COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

CommunityCare of Lyme

CommunityCare of Lyme located in Lyme, NH has been continuing to serve the community through the COVID-19 crisis in a variety of ways. While the office may now be virtual, they are still available to meet community needs with the generous help from volunteers, many of which have stepped up since COVID-19. In addition to the programs already in place, they have launched The Lyme Food Pantry for community members who could use a hand. The pantry is currently stocked at the Lyme School and selected perishable items are delivered on Tuesdays by the generous non-profit Willing Hands. You can also pick up your order on Tuesdays from 1-5pm and Thursdays 3-5pm, or by appointment. To pre-order or refer someone you know, call 603-795-0603 or email help@cclyme.org. CommunityCare of Lyme wants to remind everyone that the heart of this work is neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone has different physical and emotional demands/needs, especially during this time, and resources are for all levels of need. Please reach out for support and check out their blog on their website https://cclyme.org/ for updates.

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Maine Communities Response to Covid-19

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Arundel
Services Provided: Offering a food pantry with fresh food and weekly delivery. They also offer delivery of personal care items and groceries, and can attend to some more specific needs, such as help with bills or care services.
Service Area: Arundel
Contact: Town General Assistance officers: phone 207.985.4201 ext. 113; ga@arundelmaine.org

Belmont
Services Provided: Established a series of phone banks for community residents, volunteers provide calls and connect to needed resources
Service Area: Belmont
Contact: call the local Area Agency on Aging 1-877-353-3771 or call 211

Blue Hill Peninsula
Services Provided: Volunteers are available for grocery shopping and delivery, prescription pick-up and delivery, delivery of other essentials, and providing friendly calls. Hosting a weekly Zoom call for community partners to share needs, resources, ideas. Regularly updating COVID-19 local community resources page on www.healthypeninsula.org. Partnering with the local food pantry to relieve older volunteers and deliver food boxes. Partnering with Blue Hill hot meal site (The Simmering Pot) to re-open with new volunteers and possibly new cooking site, for delivery and pick-up.
Service Area: Blue Hill Peninsula & Deer Isle/Stonington
Contact: Anne Schroth (207) 374-3257, leave a message. aschroth@healthypeninsula.org

Bridgton/Harrison
Services Provided: A direct phone line to the Local Health Officer so anyone can call with any questions. They also have a list of local service volunteers. They are providing free lunch pick-up for children in school, and they are making courtesy calls to older adults.
Service Area: Bridgton & Harrison
Contact: The Local Health Officer; Healthofficer@bridgtonmaine.org

Calais
Services Provided: Volunteer delivery and pick up if necessary, to limit social exposure to those most vulnerable in our community.
Service Area: Calais
Contact: City Building Staff; 207-454-2521; manager@calaismaine.org

Cape Elizabeth
Services Provided: The Cape Elizabeth Police Department is making sure to check in on older adults amid the coronavirus concerns. Officers have made hundreds of calls to seniors in the community to make sure they have a way to get items including food and medication while they social distance.
Service Area: Cape Elizabeth
Contact: (207)767-3323 or Paul.Fenton@capeelizabeth.org

China
Services Provided: China’s China For A Lifetime Committee has instituted China Food Delivery. They will pick up and deliver prepaid orders from Walmart and Hannaford. Delivery drivers practice good hand hygiene and social distancing.
Service Area: Town of China
Contact: Call 458-8203 and leave a message or email ChinaForaLifetime@gmail.com

Danforth
Services Provided: Delivery of groceries, prescriptions, meals on wheels, and caring calls
Service Area: Town of Danforth (now currently able to do 15 mile radius)
Contact: Please call the Danforth Town Office 207-448-2321 townofdanforth@gmail.com or danforthlivablecomm@gmail.com

Deer Isle/Stonington
Services Provided: Volunteers are available for grocery shopping and delivery, prescription pick-up and delivery, delivery of other essentials, and providing friendly calls. Hosting a weekly Zoom call for community partners to share needs, resources, ideas. Regularly updating COVID-19 local community resources page on www.healthypeninsula.org. Partnering with the local food pantry to relieve older volunteers and deliver food boxes. Partnering with Blue Hill hot meal site (The Simmering Pot) to re-open with new volunteers and possibly new cooking site, for delivery and pick-up.
Service Area: Blue Hill Peninsula & Deer Isle/Stonington
Contact: Anne Schroth (207) 374-3257, leave a message. aschroth@healthypeninsula.org

Dexter
Services Provided: Snow Shoveling for seniors, sand delivery for ice, meals on wheels for seniors
Service Area: Town of Dexter
Contact: General Assistance Department, Town Manager, (207) 924-7351

Ellsworth
Services Provided: We offer a friendly call in program where older citizens typically who live alone can call in daily. If we do not receive a call we will call them or send an officer to check on them.
Service Area: City of Ellsworth
Contact: The Ellsworth Police Department Chief Glenn Moshier 207-667-2168 or gmoshier@ellsworthmaine.gov

Eliot
Services Provided: Eliot Strong Facebook group has gained 700+ members in one week. We are calling all Eliot seniors 75 years old plus. Providing a Community Helper as a contact person for arranging food/medicine pick up/delivery. Our page is a resource for parents schooling at home, folks looking for help of any sort (food pantry etc). Legislative updates on unemployment and other issues folks are concerned with. We are connecting folks with needs with those that can help.
Service Area: Eliot
Contact: 603 834 8549. Michelevmeyer@gmail.com

Falmouth
Services Provided: Food and Critical Supply Needs (prescription drugs, toilet paper, etc.), phone call check-ins from FCP staff to older adults in the community, Falmouth Police Department Reassurance Program, Delivery Service Options from Local Businesses (restaurants and pharmacies), Personal Assistance with Town Services (tax payments, vehicle registrations, permits, etc.), Sign Up for Mailing Lists (for senior-related information distributed electronically and via mail), Stay Engaged Virtual Activities for all ages via Falmouth Parks & Community Programs Facebook Page
Service Area: Town of Falmouth
Contact: Senior Resource Hotline Mon.-Thurs. 8am-5pm, Fri. 8am-12noon 699-5302
Falmouth Public Safety -non-emergency Evenings and Weekends 781-2300

Farmington
Services Provided: Farmington NEEDS is a Facebook Group developed to share resources and help connect Farmington residents to supplies that they need.
Service Area: Farmington Area
Contact: Farmington NEEDS Facebook group

Freeport
During the COVID-19 pandemic, if you find yourself in need, these local organizations will focus on providing the following services:

Services: Food, medical equipment loans & emergency needs
Contact: Freeport Community Services (207) 865-3985 x 205 slundin@fcsmaine.com

Services: Food for anyone 18 & under RSU 5
Contact: (207)865-0928 x 223 foodhelp@rsu5.org

Services: Heat, rent, CMP & financial assistance
Contact: Town of Freeport (207)865-4743 x 120 jhanselman@freeportmaine.com

Services: Miscellaneous urgent needs
Contact: Freeport Friends (774)212-0269 Tawni.whitney@gmail.com

Services: Business Assistance
Contact: Freeport Economic Development Corp. (207)865-4743 x117 kmcbride@freeportmaine.com

Other: Not sure where to call? Dial 211 to be connected to someone who can help.

Hallowell/Farmingdale
Services Provided: HallowellHelps combines the efforts of the Hallowell Food Bank, HallowellHelpers, the Hallowell All Age-Friendly Committee and the City of Hallowell to provide food, transportation support and companionship.
Service Area: Hallowell and Farmingdale
Contact: Website: http://hallowellhelps.org/ Phone: 207-370-1406 Email: hallowellhelps@gmail.com

Hampden
Services Provided: Hampden Public Safety is opening a phone line for citizens having difficulty accessing resources to assist with their basic needs. The phone line will be manned by Town of Hampden employee’s and will provide information on a variety of local services such as food cupboards, fuel assistance, emotional support and soup kitchens. We will also have information on the Town of Hampden General Assistance Program and be able to expedite emergency needs. Under certain circumstances, particularly with our vulnerable and homebound citizens, we will either make arrangements or deliver the needed items.
Service Area: Hampden
Contact: Resource Line, 862-8364

Hancock County
Services Provided: Transportation, grocery shopping & delivery, pharmacy delivery, food pantry deliveries, friendly phone calls and wellness checks
Service Area: Hancock County and bordering regions of Washington, Waldo and Penobscot Counties
Contact: Friends in Action, Jo Cooper, (207) 664-4016, jcooper@friendsinactionellsworth.org

Harpswell
Services Provided: Grocery or medication delivery, Lunch to Go delivery, daily check in calls, Volunteer Transportation Network
Service Area: Harpswell
Contact: hah@hah.community ​​ or 207-833-5771

Jackman
Services Provided: They are providing various services to older adults, including meal delivery, shoveling assistance, appointment transportation, etc. We are sending cards to seniors living alone, calling to check in and using our Jackman Exchange Facebook page to post and respond to any needs. The Town Office also is sharing info with our Community Health Advisory Team of needs. People are donating to the two local businesses that are open for food so that anyone can get a free meal and/or a reduced price meal delivered for as little as $2.
Service Area: Greater Jackman Region
Contact: Town of Jackman office: 668-2111 or CHAT Volunteer coordinator Ed McCall: 399-7255 or CHAT facilitator Denise Plante: 668-9554

Katahdin Region
Services Provided: Mobilize Katahdin is a coalition of partners in the Katahdin Region dedicated to organizing mutual aid efforts and connecting people to accurate information and local resources. Learn more, get assistance, or get involved by filling out our forms online. Our coalition is made up of many organizations throughout the Katahdin Region committed to compiling resources and responding to emerging needs in our community. Learn more here: http://mobilizekatahdin.org/
Service Area: Katahdin Region
Contact: info@mobilizekatahdin.org or calling our warm-line at 207-370-1581. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.

Kennebunk
Services Provided: Offering a food pantry with fresh food and weekly delivery. They also offer delivery of personal care items and groceries, and can attend to some more specific needs, such as help with bills or care services.
Service Area: Kennebunk
Contact: Kennebunk General Assistance Officer: 207.985.2102 ext. 1342; kwinton@kennebunkmaine.us

Kennebunkport
Services Provided: Offering a food pantry with fresh food and weekly delivery. They also offer delivery of personal care items and groceries, and can attend to some more specific needs, such as help with bills or care services.
Service Area: Kennebunkport
Contact: Kennebunkport General Assistance officers: 207.967.4401; akenneway@kennebunkportme.gov

Liberty
Services Provided: Established a series of phone banks for community residents, volunteers provide calls and connect to needed resources
Service Area: Liberty
Contact: call the local Area Agency on Aging 1-877-353-3771 or call 211

Lincoln County (Emergency Management Agency)
Services Provided: Central location for resources, information and support links for organizations and groups throughout Lincoln County. Includes food resources, information on stores/restaurants services, and links to resources for all Lincoln County Towns.
Service Area: Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Dresden, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Monhegan, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport Island, Whitefield, Wiscasset
Contact: Recommends to call the local Area Agency on Aging 1-877-353-3771 or call 211.  Website: https://www.lincolncountymaine.me/covid-19 To submit information, please email links or information to Carrie Kipfer ckipfer@lincounty.me or 207-882-6311.

Lincolnville
Services Provided: Established a series of phone banks for community residents, volunteers provide calls and connect to needed resources
Service Area: Lincolnville
Contact: call the local Area Agency on Aging 1-877-353-3771 or call 211

Mexico
Services Provided: Daily well-being check ins
Service Area: Town of Mexico
Contact: Chief Hodsdon 207-364-5686

Montville
Services Provided: Established a series of phone banks for community residents, volunteers provide calls and connect to needed resources
Service Area: Montville
Contact: call the local Area Agency on Aging 1-877-353-3771 or call 211

Morrill
Services Provided: Established a series of phone banks for community residents, volunteers provide calls and connect to needed resources
Service Area: Morrill
Contact: call the local Area Agency on Aging 1-877-353-3771 or call 211

Naples
Services Provided: Community Crosswalk Outreach provides food Pantry, Shopping Assistance, Meal Delivery
Service Area: Due to high demands at this time, Naples only.
Contact: Community Crosswalk Outreach, Joanna Moore at 207-615-3226

Palermo
Services Provided: Established a series of phone banks for community residents, volunteers provide calls and connect to needed resources
Service Area: Palermo
Contact: call the local Area Agency on Aging 1-877-353-3771 or call 211

Raymond
Services Provided: Phone check in’s, errands for necessities like food and medicine.
Service Area: Raymond
Contact: Cathy Gosselin – Raymond Health Officer 207-756-2374, Jessica Fay – Age-Friendly coordinator 207-415-4218

Readfield
Services Provided: Local volunteers can provide phone call check-ins; grocery shopping and delivery; pharmacy pick-up and delivery; other errands as needed.
Service Area: Readfield
Contact: Readfield Town Office (207) 685-4939 or fill out online assistance request https://www.readfieldmaine.org/home/news/community-needs-and-volunteering

Richmond
Services Provided: Richmond Area Senior Center has a group of folks to help with grocery shopping, prescription pick up and transportation to the Doctors.
Service Area: Richmond and Dresden
Contact: Call Laurie Saunders, Director, 207-737-2251 or seniordirector@richmondmaine.com

Saco
Services Provided: Commodity food boxes, 30 pound boxes of non- perishables from USDA through Wayside Food Programs in Portland. Delivered once a month. Age Friendly Saco volunteers partner with Wayside, currently delivering 40 boxes.
Service area: Saco
Contact: Wayside Food Programs 207-775-4939

Sagadahoc County (Arrowsic, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Richmond, West Bath, Woolwich)
Services Provided: Assisting with Meals-On-Wheels program, Good Morning wellness call-in program, wellness checks on request
Service Area: Arrowsic, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Richmond, West Bath, Woolwich
Contact: Chief Deputy Brett Strout at 443-8532, bstrout@sagadahoccountyme.gov or Sheriff Joel Merry at 443-8228 jmerry@sagadahoccountyme.gov

Sanford
Services Provided: Grocery, prescription pick up, friendly calls and check ins
Service Area: Sanford/Springvale and immediate surrounding communities
Contact: Robin Bibber at The Y Trafton Senior Center, 207-457-0080 rbibber@sanfordymca.org

Searsmont
Services Provided: Established a series of phone banks for community residents, volunteers provide calls and connect to needed resources
Service Area: Searsmont
Contact: call the local Area Agency on Aging 1-877-353-3771 or call 211

Scarborough
Services Provided: ScarboroughHelps.org is a collaboration between the Town of Scarborough, Scarborough Public Library, and Project GRACE. The site shares resources and connections for phone check in calls, deliveries, food boxes, and much more.
Service Area: Town of Scarborough
Contact: If you need help in Scarborough, Maine, please send us a request online at their website, ScarboroughHelps.org  You can also call Community Services at (207) 730-4150. This is not an emergency service. If you have an emergency and need help, please contact public safety or call 9-1-1.

Somerville
Services Provided: Town is offering well-being checks to residents
Service Area: Town of Somerville
Contact: To arrange a check-in or to volunteer, call the town office at 549-3828

South Portland
Services Provided: Have volunteers to help with shopping and distributing meals to kids that would normally get meals at school. Children’s meals are distributing from school parking lots out of buses. Assistance at home with some daily chores and other requests.
Service Area: South Portland
Contact: SoPo Community of Kindness- Sari Greene 207-318-1430

Union
Services Provided: Food delivery, morning check ins, prescription pick-up and whatever else we can do
Service Area: Town of Union
Contact: Limited hours, we suggest 211 but 785-3658 or townmanager@union.maine.gov

Wells
Services Provided: Good Morning Program. If they don’t call and check in by 10:00 a.m., an officer goes to their house and makes contact.
Service Area: Wells
Contact: Dispatch Center or gcongdon@wellstown.org 207-646-9354

Westbrook
Services Provided: Primarily food and supplies, and assistance with rent and utility payments. We are also offering wellness checks through Westbrook Housing Authority and Westbrook Public Safety.
Service Area: Primarily Westbrook with some Meals on Wheels Delivery to Portland
Contact: Westbrook Community Center: 207.854.0676
General Assistance – Westbrook Residents (207.591.7015)
Community Food & Resource Pantry – Westbrook Residents (207.591.8187)
Meals on Wheels – Westbrook & Portland Communities (207.878.3285)

Whitefield
Services Provided: Whitefield Cares! is a new (2019) all-volunteer initiative with the purpose of supporting residents of the Town of Whitefield who need help. We are focused on providing periodic updates of a Resource List that provides information and contacts for provision of food, clothing, assistance with heating fuel and other needs.
Service Area: Town of Whitefield
Contact: info@whitefieldcares.org or through the contact us form on their website: www.whitefieldcares.org

Yarmouth
Services Provided: We have a central helpline to offer people help especially with groceries and other necessities. People can call 6 days a week for information about what services are available and how to access them. Neighborhoods have captains to help us keep people connected and reach out to people who may be isolated. Working to expand our Phone Pal program.
Service Area: Yarmouth
Contact: 846-4763 or SMAA Resource Specialist Zany Holman at 835-9866 or zholman@smaaa.org

Maine Lifelong Communities

New Hampshire Communities Response to Covid-19

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Concord
Services Provided: Capital City Mutual Aid has compiled a shared spreadsheet to share resources, provide connections, and assist with needs throughout the community. 
Service Area: City of Concord and surrounding area
Contact: Click here to access the spreadsheet

 

Exeter
Services Provided: We are making a call list of everyone over the age of 60 to check up on them and see if they need anything.  Also our town office is open to phone calls if anyone needs to call in.
Service area: Town of Exeter
Contact: The town office (open M-F, 8-4pm) 207-379-2191 or exeter1@tds.net

 

Lyme
Services Provided: Community Care of Lyme is part of the local Covid-19 Response Team.  They provide whatever you may need: a chat, an errand or delivery, connections with health resources, a chance to volunteer, an answer, someone to problem-solve with, ideas for fun while safe at home.
Service Area:  Lyme Area
Contact: (603) 795-0603 or help@cclyme.org for help or to volunteer

 

Manchester
Services Provided: Manchester NH Mutual Aid has compiled a shared spreadsheet to share resources, provide connections, and assist with needs throughout the community. 
Service Area: City of Manchester and surrounding area
Contact: Click here to access the spreadsheet 

Mount Washington Valley Area
Services Provided: The Gibson Center for Senior Services is providing daily take out lunches available Monday through Friday, connecting folks to Meals on Wheels and other transportations services.
Service Area: Mount Washington Valley
Contact: Call 603-356-3231 or Email info@gibsoncenter.org

Seacoast Area
Services Provided: Seacoast NH Mutual Aid has compiled a shared spreadsheet to share resources, provide connections, and assist with needs throughout the community. 
Service Area: Seacoast NH area
Contact: Click here to access the spreadsheet

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Vermont Communities Response to Covid-19

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Guilford
Services Provided: If you, or anyone you know, is in need of assistance with or interested in volunteering to help with anything during the COVID-19 pandemic, including food shopping and delivery, running errands, picking up prescriptions, connecting with physical and mental health professionals, or just to talk to a neighbor, please use the contact information below.
Service Area: Town of Guilford
Contact: (802) 579-1350, guilfordcaresvt@gmail.com or an online survey: https://tinyurl.com/GuilfordVTsurvey Online at https://www.guilfordcares.com/

Sharon
Services Provided: The Town of Sharon in Vermont developed a website with resources and COVID-19 information from Sharon Incident Command to connect residents to the resources they may need.
Service Area: Town of Sharon
Contact: our phone number is 763-7331, and our email sharonfirehouseIC@gmail.com. These both go to the firehouse and are monitored throughout the day. We will get back to you as soon as possible. This is not 911, but for our residents who have challenges accessing food or services. Online: https://sharonincidentcommand.weebly.com/

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