Elder Advocates

Program
Adult Protective Services
Agency
Department of Health and Human Services, State of Maine
Description
The Bureau of Elder and Adult Services provides or arranges for services to protect incapacitated and dependent adults (age 18 and over) in danger of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
Address
161 Marginal Way
Portland, ME 04101
Phone
Nationwide 24-hour, toll-free: 1-800-624-8404
TTY (during business hours): 1-800-624-8404
TTY (after hours): 1-800-963-9490; 207-287-3492
Hours
24 hours
Website
Department of Health and Human Services
Payment Information
No charge

Program
Elder Advocate
Agency
Family Crisis Services
Description
Family Crisis Services provides individual advocacy, support groups, and emergency shelter for victims of abuse. A community education program offers information on abuse awareness and prevention.
Phone
24-hour hotline: 207-874-1973
Main office: 207-767-4952
Elder Abuse Advocate: 207-767-4952, ext. 104
Website
Family Crisis Services
Payment Information
No charge

Program
Legal Services for Seniors
Agency
Legal Services for the Elderly
Description
Legal services for seniors include long-term care issues, public benefits, abuse and exploitation, landlord / tenant disputes, advance directives (living wills, health care POA), and consumer fraud. Civil cases only.
Address
9 Green St.
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone
1-800-750-5353
Email Email
Website
Legal Services for the Elderly
Payment Information
No charge
Age Requirements
60+

Program
Elder Advocate
Agency
Office of Elder Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, and City of Portland
Description
Linda Weare, LSW, is the City of Portland's Elder Advocate. She is available to assist senior citizens and their families: sort out problems, answer questions, and advocate for rights. Linda's role has two parts. First, she provides easy access to information about a variety of services available to seniors in the Portland area. Second, she provides support to health and social service providers so that their services are easily accessible to senior citizens.
Address
1145 Brighton Ave.
Portland, ME 04103
Phone
207-828-6849
Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Email Email
Website
Elder Services
Payment Information
No charge
Age Requirements
50+

Program
Information & Advocacy for Elders
Agency
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Description
Elder Care Consultants are available to provide information and referrals to seniors and families seeking elder services.
Address
136 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
Phone
207-396-6500
1-800-427-7411
TTY: 207-883-0532
Email Email
Website
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Age Requirements
60+