PATHFINDER

A Guide to Services For Aroostook County Families

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PATHFINDER

A Guide to Services For Aroostook Families

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Purpose

This directory is designed to help the people of Aroostook County
find the support and services that they need. We hope you find it useful.
Please contact us if you need further assistance
or have an idea that might improve the next edition.

Disclaimer Statement

      Inclusion or omission of any agency, organization, or provider in this
publication is neither an endorsement nor disapproval of any agency,
organization, or provider.

Mission Statement

      Helping Hands for Children and Families is here to assist Aroostook
County citizens in their efforts to master the challenges of life by offering
a link to available resources, information, educational opportunities, and a
network of caring people.

Director’s Message

      We have made our best effort to make sure that the information in this
directory is complete, accurate and user friendly.
      At Helping Hands we want you to know that your needs are respected
and that there is support and assistance available outside your family
circle. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Helping and being helped are
acts of humanity and community. Both giving help and receiving help can
be wonderful experiences. Ask for help when you need it. Offer help when
someone else needs it.
      Please call us if you would like our help finding information, services, or support.

It’s what we do.
Andy Michalka
Executive Director

Contact Information

Helping Hands for Children & Families
771 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Phone 768-3115
1-800-432-7881 ext. 665
E-mail: hh@acap-me.org
Web: www.ainop.com/users/hhcf
Fax 768-3021       Attention Andy


EMERGENCY AND INTERVENTION NUMBERS

Call 911 for all ambulance, fire, or law enforcement emergencies
anywhere in Aroostook County

AGENCY or SERVICE AVAILABLE PHONE #
Alcohol Abuse Hotline 1-800-671-0929
Battered Women’s Project 1-800-439-2323
Child Abuse and/or Neglect 1-800-452-1999
Drug Abuse, 24-hr.Action helpline 1-800-278-4941
Drug, Alcohol, 24-hr. help & treatment1-800-930-9329
Hope and Justice Project, Inc. 1-800-439-2323
Rape / Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-550-3304
  TTY…764-3903
Rape Crisis and Response 1-800-310-0000
STD/AIDS Hotline 1-800-851-2437
Crisis / Suicide Hotline (Statewide) 1-888-568-1112
Helpline (AMHC)1-800-432-7805
     Presque Isle 762-4851
     TTY 764-3903
      Helpline Services Available  
     *Crisis Intervention Services eglect  
     *Suicide Intervention Services  
     *Trauma Recovery Services  
     *Sexual Trauma Recovery Services 1-800-871-7741
Hospital Emergency Rooms  
CARY Medical Center 498-3111
Houlton Regional Hospital 532-9471
Northern Maine Medical Center (Ft. Kent)834-3155
Northern Maine Medical Center - After 8:00 PM834-1421
The Aroostook Medical Center (Presque Isle)768-4100
National Runaway Safeline 1-800-786-2929 or 1-800-Run-Away
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

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NOTICE: Some of the services in this directory have phone numbers that ring into private homes,
or use shared office space; therefore, you may need to ask for the listed service to find out
if you have reached the correct number
. If we have listed a wrong number or one has
been changed, please call us and let us know.


ABUSE
ADOPTION
ADVOCACY
CLOTHING
ECONOMIC_ASSISTANCE_AND_PLANNING
EDUCATION
*ADULT EDUCATION / GENERAL
*CAREER AND VOCATIONAL
* COLLEGES
* EDUCATION AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS
* PRESCHOOL and NURSERY SCHOOLS
* SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION
FOOD
GLOSSARY
* ACRONYMS
* WORD & TERM DEFINITIONS
GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATION
FEDERAL LEGISLATORS
STATE REPRESENTATION
*AROOSTOOK COUNTY DELEGATION
*MAINE STATE WEB SITE
HOUSING -SERVICES / MATERIALS
INDEX
INFORMATION 1-800 NUMBERS / Web Sites
LEGAL
* SPECIAL ED LAWS
LENDING LIBRARIES
MEDICAL
* CLINICS
* COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES
* DEVELOPMENTAL CLINICS
* FAMILY PLANNING
* HOSPITALS
* IN-HOME SERVICES
* INSURANCE
* PHYSICIAN REFERRALS
MEDICAL SUPPLIES -
* Durable
* Orthotics & Prosthetics
MEDICAL - THERAPEUTIC & SUPPORT SERVICES
* ACUTE IN-PATIENT REHABILATION
* AQUIRED BRAIN INJURY
* AURAL AND SPEECH SERVICES
* MASSAGE THERAPY
* OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
* PHYSICAL THERAPY
MENTAL HEALTH
* AGENCIES
* PRIVATE COUNSELORS / THERAPISTS
NUTRITION
PARENTING & PREGNANCY
RECREATION FOR SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE
SHELTERS
SOCIAL & SPECIAL SERVICES
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
* ALCOHOL
* DRUGS
SUPPORT GROUPS, Etc.
* ABUSE
* ALZHEIMER'S
* AUTISM
* BEREAVEMENT
* BREAST FEEDING
* CANCER SUPPORT
* CARDIAC
* DIABETES
* FIBROMYALGIA
* MENTALLY ILL
* OTHER
TRANSITION SERVICES
TRANSPORTATION
GLOSSARY
INDEX
INFORMATION 1-800 NUMBERS / Web Sites

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ABUSE

Adult Abuse / Neglect1-800-624-8404

AMHC Sexual Assault Services 1-800-871-7741
Visit our site http://www.amhc.org

Aroostook Council for Healthy Families
3A Houlton Road 764-3495
Presque Isle, Maine 04769 1-877-207-2300
37 Bangor Street, Suite #7 532-1141
Houlton, Maine 04730 1-877-207-2301

Hope and Justice Project
Hotline 1-800-439-2323
Houlton Office 532-4004
Madawaska Office 728-3199
Ft. Kent Office 834-7395
Administrative / Outreach Office 764-2977
Collect Calls are accepted!
Francine Garland Stark, Director
209 State Street
PO Box 148
Presque Isle, ME 04769
E-mail us at info@hopeandjusticeproject.org
Visit our site http://www.hopeandjusticeproject.org
We provide emergency shelter, crisis intervention, court and social service advocacy, unconditional emotional support, and appropriate referrals to people affected by domestic abuse & violence. We offer support groups throughout Aroostook County. We offer domestic violence education and training for social service and law enforcement agencies, medical professionals, faith communities, and other interested community organizations. We provide K-12 and beyond abuse and violence prevention programs, promoting healthy relationships

Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS) 1-800-452-1999
Child Protective Services
A 24-hour hotline that operates statewide for anyone experiencing abuse and/or neglect, or for callers who suspect that someone else is the victim of abuse or neglect

Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians 532-6401
Maliseet Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocacy Center
24 HR Crisis Hotline (collect calls accepted
690 Foxcroft Road, Houlton, ME 04730
Jessica Huff, Director Office: 532-3000
We provide emergency shelter, crisis intervention, hospital accompaniment, support group, court and social service advocacy, legal assistance, transitional housing assistance, unconditional/confidential support and referrals to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. We offer Native American specific training/education on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence locally, regionally, and nationally.

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ADOPTION


A Full Circle Adoptions 1-800-452-3678
Serving former Stepping Stones clients (Formerly MAPS Adoption & Post Adoption Services)
Visit our site http://fullcircleadoptions.org/
Full Circle Adoptions is a fully licensed and Hague Accredited nonprofit adoption agency. The agency provides comprehensive adoptive services for families throughout the US and other countries as well. The agency provides adoption services to expectant parents, prospective adoptive parents and children. Expectant parents can be living in any state. The agency does not require expectant parents to travel - we work with adoption professionals close to where you live. Adoptive parents can live throughout the US and in other countries as well.

Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine & The Kinship Program
34 Main Street 1-800-833-9786
Orono, Maine 04473
E-mail us at info@affm.nets
Visit our site http://www.affm.net
Providing support services for adoptive, foster and kinship families in Maine.

Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Providing complete information and training for perspective adoptive or foster parents for children with special needs. Services are provided through A Family For Me .
Visit DHHS site
Visit DHHS Adoption site

The Good Samaritan Agency 1-800-249-1811
100 Ridgewood Drive 942-7211
E-mail us at goodsam@choiceonmail.com
Visit our site http://goodsamaritanbangor.org

The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers
93 Silver St. 873-4253
Waterville, Maine 04901
Visit our site http://www.mainechildrenshome.org
  • Domestic & International adoptions
  • Harland A. Turner Family Counseling Center
  • Teen Parent School Program is also available if the student has a place to stay near our center.
  • Summer camp scholarship program

ADVOCACY


Alliance for the Mentally Ill 1-800-464-5767

ADA Technical Assistance Center 1-800-949-4232
New England ADA Center, one of ten regional ADA Centers that comprise the ADA National Network, provides information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local and regional levels.
Serving CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, & VT
E-mail us at adainfo@newenglandada.org
Visit our site http://www.newenglandada.org

Alpha One V/TTY ... 1-800-974-6466
Presque Isle, Maine V/TTY ... 764-6466
Fax ... 764-5396
Portland Office V/TTY ... 1-800-640-7200
Bangor Office V/TTY ... 1-800-300-6016
Visit our site http://www.alphaonenow.org
ALPHA One is a private, community-based enterprise, managed by people with disabilities that are dedicated to developing independent living opportunities for Maine’s citizens with disabilities. We use peer interaction, development of self-advocacy skills in people with disabilities and community resources.
Services include:
  • Access design and consultation
  • Adaptive drivers education and evaluation
  • Assistive technology consultation and funding resources
  • Benefits counseling and employment network
  • Deaf & hard of hearing services
  • Independent living evaluation and training
  • Information and referral
  • mPower (Kim Wallace adaptive equipment loan program)
  • Peer support
  • Personal assistance services
  • Skills training
Alpha One also works to ensure equal opportunity and compliance with all disability-related laws through increased public awareness, professional consultation and community advocacy.

American Civil Liberties Union of Maine
121 Middle Street, Suite 301 774-5444
Portland, Maine 04101 Fax ...774-1103
E-mail us at info@mclu.org
Visit our site http://www.aclumaine.org
MCLU is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights that provides legal assistance for people whose constitutional rights have been violated.

CARES, Inc. 1-800-773-7055
Client Assistance Program
47 Water Street, Suite 104 622-7055
Halowell, ME 04347
Provides advocacy, information, and referral services for clients of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, Independent Living Services, and Projects with Industry.
E-mail us at steve.beam@caresinc.org
Visit our site http://www.caresinc.org

Consumers for Affordable Health Care Foundation
1-800-965-7476

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
1-800-767-9857
Adult advocacy 498-4000
Contact Person: Margaret Rowland
Providing advocacy for anyone receiving adult services from DHHS.

Disability Rights Maine (DRM)
Voice/TTY ... 1-800-452-1948
24 Stone St, Suite 204 Voice/TTY ... 626-2774
Augusta, ME 04330 Fax ... 621-1419
E-mail us at advocate@drme.org
Visit our site http://www.drme.org
A private nonprofit organization serving people with disabilities. DRM’s mission is to enhance and promote the equality, self-determination, independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of people with disabilities through education, strategic advocacy and legal intervention.
DRM provides the following services:
  • Assistance with Self-Advocacy
  • Information and Referral;
  • Individual Advocacy;
  • Legal Representation;
  • Legislative Advocacy;
  • Education and Training; and,
  • Deaf Services
DRM Deaf Services
68 Bishop St, Suite 3 Voice/TTY: 800-639-3884
Portland, ME 04103 Voice/TTY: 207-797-7656
Videophone 207-766-7111
E-mail us at deafservices@drme.org Fax: 207-797-9791
Deaf services include:
  • Civil rights advocacy for Maine citizens who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing or late-deafened
  • Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
  • Telecommunications Equipment Program
  • Peer Support Group & Visual Gestural Communication

Learning Disabilities Association of Maine 1-877-208-4029
LDA of Maine
PO Box 1013
Windham, ME 04062
E-mail us at info@ldame.org
Visit our site http://www.ldame.org
Our Mission: The Learning Disabilities Association of Maine is dedicated to assisting individuals with specific learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy.

Maine Children's Alliance / Kids Count
303 State Street 623-1868
Augusta, ME 04330
Visit our site http://www.mekids.org

Maine Developmental Disabilities Council 1-800-244-3990
225 Western Avenue, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04333 287-4213
Visit our site http://www.maineddc.org
Promoting full inclusion of all people with developmental disabilities through:
  • Advocacy
  • Capacity Building
  • Systemic Change

Maine Human Rights Commission
51 State House Station 624-6290
Augusta, ME 04333 Fax ...624-8729
TTY/TTD: ...1-888-577-6690
Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/mhrc
Has the duty of investigating discrimination of Maine citizens; including: age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, and infringement of rights or dignity as established by The Maine Human Rights Act.

Medical Malpractice Center
1-888-495-2173
Visit our site http://www.malpracticecenter.com/
Our primary goal is to spread medical malpractice awareness. Our hopes are to educate as many individuals as possible about potential dangers and how they can recognize them and seek assistance. We are not associated with any legal team or law firm. We are strictly an informational resource attempting to spread knowledge about common malpractice injuries. Our website information and resources are 100% free to all of our visitors. Those looking for information and non-legal help are guided to a patient advocate team who can help them with their prognosis, find the best doctor for them, and educate patients on their treatment options.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
This 800 number is a helpline NOT a crisis line
1 Bangor Street 1-800-464-5767 x1
Augusta, ME 04330 Fax ...621-8430
E-mail us at helpline@namimaine.org
Visit our site http://www.namimaine.org
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.
This mission is achieved by:
  • Offering compassion and supportive services
  • Advocating for improved access and quality of services
  • Providing education about disorders and resources for support
  • Raising public awareness by promoting understanding
  • Communicating the importance of peer support and lived experience
  • Training volunteers and professionals throughout the state
  • Fostering a statewide network of affiliates and support groups

Speaking Up For US (SUFU) 1-877-207-4077
In Aroostook County Contact Monique Stairs 476-5500
Mailing address for SUFU Maine: PO Box 6320, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
E-mail us at SUFUNorth@sufumaine.org
Visit our site http://www.sufumaine.org
A statewide self-advocacy network for adults with developmental disabilities. Promoting individual rights, support and contact between members.
  • To help self-advocates keep in contact with each other
  • To assure proper supports for self-advocates and self-advocacy groups in Maine
  • To help people know their rights
  • To support self-advocates to speak up for their rights

State of Maine Public Advocate Office
Postal address: 112 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333-0112 624-3687
E-mail us at opa@maine.gov
Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/meopa
Providing advocacy for telephone, electric, gas, and water customers in Maine.
  • Publishes the RATEWATCHER TELECOM GUIDE

State of Maine Public Utilities Commission
Consumer Assistance Division 1-800-452-4699
18 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0018
Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/mpuc
The Commission’s Consumer Assistance Division (CAD) is charged with ensuring that consumers and utilities receive fair and equitable service through Commission education and consumer complaint resolution programs. As part of this mission, the CAD is responsible for responding to information requests, resolving consumer complaints, assessing utility compliance with consumer-related statutes and Commission rules, and screening requests from utilities seeking to disconnect gas or electric service in the winter.

The Brain Injury Association of America 1-800-444-6443
E-mail us at info@biausa.org
Maine Division: E-mail us at BIAA-MaineDivision@biausa.org
Visit our site http://www.biausa.org
Maine Division: Visit our site http://www.biausa.org/maine
The Brain Injury Association of America provides:
  • Advocacy
  • Brain injury prevention
  • Education
  • Information and referral
  • Resources
  • Support groups

The Good Samaritan Agency 1-800-249-1811
100 Ridgewood Drive 942-7211
Visit our site http://goodsamaritanbangor.org
The purpose of the Good Samaritan Agency is to help individuals who have special needs concerning pregnancy and parenting to gain the services and support they need to improve the quality of their lives.

The Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
1-800-499-0229
Fax ...621-0509
E-mail us at mltcop@maineombudsman.org
Visit our site http://www.maineombudsman.org
Providing advocacy, information, and guidance for consumers. Contact us if you are:
  • Concerned about the care or treatment you or someone you know received at home or in a facility;
  • Someone interferes with the rights, health, safety or welfare of long-term care consumers.

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CLOTHING


Good As New Thrift Shop 532-0632
80 Main Street
Houlton, Maine 04730
Open Mon - Friday 10 AM - 3 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM

Good Samaritan Thrift and Gift Shop 498-8655
PO Box 625
40 Vaughn Street
Caribou, Maine 04736
Tues & Friday 9 AM – 1 PM
Saturday 9 AM – Noon
Second hand clothing and some household items at very reasonable prices. Also a limited amount of emergency/disaster relief (fire, flood, etc.)

Good Samaritan Thrift Shop 728-3841
105 12th Ave.
Madawaska, Maine 04756
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday from 12 to 4 PM

Good Shepherd Ministries 834-7166
273 West Main Street
Fort Kent, Maine 04743
Very low priced clothing, small household items, bedding, toys, vouchers for those in need, furniture, appliances, referrals, other assistance on a case to case basis.
Open Monday – Friday from 12 to 4 PM, Saturday 10 to 2 PM

Good Shepherd 435-6534
Ashland, Maine 04732
Open mid-May through mid-September
Wed & Thurs, Hours are 1 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM

Nana's Thrift Store 435-6534
110 Presque Isle Street
Fort fairfield, ME 04742
We offer nice used clothing and household items, including some furniture at vary reasonable prices.
Will donate clothing to low income families for job interviews.

People Helping People Thrift Shop 316-9051
70 Main Street
Van Buren, Maine 04785
Clothing, dishes, and other small household items

Salvation Army Thrift Store
2 Pleasant Street 521-0230
Houlton, Maine 04730
We offer nice used clothing and miscellaneous articles, including some furniture at vary reasonable prices.

The Closet - FROG (Fully Depend on God)
38 Main Street, Limestone, 325-4870
Used clothing, donations requested

The Cubby
40 Sweden Street, Caribou 496-0600
122 North Street, Houlton 521-5028
157 State Street, Presque Isle 768-6200
383 Main Street, Madawaska 728-9080
Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 9-5.
All locations offer clothing, furniture, appliances, electronics and more at very reasonable prices. with a portion of proceeds helping children in Aroostook County with life threatening illnesses. Donations gladly accepted. Free Pick Up. We deliver.

Threads of Hope
a thrift store of Catholic Charities
Caribou and Presque Isle Stores are open Tuesday - Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM
14 Old Vanburen Rd, Caribou 496-3243 ext 3
11 Davis St., Presque Isle - Fridays until 8 PM 493-8919
163 US Route 1, Monticello - across from the Blue Moose
Call for hours 538-4051
We accept donations of clothing, household items, appliances, furniture, etc.; proceeds support Aroostook County food pantries.

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ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE AND PLANNING


ACAP (Aroostook County Action Program)
Home Energy Assistance 1-800-585-3053
771 Main Street 768-3053
P.O. Box 1116
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
ACAP has many programs and services targeted to assist with home energy costs. Some of them are seasonal, so funding is not always available. Please Call and ask.

Adaptive Equipment Low Interest Loans mPower
Individuals call: Alpha One 1-800-974-6466
Businesses call FAME and ask for mPower 1-800-228-3734

Audient 1-866-956-5400 x 2
Helping Low Income Families Afford Hearing Care AUDIENT is a nationwide program that helps those in need obtain hearing aids at a reduced cost. Candidates are qualified for the program based on their annual household income.

Carl Robert Dream Foundation
Contact Linda Langley 473-4495
Or Rebecca Langley 473-0967
Providing financial help to the families of children with life threatening or long term conditions

Children with Special Health Needs Program
1-800-698-3624 ext. 5139
after 5:00 PM use 287-5139
Fax ...287-5335
TTY ...287-8015
Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/cshn/
Coverage for special medical conditions.
Eligibility requirements:
  • Under age 22 and live in Maine
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Have an eligible medical condition

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Maine, Inc.
A divivion of Money Management International (MMI)1-888-845-5669
Portland Office
477 Congress Street, Fifth Floor 1-866-258-8426
Portland, ME 04101
Visit our site http://www.moneymanagement.org/ 1-866-889-9347
MMI is now the largest full-service non-profit credit counseling organization in the United States with over 96 branch offices in twelve states.
  • Bankruptcy counseling
  • Consumer Education
  • Debt repayment plans
  • Financial Counseling
  • Foreclosure prevention counseling
  • Informational Resources

DHHS (Department of Health & Human Services
Referral to Regional Offices1-800-452-4643
  • Food Stamps
  • TANF
  • Maine Care
  • Emergency Assistance
Aroostook Regional Office #'s & services

Dorothy Ames Trust Fund 1-866-238-8650
Ask for Edward Deluccia
To help Hearing impaired Children to learn to speak by assisting with the purchasing of equipment or supplies. Grant requirements are: a letter from the parents requesting assistance and stating their contribution, copy of latest tax return, audiologist report, cost of equipment and/or supplies.

General Assistance
Short term voucher assistance for emergency situations.
Call your local town office.
If you feel that you have been treated unfairly by your town Office; call DHHS Bureau of Family Independence and ask for General Assistance
1-800-442-6003

Helping Neighbors
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HOPE (Helping Our People Eagerly 762-7711
Limited help for residents within the boundaries of the Parish of the Precious Blood (Mars Hill to Connor, Portage to Fort Fairfield, and Limestone) on a case-by-case basis. Available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 to Noon & 1 to 4. At any other time leave a message and your call will be returned.

Howard and Espa Michaud Charitable Trust
Contact Judy Demerchant 1-800-432-7366
E-mail Judy.Demerchant@maine.gov Caribou area ...493-4135
Funding the care, treatment, and/or furnishing devices to children with hearing impairments or disorders in Aroostook County, priority will be given to children and youth from the greater Presque Isle area.

Maine Education Services 1-800-922-6352
791-3600
E-mail us at info@mesfoundation.com
Visit our site http://www.mesfoundation.com
Maine’s one-stop resource for college planning, offering FREE tools and resources for financial literacy, college preparation, and transitional support from high school to college and college to career. Assistance with Loans, and Scholarships

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine 1-800-491-3171
477 Congress Street, Suite M1
Portland, ME 04101
E-mail us at wishme@mainewish.org
Visit our site http://www.maine.wish.org
Making wishes come true for Maine children who are under age 18, living with a life-threatening illness, and have never had a wish granted before.

Promising Futures 1-877-233-9685
E-mail us at info@promisingfutures.com
Visit our site http://www.promisingfutures.com
One-on-one career planning for individuals
Career & Education Training, Counseling and Coaching

Salvation Army
Providing vouchers to responsible persons that have become the victim of negative circumstances, including children that have abusive or irresponsible parents.
Service Unit Volunteers
Ashland area Deborah Carney 435-2311
Caribou area Jane Ferrin town office 493-3324 ext. 221
Fort Fairfield Billie Jo Sharpe or Ella Leighton town office 472-3800
Fort Kent area Angela Coulomb town office 834-3090
Houlton Lt. Dominick & Elizabeth Nicoll Salvation Army 532-2322
Island Falls area Jeff Packard 365-7631
Limestone area Rev. Bob Amuzzini home 325-4366
Madawaska area Sarah Pelletier at work 728-3614
Westfield (Mars Hill area) Carolee Hallett town office 425-5951
Presque Isle Andy Michalka at work 768-3115
PI High School Deb Raymond at school 764-8105
PI High School Helena Ford at school 764-8105
PI High School Lisa McKenna at school 764-8105
PI High School Vicki Ketch at school 764-8105
Van Buren area Gary & Garick Theriault 868-7711
Washburn area Lisa Mette town office 455-8485

Social Security Administration Natl. # 1-800-772-1213
365 Main Street Local # 1-866-837-2719
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Visit our site http://www.socialsecurity.gov
Filing for benefits, changing an address, making an appointment, etc. can be done online. Open a mySocialSecurity account today and rest easy knowing that you are in control of your future. There are also informational videos on You-Tube. Social Security pays benefits for children in three different situations as follows:
  • SSI Benefits for Children - These benefits are payable to children with disabilities who have limited income and resources. In order to qualify, the child must have a condition that is expected to last a year or more.
  • Social Security Dependents Benefits – These benefits are payable to children under age 18 (or 19 if the child is still in secondary school) on the record of a parent who is collecting retirement or disability benefits. Benefits are also payable to children on the record of a deceased parent who had worked under Social Security.
  • Social Security Disabled Adult Child Benefits – Dependents benefits can be paid to individuals who became disabled before age 22. Like the benefits in the previous section, these are paid on the record of a parent receiving Social Security or on the record of a deceased parent who had worked under Social Security. Disabled adult child benefits are payable as long as an individual is disabled and not married.
Help with Prescription Drugs
  • Medicare benefi-ciaries are eligible for the extra help if they have limited income and resources. The extra help can increase their cost savings by paying for part of the monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments under the new prescription drug program. The extra help could be worth an average of $3,700 per year.

Cubby Gives 760-7070
Financial Awards Program
40 Sweden Street
Caribou, ME 04736
The Cubby Fund-provides financial support to families of children with a life threatening or chronic illness. The Cubby Fund assists families with medical expenses related to transportation, medical equipment and physician fees.
The Hero Program recognizes a child in the community struggling with a chronic or life threatening illness with a monetary award and press release. To nominate a child please stop by either Cubby location to fill out an application or contact Cindy Johnson at 760-7070.
All interested parties may contact Cindy Johnson at 760-7070.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation 1-800-648-4327
(Hear Now Program)
6700 Washington Avenue South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Visit our site http://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/hear-now
E-mail us at hearnow@starkeyfoundation.org
A National nonprofit that partners with hearing health care professionals and provides hearing aids and cochlear implants to people with limited financial resources.
Please call to discuss eligibility.

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EDUCATION - Adult Education / General


Adult Education Programs
Ashland, MSAD #32 Director - Melanie Baker 435-3481
Caribou RSU # 39Director - Danny MacDonald 493-4272
Fort Kent, MSAD # 27 Director – Peter Caron 834-3536
Houlton, SAD # 29 & 70 Director – Otis Smith521-3100 x 5
Houlton Higher Education Center Otis Smith521-3100 x 5
Region 2 Adult Voc. Coordinator – Otis Smith 521-3100 x5
Island Falls,So. Aroos.RSU #50 Director - Rowena Harvey757-8223
Madawaska Director – Stacey Cyr 728-6314
Mars Hill, MSAD # 42 Director – Roger Shaw 425-3771
Presque Isle, MSAD # 1 Director – LeRae Kinney 764-4776
Sherman Sta. MSAD # 25 Director - Rowena Harvey 365-4284
Van Buren, MSAD # 24 Director – Charlis Sullivan 868-5758

Aroostook Training & Education Coalition
75 Bennett Drive
Caribou, Maine 04736
Contact Person: Danny MacDonald 493-4272
E-mail dmacdonald@rsu39.org
or Christy Daggett 764-3721
E-mail cdaggett@acap-me.org
ATEC strives to meet local and regional needs for a skilled (academically and technically) workforce in Aroostook County through targeted Career Pathways Initiatives, industry specific trainings, and workforce development initiatives.

Carleton Project 551-2364
181 Main Street
P.O. Box 438
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
18 Military Street 521-1302
Houlton, Maine 04730
Visit our site http://www.carletonproject.com
E-mail us at alanmorris57@gmail.com
A licensed, private, alternative high school with 3 locations in Maine, serving students in grades 9-12. The school’s primary focus is helping students with their academic requirements for graduation and a successful transition from high school to post-secondary education/training or work. Emphasis is placed on high academic achievement and an understanding of issues that effect school performance. Students participate in group activities, community- based learning, hands-on learning and work experience as they help create individualized education plans for high school completion. Enrollment is limited. Application and details available online.

Maine Dept. of Education 624-6600
Office of Special Services Fax ...624-6700
TTY ...1-888-577-6690
Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/doe/specialed/

Maine Migrant Education 1-800-234-8848
Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/doe/migrant/
Migrant Education Hotline for migrant workers and their families. Call for help with education, health, food, shelter, childcare, or emergencies.
Numero para Educacion de los Migrantes Para trabajadores migrantes y sus familias. Para ayuda con: educacion, salud, comida, vivienda, cuidado para sus ninos o emergencias Esta llamada es gratis

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EDUCATION - Career / Vocational


ACAP - Workforce Development
771 Main Street, voice or TTY .... 1-800-432-7881
Presque Isle, Maine 04769 voice or TTY .... 764-3721
Fax ...768-3021
91 Military Street 1-800-691-0033
Houlton, Maine 04769 532-5300
TTY ... 1-888-697-2877
Fax ...532-5302
88 Fox Street 1-800-432-7881
Madawaska, Maine 04756 728-6345
Fax ...728-4491
Providing:
  • Help with job search techniques
  • Resume writing assistance
  • Interviewing tips
  • Access training opportunities
  • Information about financial aid, schools, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training
  • Job training and Partnership Act

AMHC Vocational Services 498-2528
43 Hatch Drive
Caribou, Maine 04736
Visit our site http://www.amhc.org
Vocational Services provides supported employment services to individuals with psychiatric and other types of disabilities. We focus on placing participants in the competitive labor market with a “real” job and “real” pay.

ASPIRE Program (DHHS) 1-800-432-7366
30 Skyway Drive, Unit 100 493-4000
Caribou, Maine 04736
A comprehensive program, for TANF recipients, which provides assistance in acquiring work, training, and education. The goal of this program is to help people become self-supportive and leave the welfare system.

Department of Labor
Bureau of Employment Services
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
66 Spruce Street 1-800-635-0357
Presque Isle, Maine 04769 760-6300
Fax ...760-6316
TTY callers use Maine relay 711
Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/benefits.html

Loring Job Corps Center 1-800-733-5627
36 Montana Road 328-4212
Limestone, Maine 04750
For eligibility information 1-800-733-5627
Visit our site http://loring.jobcorps.gov
An alternative, residential vocational school for youth ages 16-24 that are unable to find employment and need further education. Providing full services for eligible and committed young people. Students may live on site or commute from local area.

Maine State Workforce Investment Board 621-5087
The Maine Jobs Council leads, advises, and manages the effort to create a world-class workforce development system in Maine.
Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/swib/index.shtml/

New Ventures Maine 1-800-442-2092
Formerly - Women, Work & Community
Regional Manager - Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau 768-9635
181 Main Street, Preble Hall
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
Visit our site http://www.newventuresmaine.org
New Ventures Maine is a statewide organization with a Center in Presque Isle and outreach services are available in the St. John Valley and Houlton areas. There is currently no fee for service. Target Group: people in transition. Programming consists of training and individual advising to help people build careers and find employment, small business training to help start small businesses, and money management workshops to help people become financially secure. New Ventures Maine also provides information and referral service.

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EDUCATION - Colleges


Husson College
Presque Isle 760-1177
Admissions office 1-800-448-7766
http://www.husson.edu/presque-isle-campus

Maine Educational Opportunity Center 1-800-281-3703
5713 Chadbourne Hall Room 314
Orono, Maine 04469-5713
http://meoc.maine.edu/
Free assistance for Aroostook County adults who would like to go to (or return to) college.
  • Admission assistance
  • Career Counseling
  • Default loan advise
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Study Skills

Northern ME Community College 1-800-535-6682
33 Edgemont Drive 768-2700
Presque Isle, Maine 04769 Admissions 768-2785
http://www.nmcc.edu

University of ME at Fort Kent 834-7500
23 University Drive Admissions 1-888-879-8635 x1
Fort Kent, Maine 04743
http://www.umfk.maine.edu

University of ME at Presque Isle 768-9400
181 Main Street Admissions 768-9532
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
http://www.umpi.edu
Houlton Outreach Center 1-800-584-0874
521-3100

University of New England 1-800-994-2804
On-line MSW degree Program
http://education.une.edu/

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EDUCATION - Education & Wellness Programs


Cary Medical Center 498-1143
163 Van Buren Road TDD ...498-2024
Caribou ME, 04736
Childbirth Education Classes Contact Jen Plante 498-6921
Childbirth classes are offered on a regular basis.
Community Tours of the Hospital Contact: Bill Flagg 498-1376
CPR Classes Contact Erin Pelletier 498-1273
Classes for the community and healthcare professionals throughout the year.
CPR instructor training is also available.
Diabetes Education Contact Erica Ouellette 498-1283
Patients and family education provided.
Maine State Car Seat Program 492-3451
Contact Pines Women’s and Children’s for more information
Seniority Program Contact Nancy Bergin 498-1380
This is a wellness membership for those 50 and over designed to provide a wide range of benefits that will help you while you are healthy. Includes free health screens, newsletters, health education programs, social activities and much more.

Healthy Aroostook
A Healthy Maine Partnership
Contact Carol Bell 554-4129
E-mail us at cbell@acap-me.org
Visit our site http://www.healthyaroostook.org
We provide resources and technical assistance for worksite wellness, physical activity, nutrition, substance abuse, chronic disease, and tobacco cessation programs.

Houlton Regional Hospital 532-2900
20 Hartford Street
Houlton, ME 04730
Programs for Families
American Heart Association CPR
Heart Saver and Healthcare Provider courses available.
Call Janet Vose at for dates & times - Call 532-5969
“Diabetes Self-Management”
Contact Julie Codrey, RN, Diabetes Educator 532-2900 ext. 2516
Classes are offered six times per year. Covered by most insurance.
Nutrition Counseling Services
Contact Heleana Nickerson, MS, RD, LD 532-2900 ext. 2273
Tours for Schools Community Relations 532-2900
Tours are designed according to the age group and include visiting the Emergency room, Radiology & Laboratory. Tours are free and last about one hour.

Northern Maine Medical Center 834-3155
194 East Main Street
Fort Kent, ME 04743
Visit our site http://www.nmmc.org
Beat the Pack - Smoking Cessation Program
For more information Contact Christine Desjardins, RN at 834-1536
Childbirth Education Classes
sponsored through Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) A 6-8 hour training course that meets on one Saturday, every other month, to educate for childbirth.
Contact NMMC 834-1633
CPR Courses 834-1936
“American Heart Association Courses” (2 year certification)
NMMC/RSVP Bone Builder Class Contact Gail Lamarr at 834-1459
Every Monday & Wednesday, 10 - 11 am at
Forest Hill Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center
25 Bolduc Ave, Fort Kent, ME 04743

The Aroostook Medical Center 768-4000
Visit our site for an up to date listings http://www.tamc.org
Baby Sitting Education Program 200-6311
An American Red Cross course for ages 12 and older to learn safe baby-sitting practices, including CPR and First Aid training.
Childbirth Education Classes 768-4325
Classes are held regularly throughout the year for mothers-to-be and their coaches.
CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 768-4160
While TAMC does not offer courses directly, we can connect you with instructors in the community.
Diabetes Education 768-4529
Learn about diabetes, how to treat it &set goals to help you self-manage the disease. Monthly program requires a provider referral.
Health Sciences Library – ARG 768-4172
A full range of medical resources are available for use by staff, patients, students, and the general public. Resources include a lending laptop and hotspot.
Maine Child Passenger Safety Seat Program 764-5437
Car seats given to parents/legal guardians of child. Must show Maine residency. Income qualification apply.
Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. A car seat is required for an infant to be discharged.
Occupational Therapy 768-4169
Therapy for those whose lives have been disrupted by physical injury or accident, birth defects, aging, stroke, emotional or developmental problems, arthritis and spinal cord injuries.
Ostomy Counseling 768-4393
Advice and counseling for patients with diseases of the colon.
Speakers Bureau 768-4044
Speakers are available for public functions to speak on a variety of health related topics.

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EDUCATION - Preeschools / Nursery Schools


ACAP Headstart 1-800- 432-7881
768-3045
Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for children ages 3–5: offering education, health, and family services in either a center base (class room) or home base (family home) option. Please call for more information. Centers are located in the com- munities of; Fort Kent, Caribou, Mars Hill, Presque Isle, Houlton and Dyer Brook. The Preschool Home Base option is designed to serve Northern Aroostook.
ACAP Early Head Start (EHS) 1-800- 432-7881
768-3045
Early Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program for pregnant women, infants and toddlers ages prenatal – 3 years; offering education, health, and family services in a center based (classroom) or home base (family home) option. Please call for more information. Centers are located in the communities of: Presque Isle, Caribou and Houlton. The EHS Home Base option is available throughout Aroostook County.

Little Feathers Headstart 768-3218
56 Micmac Drive
Presque Isle, Maine 04769

Maliseet Headstart 521-2410
1 Maliseet Drive, Houlton, Maine 04730

Sunshine Corner 532-9056
Houlton, Maine
Nursery school located at the Houlton Wesleyan Church. Operates from September to May for ages 3 to 5.

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EDUCATION - Special Needs Education


Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired Education Program
In Aroostook County
Contact Belinda Ouellette 760-6347
1-800-635-0357
TTY callers use Maine relay 711
E-mail Belinda at Belinda.M.Ouellette@maine.gov
State wide
Contact Jeff Jones 1-888-545-8811
E-mail Jeff at Jeffrey.A.Jones@maine.gov
Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/rehab/
A program providing evaluation, consultation, educational, and technical services for blind and visually impaired children ages 0-21 in their home, school, or community settings

Central Aroostook Association
Stephen D. Richard, Executive Director 554-4515
P.O. Box 1245
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Visit our site http://www.centralaroostookassociation.com
Mission Statement: We provide people in our programs the necessary supports to reach their highest level of personal development.
Services are provided through eight programs
Opportunity Training Center (OTC) a special purpose private school
Contact person Paula Perkins, M.Ed. 554-4516
Established in 1967, OTC is a special purpose private school licensed by the Maine Department of Education. OTC provides an educational program for students enrolled from various school districts in Aroostook County. Also providing DOE certified behavioral consulting services, educational testing (including Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales) and in-house training (including Behavioral Health Professional-BHP certification training).
Adult Services located at 21 and 29 Lombard
Contact person: Pam Powers at 554-4559
Adult Services at 21 Lombard offers adults individualized programs that include center based and community based activities designed to increase independence by teaching independent functioning, living and safety skills with an emphasis on building familiarity with people and places in their homes communities.
Adult Services at 29 Lombard offers training and services focusing primarily upon behaviors and activities basic to self-maintenance, self-awareness and self-motivation. The program also promotes the integration of developmental skills necessary for semi-independent living.
Home and Community Supports
Community Supports Contact April Archer 554-4596
21 Lombard St., Presque Isle
Community Supports offers adults individualized programs that include community based activities designed to increase independent functioning, living and safety skills with an emphasis on building familiarity with people and places in their home communities.
Case Management Services
Contact person: Don Chapman at 764-4454
We provide this service to adults with developmental disabilities throughout Aroostook County from Patten to Fort Kent. Case Management responsibilities include but are not limited to: representative payee, paying bills, monitoring individual’s budgets, social security paperwork, food stamp reviews, home visits, making sure needs are met in regards to food and housing, and coordinating medical and dental appointments when needed with limited transportation.
Children’s Services
Contact person: Gerry Cormier at 554-4542
We provide Children’s Home Support service to children ages six to twenty-one living in the Central Aroostook area. Central Aroostook ARC staff will offer support to children and families in coordinating and implementing plans to effectively increase a child’s independent functioning, facilitate programs with families, and provide assistance to help the child reach their highest level of personal development.
Residential Services
Contact person Kimberly Grant at 554-4523
This program provides support in six “Waiver Homes” in the Central Aroostook area. The agency also provides support to individuals in their own homes and communities through our “Personal Supports Program.”
Shared Living
Contact Allen Deeves 554-4544
We also oversee a number of “Shared Living” models of residential support throughout Aroostook County. Programs emphasize growth and independence and are individualized according to each person’s personal needs and life goals.
Work Services
Contact person: Scott Searles 554-4539
The “Sheltered Employment Program” provides part-time employment to people in paper sortin. This provides work skill training, increased independence, job satisfaction and self-esteem to its workers. The “Supported Employment Program” enables individuals to find and maintain community employment; job coaches provide support.
Employment Services
Contact person: Pam Powers 554-4540
Contact person: Jarod Plummer .... 762-5591 or 551-9411
Assisting individuals in finding employment for those approved by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. A certified employment specialist assists with career exploration, interview preparation, job shadowing, resumes, job development, trial work experience, supported employment and post-employment services.
Training Department
Contact person: Scott Searles 554-4539
Offering a variety of trainings to people who provide supports to individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages; including CPR/First Aid, Mandt, 45-hour Direct Support Professional Training Courses, Boundaries Confidentiality, Documentation, and more.

Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
493-4527
Aroostook Outreach Fax ...498-3765
232 Main Street, Suite 1
Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742
E-mail us at polly.earl@mecdhh.org
Aroostook Outreach provides free consultation services to parents and professionals serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing, ages birth to 21, in Aroostook county early intervention programs and public schools. Our early childhood and public school outreach consultants are experienced certified educators of the deaf and hard of hearing prepared to provide consultation regarding: the impact of hearing loss, communication needs, literacy development, classroom modifications, program recommendations, hearing assistance technology, and the use of sign language interpreters and cued language transliterators.

Loring Job Corps
Main listing

Pathways on Maine
647 Main St, Suite 14B 492-3009
Caribou, ME 04736
Visit our site http://www.pathwaysofmaine.com
Providing school support, rehabilitative and community treatment services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as home-based behavioral healthtreatment services to children and families.
  • Children’s home & community based treatment (HCT)
  • Children’s targeted case management
  • Education treatment center for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Inclusive school-based day treatment
  • Integrated Clinical Services (ICS)
  • Rehabilative and community treatment services for children with Autism (RCS)
  • Virtual residential program (VRP)

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FOOD


Community Listings
Ashland Ashland Food pantry 551-3350
31 Station Street 435-6015
  • Second Tuesday from 5 PM to 7 PM
  • Third Thursday from 2 PM to 4 PM
Caribou Bread of Life Soup Kitchen 493-4858
  • Located in the Old Odd Fellow Building behind Reno’s on Collins Street, 60 is on the mailbox. A meal is served from 4:00 PM.
  • Also opens at 1 PM for people to come and talk and have a coffee and snack.
  • Breakfast served Friday 7 AM to 9 AM
Caribou Ecumenical 493-4860
  • Serving Caribou, Connor, Perham, Wade, Washburn, & Woodland
  • Call Tuesday & Thursday from 10 AM to 11 AM
  • Pick up food 11 to 11:30 AM
United Baptist Food Pantry 496-7881
  • Open Wednesdays from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Danforth Town Office 448-2611
62 Depot Street or ... 538-7891
Open the 1st Thursday after the 1st Wednesday of the month from 10 AM to 11 AM
Eagle Lake St. Mary’s Food Pantry Open 2nd Wed. Rect. ... 444-5119
Thomas Labbe ... 444-5404
Ft. Fairfield Friends Helping Friends Stephen Lewis ... 227-9219
Fort Kent Ecumenical Food Pantry 834-4126
  • Open Pantry 5-6:00 PM on first, third, fifth Wednesdays
  • 9 - 10 AM second and fourth Wednesdays
  • Interviews are held at those times
ACAP Food pantry temporarily closed
Frenchville St. Luce Food Pantry Andrew & Rose McQuarrie ... 728-4635
Grand Isle St. Gerard food pantry Joyce Roy ... 895-6995
Hamlin St. Joseph’s Food Pantry Giselle LaBreck ... 325-4592
Haynesville Town Office 448-2239
  • M & W 7:30 AM to 1 PM, TH 7 AM to 10 AM
Houlton St. Mary’s Ecumenical Food Pantry 532-9122
  • 110 Military Street
  • Tues. & Thurs. Appointments 9 - 11, pick-up 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Maliseets Food Pantry 532-7260
  • Open Wednesdays 9 AM to 11 AM and 1 PM to 3 PM
Salvation Army Food Pantry 532-2322
  • 12 Court Street, Houlton
  • Hours M, W, F 10 AM to 12 PM and 1 to 3 PM
Island Falls 1st Tuesday 9 to 12Jeanette Parady ... 463-2449
Limestone St. Louis Ecumenical Food Pantry Jim ... 325-4148
  • 100 Main St.; 1st & 3rd Tues. 3 to 6 PM; 2nd & 4th Tues. 11 AM to 3 PM
Madawaska St. Thomas Aquinas / St. David’s Ron or Rollande Gervais ... 728-3209
  • 1st & 3rd Wednesday 7 - 10 AM
Mars Hill Community Food Cupboard Rena Kearney ... 429-9041
  • Open Monthly 2nd Tuesday 1–3 PM, 4th Tuesday 6-8 PM
New Sweden The Lord's Pantry 896-3392
  • Open Second Saturday 8 to 10 AM, Limited emergency help at other times
Orient Orient Food Pantry
82 School House Road 448-2730
  • Open 1st Friday after the first Tuesday 10 AM to 1 PM
  • Emergency Assistance Monday to Friday 11 AM to 1 PM
Presque Isle ACAP-WIC program 768-3026
City Welfare 760-2715
  • Open Monday through Fri. 8 to 11 AM
GIFT (Grace Interfaith Food Table) 764-8584
11 Industrial Street, Presque Isle, Maine 04769
  • Please call before visiting.
  • Call on Tuesdays from 9 AM - 12 noon
  • Food is "shopped for by appointment" at assigned time on Wednesday
  • M & M Food Pantry 764-0758
    • 21 Parsons Street
    • Open Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 2 to 5 PM
    • Meals served from 3:00 to 5:00 PM
    • Food boxes are available first Friday 2:00 to 5:00 PM, 1 box per month
    Micmac Food Pantry 764-1972
    • Food boxes are available by appointment
    Southern Aroostook Food Pantry 538-6404
    Visit our site http://www.southernaroostookpantry.com
    • 434 Calahand Road, Houlton
    • Open 2nd and 4th Thursday & Friday 10 AM to 2 PM
    St. Francis St. Charles Food Pantry 834-5656
    100 Main Street
    Sinclair St. Joseph's Food Pantry 543-6634
    Van Buren St. Peter Chanel Food Pantry 868-2718
    174 Main Street Call for hours
    Wade area Dunn Town Church 551-4751

    Food Supplement Program (DHHS) 1-800-452-4643
    30 Skyway Drive, Unit 100 493-4000
    Caribou, Maine 04736

    General Assistance Call your local Town Office

    Hunters for the Hungry 1-888-433-3763

    Meals on Wheels 1-800-439-1789
    33 Davis St. 764-6185
    Presque Isle, Maine

    WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) 1-800-432-7881
    44 Park Street, PO Box 1116 768-3026
    Presque Isle, Maine or 764-0733

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    GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATION


    Maine's delagation to 114th United States Congress

    Party Title/Name Mail Address Phone Web or email
    R. Senator
    Susan Collins
    413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    WASHINGTON DC 20510
    (202) 224-2523 Web page
        25 Sweden Street, Suite A
    Caribou, ME 04736
    (207) 493-7873 E-mail form available
    at Web page
    I Senator
    Angus King
    188 Russell Senate Office Building
    WASHINGTON DC 20510
    (202) 224-2523 E-mail form available
    at Web page http://www.king.senate.gov/
        169 Academy Street, Suite A
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    Toll Free in Maine:
    (800) 432-1599
    (207) 764-5124
    Web page
    R Representative
    Bruce Poliquin
    426 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    202-225-6306 Web page
      2nd District 631 Main Street, Suite 2
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    207-764-1968
    Fax 207-764-2822
     
    D Representative
    Chellie Pingree
    1037 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    202-225-6116
    Fax: 202-225-5590
    Web page
      1st District 2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 304
    Portland, Maine 04101
    888-862-6500
    Fax: 207-871-0720
     

    Maine Government Website

    Find your Legislator by town

    Find your Representative by county

    Aroostook County Delegation to the 127th Maine Legislature


    District / Party Title/Name Mail Address Phone
    # 144 (R) Rep. Roger L. Sherman P. O. Box 682
    Houlton, ME 04730
    Cell 532-8711, Home & Business 532-7073
    # 145 (R) Rep. Chris A. Johansen 462 Fletcher Road
    Monticello, ME 04760
    Home 456-6208, Cell 538-2562
    # 146 (R) Rep. Dustin Michael White P. O. Box 1654
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    227-8756
    # 147 (R) Rep. Harold L. Stewart III 305 State Street
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    State House Message Phone 800 423-2900
    # 148 (D) Rep.David Harold McCrea P. O. Box 513
    Fort Fairfield, ME 04742
    800-423-2900
    # 149 (R) Rep. Carol A. McElwee 54 Pioneer Avenue
    Caribou, ME 04736
    Home 498-8605, cell 551-7574
    # 150 (D) Rep. Roland Danny Martin P. O. Box 97 9
    Sinclair, ME 0477
    Home 543-6165, cell 231-1358
    # 151 (D) Rep. John L. Martin P. O. Box 250
    Eagle Lake, ME 04739
    Home 444-5556, Business 834-7568
    Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Rep. Henry John Bear 41 Elm Street
    Houlton, Maine 04730
    Cell 694-4190
    # 1 (R) Sen. Peter Edgecomb PO Box 682
    Houlton, Maine 04730
    532-7073
    # 2 (R) Sen. Michael James Willette 80 Hardy Street
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    287-1505

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    HOUSING


    ACAP (Aroostook County Action Program) 1-800-432-7881
    Housing Services 768-3023
    771 Main St.
    PO Box 1116
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    Services and programs to assist renters and homeowners with safe energy-efficient housing and homeowner repair needs.
    Home ownership education and foreclosure prevention assistance programs also available.

    HUD Fair Housing 1-800-827-5005

    Local Housing Authorities (Low Income Housing)
    Caribou Housing Agency 493-4234
    25 High Street ext. 212 or 219
    E-mail us at housing@cariboumaine.org Fax ... 376-0178
    Visit our site http://www.cariboumaine.org
    Fort Fairfield Housing Authority 476-5771
    18 Fields Lane (PO Box 230) Fax ... 476-5450
    Visit our site http://www.ffha.org
    Presque Isle Housing Authority 768-8231
    58 Birch Street Fax ... 764-5614
    E-mail us at info@pihousing.org
    Visit our site http://www.pihousing.org
    Van Buren Housing Authority 868-5441
    130 Champlain St. Fax ... 868-2833
    E-mail us at vbha1@myfairpoint.net

    Maine State Housing Authority 1-800-452-4668
    353 Water Street TTY ...Maie Relay 711
    Augusta, ME 04330-4633
    Visit our site http://www.mainehousing.org
    Federal, state, and local programs including:
    • Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program
    • Emergency Shelter Grant Program
    • Home Purchase Program
    • Home repair & Energy impvovement loans & grants
    • Low Income Housing Tax Credit
    • Rental assistance for low income families & seniors
    • Rental Loan Program
    • Shelter Operating Subsidy Program
    • Supportive Housing Initiatives Program
    • Purchase Plus Improvement

    Maine Veterans Home 498-6074
    163 Van Buren Road
    Caribou, Maine 04736

    USDA Rural Development 764-4157 ext. 4
    Area One Office
    735 Main St., Suite 1
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    Visit our sites
    http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/me/index.htm
    http://www.rurdev.usda.gov
    http://www.resales.usda.gov/
    Guaranteed Single Family Housing Program:
    Loans are made by mortgage lenders and guaranteed by USDA Rural Development to low and moderate income applicants to buy or build homes (30 year fixed interest rate) in rural areas of Maine.
    Single Family Housing Program:
    (502 Loan) Low interest loans are made directly by USDA Rural Development to applicants whose incomes are less than 80 percent of the median income for the area. This program is focused towards purchasing modest housing, constructing new homes, or repairing pre-owned dwellings, located in rural areas of Maine. (Very Low to Low income)
    (504 Loan) Loans are made at 1 % interest rate to repair, improve, or modernize modest single family homes in rural areas, making homes safer or more sanitary, or to remove health and safety hazards. Applicants' incomes must be less than 50 % of the median income for the area. (Very Low income)
    (504 Grant) For homeowners 62 years old or older who cannot repay a loan. Grant funds are available to remove health or safety hazards, or remodel dwellings to make them accessible to household members with disabilities. (Very Low income)
    Multi-Family Housing Program:
    (515 Loan) Loans made by USDA Rural Development to build or repair elderly or family apartment style housing in rural areas for very-low, low and moderate income residents. Up to 102 % of the appraised value or development costs, whichever is less, can be borrowed by non-profits and up to 97 % can be borrowed by limited profits.
    (521 RA) Tenant subsidy that provides assistance for very-low and low-income residents of Section 515 Rural Rental Housing apartments. Tenants are required to pay 30 percent of their adjusted monthly income for shelter costs.

    Youth By Design 532-9660
    6 High Street
    Houlton, Maine 04730
    Transitional Boarding for pregnant or parenting people.
    Youth By Design is a non-profit transitional living and service program intended to help parents create an environment of stability for their children.
    Eligibility:
    • 18 years of age or older
    • Be pregnant or parenting
    • Have a mental health diagnosis and identified by a current provider to be in an active stage of change in regard to meeting life goals.
    • Agree to the "Rules of the House"
    • Willingness to participate in offered and appropriate services based on individual needs.
    • Actively working towards employment, education, and life goals.

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    LEGAL


    American Civil Liberties Union of Maine
    401 Cumberland Ave. 774-5444
    Portland, Maine 04101 Fax ...774-1103
    E-mail us at info@mclu.org
    Visit our site http://www.aclumaine.org
    ACLU of Maine is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights that provides legal assistance for people whose constitutional rights have been violated.

    Department of Attorney General 626-8800
    6 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333
    E-mail us at attorney.general@maine.gov
    Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/ag
    • Children and Families
    • Civil Rights
    • Consumer Protection
    • Crime and Victims
    • Elder Issues
    • Health Issues
    Consumer Protection Unit 626-8849
    Consumer Mediation Service 1-800-436-2131
    E-mail us at consumer.mediation@maine.gov
    This is a free service to Maine consumers who have a problem with business. Volunteer mediators work with the consumer and the business to resolve the problem. Disputes not mediated: private – neither party is a business, business to business, disputes outside our jurisdiction, those disputes in which the consumer would be best served by contacting a private attorney, or those disputes here suit has already been filed.

    Legal Services for the Elderly and Advocates for Medicare Patients
    1-800-750-5353
    Visit our site http://mainelse.org/
    We provide free, high quality legal services to Maine’s socially and economically needy elderly age 60 and over.

    Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection
    1-800-332-8529
    TTY ... Maine relay 711
    Fax ...582-7699
    Visit our site http://www.credit.maine.gov
    • State agency that enforces laws relating to consumer financial services including loans and credit sales, debt collection and credit reporting
    • Website permits consumers to file complaints on-line; processes about 1,000 complaints each year
    • Regulates through licensing of 5,000 business entities; conducts compliance exams; undertakes investigations and enforcement actions; administers Maine’s Foreclosure Diversion program; and offers many educational booklets for consumers, including students and senior citizens

    Maine Department of Corrections
    Division of Juvenile Services
    Main Offices: Community Corrections in Aroostook County
    27 Riverside Drive, Suite 102 764-2043
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769 Fax: ... 764-2045
    6 Water Street 521-0086
    Houlton, Maine 04730 Fax: ... 521-0447
    Long Creek Youth Development Center
    Committed Youth and Girls
    675 Westbrook Street 822-2775
    South Portland, Maine
    Mountain View Youth Development Center
    1182 Dover Road 285-0880
    Charleston, Maine 04422 Fax: ... 285-0836
    To promote public safety by ensuring juvenile offenders involved with the juvenile justice system are provided risk-focused interventions, effective treatment, education, and other services that teach skill and competencies; strengthen pro-social behaviors and require accountability to victims and communities.

    Maine Equal Justice Partners 1-866-626-7059
    E-mail us at info@mejp.org 626-7058
    Visit our site http://www.mejp.org
    The mission of Maine Equal Justice Partners is to find solutions to poverty and improve the lives of people with low income in Maine.
    • Advocate for fair public policies in the legislature and with governmental agencies.
    • Provide direct legal services and representation through impact litigation on systemic issues
    • Partner with diverse low-income communities and agencies through outreach, organizing, and education.

    Maine Human Rights Commission 624-6050
    State House Station #51
    Augusta, Maine
    Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/mhrc/
    Providing free investigation of discrimination charges and issuing non-binding decisions.

    Maine Lawyer Referral and Information 1-800-860-1460
    Visit our site http://www.mainebar.org/lawyer-referral/lawyer-referral.aspx

    Maine Volunteer Lawyer’s Project 1-800-442-4293
    Visit our site http://www.vlp.org/

    Pine Tree Legal Assistance Inc. 764-4349
    373 Main Street Fax ...764-2455
    Presque Isle, ME 04769 TTY ...764-2453
    Visit our site http://www.ptla.org

    Victim Witness Advocates
    Offices of the District Attorney
    144 Sweden St. 498-2557
    Caribou, ME 04736 Fax ...493-3493
    25 School Street
    Houlton, ME 04730 532-4294
    27 Riverside Drive
    Presque Isle, ME 04769 764-0504
    To assist victims of serious crime through the court system and to provide emotional support in overcoming the trauma of victimization.

    THE LAW, Pertaining to Special Needs Children
    Times have never been better for children with special needs to receive early intervention or special education services. The passage of public Law (PL) 91142 in 1975 address special education rights for school age children. The amendments PL 99-457 in 1986 extends those rights to children ages 3-5 and what is known as Part H of this law makes provisions for funding the development of early intervention programs for children ages birth through two. This set of laws referring to the education of children with special needs has come to be known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, more commonly referred to as I.D.E.A.
    INFORMATION ABOUT PUBLIC LAW 94-142
    Going to school and getting an education is every child’s right. This is true for children with disabilities as well. They have the right to go to school and to learn academic and social skills in ways that meet their special needs.
    To make sure that children with disabilities have these rights, Congress passed a law in 1975 known as PUBLIC LAW (PL) 94-142. This law requires that all states (and territories) provide a public school education to children, ages 3-21, (unless state law or practice does not provide for public school services for children 3-5 or 18-21), no matter how severe their disability(s) are. Under PL 94-142, children with disabilities have the right to learn to the best of their abilities.
    There are several basic rights that this law promised to children, with disabilities (ages 3-21) and their parents:
    • The right to a “free, appropriate public education” at public expense (in some cases, this may include placing a child in a private school);
    • The right to an educational placement that is based on an assessment and evaluation of each child’s own special needs;
    • The right for children with disabilities to receive teaching or instruction that is designed to meet their needs; these needs are to be clearly written and included in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for each child with statements about what services the child will receive;
    • The right for parents or guardians to be included in making decisions about their child’s educational needs and to approve the educational plans for their child; and
    • The right for parents (or guardians) to appeal any decisions made about the identification, evaluation, and placement of the child through a due process procedure;
    • Finally, PL 94-142 requires that children with disabilities be educated in the “Least Restrictive Environment” (LRE), that is, in the most normal school setting possible, with special help provided.

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    LENDING LIBRARIES


    Aroostook Council for Healthy Families 1-877-207-2300

    Autism Society of Maine 1-800-273-5200
    Mailed materials service available
    Visit our site http://www.asmonline.org/library/

    Health Equity Alliance 990-3626
    Bangor, Maine
    Books pertain to LGTB topics
    Go to main listing

    Maine Parent Federation 1-800-870-7746
    P.O. Box 2067
    Augusta, ME 04338-2067

    Maine State Library Outreach Services 1-800-762-7106
    64 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0064
    Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/msl/outreach
    Programs
    • Books By Mail
    • Homebound Services
    • Large Print Books
    • Talking Books
    • Video Packets
    For Maine citizens whose towns are without full-service libraries; defined as one which is open more than 10-15 hours per week.
    Each program has qualifications that must be met.

    National Multiple Sclerosis Society 1-800-344-4867
    Visit our site http://www.msmaine.org

    The Aroostook Medical Center )TAMC)
    Health Sciences Library 768-4498
    A full range of medical resources are available for use by staff, patients, students, and the general public. Resources include a lending laptop and hotspot.
    Women’s Health Center 769-6636
    Books and videos covering many women’s issues

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    MEDICAL - Clinics


    Acadia Family Health Center
    Ft. Kent, 194 East Main Street 834-5872
    Acadia Health Center, 460 Main St., Madawaska 728-7300

    Caribou VA Clinic 493-3800 ext. 7
    also Social Services

    Cary Medical Center (walk in) 498-1611

    East Grand Health Center (Danforth) 448-2347

    Fish River Rural Health
    Visit our site http://www.frrh.org
    Bolduc Avenue Health Center
    Providing Family Dental Care
    12 Bolduc Avenue 834-3012
    Fort Kent, ME 04743
    Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8-5 Providing Family Dental Care
    Eagle Lake Health Center
    10 Carter Street 444-5973
    P.O. Box 309
    Eagle Lake
    Open Tuesday & Thursday evenings until 8 PM
    Dental services also provided
    Fort Kent Health Center
    194 E Main St. 834-3971
    Fort Kent
    Open Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings until 7 PM, Saturday 9-1

    Katahdin Valley Health Center 1-866-366-5842
    Ashland Health Center - 33 Walker St. - Medical & Dental 435-6341
    Brownville, 180 Main Road - Medical & Dental 965-8700
    Houlton, 59 Bangor St. - Walk-in, Medical and Dental 521-0022
    Houlton, 15 Hartford St. - Occupational Medicine 532-4782
    Houlton - Pharmacy 521-0620
    Island Falls, 1300 Crystal Road - Medical463-3600
    Millinocket, 50 Summer Street - Medical723-6551
    Millinocket, 50 Summer Street - Dental 723-6565
    Patten, 30 Houlton Street - Medical 528-2285
    Visit our site http://www.kvhc.org

    Madawaska Out Patient Center (NMMC) 728-7508

    Maliseet Health Department 1-800-640-2266
    88 Bell Road 532-2240
    Littleton, Maine 04730
    Visit our site http://www.maliseets.com/health%20_department.htm
    HBMI Health Clinic 1-888-594-8287
    Primary Care and Wellness Services 532-4229
    HBMI Behavioral Health Program 532-2240 ext. 31
    Alcohol/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
    Many health and wellness services are available to eligible persons. Generally, eligibility requires being a Native American Indian from a federally recognized U.S. tribe and that resides in Aroostook County. Must show proof of residency and tribal affiliation at point of registration.

    Micmac Health Department 1-800-750-1972
    8 Northern Rd. 764-6968
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    Visit our site http://www.micmac-nsn.gov/html/micmac_health.htm
    Micmac Family Clinic
    Primary Care and Wellness Services 764-1792
    Micmac Family Dental Clinic
    Primary Dental Care and Prevention Services 554-5053
    Many health and wellness services are available to eligible persons. Generally, eligibility requires being a Native American Indian from a federally recognized U.S. tribe and that resides in Aroostook County. Must show proof of residency and tribal affiliation at point of registration.

    Pines Family Health Centers
    Caribou
    - 74 Access highway 498-2356
    - Pediatrics (behind Cary Medical Center) 492-3451
    - OB/Gyn (behind Cary Medical Center) 498-6921
    Fort Fairfield - 11 Harmony Street 472-0509
    Presque Isle - 66 Spruce St., Suite 4769-2025
    Van Buren - 4 Main Street, Suite 4868-2796
    Washburn - 1260 Main Street455-0590

    Primary Care Health Services (TAMC)
    Caribou
    Caribou Health Center - 118 Bennett Drive Ste. 130 498-3476
    Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - 118 Bennett Drive498-6151
    Ft. Fairfield Health Center - 23 High Street 768-4753
    Mars Hill - Central Aroostook Health Center - 106 Main St. 429-8333
    Presque Isle
    Aroostook Cancer Care - 140 Academy Street 768-4151
    Aroostook Pediatrics - 140 Academy Street 764-5437
    Cardiology Services - 146 Academy Street 764-1898
    Eye Care Services - 146 Academy Street, Suite D 764-7900
    Family Practice & Internal Medicine - 23 North Street 764-3142
    Nephrology Services - 19 North Street 768-7480
    Occupational Health & Wellness - 23 North Street 768-4568
    OB/Gyn, Midwifery - 140 Academy Street - 768-5944
    Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - 140 Academy Street 764-3734
    Outpatient Specialty Clinics - 19 North Street 768-4457
    - Podiatry, Neuro Surgery, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, and Pain.
    Physiatry Services - 140 Academy Street 768-4735
    Pulmonary Services - 146 Academy Street 764-2623
    Radiation Therapy - 140 Academy Street
    Sleep Medicine Services - 140 Academy Street 768-3011
    Surgical Services - 146 Academy Street 764-6310
    Walk In Care - 23 North Street
    - Walk In Care is a convenient option for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries.
    - Open Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm, & Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 1 pm

    Women’s Health Center - 140 Academy Street769-6636

    Togas VA Medical Center
    1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330 1-877-421-8263
    Visit our site http://www.maine.va.gov
    Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 press 1

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    MEDICAL – Clinics - Developmental


    Special Needs

    Developmental Pediatrics 1-877-366-3662 ext. 7520
    Eastern Maine Medical Center 973-7520
    133 Corporate Drive
    Bangor, ME 04401
    Clinics Available:
    • Cleft lip and Cleft Palate
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Dermatology
    • Developmental Evaluation
    • Developmental Pediatrics
    • Genetics
    • Infectious Disease
    • Metabolic
    • NICU Follow-up
    • Spina Bifida.
    The team assessment can be specialized to address specific referral questions.

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    MEDICAL - Complementary Therapies


    Acupuncture (Dr. Connor)492-0346
    22 Main Street
    Caribou, Maine 04736
    Visit our site http://www.aroostookwellness.com
    Also Chinese herbal medication

    Apothecary Spa & Retreat 498-6259
    Jill Kalata, Licensed Massage Therapist
    117 Russell Road
    Woodland, ME 04736
    • Aromatherapy using therapeutic grade Essential Oils
    • Group spa day - be pampered for 4 hours in a cozy country setting
    • Facial microdermabrasion
    • Hot Tub
    • Infrared sauna
    • Reflexology
    • Therapeutic Massage Body Exfoliation

    Knot-II-Bragg Farm 455-8386
    Natalia Bragg
    469 New Dunntown Rd.
    Wade, Maine 04786
    E-mail us at knotiibragg@outlook.com
    Visit our site http://www.knotiibragg.com
    • Traditional herbal products by Mail order or farmers market in Presque Isle
    • Herb Walks - Herbal history in Aroostook County, by appointment
    • Herbal seminars- Once a month May - Oct., by appointment
    • Learn traditional treatments and cultural history
    • Seminars off farm/ten or more people/upon request (School resource for science and history)
    • Traditional Health conferences by appointment

    Myrtle Tree (Herbs) 764-4980
    Donna Keegan
    368 Fort Fairfield Road, Presque Isle
    Herbal workshops

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    MEDICAL - Family Planning


    Family Planning Association of Maine
    Fort Kent Family Planning 402-3220
    139 Market Street, Fort Kent, ME 04743
    Houlton Family Planning 254-4050
    91 Military Street, #B, Houlton, ME 04730
    Presque Isle Family Planning 768-3062
    5 Martin Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769
    Visit our site http://www.mainefamilyplanning.org
    Our mission is to ensure that all Maine people have access to high quality affordable reproductive health care, comprehensive sexual health education, and the right to control their reproductive lives.

    Genetics Program (EMMC) 1-877-366-3662
    133 Corporate Drive 973-7520
    Bangor, Maine 04401
    Visit our site http://www.emmc.org/Pediatric-Specialty-Care/Pediatric-Specialty-Care/Genetics-Clinic.aspx
    We offer a full range of screening, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment services for individuals and families who are affected by genetic conditions. Our staff includes board certified Geneticists and a licensed Genetic Counselors who provide comprehensive services to children, adults and their families. Our services include:
    • Pre- and post-natal evaluation and diagnosis
    • Risk assessments
    • Genetic testing
    • Genetic counseling
    • On-going patient and family care coordination

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    MEDICAL - Hospitals


    Acadia Hospital 1-800-640-1211
    268 Stillwater Avenue TTY ...973-6103
    Bangor, Maine
    Psychiatric and substance addiction treatment
    Visit our site http://www.acadiahospital.org

    CARY Medical Center 498-3111
    163 Van Buren Rd. TDD ...498-2024
    Caribou ME, 04736
    Visit our site http://www.carymedicalcenter.org

    Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) 1-877-366-3662
    489 State Street 973-7000
    Bangor, ME 04401
    Visit our site http://www.emmc.org

    Houlton Regional Hospital 532-2900
    20 Hartford Street TDD ...532-4089
    Houlton, ME 04730
    Visit our site http://www.houlton.net/hrh

    Northern Maine Medical Center 834-3155
    194 East Main Street
    Ft. Kent, ME 04743
    Visit our site http://www.nmmc.org

    The Aroostook Medical Center 768-4000
    140 Academy Street
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    Visit our site http://www.tamc.org

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    MEDICAL - In Home Services


    Acadia Home Care 1-800-660-4132
    108 A Main Street 764-1700
    Presque Isle, ME 04769 Fax ... 764-3875
    The professional staff at Acadia work as part of a team with your physician, therapist, nurse, social service agency, Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurance companies to provide you with individualized health care.
    Services Include:
    • Respiratory evaluation and assessment
    • Respiratory therapy and medical equipment
    • Durable medical supplies - wheel chairs, walkers, bathroom safety equipment
      • Oxygen
      • Nebulizers and Medications
      • Cpap and Bipap and supplies
      • Incont supplies

    Aroostook Area Agency on Aging 1-800-439-1789
    and RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) 764-3396
    Go to main listing

    Aroostook Home Health Care
    Providing CNA, PCA and Homemaker services
    658 Main Street, Suite 2, Caribou, ME 492-8250
    345 Market Street, Ft. Kent ME 834-2990
    5 Mechanic Street, Houlton, ME 532-9971

    Aroostook Visiting Nurses
    Click here for sister program, Visiting Nurses of Aroostook
    Go to main listing

    Care and Comfort 1-877-287-4931
    165 Academy Street 764-3071
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    Visit our site http://www.careandcomfort.com
    Home Health Services – Our goal is to help clients maintain their independence. We provide medically trained professionals to assist individuals with personal care and daily living skills so they can remain in their homes.
    • In home personal care services
    • Pediatric & adult long term care and caring companions
    • Skilled nursing (in home)

    Goold Health Systems 1-800-609-7893
    Visit our site http://www.assessmaine.com/
    Providing long term care assessments and care plan authorizations.

    Hospice of Aroostook / VNA Home Health Hospice
    Click here for sister program, Visiting Nurses of Aroostook

    Lincare 1-800-464-6739
    542 Main Street, Suite 2 498-6739
    Caribou, ME 04736 Fax ...498-2480
    For people with mechanical ventilators, home oxygen and other life supporting respiratory equipment. Our licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners visit people monthly in their homes, and report vital information to the attending physician.
    • Available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week
    • Delivers equipment and supplies at no charge
    • Direct billing to most insurance companies
    • Durable medical supplies

    Madigan Home Health Care 1-800-723-5552
    93 Military Street 532-7480
    Houlton, Maine 04730
    Visit our site http://madiganestates.com/portfolio/home-health/
    • Home health aids
    • Physical & Occupational therapy
    • Skilled nursing
    • Medical social workers
    • Personal care attendants

    Professional Home Nursing 1-800-497-3915
    Caribou, Maine, 7 Hatch Drive, Suite 120 498-3915
    Presque Isle 762-3118
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    Providing skilled nursing and therapy for people recovering from a serious illness or injury.
    • Registered Nurses: Client assessment and instruction, IV therapy, wound care/ostomy care, case management, other procedures within the scope of nursing, pediatric through geriatric nursing, education of disease process and medications
    • Physical Therapy: Joint replacement, deconditioning, assess and evaluate, instructions on exercises and adaptive equipment, ultrasound, TENS unit, neuro-muscular stem
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Medical Social Worker
    • Home Health Aide
    • Speech Therapist

    Public Health Nursing (DHHS)
    Caribou 493-4000 ... 1-800-432-7366
    Fort Kent 834-7700 ... 1-800-432-7340
    Houlton 532-5035 ... 1-800-432-7338
    Free services provided by home visits:
    • Adult Health
    • Breastfeeding Support
    • Children with Special Health Needs
    • Communicable Disease Prevention and Control (including Screenings and Immunizations)
    • Environmental Health
    • Growth and Development
    • Lead Poisoning Management
    • Newborn / Infant Assessment
    • Parenting
    • Pregnancy
    • Refugee / Migrant Health
    • SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
    • Tuberculosis

    Seniors Domestics Home Care Agency764-5232
    520 Main Street
    P.O. Box 1771
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    Providing in home PSS and RN services.

    Valley Home Health Services
    Caribou, Maine; 658 Main Street, Suite 2 492-1149
    Fort Kent Mills, Maine; 345 Market Street 834-3756
    Houlton, Maine; PO Box 1545 532-9971
    Providing in home services throughout Aroostook County
    • Home health care
    • Physical & Occupational Therapy
    • Skilled Nunsing

    Visiting Nurses of Aroostook / VNA Home Health Hospice / Hospice of Aroostook
    Patient Referral Line 1-800-591-8843
    14 Access Highway 1-800-439-1685
    Caribou, ME 04736 498-2578
    2 Water Street, Suite 2
    Houlton, ME 04730
    Visit our site http://www.vnahomehealth.org
    Visiting Nurses of Aroostook is a part of VNA Home Health Hospice and provides skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational and speech therapy, social services, telehealth, and hospice care in the home.

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    MEDICAL - Insurance


    Consumers for Affordable Health Care (CAHC)
    P.O. Box 2490 1-800-838-0388
    Augusta, Maine 04338 -2490
    Consumer Assistance Program Helpline 1-800-965-7476
    Visit our site http://www.mainecahc.org/
    E-mail us at consumerhealth@mainecach.org
    A Maine public charity whose mission is to assist Maine people in obtaining affordable health care. Providing nonpartisan research, training and education to the public, government officials, businesses, and organizations.
    CAHC’s Consumer Assistance Program provides
    • Outreach and education in communities statewide
    • A comprehensive Online Health Care Guide
    • A statewide toll-free HelpLine for people needing personal assistance
    • Legal support for consumers filing appeals for denied health insurance coverage
    We also provide help and guidance with enrollment in Maine Care and advocacy with DHHS the Bureau of Insurance and Insurance Providers.

    DHHS (Department of Health & Human Services)
    Children with Special Health Needs Program
    1-800-698-3624 ext. 5139
    287-5139
    Fax ... 287-5335
    TTY ... 287-8015

    Maine Care (DHHS, Medicaid Funded) 1-877-543-7669
    A health insurance program that provides coverage to persons of all ages if they meet the guidelines. There are income requirements and a small premium may be charged in some situations.

    National Association for the Self Employed 1-800-749-3841

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    MEDICAL - Physician referral services


    Cary Physician Referral Service 498-1361

    The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC)
    Physician Referral Service 768-4186

    MEDICAL - Durable Medical equipment


    Acadia Home Care 1-800-660-4132
    108 A Main Street 764-1700.
    Presque Isle, ME 04769

    Lincare 1-800-464-6739
    542 Main Street, Suite 2 498-6739
    Caribou, ME 04736 Fax: ... 498-2480

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    MEDICAL - Orthotics & Prosthetics


    Aroostook Orthotics & Prosthetics, LLC
    7 Russ Street, Suite 1 762-3808
    Caribou, ME 04736 Fax ... 762-3809

    Northern Prosthetics and Orthotics 1-877-682-9055
    40 North St., Suite 5 768-5348
    Presque Isle, ME 04769 540-1337
    Offering complete Prosthetic and Orthotic care

    MEDICAL - Therapeutic - Acute Inpatient Rehab


    The Aroostook Medical Center 768-4416
    140 Academy Street
    Presque, ME 04769
    Acute Inpatient Rehab
    Focuses on helping those limited by illness or injury to restore function and to live independently. Inpatient rehab patients may work with physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapists, nurses, social workers, and dietitians.

    MEDICAL - Therapeutic - Acquired Brain Injury


    AMHC - Center for Integrated Neuro-Rehab 498-3820
    159 Bennett Drive, Suite 1
    Caribou, ME 04736
    Our comprehensive treatment team assesses the needs of individuals recovering from a brain injury and works with the client, family members, caregivers, and all healthcare providers to develop an individualized treatment plan with the goal of achieving the highest level of independence possible. Services are provided on an outpatient basis.

    The Aroostook Medical Center 768-4735
    TAMC Rehab
    140 Academy Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769
    A comprehensive day treatment program carefully designed to meet the unique challenges of brain injury survivors.
    TAMC Rehab & Therapy Services will encompass OT, PT, ST and Neuro/Brain Injury.

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    MEDICAL - Therapeutic - Aural and Speech Services


    Aural Rehabilitation Service 764-8401
    ARS Hearing Aids
    6B Martin Street
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    E-mail us at toth@ainop.com
    Audiological services, including hearing evaluation, assisted listening devices, hearing aid fittings, sales and service.

    Cary Medical Center 498-1169
    163 Van Buren Road
    Caribou, ME 04736
    Inpatient & Outpatient services
    Rehabilitation Services - PT, OT, Speech

    The Aroostook Medical Center
    Outpatient Speech Services 768-4734
    140 Acaedmy Street
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769

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    MEDICAL - Therapeutic - Massage Therapy


    Celia Giles 762-1021

    Jill Kalata, LMT 498-6259
    117 Russell Road
    Woodland, Maine 04736

    Theraputic Massage and Spa 492-0987
    Norine "Sammy" Day, LCMT
    143 High Street
    Caribou, Maine 04736

    Tracy Lee, LMT 551-5083
    3 Houlton Road, Suite 3
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    E-mail us at tracyleelmt@gmail.com
    Visit my site http://www.amtamembers.com/tracylee

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    MEDICAL - Therapeutic - Occupational Therapy


    Cary Medical Center
    163 Van Buren Road
    Caribou, ME 04736
    Inpatient & Outpatient services 498-1618
    Rehabilitation Services - PT, OT, Speech

    Northern Maine Medical Center - Therapy Department
    194 East Main Street 834-3387
    Fort Kent, ME 04743

    The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC)
    A. R. Gould Memorial Hospital, Presque Isle 768-4735
    - Rehab & Therapy Services Dept.
    Aroostook Health Center, Mars Hill 768-4924
    Wheelchair Clinic - 140 Academy Street, Presque Isle 768-4735

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    MEDICAL - Therapeutic - Physical Therapy


    Cary Medical Center
    163 Van Buren Road
    Caribou, ME 04736
    Inpatient & Outpatient services 498-1618
    Rehabilitation Services - PT, OT, Speech

    County Physical Therapy/LLC
    Caribou, 118 Bennett Drive, Suite 140 498-6334
    Fort Kent, 110 East Main Street 834-4117
    Houlton, 4 North Street 521-0200
    Madawaska, 460 Main Street, Suite 105 728-7778
    Presque Isle, 5 North Street 769-2160

    Griffin, Nancy, PT. (Pediatric) 764-6364
    211 Spragueville Road
    Presque Isle, ME 04769

    Houlton Regional Hospital - Positive Steps 532-4093
    20 Hartford Street
    Houlton, ME 04730

    Northern Maine Medical Center - Therapy Department 834-3387
    194 East Main Street
    Fort Kent, ME 04743

    Northern Physical Therapy and Rehab Services 764-0400
    180 Academy Street, Suite 3
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    Physical & Occupational Therapy

    Sjoberg, Susan, PT (Pediatric) 764-6242
    96 Houlton Road
    Presque Isle, ME 04769

    The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC)
    Outpatient Locations
    Mars Hill, Aroostook Health Center 768-4924
    Presque Isle - A. R. Gould Memorial Hospital 768-4735

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    MENTAL HEALTH - Agencies


    Addison Point 532-7500
    98 Bangor Road, PO Box 556
    Houlton, Maine 04730
    Visit our site http://www.addisonpoint.org
    Providing Section 28services for children (ages 0-21) and Section 21 & 29 services for adults with mental health disorders, developmental disabilities, cognitive disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum diagnoses.

    Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC)
    Access Center for Referrals 1-800-244-6431
    Helpline 1-800-432-7805
    Presque Isle local number 762-4851
    TTY ... 764-3903
    Statewide helpline 1-888-568-1112
    Peer Support Line 1-888-565-5522
    Central / Administrative offices - General Information 498-6431
    43 Hatch Drive
    Caribou, Maine 04736
    Services available at the following Office locations:
    Caribou – 43 Hatch Drive, Suite 310 493-3361
    Presque Isle – 1 Edgemont Drive 764-3319
    Houlton – 11 Mill Street 532-6523
    Madawaska – 88 Fox Street, Suite 101 728-6341
    Fort Kent – 104 East Main Street 834-3186
    Visit our site http://www.amhc.org
    A complete listing of services is available by calling your local AMHC office or the toll-free helpline number listed above.
    AMHC offers the family-based services listed below.
    • Case Management Services
    • Children’s Behahioral Health Services
    • Children’s Emergency Services
    • Community Education and prevention include:
      • Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp
      • Healthy Lifestyles
      • Parenting Classes
      • Workshops, courses and consultation
    • Community Support Services
    • Crisis Stabilization Program
    • Emergency Services:
      • Children's Crisis Stabilization Unit
      • Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit
    • Group Homes and Supported Housing Services
    • Outpatient Counseling
    • Residential Services for Children
    • Sexual Assault Services
    • Speech and Language Services
    • Substance Abuse Services
      • Residential Treatment Facility (Adolescents & Adults)
    • Supervised Visitation
    • Supported Employment
    • Targeted Case Management
    • Social Clubs
    • Therapeutic Foster Care
    • Transportation Services
    AMHC Vocational Services 498-2528
    43 Hatch Drive
    Caribou, Maine 04736
    Visit our site http://www.amhc.org
    Vocational Services provides supported employment services to individuals with psychiatric and other types of disabilities. We focus on placing participants in the competitive labor market with a “real” job and “real” pay.

    Care and Comfort 1-877-287-4931
    165 Academy Street 764-3071
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    Visit our site http://www.careandcomfort.com
    Behavior Health Services are provided to a child in his/her home or community setting, which focus primarily on behavior management, increased skill development, and physical development activities. These services teach the child appropriate behaviors and/or specific skills and are short-term.
    • Child, adult, couple, and family therapy (age 3 & up)

    Caribou Veteran's Outreach Center 496-3900
    456 York St.
    Caribou, ME 04736
    Services Provided:
    • Bereavement counseling for families of combat fatalities
    • Community education
    • Group readjustment counseling
    • Individual readjustment counseling
    • Liaison with community agencies
    • Marital and family counseling
    • Referral for benefits assistance
    • Substance abuse information and referral
    • Sexual trauma counseling and referral

    Catholic Charities Maine 1-888-781-8550 ext.2722
    7 Hatch Drive, Suite 210 498-2575
    Caribou, ME 04736
    St. Michael’s Center,1066 Kenduskeag Ave 941-2855
    Bangor, ME 04401
    E-mail us at cmintake@ccmaine.org
    Visit our site http://www.ccmaine.org
    Referrals - Contact: Haley Gauvin 1-800-781-8550 x2722
    Our referral form and instant referral link is also available online or 453-4367 Fax: 238-8626
    Available to children ages birth to 20 who have a qualifying mental health condition, developmental disability or chronic medical need. Our experienced and qualified Case Managers will work with families and children to assess the needs and make appropriate referrals. Case Managers monitor progress of services for effectiveness and utilize team meetings to assure a unified treatment approach. Catholic Charities Case Managers are all trained in Wraparound Case Management utilizing a strengths-based, persistent, outcome-based and natural support driven approach whenever possible. Case Management support can be provided in a variety of community settings including, but not limited to; school IEP meetings, medical appointments, psychiatric evaluations & appointments.

    Central Aroostook Psychiatric Services (CAPS) 764-9700
    521 Main Street
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    Providing:
    • Adult, family, child, and couples therapy
    • Psychiatric evaluations
    • Medication Management.

    Community Health and Counseling Services 1-800-809-2737
    137 Bennett Drive, Suite #2 496-3166
    Caribou, ME 04736
    413 West Main St., Fort kent, ME 04743 1-877-219-1936
    P.O. Box 70,Fort Kent Mills, ME 04744 834-4410
    2 Water Street, Trust Building, Suite 2 1-800-580-5510
    Houlton, Maine 04730 532-5510
    Visit our site http://www.chcs-me.org
    Providing these services for children:
    • Behavioral Health Home program
    • Community Integrations Workers
    • Family Centered Services
    • HIV/AIDS Casemanagement
    • Kinship homestudies
    • Parenting classes
    • Skills building
    • Tatgeted case management
    • Therapy (office / in home)Adult, child, and family
    • Treatment Foster Care

    County Behavioral Medicine
    34 North Street, Suite 6 554-2600
    Presque Isle, ME 04769 Fax ... 488-5650
    E-mail us at info@countybmed.org
    Visit our site http://www.countybmed.org
    Striving to provide quality behavioral healthcare for everyone.
    We will meet with clients in our office, homes, via the internet, or other safe and comfortable locations.
    Providing the following services.
    • Counseling - Individual, couples, family, group, substance abuse
    • Educational consultations, trainings, public talks, etc
    • Screenings for mental health and substance abuse issues
    • Assistance navigating health care, finding resources, and communication between consumers and providers

    CTC of Aroostook (Consultation, Training & Counseling)
    454 Houlton Road 488-6657
    Easton, Maine 04740 Fax ... 488-5650
    E-mail us at flewelling2001@yahoo.com
    Outpatient Mental Health Services:
    • Clinical Supervision
    • Community Training
    • Consultation Services
    • Divorce Education/Programs
    • Individually Designed Workshops

    Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) 1-800-432-7366
    30 Skyway Drive, Unit 100 493-4000
    Caribou, ME 04736
    Provides support services to people with mental retardation and autism, age 18 and older, and their families. To be eligible a professional diagnosis must have been made before age 18. It is a voluntary state agency that provides services to individuals with their knowledge and consent, or the approval of their legal guardian. Adult mental health services are provided to people needing intensive community support.
    • Adult Mental Health Services
      • Intensive Case Management Services for adults with mental Illness.
    • Crisis Intervention
      • BDS maintains a 24-hour on-call phone number to assist consumers with mental retardation/ autism when in crisis ... 1-888-568-1112
    • Family Support Program
      • This program provides funds (as available) to the family to use as they choose to support the person with mental retardation or autism in their home.
    • Guardian Services
      • These services are available from the Division for people who do not have a family member or close friend and need assistance in making decisions about finances, health or a place to live or work. The BDS Office of Advocacy intervenes in instances of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
    • Representative Payee
      • BDS can act as Representative payee and assist people who do not have a family member or close friend and need assistance in making decisions about finances.
    • Respite Services
      • BDS will work with people to help find respite providers.
    • Support Service Coordination
      • (Case Management/Individual Support Coordinator) - An individual support coordinator/case worker will work with the person and family to assist them in determining and coordinating services and support based on individual choice. They will work with you if you need assistance with transition planning, locating a doctor, finding a place to live or a place to work.

    Empowering Life 521-9906
    144 Military Street, Houlton, Maine 04730
    E-mail us at info@empoweringlife.org
    Visit our site http://www.empoweringlife.org
    Counseling focused on the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Biblically based counseling offered upon preference.
    Three clinicians available:
    • Lois Flewelling, LCPC
    • Linda McCord, LCSW
    • Tiffany Hartin, LCPC-C

    Fish River Rural Health
    Visit our site http://www.frrh.org
    Eagle Lake Health Center
    10 Carter Street 444-5973
    P.O. Box 309
    Eagle Lake
    Fort Kent Health Center
    194 E Main St. 834-3971
    Fort Kent
    Counseling services available at both locations

    Green Valley Association
    Administrative Office 463-2156
    69 David Street
    Island Falls, ME 04747
    Visit our site http://www.gva-me.org
    Providing services for people with developmental and behavioral health disabilities in Southern Aroostook and Northern Penobscot Counties.
    • Day support programs for adults
    • Residential facilities for adults (5)
    • Work support services for adults

    Healing Hearts, LLC.
    7 Prospect Street, PO Box 87 492-1000
    Caribou, Maine 04736 Fax ... 492-1006
    112 11th Avenue 728-9131
    Madawaska, Maine 04756 Fax ... 728-9133
    • Case Management for children, adults, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
    • Community Support Services (CIS)
    • DEEP program
    • Mental Health Therapy: Adults, Children, Couples, Family, and Groups
    • Substance Abuse Counseling
    • Christian Counseling

    Hope Recovery Services.
    2 Armco Avenue, P.O. Box 313 493-1700
    Caribou, Maine 04736 Fax ... 493-1702
    E-mail us at ehoperecoverys@maine.rr.com
    Providing Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse evaluation and treatment, Mental Health testing using ASABA scoring and diagnoising. SAP evaluation for Comercial Drivers and DEEP Evaluation and Treatment.

    Life By Design
    27 Birdseye Avenue 492-1653
    Caribou ME 04736
    18 High Street, PO Box 723 532-9660
    Houlton, ME 04730
    272 West Main St., Suite 101 834-5430
    Fort Kent, Maine 04743
    147 Academy Street, PO Box 509 764-6825
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    Visit our site http://www.lifebydesignpa.com
    Providing the following services:
    • Case Management for children MH, intellectual disabilities, and chronic medical conditions
    • Adult community support (CIS) & skill building
    • DEEP Program
    • Mental Health Treatment (Individual & Group)
    • Substance Abuse Counseling (Individual & Group)

    Making Strides: Growth and Learning, LLC.
    408 Pond Road 463-2345
    Dyer Brook, Maine 04747 Fax ... 463-2347
    • Group, family, and individual therapy
    • Equine assisted psychotherapy

    New Day Counseling
    20 Old Van Buren Road 492-1130
    Caribou, Maine 04736
    E-mail us at newdaycounseling@twcbc.com
    Providing the following services:
    • Adult & Family therapy
    • Children's case Management
    • Child therapy
    • Group therapy

    Northern Maine General 1-866-321-1999
    5 Carter Street
    P.O. Box 310 444-5152
    Eagle Lake, ME 04739
    21 Aldrich Drive 492-1036
    PO Box 187 Fax: 492-1830
    Caribou, ME 04736
    Visit our site http://www.nmgeneral.org
    Northern Maine General Hospital is a nonprofit social service organization that provides diverse services locally and regionally throughout Aroostook County.
    • Adult case management
    • Adult residential care
    • Children’s case management
    • Children’s in-home supports
    • Daily Living Support Services
    • Day programming for adults with cognitive/physical disabilities
    • Nursing home care / Skilled nursing
    • Outpatient Mental Heaalth Services
    • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
    • Residential Services for individuals with Acquired Brain Injury
    • Shared living
    • Skill Development Services
    • Waiver foster care for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities

    Providence Human Services
    128 Sweden Street, Suite 1 492-3009
    Caribou, ME 04736
    Visit our site http://www.providenceofmaine.com
    Providing home-based behavioral healthtreatment services to children and families, as well as school support, rehabilitative and community treatment services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    • Children’s home & community based treatment (HCT)
    • Children’s targeted case management
    • Education treatment center for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Inclusive school-based day treatment
    • Integrated Clinical Services (ICS)
    • Rehabilative and community treatment services for children with Autism (RCS)
    • Virtual residential program (VRP)

    Psychologist Information & Referral Service 1-800-287-5065
    69 Sewall Street
    Augusta, Maine
    Visit our site http://www.mepa.org

    St. Michael’s Center (Catholic Charities Maine)
    Bangor (physical location of facility) 941-2855
    P.O. Box 748, Caribou, ME 04736 498-2575
    E-mail St. Michael’s Center stmikeinfo@ccmaine.org
    E-mail Catholic Charities Maine info@ccmaine.org
    Visit our site http://www.ccmaine.org
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    Sunrise Opportunities
    14 Swedenn St., Suite 101 492-0100
    Caribou, Maine 04736
    Children’s Targeted Case Management (TCM) For children with behavioral disorder, developmental disabilities or serious medical conditions. Assistance coordinating resources, accessing services and supports for children and their families, as well as educational and other identified needs.
    Home and Community Based Treatment (HCT) A short- term, intensive program that provides home and community based individual and family counseling services, which may include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF- CBT) or other evidenced based therapeutic interventions. A 2-person team (Clinician and BHP) works with the family to develop treatment goals and implement a treatment plan to meet identified needs.
    Outpatient Counseling Services (OP) are available for adults, children, couples, and families

    The Northern Lighthouse, Inc.
    559 New Sweden Rd 492-2009
    Caribou, ME, 04736
    40 Market Square 521-0067
    Houlton, ME, 04730
    14 Main Street 425-3880
    Mars Hill, Maine 04758
    172 Academy Street 540-1522
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    Providing the following services:
    • Children's case management (TCM)
    • Children's in-home supports
    • Counseling for children, families, and adults
    • Community life skills - MR & Autism, Section 21 & 29
    • Section 28, Specialized 28, & HCT
    • Girls and Boys group homes (teens)
    • Vineland or Comprehensive Assessments

    The Nehemiah Project 768-3400
    Nancy C. Nichols, M.ed, LCPC, NCC
    Presque Isle Office:
    36 North Street, Suite 2
    P.O. Box 4202
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    Houlton Office:
    56 Military Street, Suite 4 PO Box
    Houlton, Maine 04730
    E-mail us at transformationsministries@hotmail.com
    Visit our site http://www.transformedbyGod.org
    • Christian counseling
    • Christian Life Coaching
    • Education & Training programs
    • Ministry support services
    • Critical Incident Response Counseling

    Wings for Children & Families, Inc. 1-888-946-4745
    93 State Street, Suite A 493-4671
    Presque Isle, ME 04769 Fax ... 493-4672
    Serving all of northern Maine Intake 1-800-823-2988
    Wings offers case management that is family focused and parent driven. We use the wraparound process as we work with the child and family team, which may include people from all areas of the child’s life. The team develops an individualized plan with the family to keep the child safely at home. The child and the family team work together to maximize the child and families strengths and identify the child’s needs. Finally, the team plans a course of action to meet those needs. The case manager will then help to monitor these services and continuously assess need for additional supports with the Child and Family Team.
    To be eligible, your child must have been diagnosed with a mental health diagnosis (ADHD, autism spectrum, MR, depression, etc.) have or be eligible for MaineCare, and be 0 to 21 years of age.

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    MENTAL HEALTH - Private Counselors / Therapists


    Provider Titles

    ACSW - Academy Certified Social Worker
    CCS - Certified Clinical Supervisor
    LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    LADC - Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
    LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
    MD - Medical Doctor (Psychiatrist in this context)
    M.ed - Masters of Education
    NCC - National Certified Counselor
    Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Psychologist)

    Bradstreet, Mavis 425-3079
    667 Main Road
    Bridgewater, Maine 047356
    Providing Christian counseling

    Cashmen, Jean; LCSW 768-9422
    583 Main Street
    Caribou, Maine

    Pauli-Ritz, Jackie ; ACSW, LCSW 834-2011
    1879 St. John Road
    Fort Kent, ME 04743

    Roy, Dale L.; LCSW 444-3565
    Aroostook Road
    Eagle Lake, Maine 04739

    Rush, Shirley; LCSW 472-1212
    Resuming services January 2014
    421 Main Street
    Presque Isle, ME 04769

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    NUTRITION


    Houlton Regional Hospital Nutrition Counseling Services
    Contact Heleana Nickerson, MS, RD, LD 532-2900 ext. 2273
    Tailored to individual needs
    • Diets for specific medical conditions
    • Eating disorders
    • Nutrition for disease prevention
    • Weight management

    Maple Mountain Enterprises 592-4699
    Contact Karen Boutot, Wellness Consultant
    335 Franklin School Road
    Fort Kent, ME 04743
    E-mail us at maple@sjv.net
    Visit our site http://www.mainelymanna.com
    Karen is a certified herbalist, and specializes in consumer education with respect to dietary supplements. Free, personal consultations and workplace wellness education programs available. Providing information, education and sales of nutritional supplements, herbs, and natural foods. Natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals are available.

    Medical Nutrition Therapy Services (NMMC)
    Contact Anna Cannan 834-1569

    SNAP Education (ACAP) 764-3721
    This is an educational program that teaches eligible people about nutrition and making healthy food choices on a limited budget.

    The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC) Dietitians 768-4358

    University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Eat Well Nutritional Education Program
    Ft. Kent 834-3905 1-800-287-1421
    Houlton 532-6548 1-800-287-1469
    Presque Isle 764-3361 1-800-287-1462
    This is an educational program that is free to income-eligible families and individuals.
    Nutrition Associates provide nutrition programs & nutritional guidance (menu ideas, low cost recipes, money saving tips)

    WIC-Woman Infants And Children (ACAP)
    Presque Isle 768-3026
    Aroostook County 1-800-432-7881

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    PARENTING AND PREGNANCY


    ACAP Child Care / Health Care Centers
    Caribou 496-7681
    Fort Kent (Head Start only) 834-5290
    Houlton 532-0907
    Presque Isle 764-0733
    University of Maine at Presque Isle 768-3043
    ACAP Family Services 1-800-432-7881
    768-3045

    Aroostook Council for Healthy Families
    Aroostook's Child Abuse Prevention Agency
    Danielle Langley, Executive Director 1-877-207-2301
    37 Bangor Street, Suite #7 532-1141
    Houlton, Maine 04730 Fax ... 532-9250
    3A Houlton Road 1-877-207-2300
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769 764-3495
    Visit our site http://www.aroostookcouncilforhealthyfamilies.com
    Providing the following services:
    • Lending Library of videos & books for parents & professionals
    • Child &Family Centers in Presque Isle and Houlton
    • Services for Schools
    • Educational Programs for children, parents, and providers
    • Support Groups and Parenting Classes
    • Play-groups, Story Times, and Community Events
    Maine Families Aroostook
    A home visiting program for all pregnant mothers and all families with newborns in Aroostook County.
    Raising Stronger Families Program
    • Mandated reporting trainings
    • Responding to child abuse and neglect courses
    • Parenting classes

    Aroostook Mental Health Center
    Caribou area call 493-3361 ext. 339
    Presque Isle area call 764-3319
    Providing parenting classes and other family services

    Childbirth Education Classes (TAMC)
    Women's & Children's Health Unit 768-4325

    Families and Children Together / Maine Kids Kin
    304 Hancock Street, Suite 2B 1-866-298-0896
    Bangor, Maine 04401
    Visit our site http://www.familiesandchildren.org/maine-kids-kin.html
    Every question is welcome and appropriate when it comes to the safety and care of your family.
    Maine Kids-Kin provides services to grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings and other family members who are raising relatives’ children. Every question is welcome and appropriate when it comes to the safety and care of your family. Our services are free and every conversation is confidential.
    • Information & Referral – legal, financial, mental health & substance abuse, childcare and respite care
    • Individualized case management – help resolving problems, family decision making, and research services
    • Resources – Individual “Key Conversations” on children’s special needs, library, funds for respite and stability, clothing exchange program
    • Support and Activity Groups – meet other grandfamilies, social and recreational events for families at various times and locations

    Fish River Rural Health
    Visit our site http://www.frrh.org
    Eagle Lake Health Center
    10 Carter Street 444-5973
    P.O. Box 309
    Eagle Lake
    Fort Kent Health Center
    194 E Main St. 834-3971
    Fort Kent
    Maternal and child health program available at both locations

    March of Dimes 1-888-663-4637
    Information and resources concerning birth defects, genetics, and pregnancy
    Visit our site http://www.marchofdimes.com

    Pregnancy Care Center of Aroostook County 1-800-300-0220
    184 Academy Street
    Presque Isle, ME 04769 764-0022
    272 West Main Street
    Fort Kent, ME 04743 834-5800
    56 Military Street
    Houlton, Maine 04730 532-6380
    E-mail us at pcca2@yahoo.com
    Visit our site http://pcc-hope.com
    Supporting and caring for women with crisis pregnancies by providing:
    • Abortion Recovery Program
    • Alternatives to abortions
    • Confidential counseling
    • Educational materials
    • Free pregnancy tests
    • Support services
    • Teen Abstinence Program

    Public Health Nurses
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    RECREATION FOR SPECIAL NEEDS


    These organizations have demonstrated an open and friendly attitude toward disabled and/or people with special needs using their facilities. If you know of other "friendly" recreational opportunities for disabled and/or people with special needs, please contact Helping Hands for Children & Families and tell us about them.


    Healing Hearts Ranch Contact Tami Cote ... 227-7612
    505 East Ridge Road
    Mars Hill, Maine 04758
    An out-reach program of the Northern Lighthouse Providing a theraputic animal interaction program

    Manes and Tales info: Shelley Taylor at 538-9376
    Visit our site http://www.manesandtails.org
    Supporting and promoting horse interaction programs for children and families with special needs throughout Aroostook County. Providing information, links, and resources.
    Manes and Tales at Monticello 538-9376
    PO Box 249
    Monticello, Maine 04760
    E-mail us at sdntay@gmail.com
    Riding service and a special needs provider. Certified PATH (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship)
    Manes and Tails Aroostook on Face Book
    Manes and Tales at Perfect Ponies 868-5324
    489 Main Street
    Van Buren, Maine 04785
    E-mail Nancy at ponygirl489@msn.com
    Perfect Ponies Learning Center on Face Book
    Programing for various special needs; OK Corral Series Certified in Equine Assisted Learning. Serving youth through adult, and families with varied special needs. Veterans welcome

    Presque Isle Forum 764-0491
    84 Mechanic Street (P.O. Box 784) Fax ... 764-2525
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    E-mail us at theforum@pirec.org
    Visit our site http://www.pirec.org
    Adaptive skating equipment available during open Skate
    Open Skate Season is from October 17th to March 11th

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    SHELTERS


    Hope and Justice Project, Inc. 1-800-439-2323
    For people affected by domestic abuse & violence.
    Central Aroostook 764-2977
    Southern Aroostook 532-4004
    St. John Valley 728-3199

    Homeless Services of Aroostook
    Skyway Industrial Park
    P.O. Box 1753
    Presque Isle, ME 04769-1753 764-5114
    Stephen Eyler, Executive Director
    E-mail us at director@aroostookhomeless.org
    Sister Mary O’Donnell Emergency Shelter 764-4125
    E-mail us at shelter@aroostookhomeless.org
    Private non-profit, non-denominational organization which provides temporary shelter for families with/without children and also individuals eighteen (18) or older who have no means of support in a drug and alcohol free facility. All basic needs are met and case management is provided and required.
    Transitional Housing 762-6000
    E-mail us at thm@aroostookhomeless.org
    Provides a supportive housing program to families with children in transition from homelessness. It’s designed to assist families to reach self-sufficiency by providing them with temporary stable housing and life skills training while enabling them to work toward their goal of independence. Case management is provided and required.
    Veterans
    The Disabled American Veterans and their Auxiliary support this organization for veterans/homeless veterans and their families. When a veteran seeks help at the shelter, they call the DAV/DAVA to assist in setting them up in housing, i.e., most everything they need to start up a new apartment.

    Youth By Design 532-9660
    6 High Street
    Houlton, Maine 04730
    Transitional Boarding for pregnant or parenting people.
    Youth By Design is a non-profit transitional living and service program intended to help parents create an environment of stability for their children.
    Eligibility:
    • 18 years of age or older
    • Be pregnant or parenting
    • Have a mental health diagnosis and identified by a current provider to be in an active stage of change in regard to meeting life goals.
    • Agree to the "Rules of the House"
    • Willingness to participate in offered and appropriate services based on individual needs.
    • Actively working towards employment, education, and life goals.

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    SOCIAL AND SPECIAL NEEDS


    Adult Multiple Alternative Center 498-3518
    253 Van Buren Road
    Caribou, Maine 04736
    Day Habilitation services for dual diagnosis adults (21 or older)

    Alpha One V/TTY ... 1-800-974-6466
    Presque Isle, Maine V/TTY ... 764-6466
    Fax ... 764-5396
    Portland Office V/TTY ... 1-800-640-7200
    Bangor Office V/TTY ... 1-800-300-6016
    Visit our site http://www.alphaonenow.com
    ALPHA One is a private, community-based enterprise, managed by people with disabilities that are dedicated to developing independent living opportunities for Maine’s citizens with disabilities. We use peer interaction, development of self-advocacy skills in people with disabilities and community resources.
    Services include:
    • Access design and consultation
    • Adaptive drivers education and evaluation
    • Assistive technology consultation and funding resources
    • Deaf & hard of hearing services
    • Independent living evaluation and training
    • Information and referral
    • mPower (Kim Wallace adaptive equipment loan program)
    • Peer support
    • Personal assistance services
    • Skills training
    Alpha One also works to ensure equal opportunity and compliance with all disability-related laws through increased public awareness, professional consultation and community advocacy.

    American Red Cross of Northern & Eastern Maine 493-4620
    111 High Street,Caribou, ME 04736
    Visit our site http://www.maineredcross.org
    Twitter: @ARC_Maine
    Facebook: American Red Cross of Maine
    • Courses in:
      • Babysitter training
      • First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for infant, child and adult
      • HIV and Aids education
      • Lifeguard training
      • Pet first aid training
      • Swimming classes
    • Disaster Services
    • Emergency military personnel contact service
    • No cost education in preparedness and prevention

    Aroostook Area Agency on Aging and RSVP 1-800-439-1789
    764-3396
    Retired & Senior Volunteer Program 764-6184
    P.O. Box 1288, (33 Davis Street)
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    E-mail us at stevefarnham@aroostookaging.org
    Visit our site http://www.aroostookaging.org
    • Alzheimer’s and related dementia assistance
    • Dining centers and Meals on Wheels ..... 764-6185
    • Matter of Balance training for fall prevention
    • Living Well/chronic disease self management training
    • Connection to Senior Housing
    • Home visits
    • Information and assistance
    • In-home services
    • Insurance counseling for seniors
    • Volunteers for community needs

    Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP) 1-800-432-7881
    P.O. Box 1116, (771 Main Street) 764-3721
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    6 Alfalfa Avenue 834-5135
    Fort Kent, ME 04743
    88 Fox Street 728-6345
    Madawaska, ME 04756
    91 Military Street 532-5300
    Houlton, ME 04730
    ACAP services are open to all eligible persons.
    The following Community Services programs are provided.
    • Case management Program
      • Information & Referral
      • Advocacy
      • Assistance with transportation, food, shelter & obtaining resources
    • Child Care
    • Emergency Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) - 768-3053
    • Healthy Aroostook, a Healthy Maine Partnership
      • This program is focused on prevention education in the areas of tobacco use, increased physical activity, improved nutrition, reduced substance abuse and management of chronic disease. Contact person at ACAP is Carol Bell - 554-4129
    • Housing
    • LIHEAP – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Energy Assistance
    • Oral Health for Children
      • ACAP KIDS II This program provides dental screening, preventative care (cleaning, fluoride varnish and sealants) to children enrolled in WIC and Head Start. KIDSII services are also available to public school children through signed agreement with participating school districts.
      • Oral Health Education and Screening Services and Sealant Program This program provides oral health preventative screening and education services to children in local area schools. Dental Sealants are provided to children in grades 3 and 4 at all Aroostook County schools by a Public Heath Dental Hygienist.
    • Navigator Program - Contact Dawn Roberts - 554-4151
      • A certified Health Insurance Navigator can help individuals explore health insurance options and help eligible people enroll in the health insurance Marketplace.
    • Workforce Development

    Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC)
    Access Center for Referrals 1-800-244-6431
    Crisis Intervention HelpLine 1-888-568-1112
    762-4851
    TTY ... 764-3903
    A 24-hour, 7-day a week hotline. Staff are trained in crisis intervention skills with immediate access to medical, mental health, substance abuse, and law enforcement professionals.
    Peer Support available 4:pm to 12:pm 1-888-565-5522
    Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC) General Listing

    Autism Society of Maine 1-800-273-5200
    72 B Main Street
    Winthrop, Maine 04364
    E-mail us at info@asmonline.org
    Visit our site http://www.asmonline.org
    Autism Society of Maine: Advocates for improved services for individuals with autism, provides information and training regarding autism and related disabilities, promotes family and community support, acts as a public information & referral service. Services may also include giving workshops to schools, providers, etc., and attending IEPs.

    Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
    Located in the Maine Career Centers
    TTY callers use Maine relay 711
    66 Spruce Street, Suite 3 760-6300
    Presque Isle, ME 04769 1-800-635-0357
    Fax ... 760-6316
    11 High Street 532-5019
    Houlton, ME 04730 1-800-432-7338
    Fax ... 532-7995
    Provides employment related support services for secondary education students and adults with disabilities.

    Caribou Veteran's Outreach Center 496-3900
    456 York St.
    Caribou, ME 04736
    Services Provided:
    • Bereavement counseling for families of combat fatalities
    • Community education
    • Group readjustment counseling
    • Individual readjustment counseling
    • Liaison with community agencies
    • Marital and family counseling
    • Referral for benefits assistance
    • Substance abuse information and referral
    • Sexual trauma counseling and referral

    Catholic Charities Maine 498-2575
    7 Hatch Drive, Suite 210
    Caribou, ME 04736
    E-mail us at info@ccmaine.org
    Visit our site http://www.ccmaine.org

    Child Development Services (CDS) 1-800-489-0098
    985 Skyway drive 764-4490
    Presque Isle, ME 04769 Fax ... 769-2275
    A network of coordination sites across the State of Maine that provides screening, evaluation, and other services for children with disabilities from age zero to age five.

    Children’s Services (DHHS) 1-800-432-7366
    30 Skyway Drive, Unit 100 493-4000
    Caribou, Maine 04736 Fax ... 493-4168
    Consultation, information, and referral services as they relate to children’s behavioral health needs. Direct services are provided through contracts with community agencies.

    Community Care 1-888-236-2273
    PO Box 936, Bangor, ME 04401
    Fax ... 990-3660
    Visit our site http://www.comcareme.org
    “Building care and understanding in the communities we serve.”
    Note: Treatment foster care is the only service available in Aroostook County
    • Children's Case Management
    • Community Family Support Services - in-home family support services HCT
    • Janus House in Bangor - for children in need of substance abuse/mental health services
    • Outpatient mental health services
    • Substance Abue Services
    • Support to families and children with special needs
    • Treatment foster care

    Community Living Association (CLA) 532-9446
    45 School Street Fax ... 532-1359
    Houlton, ME 04730
    CLA assists people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation to be independent, self confident, valued members of the community.
      Services include:
    • Assisted Living Homes and Intermediate Care Facilities
    • Community Support Day Programs and Education
    • Independent Supported Living
    • Shared Living
    • Supported Employment
    • Community Case Management

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS)
    Adult abuse and neglect report hot-line 1-800-624-8404
    Child abuse and neglect report hot-line 1-800-452-1999
    Child support payment check status 1-800-371-3101
    Food Stamp hotline 1-800-452-4643
    Visit our site http://www.maine.gov/dhs
    Regional Offices:
    30 Skyway Drive, Unit 100 1-800-432-7366
    Caribou, ME 04736 493-4000
    TTY ... 1-800-606-0215
    Fax ... 493-4001

    137 Market Street 1-800-432-7340
    Fort Kent, ME 04743 834-7700
    TTY ... 834-7702
    Fax ... 834-7701

    11 High Street 1-800-432-7338
    Houlton, ME 04730 532-5000
    TTY ... 532-5001
    Fax ... 532-7995
    DHS provides many services including the following:
    • Adoption
    • ASPIRE Program
    • Child and Family Services
    • Fair Hearings
    • Food Stamps
    • Medicaid
    • Eating and Lodging Licensing
    • Elderly and Adult Services
    • Nursing Home Licensing/Certification
    • Public Health Nursing
    • Support Enforcement/Recovery
    • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

    Disability Rights Maine (DRM)
    Voice/TTY ... 1-800-452-1948
    24 Stone St, Suite 204 Voice/TTY ... 626-2774
    Augusta, ME 04330 Fax ... 621-1419
    E-mail us at advocate@drme.org
    Visit our site http://www.drme.org
    A private nonprofit organization serving people with disabilities. DRM’s mission is to enhance and promote the equality, self-determination, independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of people with disabilities through education, strategic advocacy and legal intervention.
    DRM provides the following services:
    • Assistance with Self-Advocacy
    • Information and Referral;
    • Individual Advocacy;
    • Legal Representation;
    • Legislative Advocacy;
    • Education and Training; and,
    • Deaf Services
    DRM Deaf Services
    68 Bishop St, Suite 3 Voice/TTY: 800-639-3884
    Portland, ME 04103 Voice/TTY: 207-797-7656
    Videophone 207-766-7111
    E-mail us at deafservices@drme.org Fax: 207-797-9791
    Deaf services include:
    • Civil rights advocacy for Maine citizens who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing or late-deafened
    • Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
    • Telecommunications Equipment Program
    • Peer Support Group & Visual Gestural Communication

    EIM 1-866-456-2322
    Adivision of Seniors Plus
    Providing the following services:
    • Case management
    • Home care coordination
    • Private duty nursing program
    • Medicaid waivers for adults and the elderly
    Visit our site http://www.seniorsplus.org/

    G.E.A.R Parent Network 1-800-264-9224
    Visit our site http://www.gearparentnetwork.com
    Providing services for the parents of children with special needs. GEAR exists to connect parents with other parents to share experiences.
    • Arranging parent-to-parent information exchanges
    • GEAR support group meetings
    • Social events
    • Training and workshops

    Goold Health Systems 1-800-832-9672
    Providing long term care assessments and care plan authorizations.

    Green Valley Association
    Administrative Office 463-2156
    69 David Street
    Island Falls, ME 04747
    Visit our site http://www.gva-me.org
    Providing services for people with developmental and behavioral health disabilities in Southern Aroostook and Northern Penobscot Counties.
    • Day support programs for adults
    • Residential facilities for adults (5)
    • Work support services for adults

    Health Equity Alliance 990-3626
    106 Pine Street, Suite 10
    Bangor, ME 04401
    Offices also located in Ellsworth, Machias and Augusta
    Visit our site https://www.mainehealthequity.org/
    A community-based nonprofit organization serving northern and costal Maine. By facilitating collaboration, education, advocacy and action, DEAN and the Health Equity Alliance empower those communities most affected by HIV to improve their health and wellbeing and affect social and cultural change.
    Providing the following services:
    • HIV Case Management Services
    • Harm Reduction and HIV Prevention Education
    • Confidential Rapid Result HIV Antibody and Hepatitis C Testing
    • Lending Library for materials pertaining to AIDS and the LBGT community
    • Food Pantry
    • Needle Exchange
    • Tobacco cessation program

    Helping Hands for Children & Families 1-800-432-7881 x 665
    771 Main St. (ACAP Building), PO Box 1116 768-3115
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    E-mail us hh@acap-me.org
    Visit our homepage http://www.ainop.com/users/hhcf
    Serving Aroostook County with:
    Helping Neighbors:
    Providing small (under $500) 0% interest loans to people with a serious need, the ability to repay, and that do not qualify for any other assistance.

    Pathfinder (This Publication)

    Touchpoint:
    An information and referral service designed to provide assistance to both families and professionals in finding the information and services they need regarding children with special needs.

    Learning Disabilities Association of Maine 1-877-208-4029
    LDA of Maine
    PO Box 1013
    Windham, ME 04062
    E-mail us at info@ldame.org
    Visit our site http://www.ldame.org
    Our Mission: The Learning Disabilities Association of Maine is dedicated to assisting individuals with specific learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy.

    Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    493-4527
    Aroostook Outreach Fax ...472-3157
    232 Main Street, Suite 1
    Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742
    E-mail us at polly.earl@mecdhh.org
    Aroostook Outreach provides free consultation services to parents and professionals serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing, ages birth to 21, in Aroostook county early intervention programs and public schools. Our early childhood and public school outreach consultants are experienced certified educators of the deaf and hard of hearing prepared to provide consultation regarding: the impact of hearing loss, communication needs, literacy development, classroom modifications, program recommendations, hearing assistance technology, and the use of sign language interpreters and cued language transliterators.

    Families and Children Together / Maine Kids Kin
    304 Hancock Street, Suite 2B 1-866-298-0896
    Bangor, Maine 04401
    Visit our site http://www.familiesandchildren.org/maine-kids-kin.html
    Every question is welcome and appropriate when it comes to the safety and care of your family.
    Maine Kids-Kin provides services to grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings and other family members who are raising relatives’ children. Every question is welcome and appropriate when it comes to the safety and care of your family. Our services are free and every conversation is confidential.
    • Information & Referral – legal, financial, mental health & substance abuse, childcare and respite care
    • Individualized case management – help resolving problems, family decision making, and research services
    • Resources – Individual “Key Conversations” on children’s special needs, library, funds for respite and stability, clothing exchange program
    • Support and Activity Groups – meet other grandfamilies, social and recreational events for families at various times and locations

    Maine Parent Federation (MPF)
    In Aroostook County
    Contact Robin Levesque 757-8195 or 538-0866
    State wide
    P.O. Box 2067, Augusta, ME 04338 1-800-870-7746
    Fax ... 623-2148
    Visit our site http://www.startingpointsforme.org/
    The Maine Parent Federation, Inc. is a statewide family support organization which promotes individual aspirations for all people through information, education and advocacy.

    Parents and professionals can receive information about:
    • Specific disabilities
    • Parenting Issues
    • Education
    • Services/Resources available to assist within the home, school and community.
    • Lending library of books and video tapes
    • One-on-one telephone support
    • The “Parent Connection” newsletter published quarterly
    • Workshops to groups upon request
    • Parent-to-Parent of Maine (parent support)

    NAMI Maine Family Respite Program 1-800-464-5767
    Located at NAMI of Maine 622-5767 ext. 3
    1 Bangor Street
    Augusta, ME 04330
    Visit our site http://www.namimaine.org
    E-mail us at Respite@namimaine.org
    Contact us for further information about this statewide program. Offices are located in Bangor, Augusta and So. Portland. Respite care allows short-term relief from the responsibility of caring for a child with special needs. Families can use the respite providers already on staff or parents may choose a provider they know (completion of employment process required). Funding support from the Department of Health and Human Services.

    National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    170 US Route One, Suite 200
    Falmouth, Maine 04105
    Maine Chapter Outreach Office: 1-800-344-4867
    E-mail us at info@msmaine.org
    Visit our site http://www.msmaine.org
    Offering:
    • Financial assistance
    • MS information workshops
    • Professional education in-services
    • Information & Referrals
    • Self-help groups
    • Peer support program

    New Ventures Maine 1-800-442-2092
    Formerly - Women, Work & Community
    Regional Manager - Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau 768-9635
    181 Main Street, Preble Hall
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769
    Visit our site http://www.newventuresmaine.org
    New Ventures Maine is a statewide organization with a Center in Presque Isle and outreach services are available in the St. John Valley and Houlton areas. There is currently no fee for service. Target Group: people in transition. Programming consists of training and individual advising to help people build careers and find employment, small business training to help start small businesses, and money management workshops to help people become financially secure. New Ventures Maine also provides information and referral service.

    Personal Services of Aroostook (PSA)
    480 Main Street, Suite 201 764-3766
    Presque Isle, Maine 04769 Fax ... 764-3359
    E-mail us at andrewduprey@psa-me.com
    Personal Services of Aroostook strives to integrate adults with mental retardation and/or autism into their community. The agency focuses on safe, healthy living, competitive employ-ment, independent living skills, appropriate behavior and physical development.

    RMHC - Ronald McDonald House Bangor
    654 State Street
    Bangor, ME 04401 942-9003
    E-mail us at darlene@rmhbangor.org
    250 Brackett Street
    Portland, ME 04102 780-6282
    E-mail us at office@rmhcmaine.org
    The Ronald McDonald House is a short-term residence intended as a “ home away from home”; a warm, comfortable, non-institutional setting. Available on a day to day basis for families of children under the age of 21 who must travel for medical treatment. A referral is required from a doctor, nurse, or social worker at the hospital providing the service. A donation of $10 a night is suggested to offset the costs of operation.

    Salvation Army
    12 Court Street 532-2322
    Houlton, ME 04730
    Providing:
    • Transient assistance
    • Fuel assistance
    • Ministry outreaches
    • Pastoral counseling

    St. John Valley Associates 728-7197
    291 Newberry Drive, Suite 105
    Madawaska, ME 04756
    E-mail us at sjva@stjohnvalleyassociates.org
    Programs for adults with intellectual disabilities:
    • Community Support Services
    • Residential Support Services
    • Independent Living Skills

    The Brain Injury Association of America 1-800-444-6443
    E-mail us at info@biausa.org
    Visit our site http://www.biausa.org
    The Brain Injury Association of America provides:
    • Advocacy
    • Brain injury prevention
    • Education
    • Information and referral
    • Resources
    • Support groups

    Veteran’s Center- Mental Health Counseling
    Go to Caribou Veteran's Outreach Center

    Victim Witness Advocates
    Offices of the District Attorney
    144 Sweden St. 498-2557
    Caribou, ME 04736 Fax ...493-3493

    25 School Street
    Houlton, ME 04730 532-4294

    27 Riverside Drive
    Presque Isle, ME 04769 764-0504
    To assist victims of serious crime through the court system and to provide emotional support in overcoming the trauma of victimization.

    Women, Work & Community - NEW NAME IS
    New Ventures Maine
    New Ventures Maine

    Youth Vision Network
    For Information
    Contact Judy DeMerchant 1-800-432-7366
    E-mail Judy.Demerchant@maine.gov 493-4135
    or
    Gary Sanfacon 764-2042
    E-mail gary.m.sanfacon@maine.govor 498-4012
    Providing advocacy, information, and solutions for the families of children with behavioral health needs in Aroostook County through shared resources. Youth Vision Network may be accessed in those situations where:
    1. The needs of children are multiple and complex and they are involved with two or more state child serving agencies.
    2. Past informal or formal efforts at coordinating services has been difficult to develop or implement due to the severity, multiplicity or unusual nature of the child’s problems.
    3. Existing resources appear to have been exhausted.
    4. Child and family needs exceed the ability of a single agency to meet or resolve.
    5. Expertise of multiple disciplines and agencies is required to develop and implement appropriate case plan.

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    SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUPPORT PROGRAMS


    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 1-800-737-6237
    Visit our site Visit our site http://www.csoaamaine.org/
    • Statewide meeting information
    • Help available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week
    • Free literature available

    Al-Anon USA ... 1-800-344-2666
    Biddeford, Maine 1-800-498-1844
    Canada 1-888-425-2666
    Al-Anon is a fellowship of those who are affected by another's drinking who come together to share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We have but one purpose: to help families and friends of alcoholics. If you feel you have been affected by someone's drinking, you are welcome at Al-Anon meetings.
    Free Literature available
    Visit our site http://www.maineafg.org

    Alcohol & Drug Abuse Helpline 1-800-671-0929

    Drug Abuse
    Caribou 493-3361
    Ft. Kent 834-3186
    Houlton 532-6523
    Madawaska 728-6341
    Presque Isle 764-3319

    Residential Treatment Facility (AMHC) 325-4727
    P.O. Box 501
    Limestone, ME 04750


    SUPPORT GROUPS - Abuse


    Hope and Justice Project 1-800-439-2323
    For anyone effected by domestic violence
    Central Aroostook 764-2977
    Southern Aroostook 532-4004
    St. John Valley 728-3199

    Northern New England Community Resource
    A Batterer's intervention program
    Contact Chuck Moody 694-3066
    Caribou: Meets every Thursday from 5:30 – 9:00 PM at Cary Medical Center
    Houlton: Meets Every Wednesday 5:30 – 9:00 PM at Houlton Regional Hospital
    Presque Isle: Meets every Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Presque Isle Chamber of Commerace
    This 48 week program is designed to educate batterers to understand that violence is an act of power and control, the use of physical or verbal abuse is an individual choice, and the choice not to be abusive leads to improved communication with partners and children. Program will teach participants to take responsibility for their actions and to develop a willingness to change their abusive behavior.

    SUPPORT GROUPS - Alzheimer’s


    Alzheimer’s Support Group
    Caribou contact Judy Holmquist - 498-1112
    Meetings are held at the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Caribou at 1 pm, the third Tuesday of the month.

    NMMC – Alzheimer’s Dementia Support Group
    contact Charlene Taggart 834-1859
    First Monday of each month
    6 pm in the conference room
    Forest Hill Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center
    25 Bolduc Ave, Fort Kent, ME 04743

    Houlton contact Abbie Swallow 532-6593 ext. 71

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    SUPPORT GROUPS - Autism


    Autism Society of Maine 1-800-273-5200
    Visit our site http://www.asmonline.org

    SUPPORT GROUPS - Bereavement Support


    Compassionate Friends Support Group Contact Mary Howland 532-4863
    or Michele Fitzpatrick 521-7455
    Houlton Regional Hospital: Grief support offering friendship and understanding to those who have lost a child. Meets second Wednesday, monthly

    Duncan Graves Funeral Home 764-0625
    Presque Isle, Maine

    Hospice of Aroostook
    See Visiting Nurses of Aroostook below

    Pathfinders: Support for Grieving Children 1-866-591-8843
    Visit our site http://easternmainehomecare.org/pathfinders.aspx

    Public Health Nurses (DHHS)
    Caribou 493-4000 1-800-432-7366
    Fort Kent 834-7700 1-800-432-7340
    Houlton 532-5000 1-800-432-7338

    Suicide Loss Support Group (NMMC) 834-1649
    Contact Jennifer Malmborg, RN
    First Thursday of every month in the Medical Library

    Transformations - Greif and Loss 764-0625
    373 Main Street (rear of building)
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    A Christian education & support group that meets 9:30 to 11:00 AM on the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month. Open to the public and free of charge

    Visiting Nurses of Aroostook / VNA Home Health Hospice /Hospice of Aroostook
    Patient Referral Line 1-800-591-8843
    14 Access Highway 1-800-439-1685
    Caribou, ME 04736 498-2578
    2 Water Street, Suite 2
    Houlton, ME 04730 1
    Visit our site http://www.vnahomehealth.org

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    SUPPORT GROUPS - Cancer Support


    American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345
    Free information and publications.
    Always open
    Visit our site http://www.cancer.org

    Cancer Support Group
    Caribou contact Bethany Zell 551-4284
    Meetings are held at Cary Medical Center at 5pm on the first Thursday of the month.

    CANCER
    (Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery)
    Contact Sue Nickerson 764-6826

    St. John Valley Cancer Support Group (NMMC)
    Contact Scott Anderson 834-4445
    Meetings are held at the NMMC Medical Library on the 1st Monday of each month at 7 pm

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    SUPPORT GROUPS - Cardiac


    Cary Medical Center 498-1616

    SUPPORT GROUPS - Diabetes


    Houlton Regional Hospital
    Diabetes Support Group, This group meets monthly from September through June - Please call for meeting dates/times
    Contact Julie Codrey, RN, Diabetes Educator 532-2900 ext. 2516

    Northern Maine Medical Center
    Diabetes Support Group
    Linda Russell or Stacy Raymond, RN 834-1946

    SUPPORT GROUPS - Fibromyalgia


    Presque Isle 764-3692

    SUPPORT GROUPS - Mentally Ill


    National Alliance on Mental Illness 1-800-464-5767
    Please call if you are interested in starting a support group.
    Support groups for the families of the mentally ill.
    Caribou ... Kim at 532-3363 or Gary at 484-1153

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    SUPPORT GROUPS - Other


    AMHC Sexual Assult Services 1-800-871-7741
    Providing advocacy services 24-hrs a day, 7-days a week. Arranging and facilitating support groups for anyone affected by sexual assault in anyway. Serving all of Aroostook, Washington, and Hancock Counties.

    Crisis Intervention HelpLine (AMHC) 1-888-568-1112
    762-4851
    A 24 hour, 7 day a week hotline. TTY ... 764-3903
    Staff are trained in crisis intervention skills with immediate access to medical, mental health, substance abuse, and law enforcement professionals.
    Peer Support available from 4 PM to 12 midnight 1-888-565-5522

    GEAR Parent Network Support Groups 1-800-264-9224
    Call for current information
    Visit our site http://www.crisisandcounseling.org and click link to GEAR

    Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group
    Limestone, maine - contact Debbie Rhome 551-3674
    Meetings are held at Cary Medical Center at 6 PM on the 3rd Sunday of the month

    Overeaters Anonymous
    Caribou, 62 Collins St, 6 PM Wednesday - Lynn 554-9102

    Potluck Parenting Support Group
    Contact Debbie 365-7133
    This support group is designed to provide support, information, resources, and encouragement for parents or guardians of adopted, foster, or kinship children with special needs, e.g. - diagnosis of mental illness, fetal alcohol syndrome/effects, autism, etc.
    Meets: 1st Thurssday of each month 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Speaking Up For Us (SUFU) 1-877-207-4077
    66 Marshall Road
    Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742
    Contact Monique Stairs 476-5500
    E-mail us at ufunorth@sufumaine.org
    Visit our site http://www.sufumaine.org
    A statewide self-advocacy network for adults with developmental disabilities.
    • Helping members stay in contact with each other
    • To assure proper supports for self-advocates and self-advocacy groups in Maine.
    • Helping people know their rights as well as speaking up for their rights
    • To support self-advocates to speak up for their rights.

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    TRANSITION SERVICES


    Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
    Located in the Maine Career Centers
    TTY callers use Maine relay 711
    66 Spruce Street, Suite 3 760-6300
    Presque Isle, ME 04769 1-800-635-0357
    Fax ... 760-6316
    91 Military Street 532-5300
    Houlton, ME 04730 1-800-432-7338
    Fax ... 532-7995
    Vocational counseling and guidance for secondary education students with disabilities relative to their transition plan.

    Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
    TTY or Voice - 1-800-203-6957
    581-1084
    E-mail us at ccidsmail@umit.maine.edu
    Visit our site http://www.ccids.umaine.edu/
    Maine's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service.
    Assisting Special Needs Students by providing:
    • Community Education
    • Technical Assistance
    • Information Dissemination

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    TRANSPORTATION


    ACA - Air Care Alliance 1-888-260-9707
    The Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilot members are dedicated to community service. This site will introduce you to us and to all the groups we list whose volunteers perform public benefit flying for health care, patient transport, disaster relief, educational experiences for youth, environmental support, and other missions of public service.
    Visit our site http://www.aircarealliance.org/
    Visit our site LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS WITH VOLUNTEERS FLYING TO HELP OTHERS
    Angel Flight - Northeast 1-800-549-9980
    Providing free air travel for medical treatment or family support. Ground transportation may also be available at some destinations. People must be physically able to board a small aircraft by themselves. Requires at least one week notice, except for some emergency situations.
    Visit our site http://www.angelflightne.org
    Fast Facts about Angel Flight Northeast Our passengers: •Range from transporting critically ill children and adults for medical care to compassion missions. •All our flights are offered completely FREE to the passenger. •Angel Flight NE has never refused anyone in need. •We serve patients nationwide through our partnership with other air charities and airlines. •Approximately 50% of our patients are children, suffering from life-threatening cancer, severe burns or crippling diseases; the rest are adults. •We will fly people for as long and as often as they need to travel, with no limit whatsoever to the number of flights we provide. Our flights and area of coverage: •All our flights are offered completely FREE to the passenger. •Our flights are in private aircraft, by volunteer pilots. •Our volunteer pilots donate their time, talent, airplane, fuel and operating expenses. •Our volunteer pilots have flown over 8 million miles. •We have flown over 32,000 missions since 1996. •On average we coordinate 80-100 missions per week. •We have recruited nearly 1,000 volunteer trained pilots. •Over 100 “Earth Angels” donate their time and cars to drive our patients to and from the hospital and airports. •Each dollar donated generates on average five dollars worth of contributed services by Angel Flight NE volunteers. •Our main service area covers 9 states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. •We serve patients nationwide through our partnership with other air charities and arilines.

    Aroostook Cab Company
    Presque Isle 764-1600
    Caribou 496-3227

    Aroostook Regional Transportation System
    All arrangements for services should be made at least one day in advance.
    1-800-442-3320
    P.O. Box 552 764-3384
    Houlton Road Fax ... 764-5579
    Presque Isle, ME 04769

    Fort Kent, ME 04743 1-800-442-3320
    Office is equipped with TTY / ITD.
    Open 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    ARTS offers bus transportation of fixed routes countywide. Vehicles are handicapped accessible. Handicapped and elderly pay half-fare. Escorts ride at no charge; service dogs allowed.

    County Ride Service 1-800-866-2081
    43 Hatch Drive 492-1379
    Caribou ME, 04736
    Transportation Coordinator-Crystal
    We provide transportation for the chronic mentally ill.
    Sponsored by, Aroostook Mental Health Center, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Cyr Bus Line 1-800-244-2335

    LogistiCare 1-855-608-5174
    All arrangements for regular services should be made at least two business days in advance.
    Urgent care rides may be arranged quicker. Urgent means you need to see your doctor soon, but it is not an emergency requiring an ambulance.

    Mercy Medical Airlift
    Patient-Travel Helpline 1-888-675-1405
    E-mail us at info@mercymedicalairlift.org
    Visit our site http://www.mercymedical.org
    Mercy Medical Angels’ mission is to ensure that no one is denied access to medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance transportation.

    Town Taxi
    Caribou 496-3146
    Presque Isle 764-3200

    Wings Flights of Hope 1-866-619-4647
    E-mail us at wingsflight@gmail.com
    Visit our site http://www.wingsflight.org/
    The Wings Mission The mission of Wings Flights of Hope Inc. is to help people in need of free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes. Basically helping anyone, anytime, anyplace. At Wings we do not want transportation to stand in the way of a patient receiving the best possible treatment available. With this purpose in mind our volunteer pilots enjoy giving the gift of hope to so many passengers, and we are honored to be able to give someone a lift when they are down. Wings Flights of Hope Inc. is a non for profit 501 (c) 3 organization.

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    GLOSSARY


    Acronyms
    ACOA - Adult Children of Alcoholics
    ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
    ADHD/ADD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Attention Deficit Disorder
    ADL - Activities of Daily Living
    AMI - Alliance for the Mentally Ill
    ASPIRE - Additional Support for People in Retraining and Education
    BD - Behavior Disorder
    BPD - Borderline Personality Disorder
    CF - Cystic Fibrosis
    COT - Committee on Transition
    CP - Cerebral Palsy
    DD - Developmental Disabilities
    DOE - Department of Education
    IEP - Individual Education Plan
    ISP - Individual Support Plan
    LD - Learning Disability
    LEA - Local Education Agency
    MH - Mental Health
    MR - Mental Retardation
    NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
    ODD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    PDD - Pervasive Developmental Disorder
    PET - Pupil Evaluation Team
    PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    STD - Sexually Transmitted Disease
    TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
    TTY - Teletypewriter

    Word / Term Definitions
    Acute - Symptoms come on suddenly and last for a short time.
    Adjustment Disorder - A debilitating reaction to a stressful event or situation that usually lasts less than six months.
    Advocate - An individual that speaks or acts on behalf of another.
    Anorexia Nervosa - A condition of self-inflicted starvation resulting in body weight that is at least 15% below the normal range. The condition is most prevalent in adolescent females.
    Anxiety - A feeling of apprehension, tension, or uneasiness that stems from the anticipation of danger from a largely unknown source, which may be internal or external. Symptoms include muscle tension, spontaneous hyperactivity, nervousness, and vigilance.
    Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) - The person is easily distracted and has difficulty staying focused on an individual activity for any length of time.
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Same as ADD with the additional symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsiveness; all symptoms are usually present before age 7
    Behavior Disorder (BD) -
    1. In children - displaying behaviors that are significantly deviant from socially acceptable norms for their age and situation and occur over long periods of time.
    2. In adults - It implies an inability to care for oneself, function appropriately in society, and may present a threat to themselves or others due to behavioral excesses or deficits.
    Bipolar Disorder - A major affective disorder in which there are episodes of both mania and depression, it may be subdivided into manic, depressed, or mixed types.
    Case Management (Service Coordination) - A service that provides assistance in obtaining, monitoring, and coordinating community services such as: medical and/or mental health evaluation and care, housing, education, income assistance, recreation, etc.
    • Level 1 - level of needs are low, generally a one-on-one helping relationship with the individual and/or parent/guardian.
    • Level 2 - involves a moderate to high level of need and often uses a team approach that is guided by the parent/guardian.
    Case Manager (Service Coordinator) - An individual that performs case management duties.
    Cerebral Palsy (CP) - The name for a collection of movement disorders caused by brain damage that occurs before, during, or shortly after birth. A person with CP is often also affected by other conditions caused by brain damage.
    Chronic - Symptoms last a long time, often a year or more.
    Congenital - Occurring before birth
    Crisis - A state of being, an intense situation, or feeling when an individual's normal ability to cope with life issues breaks down.
    Crisis Intervention or Stabilization - A program designed to assist an individual in crisis to become stabilized.
    Cystic fibrosis (CF) - An inherited disease that affects the lungs, digestive system, sweat glands, and male fertility. Its name derives from the fibrous scar tissue that develops in the pancreas.
    Day Care / Day Treatment - A program that provides specialized care, teaching, and/or supervision during the day.
    Depressed - A type of bipolar disorder characterized by lowered mood, slowed thinking, decreased movement or agitation, loss of interest, guilt, lowered self esteem, sleep disturbance and decreased appetite.
    Depression - Is a treatable illness that produces feelings of indifference, emptiness, worthlessness, and apathy, as well as loss of pleasure in daily activities and irritability at an extreme level. Depression can make even the most basic of life functions, such as sleeping, eating, and thinking, very difficult.
    Developmental Disability - A chronic disability that is caused by mental and/or physical impairments that manifest by age 21, are likely to continue indefinitely, and result in substantial functional limitations that require special care and/or services.
    Early Intervention - Providing services to infants and children with disabilities from birth to age 5.
    Entitlement - A service or right guaranteed by law.
    Evaluation - An appraisal of specific characteristics such as intelligence, personality, physical aspects, or vocational readiness.
    Family Support Services - Services provided to families that have member(s) with disabilities at home. Such as: respite care, counseling, transportation, support groups, adaptive equipment, etc.
    Family Therapy - Therapy designed to improve relationships and understanding between family members.
    Genetic Counseling - Services that determine the likelihood that a genetic or hereditary disorder may occur in a family.
    Group Home - A supervised home for a small number of individuals with disabilities within the community.
    Guardianship - Authority granted to an individual, by Probate Court, to make decisions on behalf of another person that has been determined to be incapacitated.
    Inclusion (pertaining to education) - The process of including all students in regular classes, with necessary supports
    Independent Living (Supported Living) - A disabled person living as independently as possible in the community with the necessary supports provided.
    Job Coach - An individual who assists another, on or off the job, in developing the necessary skills to become and stay employed.
    Learning Disability - A brain processing problem involved with understanding or using language, which may interfere with the individuals ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or perform math functions.
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - An individual with a Masters Degree in Social Work who has worked two years under direct supervision and has been licensed by the state. They can provide individual, group, and family therapy, assessments, and consultations among other things.
    Mainstreaming - The placement of a student in a regular classroom where equal expectations apply to all students.
    Manic - A type of bipolar disorder that is characterized by excitement, euphoria, expansive or irritable mood, hyperactivity, pressured speech, flight of ideas, decreased need for sleep, distractibility and impaired judgement. Delusions consistent with elation and grandiosity may be present.
    Mental Health Diagnosis
    • Axis I diagnosis - a mental illness such as: ADHD, ADD, ODD, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Bi-Polar, etc.
    • Axis II diagnosis - Mental Retardation, Autism, PDD (pervasive developmental disorder), Personality Disorders.
    • Axis III diagnosis - A medical condition.
    • Axis IV diagnosis - a psychosocial or environmental problem that is brought on by a persons circumstances.
    • Avis V diagnosis - GAF (Global Assessment of Functioning) this is a rating from 1 to 100 that rates a persons ability to function at the time of assessment.
    Mental Retardation - Having an Intelligence Quotient (IQ) below 70; significantly below average intellectual functioning.
    Mixed - A type of bipolar disorder that is characterized by both manic and depressive symptoms. Natural Supports - Non-paid individuals in a person's life that provide a positive influence, which supports that persons ability to function as independently as possible within the community.
    Neurological Evaluation - Is an extensive (6 - 12 hours) evaluation of specific cognitive and behavioral functions.
    Neuroses - Behavior that involves a partial disorganization, characterized by combinations of anxieties, compulsions, and phobias.
    Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) - A recurring pattern of negative, hostile, disobedient, and defiant behavior in a child or adolescent, lasting for at least six months without serious violation of the basic rights of others.
    Personality Disorder - Behavior type disorders person being overly anxious, extremely shy, and/or extremely sad much of the time. The person’s abilities to relate, to perceive, and to think tend to be inflexible, deeply ingrained, and maladaptive, which result in impaired functioning and/or distress. Onset usually occurs by adolescence or earlier, continues through adulthood, and tends to diminish by middle or old age.
    Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) -
    1. It is a vague diagnosis characterized by severe distortions or delays in the development of social behavior and language.
    2. A term sometimes used to describe the results of prenatal drug exposure, which may include: an extremely short attention span, behavior disorders, limited or non-existent processing skills, and difficulty understanding spoken words.
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - A debilitating condition that affects people who have been exposed to a major traumatic event. PTSD is characterized by upsetting memories or thoughts of the ordeal, "blunting" of emotions, increased arousal, and sometimes severe personality changes.
    Psychological Evaluation - Is a series of personality and intellectual assessments.
    Psychologist - An individual that has earned a Ph.D., performed an internship, and is licensed by the state. They can provide individual, group, and family therapy, assessments, testing, and consultations among other things, but can not prescribe medications.
    Psychiatrist - Is an individual with a Medical Degree (Dr.) and extensive training in psychotherapy. They are the only therapists that can prescribe medications.
    Release of Information - A signed document giving permission to an individual and/or agency to obtain and review confidential information about an individual.
    Respite Care - Temporary care provided to a person with a disability that allows the regular caregiver to have a break from the constant demands of care giving.
    Screening - Is the process of using a series of health, hearing, vision, developmental, and behavioral tests to identify handicaps in children.
    Syndrome - Is a collection of symptoms that collectively identifies a disease or disorder.
    Transition (relating to education) - The process of leaving high school and entering adult life, which may include college and/or work.
    Teletypewriter (TTY) - A special typewriter that converts typed messages into electronic signals and sends them over telephone lines to be printed at the other end by complementary equipment. Used by persons who are deaf or hearing impaired.

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    1-800 NUMBERS / Web Sites


    Category / Link Organization Name / Link Phone Number
    Abuse National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453
    Aging National Council on Aging 571-527-3900
    AIDS AIDS info 1-800-448-0440
    AIDS CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, & TB prevention 1-800-232-4636
    AIDS / HIV Project Inform National HIV Treatment Hotline 1-800-822-7422
    Alzheimer's Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center 1-800-438-4380
    Alzheimer's Alzheimer's Disease Association 1-800-272-3900
    Anorexia - Bulimia National Institute on Health - Eating Disorders 1-866-615-6464
    Arthritis Arthritis Foundation 1-844-872-7100
    Asthma American Academy of Asthma, Allergies, & Immunology 1-414-272-6071
    Autoimmune disease American Autoimmune Related Disease Association 1-800-598-4668
    Autoimmune disease Scleroderma Foundation 1-800-722-4673
    Batten disease Batten Disease Support & Research Assoc 1-800-448-4570
    Birth Injury Birth Injury Guide 1-877-415-6603
    Blind - visual American Council of the Blind 1-800-424-8666
    Blind - visual National Allicnace of Blind Sudents 1-800-424-8666
    Bone marrow National Bone Marrow Donor Program / Be The Match 1-800-627-7692
    Brain / Head injury Brain Injury Association of America Family Helpline 1-800-444-6443
    Category / Link Organization Name / Link Phone Number
    Cancer American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345
    Cancer Cancer Care 1-800-813-4673
    Cancer National Cancer Institute - Cancer Information Service & Counseling line 1-800-422-6237
    Cancer University of Colorado Cancer Center - Patient Care Line 1-720-848-0300
    Cerebral Palsy United Cerebral Palsy Association 1-800-872-5827
    Cerebral Palsy Group Cerebral Palsy Group 774-325-0083
    Children with Disabilities Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) 1-443-906-3785
    Children, Missing Child Find of America 1-800-426-5678
    Civil Rights Dept.of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights 1-800-368-1019
    Civil Rights American Civil Liberties Union 1-800-775-2258
    Cleft palate Cleft Palate Foundation Helpline 1-800-242-5338
    Cochlear Implant National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders 1-800-241-1044
    Cornelia DeLange at NIH.GOV Cornelia DeLange Syndrome Foundation 1-800-753-2357
    Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 1-800-344-4823
    Deaf / hearing impaired Maine Dept. of Labor, Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened 1-800-635-0357
    Deaf / hearing impaired Described and Captioned Media Program, National Association of the Deaf 1-800-237-6213
    Diabetes American Diabetes Association 1-800-342-2383
    Diabetes Diabetes Education and Research Center 1-215-829-3426
    Diabetes Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-533-2873
    Directory Assistance AT&T Toll Free Directory Assistance 1-800-555-1212
    Category / Link Organization Name / Link Phone Number
    Disabled drivers Automotive Mobility Solutions 1-866-948-8341
    Disorders National Org. for Rare Disorders 1-800-999-6673
    Down's Syndrome National Down Syndrome Society 1-800-221-4602
    Dyslexia International Dyslexia Association 1-800-222-3123
    Education ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Career & Vocational Ed 1-800-538-3742
    Eldercare Locator Eldercare Locator 1-800-677-1116
    Emotional - Developmental Devereux Foundation Providing Treatment 1-800-345-1292
    Epilepsy Epilepsy Foundation 1-800-332-1000
    Headache National Headache Foundation 1-888-643-5552
    Head injury Brain Injury Association of America 1-800-444-6443
    Health information National Health Information Center
    Health information 2016 Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information
    Hearing Center for Hearing Loss help - Sorry no Toll Free Number 1-717-993-8555
    Hearing NIDCD - Cochlea Implant information 1-800-241-1044
    Hearing Cochlear Implant information TTY 1-800-241-1055
    Hearing, speech American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association 1-800-638-8255
    Heart American Heart Association 1-800-242-8721
    Heart/lung National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute - Sorry no Toll Free Number 1-301-592-8573
    Home remodeling for Disability Expertise - Home remodeling for disability and special needs 1-877-769-7769
    Hospice National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) 1-800-646-6460
    Hospital Shriner's Hospital - Referral Line for Children 1-800-237-5055
    Category / Link Organization Name / Link Phone Number
    Human growth Human Growth Foundation 1-800-451-6434
    Information, medical American Institute for Preventive Medicine 1-800-345-2476
    Information, support National Easter Seals Society 1-800-221-6827
    Insurance National Insurance Consumer Helpline 1-800-942-4242
    Kidney American Association of Kidney Patients 1-800-749-2257
    Kidney American Kidney Fund - Helpline 1-800-638-8299
    Liver American Liver Foundation 1-800-465-4837
    Lou Gehrigs Disease Lou Gehrigs Disease, Info & Referral for ALS 1-800-782-4747
    Lung Disease Information American Lung Association - Lung Helpline 1-800-586-4872
    Lung Disease Information National Jewish Health - Lung Line 1-800-222-5864
    Lupus Lupus Foundation of America 1-800-558-0121
    Medical specialties American Board of Medical Specialties, Certification Verification 1-866-275-2267
    Medicare Medicare Telephone Hotline 1-800-633-4227
    Medicine, Preventive American Institute for Preventive Medicine 1-800-345-2476
    Mental health Mental Health America 1-800-969-6642
    Mentally ill NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 1-800-950-6264
    MR - Intellectually challenged American Association Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 1-202-387-1968
    MR - Intellectually challenged ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens of the U.S.) 1-800-433-5255
    Category / Link Organization Name / Link Phone Number
    Neurofibromatosis Children's Tumor Foundation 1-800-323-7938
    Organ Donation The living Bank 1-800-528-2971
    Paralysis Christopher & Dana Reeves Paralysis Foundation 1-800-225-0292
    Rehabilitation National Rehabilitation Information Center 1-800-346-2742
    Reye's Syndrome National Reye's Syndrome Foundation 1-800-233-7393
    Runaway Information National Runaway Safeline 1-800-786-2929
    Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society 1-800-344-4867
    Shriner's Hospital International Shriner's Hospital referral line 1-800-237-5055
    Sickle Cell National Association for Sickle Cell 1-800-421-8453
    Special Needs, job asst. Job Accommodation Network 1-800-526-7234
    Special Needs / Disability Easter Seals Inc.; services- medical rehab, job training, etc. 1-800-221-6827
    Speech, Language, Hearing American Speech Language Hearing Assoc 1-800-638-8255
    Spina Bifida Spina Bifida Association 1-800-621-3141
    Stroke National Institute of Neuro Disorders & Stroke 1-800-352-9424
    Stroke National Stroke Association 1-800-787-6537
    Stuttering National Center for Stuttering - National Stutterers' Hotline 1-800-221-2483
    Support, mental health National Institute of Mental Health 1-800-662-4537
    Visually impaired, blind National Assn. for Parents of the Visually Impaired 1-800-284-4422

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    Index


    INDEX
    Click on an organization's name to go to the listing
    Alcoholics Anonymous
    Al-Anon
    Acadia Family Health Center
    Acadia Home Care
    Acadia Hospital
    ACAP ... General Listing
    ADA Technical Assistance Center
    Addison Point
    Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine
    Adult Education
    Adult Multiple Alternative Center
    Alliance for the Mentally Ill
    Alpha One
    American Red Cross
    Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC) General Listing
    Angel Flights
    Aroostook Area Agency on Aging and RSVP
    Threads of Hope thrift store
    Aroostook Council for Healthy Families
    Lending Library
    Aroostook Home Health Care
    Aroostook Mental Health Center
    Aroostook Orthotics & Prosthetics, LLC
    Aroostook Regional Transportation System
    Aroostook Training & Education Coalition
    ASPIRE Program
    Attorney General, Dept. of
    Aural Rehabilitation Service (ARS)
    Autism Society of Maine
    Baxter School for the Deaf - now - Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Bureau of Employment Services
    Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
    Division of Blind
    Care and Comfort
    CARES, Inc
    Caribou Veteran's Outreach Center
    Caribou VA Clinic
    Carleton Project
    Carl Robert Dream Foundation
    CARY MEDICAL CENTER
    Case Management - Children's
    Aroostook Mental Health Center
    Catholic Charities Maine
    Community Health & Counseling Services
    Children's Services
    Life By Design
    Northern ME General
    The Northern Lighthouse
    WINGS
    Case Management - Adult
    Community Living Association (CLA)
    Central Aroostook ARC
    Dept. Health and Human Services
    Northern ME General

    Catholic Charities Maine
    Central Aroostook Psychiatric Services
    Center for Community Inclusion
    Central Aroostook ARC
    Child Abuse & Neglect, DHHS
    Child Development Services (CDS)
    Children With Special Health Care Needs Program
    Children's Services (DHHS)
    Community Care
    Community Health & Counseling Services
    Community Living Association (CLA)
    Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Maine
    Consumers for Affordable Health Care
    Cooperative Extension, UMPI
    County Physical Therapy
    County Ride Service
    CTC of Aroostook
    Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Dept. of the Attorney GeneraL
    Dept. of Labor
    Developmental Pediatrics
    Disability Rights Maine (DRM)
    Dorothy Ames Trust Fund
    Health Equity Alliance
    Eastern ME Medical Center
    Elder Independence
    Empowering Life - Friends of Aroostook
    Family Planning Association of Maine
    Fish River Rural Health
    Food Supplement Program
    G.E.A.R. Parent Network
    Goold Health Systems
    General Assistance
    Genetics Program
    GIFT (Grace Interfaith Food Table)
    Good As New Thrift Shop
    Good Samaritan Gift Shop
    Good Samaritan Thrift and Gift Shop
    Good Shepherd
    Good Shepherd Ministries
    Green Valley Association
    Healthy Families
    Healthy Families (Abuse Support)
    Helping Hands for Children & Families
    Helping Neighbors
    Helpline (AMHC Crisis Intervention)
    Homeless Shelter
    Hope and Justice Project
    Hope and Justice Project Shelters
    Horizons Health Services - Now Primary Care Health Services
    Hospice of Aroostook
    Howard and Espa Michaud Charitable Trust
    Houlton Regional Hospital
    Housing Authorities
    Hunters for the Hungry
    Husson College
    Job Corps
    Kindred Spirits
    Learning Disabilities Association
    Legal Services for the Elderly
    Life By Design
    Little Feathers Headstart
    LogistiCare
    Long-Term Ombudsman
    Loring Job Corps
    M & M Food Pantry
    Madigan Home Health Care
    MaineCare
    Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Maliseet Headstart
    Maliseet Health Department
    Manes and Tales
    Massage Therapy
    American Civil Liberties Union of Maine
    ME Children's Alliance
    ME Developmental Disabilities Council
    ME Dept. of Corrections
    ME Dept. of Education
    ME Educational Opportunity Center
    ME Education Services
    ME Equal Justice Partners
    ME Human Rights Commission
    ME Jobs Council -NOW - Maine State Workforce Investment Board
    ME Lawyer Referral & Informatioin
    ME Migrant Education
    ME Parent Federation
    ME State Library Services
    ME State Housing Authority
    ME Veteran’s Home
    Meals on Wheels
    March of Dimes
    Micmac Health
    Myrtle Tree
    National Association of Self Employed
    National Multiple Sclerosis
    New Day Counseling
    Nana's Thrift Store
    New Ventures Maine
    Northern ME General
    Northern ME Medical Center
    Education Programs
    Northern ME Community College
    Northern Prosthetics
    Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection
    Opportunity Training Center
    Personal Services of Aroostook
    Pine Tree Legal
    Pines Family Health Centers
    Pregnancy Care Center of Aroostook County
    Professional Home Nursing
    Promising Futures
    Psychologist Info. & Referral
    Public Health Nurses
    Lincare
    Red Cross, American
    Residential Treatment Facility
    Respite Care Services
    Ronald McDonald House
    Rural Development
    Salvation Army
    Seniors/Domestics
    Sister Mary O’Donnell Shelter
    Social Security Administration
    Speaking Up For Us
    St. John Valley Associates
    St. Mary’s Social Action
    St. Michael’s Center
    State of ME Public Advocate Office
    State of Maine Public Utilities Commission
    Sunshine Corner Preschool
    Sunrise Opportunities
    TAMC (The Aroostook Medical Center)
    The Brain Injury Association (of Maine)
    The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers
    The Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
    The Nehemiah Project
    The Northern Lighthouse
    The Starkey Hearing Foundation (Hear Now Program)
    University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK)
    University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI)
    University of New England (UNE)
    University of Maine Cooperative Extinsion
    USDA Rural Development
    Valley Home Health Services
    Veteran’s Center
    Victim Witness Advocates
    Visiting Nurses of Aroostook
    Volunteer Lawyer’s Project
    WIC
    WINGS for Children and Families
    Women, Work, & Community
    Youth Vision Network

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    We are very interested in your opinion of this publication. Our goal is to improve the PATHFINDER each time we publish it so that it is more useful to families and professionals alike.

    Contact Information

    Helping Hands for Children & Families
    P.O. Box 1116, Presque Isle, ME 04769
    Phone 768-3115
    1-800-432-7881 x 665
    E-mail:
    hh@acap-me.org
    Web: www.ainop.com/users/hhcf
    Fax 768-3021 - Attention Andy
    Located at 771 Main Street in the ACAP building


    Helping Hands for Children & Families is funded by grants from and/or contracts with:
    • The Maine Department of Health and Human Services
    • The United Way of Aroostook
    • and other grants and donations.
    Everyone at Helping Hands would like to thank all of the people that support the United Way of Aroostook for making the following program possible:
    • Helping Neighbors loan Program

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