We have listed some local resources below, through which various types of assistance are available. This is by no means and "exhaustive" list of the many resources available to Scarborough and Cumberland County residents. For more specific information about other resources, it is recommended that you contact 211 Maine (listed below).
24/7 Emergency Services
Emergencies requiring ambulance, police, or fire department
Phone: Dial 911 from any phone.
Confidential Information and referral call center; available 24/7
Phone: Dial 211 Maine from any phone
Mental Health Crisis Line - The Opportunity Alliance
24 hour hotline provides phone and access to face-to-face services including support, risk assessment, consultation, and stabilization.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Phone: (207) 774-HELP (4357); 1-888-568-1112 (statewide toll-free)
Maine Dept. of Health and Human Services
State agency offering a wide variety of social, economic and health services for families, children, teens, adults, elders, etc., statewide in Maine
Portland District Office
Address: 161 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101
Connecting All Programs
Phone: (800) 482-7520
Child Protective Intake
Phone: (800) 452-1999 (in-state only)
Scarborough General Assistance Office
General Assistance provides aid, under strict guidelines, to individuals and families in financial crisis within their community.
Scarborough Municipal Building
Address: 259 U.S. Route 1 / PO Box 360, Scarborough, ME 04074-0360
Phone: (207) 730-4025
"Our mission is to improve the lives of our neighbors by identifying both those in need and those willing to share their gifts, and coordinating the interchange in a compassionate, confidential manner"
Phone: (207) 883-5111
Preble Street Resource Center
Barrier free services to empower people experiencing homelessness, housing, hunger and poverty; advocacy for solutions to these problems.
Address: 38 Preble Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 730-5088
Phone: (207) 730-5028
Phone: (207) 730-5029
Student Assistance Counselor
Phone: (207) 730-5022
Phone: (207) 730-5027