COVID-19 in Maine: An on-going list of resources to support our community

This is not an exhaustive list; if you have anything you’d wish for us to add please reach out to Rose at rhatem@equalitymaine.org at any time. 

For non-English COVID resources, please visit City of Portland’s Public Health Multilingual Resources

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Vaccine Updates (learn about vaccines and how to get vaccinated)

COVID-19 Information

Unemployment, health insurance, Food Supplement and other financial assistance, stimulus checks

Mental health support and crisis hotlines

    Crisis & Support Hotlines

    Online Support Groups

    • MaineTransNet (Trans led support for trans folks) 
    • Online Serenity (A Place to find online AA Meetings during Covid19)
    • Virtual NA Meetings (The Narcotics Anonymous of Maine helpline) (800)-974-0062
    • Daily Strength (DailyStrength is a social network where users provide one another with support) 

    Food Resources:

    Foodpantries.org - a list of all food pantries statewide 

    Stores holding designated shopping hours for 60+ and at risk folks (statewide)

    • Hannaford: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 7 AM - 8 AM in most stores
    • Shaw’s: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 AM - 9 AM
    • Trader Joe’s: Wednesdays and Saturdays 8 AM - 9 AM

    If you’re able to support local, we also found lists of restaurants still serving take-out/delivery in Portland (lists in other cities are linked, but may be out of date)

    Internet and technology resources:

    • The National Digital Equity Center provides tech literacy classes and no-cost/low-cost tech
    • Comcast Home Essentials is a low-cost home internet package for individuals and households, is now available for free for the first two months.
    • Access from AT&T is a low-cost home internet package for qualifying individuals and households (no special for COVID-19 but still available at a low cost).

    How the virus is affecting LGBTQ+ folks differently:

    Other Resources for COVID-19 and Emergency Relief:

    Organizations/Programs Providing Resources

    How to get involved in the relief effort

     

       

       

       

       

       

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