Veteran’s Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
Confidential help for Veterans and the families
Babies on the Homefront: Free phone app for military & veteran families
This free app for smart-phones is designed especially for military and veteran families as they navigate the many transitions that are part of serving, including deployment and reintegration, moving, and transitioning back to civilian life. The app makes it easy to select from behavior tips and activities for parents and children, with a special section for parental self-care. Available in both English and Spanish.
Health Affiliates of Maine: 1-877-888-4304
Free counseling services for Maine National Guard members who do not have health insurance. Active members who are without insurance, have co-pays or cannot find a provider of their insurance in their area are eligible
Homelessness Intervention Assistance for Veterans (Preble Street): 899-9184 / 1-800-877-5709
Case Management assistance for veterans who are without housing, in danger of eviction, or in need of temporary shelter. Help finding community and state resources to assist the homeless and those in danger of becoming homeless. In addition to finding temporary solutions, they will work with those in crisis over a period of time to help them stabilize their lives. Some eligibility requirements may apply.
A non-profit group connecting veterans who are survivors of sexual assault or other trauma with PTSD resources. Programs offered:
- Operation 22: a program designed to fill the gap between hotline assistance and the medical / psychological help that the veterans may or may not have access to.
- Pets 4 Vets: a program through INTERNITY which will match rescue dogs with veterans
- SASA: Sexual Assault Survivor Advocates. Advocates are recruited and trained to work with survivors as they experience difficulties and barriers in their communities. They work side by side with veterans as they match resources to needs, and help veterans gain their voices again
- SAFR: Sexual Assault First Responders. Many times, survivors wait years to get help. Our board and team at INTERNITY know the proper processes and connections to get help – even if it is years after the assault.
Maine Military & Community Network: 561-4058 (Machias)
Resources and help finding support services for veterans and their families.
Click here for an interactive map of resources for veterans and military families
Temporary Financial Assistance for Veterans: 1-800-877-5709
Assistance with utilities, rent, child care, transportation, security deposits…for income eligible veterans
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs: 947-3391
Readjustment counseling and referral services for veterans and their families
VA Community Clinic – Calais: 623-8411 x7490 / 1-877-421-8263 x7490
Services Provided: Primary Care, Telehealth services for mental health / pharmacy / dermatology / retinal imaging / wound care
50 Union Street, Calais
Veterans Count (A Program of Easter Seals of Maine): 828-0754
Their mission is to provide critical & timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members, and their families to ensure their dignity, health and overall well being.