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Family Resources Handbook – Health and Social Services

Note: The information in this category is organized by population served: General, Parenting Help, Special Needs. The “See Also:….” reference at the end of a listing indicates the organization can also be found in other categories.

General:

Addiction Resource Center
66 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick
www.midcoasthealth.com/addiction/default.aspx; 373-6950 or (800) 244-3825
• Full range of outpatient treatment services for people with alcohol, drug, substance abuse problems; Support services for those affected by these issues

American Red Cross
16 Community Way, Topsham
www.redcross.org/me; 729-6779
• Support for families involved in disasters; provides CPR , First Aid training and training for babysitters
• See Also: Volunteer Opportunities

Community Health and Nursing Services (CHANS)
60 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick
www.chanshomehealthcare.com; 729-6782
• Skilled home, hospice and private pay care services

Habitat for Humanity
108 Center St., Bath
www.habitat7rivers.org; 386-5081
• Builds/rehabilitates affordable homes or weatherizes existing homes for families with limited income, using financial donations and volunteer labor; ReStore in Bath: source for new/slightly-used building supplies/ furniture/appliances
• See Also: Volunteer Opportunities

Hospice Volunteers in Mid Coast Maine
45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick
www.hospicevolunteers.org; 729-6782
• End of life care and support
• See Also: Volunteer Opportunities

Jessie Albert Dental and Orthodontic Center
171 Congress Ave., Bath
www.ccmaine.org/jessie-albert-dental; 443-9721
• Program of Catholic Charities; dental care for children and adults; accepts private insurance and MaineCare; offers affordable financing options and sliding fee for children up to age 20 if uninsured

Martins Point Healthcare – 2 locations
6 Farley Rd., Brunswick
www.martinspoint.org; 725-8079 or (800) 479-8079
• Family medical services, mental health, osteopathic manipulative services, pediatrics, onsite lab and health education programs available
OR:
74 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick; 798-4050
• Family medical services, internal medicine, pediatrics, onsite lab, x-ray and physical therapy available

Mid Coast Hospital
123 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick
www.midcoasthealth.com; 373-6000
• Offers full range of in-patient, out-patient services, including wellness programs
See Also: Volunteer Opportunities; Great Outdoors, Trails, Day-Use, Park Lands

Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program
84 A Union St., Brunswick
www.mchpp.org; 725-2716
• Food assistance, sustainable living education, and referral services to low income populations
• See Also: Volunteer Opportunities

Midcoast Maine Community Action
34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath
www.mmcacorp.org; 442-7963 or (800) 221-2221
• Provides a wide array of family-based services
• See Also: Camps; Education, Pre-School

Oasis Health Network
66 Baribeau Dr., Suite 910, Brunswick
www.oasishealthnetwork.org; 721-9277
• Offers free, confidential, quality healthcare for low income adults

Parkview Adventist Medical Center
329 Maine St., Brunswick
www.parkviewamc.org; 373-2000
• Community hospital offering full range of in-patient and out-patient services
• See Also: Volunteer Opportunities

Planned Parenthood
Topsham Health Center
4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Cleveland House, Suite101, Topsham
www.plannedparenthood.org; 725-8264
• Sexual and reproductive information and health care services

Providence Service Corporation of Maine
14 Maine St., Brunswick
www.provcorp.com; 373-0620
• Collaborates with and supports local agencies to assist families in need

Riverview Foundation
• See Sports, Martial Arts for contact information
Non-competitive, peaceful martial art training focused on traditional skills, personal health & inner peace.
• Adults and children ages 5-18
• See Also: Camps

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASSMM)
P.O. Box 990, Brunswick
www.sassmm.org; 725-2181; State-wide hotline is 1-800-871-7741
• Support services for individuals impacted by sexual violence
• See Also: Volunteer Opportunities

Tedford Housing
14 Middle St., Brunswick
http://tedfordhousing.org; 729-1161
• Works to end homelessness by collaborating with others to provide shelter, housing, services; helps people become self-sufficient & advocates for change
• See Also: Volunteer Opportunities

United Way of Midcoast Maine
34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath
www.uwmcm.org; 443-9752
• Connects people with social services offered in local communities
• Call 211 for health and human service information/referrals
• See Also: Volunteer Opportunities

Parenting Help:

For additional services: See listings for Addiction Resource Center, American Red Cross, Jesse Albert Dental and Orthodontic Center, Midcoast Maine Community Action, Oasis Health Network above

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bath-Brunswick
85 Maine St., Brunswick
www.bbbsbathbrun.org; 729-7736
• Supports children facing adversity by providing one-to-one relationships with older students and adults
• See Also: Volunteer Opportunities

Early Head Start Program
Midcoast Maine Community Action, see above
• Home visitor helps income-eligible families learn games and activities to help children 0-3 learn and grow physically and mentally; Health information for mother during pregnancy and continuing help to promote baby’s & family’s health & development; twice monthly social gatherings to share tips and ideas
• See Born Learning and Maine Families in Other Information below

Families CAN!
See Midcoast Maine Community Action above
• Direct line for Families CAN!: 442-7963 X 213
• Free parenting classes and support groups for parents with infants through teens

Home to Home
P.O. Box 236, Brunswick
www.mainehometohome.org; 837-4894
• Ensures a safe and friendly environment at Mid Coast Hospital for children who are exchanged for visitations with divorced or separated parents
• Supervise visitations for non-custodial parents
• See Also: Volunteer Opportunities

Maineparents.net
www.maineparents.net; 287-2595; (800) 499-0027
• Online service offered by Maine Office of Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services to help reduce underage alcohol abuse

Success by 6
See United Way of Midcoast Maine above
• Promote healthy parenting and prevent abuse through home visits and education
• Encourage parents and children to participate in early literacy programs and parents to read to children in the home

Women, Infants and Children Nutrition (WIC)
See Midcoast Maine Community Action above
• Federally funded supplemental food and nutrition education program for pregnant and post-partum women, infants and children up to age 5

Special Needs:

Independence Association, Inc.- 2 locations
87 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick; 643 Lewiston Rd, Topsham
www.independenceassociation.org; 725-4371
• Assists adults and children with disabilities to obtain a full and inclusive life in their chosen community.

Pine Tree Society
149 Front St., Bath
www.pinetreesociety.org; 443-3341
• Provides ME children and adults with disabilities with opportunities and means to create better lives for themselves and their families
• See Also: Camps

Maine Parent Federation, Inc.
www.startingpointsforme.org; (800) 870-7746
• Provides information/ referral/ telephone support/ training to parents of children with disabilities /special health care needs & professionals who work with them

Spindleworks
7 Lincoln St., Brunswick
www.spindleworks.org; 725-8820
• Non-profit art center for adults with disabilities
• See Also: The Arts

Spurwink
675 Old Portland Rd, Brunswick
www.spurwink.org; 729-0624
• Special education and mental health services, treating autism and youth who have experienced trauma

Sweetser Mental Health Services
329 Bath Rd., Brunswick
www.sweetser.org/brunswick.php; 1 800 434-3000
• Comprehensive substance abuse, mental health & behavioral health services for children, adults and families

Parenting Help:

www.bornlearning.org or www.uwmcm.org — helps parents/caregivers learn how to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities for children.

www.mainefamilies.org – ME Dept Health & Human Services — home visitors partner with families to access information/resources that support physical/ emotional health of baby and entire family; must enroll before baby 3 mos of age

www.maine.gov/portal/family/ — Children’s services/programs, disability resources, health & safety programs

www.maine.gov/dhhs/children.shtml#childcare — ME Dept. Health and Human Services-Child and Family Services – help parents find child care/ assistance paying for child care

www.maine.gov/portal/family/ — ME Dept. Human Services-Family & Home

Special Needs:

www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/cshn/–Medical/therapeutic services for disabled children

www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cbhs– Preschool children with special needs

www.childrenscenteraugusta.com — help finding quality child care: Respite/caregivers for disabled children:

www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/cshn/ — Coordinated Care Services for Children with Special Health Needs

Other:

www.drcme.org — Disability Rights Center

www.gearparentnetwork.com — G.E.A.R. Gaining Empowerment Allows Results www.maine.gov/dhhs/–ME Dept. of Health and Human Services

www.maine.gov/dhhs/osa/ – ME Office of Substance Abuse

www.mepa.org — ME Psychological Association; Information/Referral Services

www.namaine.org — Narcotics Anonymous –Resource for recovering addicts: referral@midcoastrdc.org — Resource Development Ctr

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