This page provides information on local resources available to students and families who may be impacted by COVID-19. We will work to update the information as quickly as possible.
Please note, the list of supports and resources provided is not comprehensive, but is intended for students who may need to address immediate needs. For students who may have specific situations and are in need of other community resources that may not be listed, please contact Claudette Dupee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State of Maine Department of Education
State of Maine Department of Labor (Updated 11/23/20)
Maine Department of Labor has asked us to direct anyone who has been laid off, either fully or partially, due to COVID-19, to the phone numbers listed below.
To apply on-line or call: 1-800-593-7660
Workers support line: 207-888-1010
You can also visit the Maine Department of Labor website by following this link: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/
State of Maine Department of Health & Human Services (Updated 11/23/20)
To keep updated with updates or changes to your benefits, please visit: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi
New regulations for General Assistance has been set forth in response to Covid-19. Click here for more information
York County Community Action
York County Community Action Corporation (YCCAC) has been providing comprehensive social, education, and health services to low-income residents in York county. Here you'll find initiatives that are available throughout the county in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All initiatives can be viewed and accessed through the main YCCAC link. You can also keep up to date by following the links below.
MaineHousing - New Emergency Rent Relief - NOW OPEN AS of MARCH 1 Updated: 03/01/21
For more information or to apply to the Emergency Rental Relief program visit YCCAC.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
SNAP Information Updated 03/29/21:
HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE
Nasson Health Care
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
Mental Health Resources in York County, surrounding areas and in Maine (12/01/2020)
Maine Statewide Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112 (Voice) or 711 (Maine Relay)
The Maine Crisis Hotline helps to stabilize individuals and families while assisting in crisis resolution and action
planning. If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else, call the 24-hour crisis hotline and speak with a trained crisis clinician who can connect you to the closest crisis center.
For more information visit: www.sweetser.org
Online Mental Health Counseling
York County Community College has recently partnered with BetterMynd to offer our students access to online therapy sessions with their diverse network of licensed mental health counselors.
At YCCC, we believe in developing and supporting the success of our students on both a personal and academic level, and we know that this all starts with your mental health and wellness.
Through our partnership with BetterMynd, any YCCC student can now access up to 8 free online therapy sessions. These live video-sessions are private and confidential, and can take place from the convenience of your laptop or smartphone.
To register and get started, you can sign-up here.
WIC Program Information
WIC helps families by providing checks for buying healthy supplemental foods, nutrition education, and help finding healthcare and other community services. Families with infants and children up to the age of five covered by MaineCare are automatically eligible. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or had a baby in the last six months may also qualify.
**Beginning March 23, 2020, all YCCAC WIC services will be delivered by phone appointment to align with social distancing efforts in Maine. WIC clients can call the WIC program office in Sanford (459-2942) or Biddeford (283-2402) to arrange pick up or mail delivery of WIC vouchers. Infant formula can be picked up at the WIC program offices through phone appointment. WIC clients in need of breast pumps and special infant formula prescribed by a physician can also arrange for pick up of these items. Home delivery can be arranged for infant formula not available in stores and breast pumps, if necessary.
Recovery Information For Maine
Sweetser Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Services
Maine Behavioral Healthcare Substance Use Treatment Services
York Hospital Recovery Center
Saco River Health Services
Liberty Bay Recovery Center
Aware Recovery Care
Day One day-one.org (for teens)
Local Alcoholics Anonymous:
Al-Anon (for family and friends of alcohol use disordered individuals)
Local Narcotics Anonymous: