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Social Work

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.

211 Maine

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 
Phone: (207)822-2000

Connecting All Programs
Phone: (800) 482-7520

Child Protective Intake
Phone: (800) 452-1999 (in-state only)
Web: www.maine/gov/dhhs

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

Project G.R.A.C.E.

"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.

Phone: (207)775-0026
Address: 38 Preble Street, Portland, ME 04101

Social Work Office

Jaclyn D'Annibale
Phone: (207) 730-5088

Christina Gerber
Phone: (207) 730-5028

Elise Lehotsky
Phone: (207) 730-5029

Abegayle Brown
Student Assistance Counselor
Phone: (207) 730-5022

Amy Ranco
Phone: (207) 730-5027