Below is a list of local and state organizations that provide support for those in need.
YARMOUTH CARES ABOUT NEIGHBORS – YCAN
YCAN provides support services for residents in need, from transportation and heating assistance to a broad array of senior services.
207-838-2261 • ycan.info
YARMOUTH COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
If you need food assistance, or have non-perishable items to donate, contact the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry. It is located behind First Parish Church on Storer Street. It is open Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-noon.
207-410-1880 • ycan.info/food-support
YARMOUTH COMMUNITY SERVICES
This Town department, which is based behind Town Hall, administers a wide variety of community programs and services.
207-846-2406 • yarmouthcommunityservices.org
The Town of Yarmouth administers General Assistance as a safety net for its most needy residents. It is designed to help residents pay for basic necessities such as rent/mortgage, fuel, non-elective medical services, clothing, personal supplies and food.
207-846-2406 x326 • yarmouth.me.us/generalassistance
YARMOUTH CORONAVIRUS NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATORS
This is a group of residents who have volunteered to coordinate, communicate, and connect neighbors during this crisis. To find a neighborhood communicator near you, check out this map. To volunteer as a coordinator, contact Carla Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org
YARMOUTH SEWING WARRIORS
This group of volunteers work with the Coronavirus Task Force to provide hand-sewn cotton masks to those in need. To date the Sewing Warriors have provided over 3000 masks to schools, hospitals, and those who cannot afford to buy them.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) HELPLINE
If you or someone you know is struggling, reach out for help. NAMI Maine Helpline is a resource and referral line for individuals, peers, family, friends, and professionals.
1-800-464-5767 • namimaine.org
MAINE STATE CRISIS INTERVENTION
The 24-hour Maine Crisis Hotline helps stabilize individuals and families while assisting in crisis resolution and action planning. If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else, call this hotline and speak with a trained clinician who can connect you to the closest crisis center.
1-888-568-1112 • maine.gov/dhhs/about/contact/hotlines
If you are not sure who to call, dial 2-1-1 to get connected to statewide services and programs.
SWEETSER INTENTIONAL WARM LINE
The 24-hour Sweetser Intentional Peer Support Warm Line is a mental health peer-to-peer phone support program offering connection with trained specialists who have experience with mental health and/or substance use issues and recovery. The focus is to foster recovery, moving toward wellness and reconnecting with community.
1-866-771-9276 or 711 • maine.gov/dhhs/samhs/
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE
The statewide Domestic Violence Helpline connects callers with advocates at Domestic Violence Resource Centers and provides information, crisis counseling, emotional support and advocacy.
1-866-834-HELP (4357) • mcedv.org
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: THROUGH THESE DOORS
Cumberland County’s domestic violence resource center provides services to people experiencing domestic abuse and related issues, and offers community education, prevention, and training.
1-800-537-6066 • Throughthesedoors.org