Programs/Services


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Abuse, crisis, Hotline numbers

Adoption

Caregiver information

Child care

Child welfare

OADS Disabilities

  • Children's Behavioral Health Services - Provides information and referrals for children to their 21st birthday with developmental disabilities/delays, mental retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)/autism and mental health disorders.
  • Disability Grievance Process - If you are not getting what you think you should or you don’t agree with what you are getting from Mental Retardation Services or your other providers.
  • MaineCare Services and Benefits - Benefits available to people with cognitive and physical disabilities.
  • Disability Resource Directory - Directory of Clinical/Ancillary, Day, Employment, and Residential services listed by Maine Counties
  • Disability Resources - Additional information outside of Maine's Department of Health and Human Services.
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Continuity of Operations

Disease reporting

Education

Employment

Environmental Health

Food, money, housing

Foster care

  • Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine External site disclaimer - Providing support services for adoptive and foster parents and kinship providers.
  • Foster Parenting - Department of Health and Human Services information about and links to information about adoptive and foster parenting.
  • Levels of Care - A process for assessing the service needs of all Maine children currently in foster care and new children entering foster care.
  • Maine Caring Families External site disclaimer - A therapeutic foster care program for certain children in the Department's custody.
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Guardianship

Health/Safety

Independence

Insurance

Legal issues

Long-term Care

  • Adult Day Services - Adult Day Services provide social and health services designed to meet individual needs. Services may include: meals; social, physical and educational activities; information and referral; assistance with personal care and activities of daily living; and health monitoring. Includes an Adult Day search site.
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center - "One-stop-shops" to answer questions from older adults, or from any individuals with disabilities, about a wide range of in-home, community-based, and institutional services.
  • Assisted Living Facilities - A searchable listing of Assisted Living Facilities in Maine.
  • Financial Eligibility - If you can't afford to pay for medical care right now, MaineCare may make it possible for you to get the care that you need so that you can get healthy - and stay healthy. Some MaineCare services, such as nursing home care and in-home services require you to be both financially and medically (see above) eligible.
  • Long-term Care
  • Medical Eligibility Assessment (MeCare) - A free assessment used to determine medical eligibility for a number of long-term care programs. (Note: the assessment is required of all people interested in entering a nursing home.)
  • Nursing Home Compare External site disclaimer - A Medicare site with information on nursing homes that are Medicare or Medicaid certified.
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Mental Health

Phone Numbers

Substance Abuse/Drinking/Drugs

Suicide

Vital Records

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