Local Resources

Speaking Grief (Documentary) Watch Free Online| Moving away from the idea that grief is a problem that needs to be “fixed,” Speaking Grief validates the experience of grievers and guides those wishing to support them. There is no “right” way to grieve. By sharing diverse representations of bereavement, Speaking Grief illustrates that grief is a universal, yet individual experience.

Bereavement Groups

Maine General Health: Grief Support (includes groups via zoom)

Hospice of Southern Maine Groups (support groups via zoom)

CHANS Home Health & Hospice (support groups via zoom)

Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice believes all people deserve access to services that can enhance quality of life. We are proud to offer bereavement services and programs that help people cope with grief due to the loss of a loved one. All bereavement services are offered free of charge.

Statewide Listing

Some enters in this document may not be currently active:  Maine Grief Support Centers (Listed By County) Maine.gov


Psychologytoday.com: Navigating Grief: How to Cope

G. E. A. R. Parent Network » Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs.  FREE support available to parents and families include: Visit G.E. A. R. »

Maine Teen Suicide Prevention »  Suicide prevention is up to all of us…The impact of suicide is devastating to families, friends, and entire communities. The goal of the Maine Suicide Prevention Program (MSPP) is to reduce the incidence of fatal and non-fatal suicidal behavior among Maine citizens across the lifespan.  Visit Maine.gov/suicide »

The 20 Minute Guide »The 20 Minute Guide is a FREE online resource that [The Center for Motivation and Change »] made for parents and for partners about how they can help change their children’s substance use. This is a stand-alone product, or can be used as a companion to Beyond Addiction.

English for Everyone »  Your resource for printable English worksheets. You are welcome to use any of the materials on this website…Grade school (K-12), General Educational Development (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), and all interested in advancing their knowledge of the English language should be able to benefit from this website. We offer a large variety of accurate and concise skill building resources geared towards a range of ability levels. Visit English for Everyone »

Literacy for ME » Unified the efforts of several state agencies and community groups as well as Maine’s public schools to provide direction and support to improve literacy achievement. Increasing demands for a variety of literacy skills and rapidly changing technology that affects how we work and how we communicate have combined to highlight the need to modify our perceptions of literacy, literacy instruction and the role of literacy in our daily lives.  Visit Literacy for ME »

Midcoast Literacy »


Maine Statewide Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112 If you need immediate help, or you are in a crisis.

Warm Line: 1-866-771-9276 A peer-to-peer support program for adults (18 years +). It offers trained specialists with life experience in mental health and/or substance use & recovery.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA): 1-800-974-0062

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): 1-800-737-6237

Statewide Al-Anon: 1-800-498-1844


AA Meeting Schedule »

Boothbay Region Community Resources Council » | Assists persons in need on the Boothbay peninsula by providing information, referrals, resources, and programs (including food and clothing).

Non Emergency Boothbay Harbor Police: 207-633-2451

Mid Coast Hospital Addiction Resource Center (Damariscotta) »

Naloxone: Maine Law and Fact Sheet » (Maine Medical Association)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine Help Line (Available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm)
1-800-464-5767 (Press 1)
Email: helpline@namimaine.org
Provides confidential non-crisis help for consumers of mental health services and their family members, and offers support and assistance with information about mental illness and the support & treatment system, understanding your rights and where to get the help you need.

OPTIONS Liaisons: Whether you want to make a change related to your own substance use, or you are exploring resources and services for a loved one, your local OPTIONS Liaison is someone you can trust to help you navigate. Liaisons are substance use professionals, plugged into a network of local resources for harm reduction, treatment and recovery, as well as other services. They offer judgment-free guidance, understanding that everyone’s path is unique and not every service is a good fit for every person.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
www.niaaa.nih.gov »

National Institute on Drug Abuse
www.nida.nih.gov »

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
877-276-4727 (toll-free)
www.samhsa.gov »

Maine State Organizations & Services

Sweetser (Maine) »

Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery (MAAR) »

Portland (ME) Recovery Community Center »

Bangor Area Recovery Network »

Substance Use Disorder Recovery Supports (Maine.gov)

NAMI Maine is a grassroots, membership-based organization established to enhance the lives of everyone impacted by mental health concerns by offering support, education and advocacy statewide.

Chooper’s Guide : “The Internet’s most comprehensive substance abuse treatment, prevention and intervention resource directory.”

Local AARP!

A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Your Money Online (AARP)

The Community Center (a division of the Boothbay Region Health & Wellness foundation) is staffed, furnished, and run entirely by volunteers. [They] offer free tea and coffee, snacks, WiFi and a warm welcome to visitors of all ages. [They] also offer close to 50 classes per week, all free, and all taught by volunteers. Check the Community Center Events for the most up-to-date listings. »

View a comprehensive list of Senior Citizen Resources at Maine.gov. »

Coastal Senior College » (CSC) provides intellectual stimulation and good company through classes and special events for seniors in the Midcoast, from Wiscasset to Camden.

UMaine Center on Aging Resource List »

The Lincoln County agency on aging is: Spectrum Generations »  
Located at: Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543
Phone: (207) 563.1363

For information about Community Dining Sites, meals on wheels (home delivered meals), and nutrition education, visit Spectrum Generations nutrition page. »

Meals on Wheels (Boothbay Harbor)

Eldercare Locator » (by the Administration on Aging »)

Fall Prevention » (by the National Council on Aging »)

More resources:

NAMI Maine is a grassroots, membership-based organization established to enhance the lives of everyone impacted by mental health concerns by offering support, education and advocacy statewide.

Boothbay Region Historical Society

In addition to curating ongoing exhibits and collections of artifacts, photographs, and historical and genealogical documents, the society also presents a variety of programs of local interest throughout the year.

Oral History & Folklife Research

Oral History and Folklife Research conducts targeted projects illuminating the perspective of significant communities in Maine and beyond.

Maine Memory Network

Through online exhibits, outreach, interactive tools, lesson plans, in-school demonstrations, and other resources, the Maine Memory Network strives to help communities and schools learn about, celebrate, and share their local history.

Maine Historical Society Directory

Statewide, specialty, and local historical societies maintained on Maine.gov.

Windows On Maine

Windows on Maine is a pilot project to develop an online service offering streaming video programs and clips, and other primary and secondary digital resources, via broadband and wireless connections. It features a searchable database of complete programs and video clips from Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s award winning historical series, HOME: the Story of Maine and its signature science series, Quest: Investigating Our World.

On The Water

Exhibit and resources that explore America’s maritime history by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Malaga Island : A story best left untold

In 1912, a mixed-race community of about forty-five people was evicted by the state of Maine from Malaga Island, just off the coast of Phippsburg. It was an act motivated by economics, racism, eugenics, and political retribution. Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold was produced by photographer Kate Philbrick and radio producer Rob Rosenthal in collaboration with WMPG-FM and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.

Island Institute

Waypoints: Community Indicators for Maine’s Coast & Islands provides data and information for the entire Maine coast as well as the island communities, presenting and explaining both demographic and economic data in a clear and compelling way.

Vintage Maine Images

Developed and managed by Maine Historical Society (MHS), Vintage Maine Images (VMI) is an online shopping source for historical images. Images are from the collections of the MHS as well as from hundreds of Contributing Partners across Maine and New England. This website offers thousands of historical images for sale.

Maine: an Encyclopedia

 This encyclopedia is an accessible, comprehensive, user-friendly resource with a variety of navigational options and thousands of internal links to related subjects and individuals. Explore this amazing state of ours: historic, environmentally diverse, scenic, large in area but small in community, a recreational Mecca, and much more.

From Stump To Ship (Video)

CRAAP Test [PDF], Miriam Library, California State University, Chico

“When you search for information, you’re going to find lots of it . . . but is it good information? You will have to determine that for yourself, and the CRAAP Test can help. The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.”

“FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.”

“PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida, as is PunditFact, a site devoted to fact-checking pundits. The PolitiFact state sites are run by news organizations that have partnered with the Times. The state sites and PunditFact follow the same principles as the national site.”

“The snopes.com website was founded by David Mikkelson…What he began in 1995 as an expression of his interest in researching urban legends has since grown into what is widely regarded by folklorists, journalists, and laypersons alike as one of the World Wide Web’s essential resources. Snopes.com is routinely included in annual “Best of the Web” lists and has been the recipient of two Webby awards…”

Journalism, ‘Fake News’ and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training

Written by experts in the fight against disinformation, this handbook explores the very nature of journalism with modules on why trust matters; thinking critically about how digital technology and social platforms are conduits of the information disorder; fighting back against disinformation and misinformation through media and information literacy; fact-checking 101; social media verification and combatting online abuse.”





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