to pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs for any person, any age, who cannot pay for their medicines. A community service provided by Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.
Phone: 207-664-5631
Location: Hurley Building, 29 Union St., Ellsworth, ME 04605
Website: View Site

Aging & Disability Resource Center

One-stop shopping for general information about aging and disability resources in Maine. An easy-to-navigate site that helps folks who are computer savvy get directly to the kinds of services they need. An initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 1-877-353-3771
Website: View Site

Island Nursing Home & Care Center

Island Nursing Home is a non-profit facility that provides skilled nursing and residential care, basing services needed on the physical, social, and spiritual needs of each individual. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology are all offered, and a custom rehabilitation program can be created for any resident in need of special care. A special sensory-based program assists residents in the later stages of dementia, providing comfort and sensory stimulation. The Island Nursing Home offers a wide range of activities and is well integrated into the communities on Deer Isle.
Phone: 207-348-2351
Location: 587 North Deer Isle Rd., Deer Isle, ME 04627
Website: View Site

mainecahc.org/our-services/consumer-assistance-helpline/

Courtland Rehabilitation & Living Center is a multi-level facility located in Ellsworth, Maine at the crossroads of Downeast Maine. Our 74-bed facility contains three unique, specialized units: a 28-bed Skilled Rehab/Nursing unit, a 26-bed Long Term Care unit, and a 20-bed Residential Care unit. Each unit is supported by primary nursing staff to support the patient/resident needs and provide necessary services
Phone: 667-9036
Location: 42 Bucksport Road Ellsworth
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Rosscare

A member of the Eastern Maine Healthcare System, Rosscare partners with six nursing homes, including Ross Manor and Stillwater Health Care in Bangor, providing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services and long-term care. Dirigo Pines Retirement Community in Orono and an assisted-living facility, the Sylvia Ross Home, in Bangor are also part of Rosscare's mission. Rosscare also offers a telephone check-in service in the greater Bangor area and the LiveSAFE Emergency Response System.
Phone: 207-973-7094 or 855-973-7094
Location: 885 Union St., Bangor, ME 04401
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Seaport Village Healthcare

Seaport Village offers personalized short-stay skilled rehabilitation services and complete long-term nursing care services. This small facilities offers a complete activities program, and transportation to and from medical appointments. Residents have complete access to restorative nursing and therapy services on an as-needed basis. Memory care is also provided.
Phone: 207-667-9336
Location: 33 Birch Ave., Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Sonogee Rehabilitation & Living Center

Sonogee is a retirement and assisted living facility that offers extended-stay nursing and residential care to seniors with varying levels of disabilities. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy are offered to residents, and the facility serves people with Alzheimer's and other dementias..
Phone: 207 288-5800
Location: 131 Eden St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Westgate Center for Rehabilitation & Alzheimer's Care

Services provide a continuum of care from short-term rehabilitative care following hospitalization to long-term skilled nursing care. Westgate offers an adult day services program, palliative care and hospice coordination, specialized Alzheimer's and dementia care, and a respite care program.
Phone: 207-942-7336
Location: 750 Union St., Bangor, ME 04401
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Suicide and Crisis Hotline

Maine Suicide & Crisis Hotline. If you are in Suicidal Crisis, Emotional Crisis, Family Crisis: DON'T WAIT, Crisis Counselors are waiting for your call.
Phone: 1-888-568-1112 or 1-800-464-5767
Location: 1 Bangor Street Augusta, ME 04330
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American Lung Association of Maine

The mission of the American Lung Association of Maine is to lead in lung health promotion and lung disease prevention for Maine.
Phone: 1-800-LUNG-USA or 1 800 586 4872
Location: 122 State St. Augusta, ME 04330
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Maine Tobacco Helpline

The HelpLine offers support that can help you stay tobacco free for life. The Maine Tobacco HelpLine answers your questions and offers friendly support to those who are thinking about quitting or who are ready to quit smoking, or those who want to help a friend or family member quit.
Phone: 1-800-237-1230
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Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine

Responsible for tobacco prevention and control throughout the state of Maine, focusing its efforts primarily on population-based strategies to effect policy and environmental change.
Phone: 1-800-207-1230
Location: Department of Health and Human Services Key Bank Plaza 4th Floor, 11 State House Station Augusta, ME 04330-0011
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At Home Downeast

Member-based, volunteer supported program designed to provide residents of the Peninsula community with essential services, enabling them to continue to live independently in their homes as they age. Open Monday-Friday.
Phone: 207-374-5852
Location: 118 Ellsworth Road in Blue Hill, ME
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Cancer Support Center of Maine

Offering logistical support for transportation to medical appointments for residents of Hancock and Washington Counties and across Maine.
Email: gethelp@cancersupportcenterofmaine.org
Phone: 207-469-6363
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Free Air Transportation Services

Angel Flight Northeast
1-800-549-9980
Website: www.angleflightne.org

Patient AirLift Services
1-888-818-1231
Website: www.palservices.org
Phone:
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Friends In Action

Offering free services to elderly and disabled residents of Hancock County so that they can live independently, with dignity and a strong quality of life. Volunteers can provide assistance with transportation, chores, shopping, yard, work, telephone check-in, and friendly visits. Friends in Action is the moving force behind the Senior Center in the Moore School building. Their website lists program information for the senior center, and interested people can sign up for a monthly e-newsletter.
Phone: 207-664-6016, 367-5850
Location: Ellsworth & Stonington
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Island Connections

Island Connections provides free transportation and other services to seniors and people with from Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands to enhance their independence and of life by utilizing our core group of dedicated volunteers.
Phone: 207-288-4457
Location: Bar Harbor
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Island Explorer

A free bus system operating in Acadia National Park and surrounding communities.
Phone: 207-667-5796
Website: View Site

Neighborcare

An all-volunteer joyful band of neighbors offering free-of-charge, health-related service in thirteen towns on the Blue Hill, Maine peninsula—and beyond.
Deer Isle: 367-5822
Brooksville: 326-4735
Phone:
Website: View Site

Road to Recovery

An American Cancer Society program in which volunteer drivers provide transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Contact Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center for more information.
Phone: 664-0339
Location: 23 Commerce Park, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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SunRides Community Transit

In cooperation with Eastern Area Agency on Aging and the FTA, Sun Rids offers free bus rides for seniors. Service is FREE on a first come, first served basis.
Phone: 1-877-374-8396
Website: View Site

Taxi Services

The following is a list of WHCA approved taxi services:

Land Jet Cab Services (Ellsworth area): 207-266-1085

Grab a Cab (Southwest Harbor, MDI): 207-460-4155

At Your Service Taxi (Bar Harbor): 207-288-9222
Phone:
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West's Transportation

Transportation service for a modest fare to communities within Washington County and eastern portion of Hancock County. Intercity bus service is provided seven days a week between Calais and Bangor through Ellsworth with stops in Washington and Hancock Counties along the way.
Email: westbus@ymail.com
Phone: 207-546-2823 or 1800-596-2823
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Pleural Mesothelioma Center

Military veterans, especially those who served in the Navy, may have been exposed to asbestos during their service, placing them at risk for developing pleural mesothelioma. The Veterans Department at this on-line center offers information and assistance.
Phone:
Location: On line
Website: View Site

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

The SSVF Program focuses on securing and maintaining housing for Veterans who are currently homeless or would be homeless without this assistance. It provides supportive services and temporary financial assistance to help Veterans and their families gain housing stability.
Phone: 207-610-5912
Location: For more information please call:
Megan Burgess, Case Manager
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U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.
Phone: (800) 827-1000
Location: 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC
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Veteran's Assistance

Maine has a variety of benefits available to qualifying veterans and dependents in addition to those offered by the federal government. Assistance in applying for these benefits may be obtained by contacting one of our Bureau field offices.
 
The Bureau's hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our staff is able to provide information and assistance with benefits available through state, federal and local municipalities.
Phone: 207-623-5732
Location: Machias Maine Veterans' Services Office

Until further notice, please contact the Togus Claims Office for assistance. Email: mailvsome@va.gov
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Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

Operating under the Maine Department of Labor, the Bureau works with persons with disabilities through its three primary division: the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late Deafened, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Its mission is to bring about full access to employment, independence and community integration for people with disabilities.
Phone: Telephone: 207-623-6799; TTY users please use Maine Relay 711
Location: 150 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
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Department of Labor, Bureau of Rehabilitation

The Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired has many services that could help. Services: Education services for children, Vocational rehabilitation, Orientation and mobility training Rehabilitation teaching training, Real estate tax exemption, Financial assistance, and Library services for the handicapped.
Phone: 1-800-741-2991
Location: Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired 2 Anthony Avenue Augusta, ME 04333
Website: View Site

Eye Care of America

Eye care for the medically underserved.
Phone: 800-222-EYES (3937)
Website: View Site

Iris Network (formerly the Maine Center For The Blind and Visually Impaired)

Programs: Low vision clinics to identify the best visual ids to meet reading and writing goals, provide visual skills training and vision rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation Services to evaluate what is needed based on vision loss to allow the individual to continue to carry on the functions necessary to maintain the level of independence desired. Components available: Social Work/Counseling, Vision Rehabilitation Services, Orientation and Mobility Training and Video Magnification Access Technology and Employment Services (ATES) And other-
Phone: (207) 774-6273
Location: 189 Park Ave. Portland, ME 04102
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Lions Club Sight & Hearing Foundation - ME

To furnish education to the people of the state of Maine to lead to the earlier detection of any disease of the eye and hearing; to further in assist any projects which results in better sight and hearing for people of the state of Maine; and to assist any person or group of persons preserve or improve their sight and hearing, also for services. Ellsworth contact person is Putt Patten.
Phone: Ellsworth: 207-667-2275 or 207-364-2827
Location: Across Maine
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Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired

If you have a vision problem that prevents you from carrying out the activities of daily living, getting an education or a job, there is help. The Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired can provide many services to persons with severe visual impairments. Services: Vocational Rehabilitation, Business Enterprise Program, Independent Living Services, Education services for Children, financial services, real estate tax exemption, I.D. cards, and library services. Part of the Department of Labor's Bureau of Rehabilitation Services.
Phone: (800) 760-1573
Location: 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2, Augusta, ME 04333
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Maine State Library Services for the Blind

Providing a variety of programs for residents with disabilities, including Online Talking Books, BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), Newsline Service, Books By Mail, and more.
Phone: (800) 762-7106
Location: 64 State House Station Augusta, ME
Website: View Site