PARTNER AGENCIES

United Way of Greater Portland partners with nearly 40 Partner Agencies to support 89 programs that serve a broad range of populations and issues.

Through the Community Care Fund, we invest millions upon millions of dollars from individuals and organizations to improve lives and strengthen health and human services in our community. Partner Agencies open their programs and budgets to intense review by the Community Investment Process volunteers and United Way staff. Targeted program outcomes and results drive our funding decisions and are critical to understanding how your investment is improving people’s lives.

Together, our Partner Agencies, investors like you, Community Investment Volunteers and United Way work as a team to provide educational, supportive, crisis and preventative programs to our community.

United Way of Greater Portland will provide funding to the following Partner Agencies during the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

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A Company of Girls
Funding Provided:$44,627
A collaborative arts program that works with approximately 40 adolescent girls from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Girls are provided opportunities through various mediums to increase their life and social skills, enhance their communication skills and build stronger self-image and self-worth.
Agency phone: 207.874.2107
Agency website: www.acompanyofgirls.org

American Red Cross of Southern Maine – Disaster Services Program
Funding Provided: $114,695
Assists victims of natural or man-made disasters. Provides as needed the essentials to survive: shelter, food, clothing, medical care and basic household furnishings. Also provides education on preparing for emergencies.
Agency phone: 207.874.1192
Agency website: www.southernmaine.redcross.org

American Red Cross of Southern Maine – Armed Forces Emergency Services Program
Funding Provided: $15,000
Provides 24-hour-a-day emergency communication and financial assistance to families who have a member on active duty in one of the military services.
Agency phone: 207.874.1192
Agency website: www.southernmaine.redcross.org

Amistad – Peer Support and Recovery Center
Funding Provided: $45,501
A member directed organization which fosters a community for consumers of mental health services. A drop-in center provides a broad range of activities in a safe and supportive environment.
Agency phone: 207.773.1956
Agency website: www.amistadinc.org

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Southern Maine – Mentoring Program
Funding Provided: $64,023
Works with children ages 6 – 17, primarily through supported one-to-one relationships with caring adults who assist them as they grow to become mature, responsible adults. Volunteers are trained as mentors and matches are monitored by staff. The major goals of the program are to provide at-risk youth with positive role models, mentors, and friends who can help them realize their potential.
Agency phone: 207.773.KIDS
Agency website: www.somebigs.org

Boys & Girls Clubs – Individual & Group Services
Funding Provided: $75,360
The personal and educational component provides opportunities in career development, enhances educational achievement, develops skills in independent living and goal setting, and offers assistance in resolving personal crises. The citizenship and leadership development component develops leadership skills and provides opportunities for decision-making.
Agency phone: 207.874.1069
Agency website: www.bgcmaine.org

Boys & Girls Clubs – Social Development Program
Funding Provided: $124,655
Helps youth enhance their self-expression and creativity through visual arts, crafts, performing arts, games and library arts. Helps youth get along with others, make new friends and learn to use leisure time constructively.
Agency phone: 207.874.1069
Agency website: www.bgcmaine.org

Boys & Girls Clubs – Physical Education Program
Funding Provided: 124,562
Helps youth achieve and maintain fitness, acquire physical skills, and learn teamwork, cooperation and fairness. The outdoor and environmental education core helps youth to develop an awareness and appreciation of a variety of settings. It also promotes wise use of natural resources and develops living and survival skills.
Agency phone: 207.874.1069
Agency website: www.bgcmaine.org

Boys & Girls Clubs – Riverton Park Clubhouse
Funding Provided: $11,156
The full range of B&G Clubs programming provided for youth in Portland’s Riverton community.
Agency phone: 207.874.1069
Agency website: www.bgcmaine.org

Catherine Morrill Day Nursery – Child Care Program
Funding Provided: $68,919
Catherine Morrill Day Nursery, the oldest child care center in Maine, provides care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years from all socio-economic levels. Over half of the children receive subsidized care. Provides developmental child care programs based on children’s needs and interests, and supports the needs of families. Offers families emotional support and help with parenting issues. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Agency phone: 207.874.1115
Agency website: www.catherinemorrill.org

Catholic Charities Maine – Independent Support Services Program
Funding Provided: $86,041
Independent Support Services provides homemaking services to allow elderly clients, disabled individuals, and families in crisis to remain in their homes. It also helps families needing support with parenting skills and child rearing. Services include grocery shopping, laundry and errands, light house cleaning, household management, emotional support, parenting skills and occasional respite care.
Agency phone: 207.871.1161
Agency website: www.ccmaine.org

Catholic Charities Maine – Support & Recovery Services
Funding Provided: $57,990
Provides case management services to people with serious and prolonged mental illnesses. Assesses the functional needs of clients, assures that the services identified in the treatment plan are delivered, and provides crisis intervention as appropriate.
Agency phone: 207.871.7431
Agency website: www.ccmaine.org

Catholic Charities Maine – Counseling Services
Funding Provided: $15,834
Provides outpatient counseling (individual, group and family) to adults experiencing problems due to the misuse of alcohol/drugs. In addition to assisting clients become abstinent, the program seeks to increase clients’ employability, eliminate clients’ criminal activity, and assist clients in becoming more stable and productive members of society. United Way funds assist in providing services to low-income clients.
Agency phone: 207.775.5671
Agency website: www.ccmaine.org

Catholic Charities Maine – St. Elizabeth’s Child Development Center
Funding Provided: $42,062
Provides developmentally appropriate child care to children aged 15 months to 5 years. Committed to serving both low-income and non-low-income children in an inclusive environment that is individualized to meet each child’s needs. The program advocates for the child and places the welfare of children and families at the foundation of all its activities. Parental involvement is a cornerstone of all programs. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Agency phone: 207.871.7444
Agency website: www.ccmaine.org

Catholic Charities Maine – Refugee and Immigration Services
Funding Provided: $23,113
Resettles all persons classified as refugees by the federal government regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin. The diversity of the refugees resettled in Maine closely reflects the quotas set annually by the President. CC staff works with them to access housing, English skills, jobs, and medical and mental health services that will allow them to begin a new life here and become part of the community in which they live.
Agency phone: 207.871.7444
Agency website: www.ccmaine.org

The Center for Grieving Children – Tender Living Care Program
Funding Provided: $16,817
The Tender Living Care program is a collaborative program that provides support for children, teens and their parents who have someone in the family with a life-threatening illness. Support is offered through home visits and a six-week peer support group called “Time of Change.”
Agency phone: 207.775.5216
Agency website: www.cgcmaine.org

The Center for Grieving Children – Outreach Program
Funding Provided: $1,745
The Outreach program focuses on providing crisis intervention in schools, as well as grief education to community groups.
Agency phone: 207.775.5216
Agency website: www.cgcmaine.org

The Center for Grieving Children – Peer Support Program
Funding Provided: $21,991
The Center provides support to children and families who have experienced the death of a family member or friend through self-help groups and outreach activities. Last year, peer support groups served 171 children and youth as well as 102 adults. Center programs are open to families regardless of socio-economic background.
Agency phone: 207.775.5216
Agency website: www.cgcmaine.org

Community Counseling Center – Family Intervention Response Service Team / Sexual Abuse Treatment (FIRST/SAT)
Funding Provided: $77,287
FIRST is a home-based counseling program is designed to help currently or potentially abusive parents. Connects with those families who are physically unable or emotionally unready to come to the agency. Counseling services are also offered to children. SAT clients must be members of families in which the intra-familial sexual abuse of a child up to the age of 18 is alleged or has occurred. Relies on a mixture of individual, family, and group therapy, although emphasis is put on group work.
Agency phone: 207.874.1030
Agency website: www.commcc.org

Community Counseling Center – Outpatient Clinical Services
Funding Provided: $240,726
Involves individuals, couples, and families in a process of understanding themselves and each other on issues including interpersonal relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, and teen pregnancy.
Agency phone: 207.874.1030
Agency website: www.commcc.org

Community Counseling Center – Refugee Case Management
Funding Provided: $4,834
Offering programs and services to refugee and immigrant youth with serious emotional and behavioral issues, the goal of the program is to empower youth to succeed in school, at home, at work, and in the community. The program builds a network of services to help troubled young people.
Agency phone: 207.874.1030
Agency website: www.commcc.org

Community Dental – Portland Dental Health Center
Funding Provided: $130,891
Provides affordable oral health treatment services on a sliding fee scale to individuals and families in Cumberland County. Services include basic preventive and restorative dental care, such as cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, root canals, dentures & partials, and extractions. All services are delivered by State licensed dentists and hygienists.
Agency phone: 207.874.1028
Agency website: www.communitydentamel.org

Community Dental – Denture Program
Funding Provided: $10,780
A public/private partnership with local volunteer dentists that provides dentures at no cost for qualifying low-income and disadvantaged individuals. Clients served have made measurable gains in health, self-esteem and employability.
Agency phone: 207.874.1028
Agency website: www.communitydentalme.org

Community Partners – Supported Transitional Employment Program (STEP)
Funding Provided: $7,500
The STEP program helps people with developmental disabilities determine what type of work they want to do in the community, helps them find work and supports them through their work experience with job coaches. CPI clients work in a variety of jobs in the community, some requiring long-term support. Maximum independence is the goal for each program participant.
Agency phone: 207.780.9575
Agency website: N/A

Cumberland County YMCA – Aquatics Program
Funding Provided: $18,683
Provides learning activities to school-age children through swimming.
Agency phone: 207.874.1111
Agency website: http://www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/

Cumberland County YMCA – Otter Pond Day Camp
Funding Provided: $22,752
Located in Standish, this program serves children aged 6-14, 30% of whom are subsidized. Acts as summer day care, providing recreational opportunities for youth.
Agency phone: 207.874.1111
Agency website: http://www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/

Cumberland County YMCA – Sports and Recreation Program
Funding Provided: $30,680
Provides learning activities to school-age children through sports.
Agency phone: 207.874.1111
Agency website: http://www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/

Cumberland County YMCA – School Age Child Care
Funding Provided: $19,217
Provides learning activities to school-age children before and after school and throughout the summer. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming and sports. Provides services both on-site and in neighborhood communities.
Agency phone: 207.874.1111
Agency website: http://www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/

Cumberland County YMCA – Youth at Promise Program
Funding Provided: $70,986
Serves children 8-12 years old, who have been identified by one of five local school systems as being at-risk and in need of services. Runs a weekly after-school group meeting and provides a week-long residential camping experience, an adventure-based counseling approach, and a summer camping experience.
Agency phone: 207.874.1111
Agency website: http://www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/

Cumberland County YMCA – Fathers Support Program
Funding Provided: $4,196
Provides individual and group support to young fathers to promote good parenting skills and involvement with their families through father-child activities.
Agency phone: 207.874.1111
Agency website: http://www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/

Day One – After Care Services
Funding Provided: $20,820
Provides support for youth in the transition period from residential treatment to the community. The first few months after re-entering the community are an especially critical time for establishing long-term sobriety and productive living.
Agency phone: 207.767.0991
Agency website: www.day-one.org

Day One – Natural Helpers Program
Funding Provided: $24,575
The Natural Helpers component provides training and support to a network of trusted students within school settings so that they may help their peers through factual information and support. Prevention staff provides support and technical assistance to student awareness projects and hold presentations upon request.
Agency phone: 207.767.0991
Agency website: www.day-one.org

Day One – Homeless Youth Program
Funding Provided: $56,050
Homeless youth workers reach out to and provide substance counseling to homeless youth through the Preble Street Teen Center Collaborative.
Agency phone: 207.767.0991
Agency website: www.day-one.org

Day One – Intensive Outpatient Counseling Program
Funding Provided: $38,175
Intensive Outpatient Counseling serves adolescents who are in need of intensive substance abuse treatment. The program offers a variety of education, therapy and experiential components to clients who are unable to stop abusing substances. The program serves youth between the ages of 13-19 years.
Agency phone: 207.767.0991
Agency website: www.day-one.org

Day One – Family Support Services Program
Funding Provided: $5,575
An intensive 13-week in-home counseling program for families experiencing a high level of crisis, seeks to keep families intact and to provide an alternative to a family member being removed from the home and placed in State custody.
Agency phone: 207.767.0991
Agency website: www.day-one.org

Day One – Street Program
Funding Provided: $22,400
A licensed mental health treatment project provides counseling and education to male and female adolescents. Collaborates with Preble Street Resource Center to provide a drop-in center. Provides educational programming through the Street Academy.
Agency phone: 207.767.0991
Agency website: www.day-one.org

Family Crisis Services – Education/Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program
Funding Provided: $24,000
This program seeks to educate, train, and inform various groups, service organizations and policy makers on the dynamics of domestic abuse, and to ensure proper response to domestic violence. The program offers trainings to elementary, middle and high school.
Agency phone: Hotline: 1.800.537.6066 or 207.874.1973
Administrative Office: 207.874.1973
Agency website: www.familycrisis.org

Family Crisis Services – Shelter Program
Funding Provided: $25,632
Provides 24-hour emergency refuge for women and children escaping abusive homes. Families can stay up to 30 days while advocates work to link them to appropriate social services. Intervenes in the cycle of violence and abuse, providing therapeutic help to the children so that they may avoid becoming victims or abusers themselves.
Agency phone: Hotline: 1.800.537.6066 or 207.874.1973
Administrative Office: 207.874.1973
Agency website: www.familycrisis.org

Family Crisis Services – Outreach Program
Funding Provided: $39,400
This program works with women who cannot or do not use the Family Crisis Shelter, providing support, encouragement, and information about legal options and services. Advocates provide assistance to victims pursuing legal sanctions and accompany women through the court process.
Agency phone: Hotline: 1.800.537.6066 or 207.874.1973
Administrative Office: 207.767.4952
Agency website: www.familycrisis.org

Frannie Peabody Center – Case Management Program
Funding Provided: $39,104
The Frannie Peabody Center is the largest AIDS service organization in the state of Maine. Services include case management support, prevention education and outreach services which are provided to those infected and affected with HIV/AIDS. Anonymous HIV counseling and testing services are provided as well as an HIV/AIDS hotline. United Way funds are used to provide case management services for people affected with HIV/AIDS.
Agency phone: 207.774.6877
Agency website: www.peabodycenter.org

Freeport Community Services – Family Services Program
Funding Provided: $14,300
Offers a variety of services to residents of the towns of Freeport and Pownal, including information and referral, a family life support group, elder services, clothes, camp, transportation, case management, food, fuel assistance, a job bank, a medical loan closet and a holiday helpline.
Agency phone: 207.865.3985
Agency website: http://fcsmaine.org/

Girl Scouts of Maine – Girl Grants
Funding Provided: $17,500
Troops services develop individual potential and values through educational and recreational activities for girls in the 4th through 8th grades.
Agency phone: 207.772.1177
Agency website: www.girlscoutsofmaine.org

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England – Community Skills Program
Funding Provided: $92,252
Provides skills training in personal, social, physical, financial, and vocational development to severely handicapped participants in order to maximize their independence.
Agency phone: 207.774.6323
Agency website: www.ginne.org

Home Health Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine – Parent /Child Health Program
Funding Provided: $39,630
Reduces the incidences and effects of disease and disability in mothers, infants, and children through home visits and well-child clinics throughout the county. Provides skilled nursing care for acutely or chronically ill children, childbirth education, and prenatal and postpartum health supervision. Reinforces links with local physicians and community resources.
Agency phone: 207.775.7231
Agency website: www.homehealth.org

Home Health Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine – Healing at Home Program
Funding Provided: $52,832
Provides health care services through home visits by registered nurses, physical, speech, and occupational therapists, and home health aides. Service is available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week as needed. Fee determination is based on the patient’s ability to pay.
Agency phone: 207.775.7231
Agency website: www.homehealth.org

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project – Legal Services Program
Funding Provided: $28,906
Provides legal services to low-income non-citizens and their U.S. citizen family members regarding immigration issues and immigration-related access to benefits and services through consultations and referral, immigration application assistance, full legal representation, and education and outreach.
Agency phone: 207.780.1593
Agency website: www.ilapmaine.org

The Iris Network – Vision Rehabilitation Program
Funding Provided: $22,203
Provides comprehensive rehabilitation and support services to blind and visually impaired children and adults in learning adaptive Activities of Daily Living; Computer Access Technology; Utilization of Low Vision Aids; Techniques for Independent Travel; and Adjustment Counseling related to vision loss. Residential services and Maine AIRS, a newspaper reading service are also provided. United Way contributions support Vision Rehabilitation services for older adults in Cumberland County who are blind or visually impaired.
Agency phone: 207.774.6273
Agency website: www.theiris.org

Kids First – Divorce Support Groups for Kids
Funding Provided: $20,000
Provides families with resources and support during separation and divorce, helping them develop positive co-parenting strategies and negotiate family transition in a healthy way. United Way provides funding for support groups for children, lead by professional counselors.
Agency phone: 207.761.2709
Agency website: www.kidsfirstcenter.org

Legal Services for the Elderly – Long Term Care Project
Funding Provided: $13,177
Provides free, high quality legal services to socially and economically needy elderly citizens. United Way funds help support the long-term care project which helps seniors obtain the long term care they need and would not be able to obtain without legal services.
Agency phone: 207.621.0087
Agency website: www.mainelse.org

Legal Services for the Elderly – Elder Abuse Project
Funding Provided: $16,444
Representation services for elders who are victims of physical abuse and financial exploitation. Program goals are to remove seniors from abusive situations, re-establish independence and form a community response to elder abuse.
Agency phone: 207.621.0087
Agency website: www.mainelse.org

Legal Services for the Elderly – Hotline
Funding Provided: $10,838
Free phone service enabling every needy Maine senior to have direct and free access to an attorney or paralegal over the phone. The helpline provides brief legal representation, legal information and referrals to clients relating to basic needs such as food, housing and medication. The helpline advises clients about their rights and options for a wide array of legal issues.
Agency phone: Helpline: 800.750.5353 / Office: 207.621.0087
Agency website: www.mainelse.org

MAPS – Step Up Shelter
Funding Provided: $21,085
The My Choice Residence program is targeted toward pregnant young women in crisis who have already decided to continue with their pregnancy, and who must decide whether to parent their child or to place the child for adoption. Client needs include counseling, parent education, medical care, food and clothing. Transitional services support clients as they move back into the community. These include case management of housing services, childcare, life skills, education goals and access to community resources.
Agency phone: 207.772.3678
Agency website: www.adoptusa.com

My Place Teen Center
Funding Provided: $45,000
A drop-in center offering access to the positive relationships and meaningful activities that allow youth-in-need to thrive and be resilient in the face of difficult life circumstances. It is located in Westbrook and serves 350 young people.
Agency phone: 207.854.2800
Agency website: http://www.myplaceteencenter.org

Morrison Center – Preschool and School Age Programs
Funding Provided: $68,007
Offers educational programs, therapy, vocational training and recreation for multi-physically handicapped children and adults. Provides an academic/therapeutic environment which utilizes a team approach to treat the client and family. United Way funds services for school-age and preschool children.
Agency phone: 207.874.1125
Agency website: www.morrison-maine.org/

Northeast Hearing & Speech Center – Speech & Hearing Services
Funding Provided: $84,801
Offers evaluation and therapy for hearing and speech problems. Services include determining the presence, degree, severity and kinds of hearing loss and speech/language problems for clients who are typically preschoolers (aged 2-5) and older adults. Therapy for hearing problems includes habilitation and rehabilitation to increase the client’s ability to learn and to function in daily life. Therapy for speech problems includes habilitation and rehabilitation services for articulation, voice, language, and fluency.
Agency phone: 207.874.1065
Agency website: www.nehearingandspeech.org

The Opportunity Alliance – Artful Aging
Funding Provided: $17,600
Provides weekly, free visual arts classes to elders and adults with disabilities at Franklin towers and Harbor Terrace. Includes therapeutic arts programming for elders with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as well as a volunteer artist component which trains residents to be artist mentors to their neighbors.
Agency phone: 207.874.1175
Agency website: http://www.opportunityalliance.org/

The Opportunity Alliance – Foster Grandparents
Funding Provided: $23,280
Older adults work in the community to provides services to young parents, at-risk children, and families with special needs children both in the home and in schools. Foster Grandparents act as role models and provide parenting skills, respite care, and one-to-one support and friendship.
Agency phone: 207.874.1140
Agency website: http://www.opportunityalliance.org/

The Opportunity Alliance – Senior Companions
Funding Provided: $29,282
Senior Companions are individuals age 55 and over who volunteer 20 hours per week to support the independence of frail and vulnerable seniors. Senior Companions aid other seniors in leisure activities, assist them with grocery shopping, accompany them to medical appointments, or just visit with them in their home. Senior Companions may also provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers.
Agency phone: 207.874.1140
Agency website: http://www.opportunityalliance.org/

The Opportunity Alliance – Child and Family Services
Funding Provided: $179,442
Provides care to preschool and school-aged children from families with low-income in 17 centers throughout Cumberland County. Provides nurturing care, developmentally appropriate educational activities, and a full meal program. Offers parents access to counseling and other support services, parenting and family life education programs, parents’ groups, and family social/recreational activities. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Agency phone: 207.874.1140
Agency website: http://www.opportunityalliance.org/

The Opportunity Alliance – Family Mediation
Funding Provided: $83,000
Family mediators and professional case managers work with families who are in conflict in a neutral and supportive environment to foster better communication among family members. By helping family members find new ways of talking and listening, Family Mediation improves relationships and empowers families to make good decisions. Family Mediation can help family members have productive discussions, explore choices, ease tensions and arguments and feel heard and connected.
Agency phone: 207.874.1175
Agency website: http://www.opportunityalliance.org/

The Opportunity Alliance – Maine Families
Funding Provided: $40,000
Offers new parents the support of a home visitor. The program on Portland’s East End provides support and education around parenting and child development, as well as a link to other community resources.
Agency phone: 207.874.1175
Agency website: http://www.opportunityalliance.org/

The Opportunity Alliance – Parent Education
Funding Provided: $62,000
Provides a variety of activities, including advocating for better children’s services, educating the community about issues related to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and improving the delivery of existing children’s services. Offers training on identifying, reporting and preventing child abuse to all mandated reporters.
Agency phone: 207.874.1175
Agency website: http://www.opportunityalliance.org/

The Opportunity Alliance – Young Parenting
Funding Provided: $96,000
A licensed mental health program, offers a wide range of supportive services to families including high-risk pregnant and parenting teens and their children. Ensures adequate pre- and post-natal care and information, infant and toddler child care, peer support systems, and childbirth and parenting education.
Agency phone: 207.874.1175
Agency website: http://www.opportunityalliance.org/

Peaks Island Children’s Workshop – Child Care Program
Funding Provided: $40,509
Provides full-time and part-time year round care to children aged 3-6; 90% of the children come from families struggling with low income. The integrated age group setting is designed to meet the developmental needs of children and their families. Communication with the parents and with the community at large is a vital part of the program. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Agency phone: 207.766.2854
Agency website: http://picw.org

Pine Tree Legal Assistance – Domestic Violence Project
Funding Provided: $91,500
Addresses the legal needs of domestic violence victims. Services range from advising victims of their legal alternatives to providing court representation in Protection from Abuse hearings and divorce cases. Also handles cases involving custody disputes and continued abuse (both physical and sexual) of children. In addition, handles selected Protection from Harassment cases to provide a means for obtaining protection for domestic violence victims who do not meet the criteria of the Protection from Abuse statute.
Agency phone: 207.774.4753
Agency website: www.ptla.org

Preble Street – Lighthouse Shelter

Funding Provided: $64,028
Provides emergency shelter for homeless and at-risk adolescents aged 10-17. Offers a safe place to stay at night while staff helps the youth develop placements and referrals appropriate to their needs.
Agency phone: 207.775.0026
Agency website: www.preblestreet.org

Preble Street – Meals Program
Funding Provided: $35,000
Provides breakfasts to homeless and low-income individuals and families 7 days a week. Program staff makes contact with new arrivals to refer them to social services. Outreach workers from 21 social service agencies meet with clients over breakfast each morning.
Agency phone: 207.775.0026
Agency website: www.preblestreet.org

Preble Street – Adult Day Shelter
Funding Provided: $94,137
Provides housing assistance and support services to individuals and families in need of emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent, affordable housing, as well as additional shelter hours for the homeless in the winter when shelter and other support programs are not available.
Agency phone: 207.775.0026
Agency website: www.preblestreet.org

Preble Street – Teen Center
Funding Provided: $125,680
A drop-in program for homeless, runaway and at-risk adolescents. Provides meals, drop-in center, employment services, casework and advocacy. A wide range of other services are made available through strong partnerships with agencies co-located at the Center.
Agency phone: 207.775.0026
Agency website: www.preblestreet.org

Preble Street – Women’s Shelter
Funding Provided: $34,138
The Preble Street Women’s Shelter is an emergency 43 bed overnight shelter for single homeless women. In addition to immediate safety and shelter, social workers offer crisis intervention, housing location assistance and casework services to assist women in moving out of the shelter and off the streets as soon as possible.
Agency phone: 207.775.0026
Agency website: www.preblestreet.org

Regional Transportation Program – Transportation Program
Funding Provided: $78,692
Offers transportation services – via buses and volunteer drivers – to residents of Cumberland County with emphasis on the elderly, the handicapped, the economically disadvantaged, and the clients of social service agencies. Unlike a fixed route system, clients contact the agency to arrange for transportation to various services, including child care for state-protected children, detoxification, counseling, AA and other support group meetings, rehabilitation programs, shopping for the elderly and the handicapped, workshops and work sites for the developmentally disabled, emergency shelters, training programs for the disabled, nutrition sites, etc.
Agency phone: 207.774.2666
Agency website: www.rtprides.org

Serenity House – Halfway House Program
Funding Provided: $23,000
Provides transitional housing and support services for men who are recovering from substance abuse and drug addiction. Serenity House helps these men return to self-sufficient lives in the community.
Agency phone: 207.774.2722
Agency website: www.serenityhousemaine.com

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine- Support Groups
Funding Provided: $4,725
Professional facilitators assist victims and survivors of incest, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. The group provides a safe, confidential, and supportive environment, in which participants learn new coping skills.
Agency phone: HOTLINE 1.800.313.9900 / Office 207.828.1035
Agency website: www.sarsonline.org

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine- Education Program
Funding Provided: $19,000
Training on sexual assault and abuse is provided to first-response professionals. Educational presentations in schools, churches, businesses and other organizations help create a climate of understanding and compassion, destroy myths, and provide information about the aftermath of sexual assault. Education also helps decrease the likelihood of victimization by teaching awareness and personal safety strategies.
Agency phone: HOTLINE 1.800.313.9900 / Office 207.828.1035
Agency website: www.sarsonline.org

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine- Advocacy Program
Funding Provided: $12,000
Provides a crisis hotline which receives over 2,000 calls per year. Volunteers and staff intervene in crises, make referrals, help with safety planning, escort people to hospitals, police stations and court appearances and make follow-up calls.
Agency phone: HOTLINE 1.800.313.9900 / Office 207.828.1035
Agency website: www.sarsonline.org

Shalom House – Supported Housing Services (Housing Supports)
Funding Provided: $15,623
Provides supportive services to tenants of independent apartment complexes who are recovering from mental illness. The focus is on building a stable community by facilitating a tenants council, group activities and mediation. Advocacy, individual support and referral to community resources are also provided.
Agency phone: 207.874.1080
Agency website: www.shalomhouseinc.org

Shalom House – Peer Support Services
Funding Provided: $29,180
This service provides one-on–one support to mental health clients who need help in accessing community resources and activities. It helps them build skills so they may become more integrated into their community and to meet other personal goals. Peer support workers are themselves actively working on their own recovery and receive training and regular supervision.
Agency phone: 207.874.1080
Agency website: www.shalomhouseinc.org

Shalom House – Consumer Educator Program
Funding Provided: $8,689
A team of mental health consumers share information and personal experiences about living with mental illness to combat stigma and stereotypes. Their stories emphasize that with hard work, faith, treatment and support, recovery is possible. Presentations are available to schools and civic groups. To receive more information or to schedule a presentation, call 207.874.1080.
Agency phone: 207.874.1080
Agency website: www.shalomhouseinc.org

Tri-County Mental Health – Outpatient Clinical Services
Funding Provided: $24,578
The Western Unit, located in Bridgton, supplies affordable, accessible mental health care to rural residents of western Cumberland County. Provides care to both the chronically mentally ill and those in need of mental health counseling. Emergency services offer support to people in dangerous or life-threatening situations. Outpatient care provides counseling on a sliding scale fee to the general public.
Agency phone: 800.286.5629 or 207.647.5629
Agency website: http://www.tcmhs.org/

Tri-County Mental Health – Senior Mental Health Services
Funding Provided: $13,980
Growing older can sometimes bring about changes in an individual’s health, emotional well-being, memory, and social life. It is often difficult to cope with these changes. Tri-County Mental Health Services offers mental health assessment and treatment to people living in the community who are 60 years old or older, and their families. In home assessments are followed by a range of treatment options including individual, family, and group therapy, psychiatric evaluation and medication management.
Agency phone: 800.286.5629 or 207.647.5629
Agency website: http://www.tcmhs.org/

Wayside – Food Rescue Program
Funding Provided: $21,403
This program “rescues” close to one million pounds of perishable food each year. Wayside collects and distributes the food to 40 rural and urban food pantries and soup kitchen throughout Cumberland County at no cost to the recipient agency.
Agency phone: 207.775.4939
Agency website: www.waysidesoupkitchen.org

Youth and Family Outreach – Child Care
Funding Provided: $32,236
Youth and Family Outreach operates Preble Learning Center, providing infant, toddler and preschool child care services with a priority to young, low-income families who are in school, working or job training. Affordable, quality care is available in a developmentally appropriate setting, with a diverse population of children and families. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Agency phone: 207.874.2370
Agency website: www.yfoutreach.org