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Support Groups

Here are some support groups that meet in Maine. Contact Us to suggest others that should be listed here. Look also under "Living in the Community - Advocacy Organizations," "Living in the Community - Parent Resources," or "Living in the Community - Elders" for other helpful organizations.



Al-A Teen - This website is combined with Al-Anon for relatives and friends of alcoholics. To find a support group, click on "Saturday/Al-A-Teen Meetings".


Brain Tumor Support Group of Maine - This site is a contact point for a schedule of support group meetings, through the meetings there is access to support, discussion, information and guest speakers.


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance -This is a support alliance for persons with depression and bi-polar illness.


Families of Adults Afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome - This is a Massachusetts based group that focuses on the needs and supports of adults who have Asperger's Syndrome. You'll find links to research articles, specialists and other useful information.


Goodwill Industries of Northern New England - Goodwill Industries of Northern New England helps people with disabilities live more independently. Our mission is “through employment, residential, educational and support services, Goodwill works to enhance the social and economic independence of people with disabilities and others who experience barriers to such independence”.


Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions - The goal of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is to help you gain knowledge, skills, and a positive attitude about life with a chronic condition. It operates in Waterville and Augusta.
(207) 872-1830


Maine Personal Assistance Services Association (Maine PASA) - Maine PASA is a coalition of people in Maine employed to provide assistance to persons with disabilities. This grant-funded organization supports workers by offering opportunities for collegial support, professional recognition, development, and representation to improve public awareness of the work, job opportunities and quality compensation. They also have a toll-free number: (800) 268-6612.


Mood Disorders Network - The Mood Disorders Network is a consumer run organization that provides information on mood disorders and support groups for people with mood disorders. They sponsor workshops, trainings, presentations, and distribute a bi-monthly newsletter. They have no website, but their e-mail is:


Shalom House— This organization provides supported housing for adults (18+) with mental illness and administers rental housing subsidies for Cumberland county.

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