Maine Families

Support Groups

ADDICTION / SUBSTANCES SUPPORT:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): 1-800-737-6237
Call for date, time and location information or click here to search a location (Calais – Eastport area is District 11, Machias – Columbia is District 25)

Alcoholics Anonymous for Women only: 255-3243 or 271-8533
Machias | Saturdays 10a-11:00a

Al-anon & Alateen: 1-800-498-1844
For friends and family of alcohol users; call for meeting info

Arise Support Groups: (4 locations in Wash. County)
Support groups for substance users are held weekly in Calais, Cherryfield, Lubec, and Machias.  Childcare  is provided at every meeting.

Circle of Hope Support Group: 255-3530
Support group for friends and family of opiate users
Machias | Wednesdays 6p-7p

First Light Substance Awareness (Facebook group):
Facebook page aims to educate, support and provide programs and resources to Lubec area youth and their families

Narcotics Anonymous (NA): 271-8670
Machias | Mondays 7p-8p

Quit ME (Tobacco, Alcohol or other Substances):
Tobacco: 1-800-807-1230 / Alcohol or other Substances: 1-866-811-5695
You can call any of their helplines or submit an online referral for help.  This service offers a no pressure approach.  Whether you are ready to quit or just thinking about quitting they will offer different levels of information, support, or counseling.
For tobacco help, MaineCare covers nicotine replacement meds but if you do not have MaineCare the Helpline can cover the cost of either nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for up to 8 weeks if you enroll in their “multiple call option” plan.  Individuals can also re-enroll in this program every 6 months if needed.

AIDS/HIV SUPPORT:
Health Equity Alliance (formerly Down East AIDS Network): 255-5849
HIV Testing, Support & resources for living with HIV/AIDS

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT:
Maine Families Breastfeeding Support Facebook page: Forum to ask questions of Certified Lactation Counselors and share information with other breastfeeding moms

CAREGIVER SUPPORT:
Caregivers Support Group:
For caregivers of family members or friends, and for hospice workers. Email: lking@mainevets.org for more information.
Machias | 1st Friday of the month 2:00 – 4:00p (at Machias Veteran’s Home)

CANCER SUPPORT:
Downeast Hospice Cancer Support: 726-5087 / 664-0339
Eastport | Every 3rd Thursday 1p—2:30p (at Eastport Medical Center)
Harrington | Every 4th Thursday 1p—2:30p (at Harrington Health Center)
Lubec | Every 1st Friday 1p—2:30p (at Lubec Medical Center)
Machias | Every 2nd Friday 1p—2:30p (at St. Aidan’s Church)

DOMESTIC ABUSE & TRAUMA SUPPORT:
Next Step DV Women’s Support Groups: 1-800-315-5579
Machias | Tuesdays 12 noon (call for location information)
Calais | Tuesdays 5p—6p  (call for location information)

Downeast Sexual Assault Services: 1-800-871-7741 (24/7)
24 Hour Support Line. DE Sexual Assault Services offers support group services to assist victims and significant others of sexual assault. Support group services are confidential
(call for dates & location information)

The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MeCASA): 1-800-871-7741
Statewide Sexual Assault Support Line: 24-Hour phone support, toll-free from anywhere in Maine.

PARENTING SUPPORT:
Foster/Adoptive Parenting Group: 1-800-833-9786
Foster, grandparents, relatives… raising children; Childcare is provided
Machias | 1st Friday of month 5:30p—7p

Lean On Me: 598-8066
Support group for parents with special needs children of all ages and diagnosis, focusing on advocating for your child.
Milbridge | Call or Email to: stephanie_moores@yahoo.com

Parents of Sexually Abused Children: 1-866-871-7741
24 hour hotline for support services

VETERAN’S SUPPORT:
Combat Veteran’s Support Group: 255-6535
Machias | Mondays 9—10:30a

Maine Military & Community Network: 561-4058
Support group & resources for veterans & military families
Machias | 4th Thursday 1:30p—3:00p (at Machias Career Center, Prescott Drive)