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PENOBSCOT VALLEY HOSPITAL    794-3321   www.pvhhealthcare.org
MILLINOCKET  HOSPITAL
    723-5161   www.mrhme.org
ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL
     (207) 262-1000       www.stjoeshealing.org
EASTERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER 
  
973-7000    www.emmc.org 
HOULTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL     532-4089    www.houltonregional.org
   
**** IF POSSIBLE HAVE PRODUCT CONSUMED IN HAND WHEN YOU CALL****

    DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING OR GIVE ANYTHING BY MOUTH UNLESS TOLD  DO SO BY POISON CONTROL SPECIALISTS.    

  Maine Poison Control Centers (Search FastHealth.com) Maine Poison Control Centers

 

To reach a game warden 24-hours a day please contact Maine State Police at ONE OF THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

  Houlton 1-800-924-2261
  Orono 1-800-432-7381

 

   

STATEWIDE SERVICES
   

PROGRAM NAME                                     MAINE #


TOLL FREE #

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Abused Women's Advocacy Project
Main Office
24 hr. local helpline
795-6744
782-1785
795-4020
1-800-559-2927

 
     
 Adult & Elderly Abuse/Neglect
 
 532-5047
 
1-800-624-8404
Reports  24 hours
     
BatteredWomen/DomesticViolence                                    
Family/Violence
623-3569
             
1-877-890-7788
 
     
Child Abuse/Neglect
Reports 24 hours
626-8620
 
1-800-452-1999
 
     
DomesticViolence                                                            
24 hour hotline
  1-800-799-7233
 
     
Emergency Assistance and Family Crisis
                                                 
624-8090
 
1-800-452-1926
 
Homeless Shelters:    
MSHA                                                                                              626-4600 1-800-452-4668
Housing Hotline - referral to shelters and other resources                                          1-800-438-3890
 
     
Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
National hotline
941-1194 1-800-799-7233
     
Rape Crisis Hotline
                                                                       
626-0660
 
1-800-421-4325
 
Red Cross - Bangor Chapter 941-2900  
     
Runaways (Switchboard)   1-800-621-4000
     
Salvation Army 623-3752  
     
Suicide Prevention 626-3455  
     
Youth Crisis Stabilization Program (age 6-20)
P.O. Box 425
Bangor, ME  04402
947-0366 Ext 340

 

1-800 -499-9130
[Crisis Line]
 
     
Suicide Prevention - Ingraham                        
(207) 794-0700                 
Lincoln, ME 4457
794-0700

 

 
     
Crisis Intervention Hotline
Portland, ME 4101
774-4357
24 HRS IngrahamVoice
 
     
Crisis Stabilization Unit
P.O. Box 588
Skowhegan, ME 4976

 
474-2564



 
800-400-2506
Children's services only
800-452-1933
Skowhegan (Dispatcher) Adults
     

ASSISTANCE/ELIGIBILITY

     
ASPIRE/Family Services
Caseworkers
287-2826
624-8000 
1-800-442-6003
 1-800-452-1926

Emergency Assistance -Call local DHS office  (For a complete list call 287-2826)    1-800-442-6003
NOTE:
  Every town office has a general assistance program

     
Fuel Assistance/Home Energy  622-4761 1-800-542-8227
     
For a list of towns & agencies 287-2826 1-800-442-6003
     
General Assistance 287-2826 1-800-442-6003
     
Homeless families - Transitional Living
Program MSHA
626-4600
 
1-800-452-4668
 
     
Property tax and rent rebates 636-8475  
     
Social Security Administration 622-1451 1-800-772-1213
     
Supplemental Security Income
(Call for a booklet)
622-1451
 
1-800-772-1213
 
     
TANF (formerly AFDC) 624-8090 1-800-452-1926
     
Unemployment - Benefit Claims   1-800-593-7660
     
Unemployment - General Questions 287-3805 1-800-794-1110
     
Veteran's Administration - Togus
Benefit Info
623-8411
 
1-877-421-8263
1-800-827-1000

 

COUNSELING/MENTAL HEALTH/ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE

     
AIDS Program (HIV-STD) Program 287-3747  
     
Alcoholics Anonymous Help line in Maine
- 24 hours
774-4335
 
1-800-737-6237
 
     
Crisis and Counseling 626-3448 1-888-568-1112
     
Dayspring AIDS support 621-6201  
     
DEEP (Office of Substance Abuse)
Information & Resource
287-2595
287-8900
(In Maine only)
1-800-499-0027
     
Hospice Volunteers 873-3615  
     
Maine Center for Women, Work & Community
( Displaced Homemakers)
621-3440
 
1-800-442-2092
 
     
Maine Tobacco Help Line   1-800-207-1230
     
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 622-5767 1-800-464-5767
     

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

     
Battered Women's Project
(Aroostook County) 
  1-800-439-2323
 
     
Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men 683-5758 1-888-743-5754
     
Spruce Run (Penobscot County) 947-0496 1-800-863-9909
     

ELDERLY SERVICES

     
Adult & Elderly Abuse/Neglect Reports only
 
532-5047
 
1-800-624-8404
24 hour hotline
     
Alzheimer's Association
 
772-0115
 
1-800-660-2871
(24 hr. service)
     
Bureau of Elder & Adult Services 287-9200 1-800-262-2232
     
Funeral funds - BFI 287-2826 1-800-442-6003
     
Hearing aid funds - BMS 287-2033 1-800-321-5557
     
Home Health Care Agencies
Licensing and Certification

 
287-9300


 
1-800-621-8222
1-800-383-2441
(Nursing Home Complaints)
     
Insurance Information - Medicare 287-9200 1-800-262-2232
     
Legal Services for the Elderly 623-1797 1-800-750-5353
     
Low Cost Drug Program   1-866-796-2463
     

FINANCIAL/LEGAL

     
Legal Services for the Elderly 623-1797 1-800-750-5353
     
Maine Civil Liberties Union 774-5444  
     
Medicare Patients - advocates 623-1797 1-800-750-5353
     
Volunteer Lawyer's Project 774-4348 1-800-442-4293
     
HEALTH ISSUES/HEALTH ENGINEERING
     
American Lung Association of ME 622-6394 1-800-499-5864
     
Arthritis Foundation-Northern
New England Chapter
  1-800-639-6650
 
     
Cancer - American Cancer Society
 
373-3700
 
1-800-464-3102
(in Maine)
     
Children with Special Health Needs 287-5139 1-800-698-3624
     
Diabetes - American Diabetes Association   1-888-342-2383
     
Genetics, Birth Defects & Newborn
Screening
287-5357
 
1-800-698-3624
 
     
Heart - American Heart Association   1-800-242-8721
     
Hospice Council  626-0651 1-800-438-5963
     
Shriner's Hospital   1-800-237-5055 U.S.
     
WIC (Woman, Infants & Children) 287-3991  1-800-437-9300
     

 HOUSING/UTILITIES

     
Fuel Assistance/Home Emergency Assistance
Local CAP Agencies
622-4761
287-2826
1-800-542-8227
 
     
Homeless Families - Transitional Living Program
 
626-4600
MSHA
1-800-452-4668
 
     
Housing/Homeless Crisis Hotline
(for referrals to shelters)
  1-800-438-3890
 
     
Maine State Housing Authority  626-4600 1-800-452-4668
     
     
PARENTING/PRENATAL CARE 
     
Adoption (DHS) 287-5060  
     
Adoption Resource (A Family for Me) 588-0996  1-877-505-0545
     
Behavioral Disabilities - (BDS)
Central Office
287-7130
 
1-800-866-1814
 
     
Division of Community and Family Health
 (previously called Maternal & Child Health)
287-3311
 
1-800-698-3624
x5139
     
Family Planning Clinics
 
Lincoln: 794-3313
Millinocket: 723-4994
1-877-326-2345
 
     
Mainly Parents
(aka Parents Anonymous of Maine)
842-2984
 
1-800-249-5506
 

                                       

                                                    

                                                             Some Helpful Links...

 

 

 
Boys Town National Crisis Line - 24 hours a day, every day: the only national crisis line that children and parents can call with any problem, any time. You can refer troubled families to the Hotline which is staffed by caring professionals. 800.448.3000, or for TDD call 800.448.1833

http://www.covenanthouse.org/nineline
             Covenant House Nineline, 24 hour crisis 800.999.9999 (800.999.9915 TTY), is a national crisis hotline for youth under-21
and their families. Since 1987, our crisis workers have provided timely, and sometimes lifesaving, intervention for those in need. Our referral database of more than 26,000 agencies allows us to connect those in need with the local agencies best equipped to help them. In the past year our workers answered over 61,000 crisis calls and provided more than 11,000 referrals. Our website provides educational pieces addressing youth issues for kids and people who want to help kids

! National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
              National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, inhalants - 800.269.4237

http://www.nrscrisisline.org
              National Runaway Switchboard operates a confidential hotline for runaway youth, teens in crisis, and concerned friends and family members. All services are free and available 24 hours every day. and include: Crisis Intervention, Message relay between runaways and their parent/legal guardian, Referrals and conference to community-based resources such as counseling, support groups, alternative housing, and health care, Home Free program in partnership with Greyhound Bus lines, Inc. to help runaways return home to their families, Education and outreach services, Free NRS promotional materials for distribution at community events, school assemblies, and health fairs. 24 hr Crisis 800.621.4000
info@nrscrisisline.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. Those in need of help can call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Callers are routed to the closest possible crisis center in their area. With over 120 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. The call is free and confidential. People are encouraged to call for yourself, or someone they care about. The Lifeline is funded by SAMHSA, and operated by Link2Health Solutions, Inc - a private non-profit agency.

The Trevor Project - 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for gay youths. Call before you fall:  The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization named for the short film about a 13-year-old boy who attempts suicide because of his sexuality, has established a national toll free, 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for gay youths. 800.850.8078.

http://www.menshealthnetwork.org
       Men's Health Network (MHN) is a non-profit educational organization comprised of physicians, researchers, public health workers, individuals and other health professionals. MHN is committed to improving the health and wellness of men through education campaigns, partnerships with retailers and other private entities, workplace health programs, data collection, and work with health care providers to provide better programs and funding for men's health needs.
 

The National Suicide Prevention Directory - Part 1
      The National Suicide Prevention Directory [NSPD] is the most comprehensive list of U. S. suicide prevention/crisis intervention centers available on the Internet. The NSPD's purpose is to provide the public with a central source of contact information for suicide prevention organizations committed to providing educational and counseling programs focused primarily on immediate intervention and long term suicide prevention action. The contacts listed herein serve to help us recognize persons at risk of suicide and to correctly intervene in the lives of such persons before they take their own lives. See also  http://www.darkmother.com/nosuicide.html  Child/Youth Suicide Prevention Resources
                                   

                         

 

          

             

 

   WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE WE???   

                 

            

                 

Penobscot County, Maine

    SIZE:  3,258 square miles  
    INCORPORATED:  1816  
    COUNTY SEAT:  Bangor  
    POPULATION:  146,601  

    CITIES:  Bangor, Brewer and Old Town.  
    TOWNS:  Alton, Bradford, Bradley, Burlington, Carmel, Charleston, Chester, Clifton, Corinna, Corinth, Dexter, Dixmont, East Millinocket, Eddington, Edinburg, Enfield, Etna, Exeter, Garland, Glenburn, Greenbush, Greenfield, Hampden, Hermon, Holden, Howland, Hudson, Indian Island, Kenduskeag, Lagrange, Lakeville, Lee, Levant, Lincoln, Lowell,Macwahoc, Mattawamkeag, Maxfield, Medway, Milford, Millinocket, Mount Chase, Newburgh, Newport, Orono, Orrington, Passadumkeag, Patten, Plymouth, Reed, Springfield, Stacyville, Stetson, Veazie, Winn and Woodville. 
    PLANTATIONS:  Carroll, Drew, Prentiss, Sebois and Webster.  

               ***Towns in BLUE are MSAD#30 communities***