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If You Suspect You Are Sick…

Not Sure Where to Start?

211 Maine: Dial 211(or 1-866-811-5695) | Text your ZIP code to 898-211 | Email

Portland of Opportunity Community Resources (English, Français, Português, عربى, Soomaali, Español)

Crisis Resources

If you or someone you know is in crisis, there is help:

General Crisis Help

Cumberland County Crisis: 207-774-4357 | chat
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Intentional Warm Line: 866-771-9276
Maine Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112

Health Care Workers & Emergency Responders

FrontLine WarmLine | 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

Through These Doors Hotline: 1-800-537-6066
Maine Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-800-871-7741 | chat
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 | text 233733 | chat
RAINN: 800-656-4673 | chat


Trans Lifeline | 1-877-565-8860
The Trevor Project | 1-866-488-7386 | text START to 678678 | chat

Your Stimulus Check

IRS Economic Impact Payments (en Español tambien): Use this website to check on your payment status.


Food Fuels Learning: Find meal sites and learn more about emergency grants for groceries.

Maine Department of Health and Human Services: Apply for food subsidies and temporary assistance.

Mainers Together (Français) (Português) (Soomaali) (Español)

Preble Street Resource Center: 5 Portland Street

  • Food box pickup every day from 1-4PM
  • Serves three hot takeout meals per day

Wayside: List of food pantries and programs around Maine


Resources for Business and Employees: For the latest information about small business relief and unemployment, consult this guide from Portland Public Library’s Business and Government Librarian.

Southern Maine Workers Center: Find resources and information about worker rights during COVID-19.

For help completing unemployment paperwork, contact:


Maine Housing Rental Relief Program

Pine Tree Legal Services: COVID-19 Maine Eviction & Rental Housing FAQ


Portland Metro: Starting Friday, March 20th, Portland buses will be free and operating on a limited schedule. Find schedules and information here.

Child Care

The Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) is now paying for child care for essential workers. For more information on how to apply, select “Child Care Subsidy” on the OCFS website.

Additional Health Resources

Looking for health coverage? A special health care enrollment period has been opened from February 15 to August 15 at

Portland Needle Exchange: 103 India St | 207-756-8024

Call or ring the doorbell for assistance. Staff will also be available at the corner of Elm and Oxford during select times.

This page will be updated as more information is released – keep checking back!