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Student Support Resources: Community Resources

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 cdupee@yccc.edu.

State Resources

State of Maine Department of Education
https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19 


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

 

Local Resources

York County Community Action
www.yccac.org
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.

https://www.facebook.com/YCCAC/
https://www.facebook.com/Nassonhealthcare
https://www.facebook.com/healthyfamiliesinmaine/
https://twitter.com/YorkCountyCAP
https://www.instagram.com/yccac_me/
https://www.pinterest.com/yorkcountycap/

York County Shelter Programs
www.yorkcountyshelterprograms.com

Caring Unlimited
www.caring-unlimited.org

United Way
www.buildcommunity.org

Rent Relief

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:

  • Be at or below a certain income, which varies depending on location and household size.
  • Have had their income reduced, incurred significant costs, OR experienced other financial hardships because of COVID-19 OR qualified for unemployment benefits between March 13, 2020 and the date they apply.
  • Must show they are at risk for becoming homeless or that they might lose their housing. This may include borrowing money to pay rent or utilities, being behind on rent or utilities, or receiving an eviction notice.

Need more information? The MaineHousing Rental Relief Frequently Asked Question (FEQ) link is HERE. You may also contact us at rentrelief@yccac.org or 206-1263.

Food Assistance

SNAP Information Updated 03/29/21:

 

 

Good Shephard Food Bank
https://www.gsfb.org/mainecovid
Please find updates and/or changes to food pantries across the state of Maine.

York County Food Assistance
A comprehensive list of York County towns with designated locations for community meals and food assistance can be found here.

Mental Health Counseling

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE

Nasson Health Care
https://www.nassonhealthcare.org

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

Mental Health Resources in York County, surrounding areas and in Maine (12/01/2020)

  • Nasson Health Care: Website provides integrated medical, dental, and behavioral health care.  All forms of insurance are welcome, and if you do not have health insurance, they will explore payment options.
  • Maine 211 – 2-1-1: Website is a free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To contact 2-1-1 in any state, including Maine, simply dial the numbers 2-1-1 from any phone.  This resource comes strongly recommended from Economic Opportunity Caseworkers at YCCAC.  There information appears to be the most up to date resource. 
  • Maine Behavioral Healthcare: Website offers a full range of behavioral healthcare from outpatient community services and also offers inpatient services.
  • Gateway to Mental Health Services: Website provides information and resources to access mental health providers in Maine.
  • 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.

 

Childcare & Family Assistance

HeadStart 
http://yccac.org/children-family

WIC Information
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 For Maine

Recovery Information For Maine

Sweetser Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Services 
1-800-434-3000

Maine Behavioral Healthcare Substance Use Treatment Services 
1-844-292-0111

York Hospital Recovery Center 
207-351-2118

Health Affiliates 
877-888-4304

Crossroads 
207-773-9931

Saco River Health Services 
207-247-9000

Liberty Bay Recovery Center 
844-894-2673

Aware Recovery Care 
207-203-9097

Day One day-one.org (for teens) 
207-874-1045

Local Alcoholics Anonymous:
1-888-737-6237
http://csoaamaine.org/meetings/?tsml-day=any&tsml-region=wells-me

Al-Anon (for family and friends of alcohol use disordered individuals)
1-888-425-2666

Local Narcotics Anonymous:
1-800-974-0062