Information, Support & Advocacy

Program
Disability Services
Agency
Alpha One
Description
Alpha One, working to transform communities by promoting the abilities of our citizens.
Address
127 Maine St., S.
Portland, ME 04106
Phone
207-767-2189
1-800-640-7200
Email Email
Website
Alpha One
Payment Information
No charge

Program
Support & Recovery Program For People with Mental Health Issues
Agency
Catholic Charities Maine
Description
This program is the primary provider of community support services in the Cumberland County area, serving adults with severe and prolonged mental illness. Services include case management, assertive community treatment, outreach, representative payee services, and housing coordination.
Address
P.O. Box 797
Portland, ME 04104
Phone
207-871-7431
Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Email Email
Website
Catholic Charities Maine
Payment Information
No charge

Program
Refugee & Immigration Services - Elder Outreach
Agency
Catholic Charities Maine
Description
Provides support services to elder immigrants and refugees, including help finding translators, housing, legal services, and other resources. This new program includes outreach to isolated seniors and creation of services based on observed needs.
Address
P.O. Box 10660
Portland, ME 04104
Phone
207-871-7437, ext. 710, Kathy Harris
Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Email Email
Website
Catholic Charities Maine
Payment Information
No charge

Program
Legal Services for Seniors
Agency
Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic
Description
Provides civil and criminal legal services for low-income individuals. A program of the USM School of Law.
Address
246 Deering Ave.
Portland, ME 04102
Phone
207-780-4370
1-877-780-2522
Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Website
Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic
Payment Information
No charge

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, State of Maine
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 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
Information, Case Management, Funding for Respite Services, Support Groups, SafeReturn Program
Agency
Maine Alzheimer’s Association
Description
The statewide resource on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Provides information, comprehensive referral list, education, care consultation, and support services to families and professionals. The SafeReturn program is a national registry that aids in the recovery of people with Alzheimer's who become lost.
Address
383 US Route One
Suite 2C
Scarborough, ME 04047
Phone
24-hour Helpline: 1-800-660-2871
Office: 207-772-0115; 1-800-272-3900
Hours
24 hours
Email Email
Website
Maine Alzheimer’s Association
Payment Information
No charge

Program
Elder Advocate
Agency
Office of Elder Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, 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+

Program
Cumberland County Crisis Response
Agency
Youth Alternatives Ingraham
Description
Provides a 24-hour toll-free Hotline, and a continuum of services including mobile crisis teams, home supports, crisis residence, police / mental health liaisons, suicide prevention, counseling, information, referrals, and emergency financial assistance to adults and children.
Address
5 Lydia Lane
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone
Crisis Line: 1-888-568-1112 or 207-774-HELP
Admin: 207-874-1055
Crisis hotline 207-774-HELP or 1-888-568-1112
Administrative offices 207-874-1175
Hours
24 hours
Website
The Opportunity Alliance