Community Support Groups
Area support groups and information links. Please note that these resources are provided based on information provided to York Hospital. Please make sure to contact the individual areas for questions and to confirm the dates and times of meetings.
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A House for ME
A House for ME was created by a group of concerned people, health care providers, veterans, advocates, parents and educators, who have come together to change the way that supported housing is provided for community members with special needs. We surround our residents with a Circle of Support – people who are in their lives because they want to be there – people who enrich their lives and help them fully integrate into the community. For more information, visit http://ahouseforme.org/ or or email [email protected].
Aids Response to the Seacoast
Al-Anon Support Group for families and friends of alcoholics
Family Members of Addicts
Al-Ateen Support group for teenagers of alcoholics
Bereavement Support: The Grief Journey
Meets Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, at St. George’s Church, 407 York St, and is facilitated by Julie Weiss, LMSW-CC, a York Hospital Hospice social worker. To register for this group, please call 207-337-7333.
York Hospital Living Well Cancer Support Group provides emotional support and information for those coping with diagnosis, treatment and recovery from cancer. The group meets the second Monday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30 PM at the Living Well Center library at 127 Long Sands Road, York. Due to COVID 19, this class is now only being offered via Zoom. Please contact Susan Kelly-Westman to obtain the website link at: (207) 351-3721.
Caregivers Support Group
This group is for anyone caring for another and in need of a little extra support and encouragement. The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 2:00PM at the Living Wells Center at 127 Long Sands Road, York. Due to COVID 19, this class is now only being offered via Zoom. Please contact Susan Kelly-Westman to obtain the website link at: (207) 351-3721.
Direct support and safety planning services for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and violence. Prevention education, training and professional consultation to move toward bringing an end to domestic violence. Call 207-490-3227, email [email protected], or visit http://www.caring-unlimited.org/ for more information.
Community Health at York Hospital
The Community Health team supports health improvement and substance abuse prevention. Choose To Be Healthy is a community health coalition funded through state and federal grants to prevent youth substance abuse. Coalition partners include municipalities, schools, civic organizations, businesses,faith community, law enforcement and retailers. While most of the work is done within the York Hospital service area, support is also provided to York District Public Health (York County). To learn more, call 207-351-2655, email [email protected] or visit http://bash.akaucoffee.com/community-health/ to learn more.
First Parish Church York
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Haven: support for battered women & children
Learning to Live with Loss
Maine Center for Disease Control
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention website offers information about many health topics, including those that are of great concernt to public health. Learn more at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/
Military One Source
Military OneSource is a 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help for members of our military family, who are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere. Turn to Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more. Learn about some of the ways we serve you.
MS Self Help Group
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Connections Recovery Support
Naval Branch Health Clinic
For more information, visit http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhcne/NHCNE/Services/case_management.htm or contact Tammy-McCauley-Masse via email or by calling 207-438-2354,
Parkinson’s Support Group
Partners of People with HIV
Santa's Cause Maine
Santa’s Cause provides age appropriate gifts, and holiday support to an ever increasing number of families in need in our York County Maine communities. Requests come in from our pre-approved third-party referring individuals – counselors, teachers, social workers, child protective services, etc. Thanks to the support of our community and volunteers, we have never left a request for help unanswered. Visit http://www.santascauseinc.com to learn more, or email [email protected]
Sexual Assault Support Services
Stroke Support Group
York Hospital’s Stroke Support Group offers survivors and family members a way to understand the effects of stroke and ways to enrich their lives. We recognize that a stroke affects the whole person and their loved ones. We are happy to offer this group as a forum to share experiences, to gain support for the journey and to become inspired to move forward after stroke. The group meets the 4th Monday of the month 10-11:30AM at the Living Well Center. Due to COVID 19, this class is now only being offered via Zoom. Please contact Susan Kelly-Westman to obtain the website link at: (207) 351-3721.
A Time of Wonder
Time of Wonder Early Learning Center is fully committed to providing quality, affordable child care and a positive academic experience for each child. Our mission is to developmentally nourish infant, preschool, and toddler programs and support for working families. Visit
for more information.
If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering
email: [email protected] or call (207)-606-0738
York Adult and Community Education
York Adult and Community Education offers over a hundred classes including business skills training, fun, personal enrichment, and more. Look inside the yellow pages of our catalog and discover just the right course for you! For more information, call 207-363-7922 or visit www.york.maineadulted.org
York Community Service Association
Our mission is to partner with York residents who are in need of support, services and referrals during a difficult time in their lives with the help of staff, volunteers and our community. Our Thrift Store raises funds for the clients we serve in York through Family Services and the Food Pantry. Learn more at http://www.ycsame.org/ or call 207-363-5504. We are located at 855 US Route One in York, Maine.
York County Family Fund
In 2006, the York County Family Fund was created in collaboration with the First Parish Church of York, Maine. The Fund has helped dozens of individuals and families through times of crisis. It is designed to aid hard-working people who are accustomed to providing for themselves. They are usually unfamiliar with formal aid program support but have found themselves in desperate need with nowhere else to turn. We work through established York County clergy and rely on their discreet discernment of need. There is no requirement to be affiliated with a church to receive aid. Visit http://www.yorkcountyfamilyfund.org/ or call (617) 875 – 0024 to learn more.
York County Community Action
For more than 50 years, York County communities have counted on YCCAC to provide opportunity and hope to people from all circumstances, particularly in times of transition or adversity.
We are driven by the belief that when our communities are strong, all of its members have opportunities to thrive— and, in turn, that when an individual achieves personal success and independence, our communities grow healthier, stronger, and more vibrant. For more information, call 207-324-5762 or visit www.yccac.org.
York Public Library
York Hospital Healthcare Help Center
York Hospital’s Health Care Help Center (HCHC), is an easily accessible service where people—whether they are new or established YH patients or community members and members of the general public—can find answers to questions about their health care path. Located on the lower level of the Hospital’s Hancock Building, 15 Hospital Drive on the York campus, this inviting space has been designed to be a central “hub” of answers and assistance that will help ensure the best possible patient access and experience at York Hospital. Whether a person needs to find a doctor, is having trouble scheduling an appointment, can’t afford to pay a bill, wants to enroll in a health insurance plan but has questions, is looking for counseling in the area, needs assistance for an elderly parent, or doesn’t understand a diagnosis or what happens next, the experts at the Health Care Help Center at YH will be happy to provide caring support and guidance in a comfortable and confidential environment.
The HCHC is open Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm, or by appointment (appointments are suggested). Please call (207) 351-2345 for more information or visit http://bash.akaucoffee.com/health-care-help-center/
York Hospital Home Care
York Hospital Home Care provides nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social worker, and home health aides. Our team provides the clinical knowledge and expertise of a progressive home health agency with the caring and compassion that York Hospital has long been known for. We help to close the gap in the continuum of care by providing compassionate and quality services to enable patients to stay in the comfort of home during times of recuperation, disability, chronic or terminal illness. Patient care is individualized and communicated throughout the team. We work closely with a network of community programs with the goal of keeping the individual in their home for as long as possible. A nurse from our team is available 24/7 for patient or referral questions. Click here to learn more.
York Hospital Volunteers
The Volunteer Program at York Hospital has a place for everyone. You may be retired, involved in your career, a stay at home parent, young or elder, male or female. Our Hospital has varied opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. Volunteers assist patients, families, and staff in many different areas within the hospital and its community sites in York, Kittery, Berwick, South Berwick, Wells, Sanford and Kennebunk.
York Housing Authority
One of the most distinctive and affordable senior communities in Maine offering independent living, complete with a menu of services and thoughtfully planned for older active adults who deserve the peace of mind that comes with community living. York Housing Authority has been in existence since 1978 and presently owns and manages 136 units of Senior Housing. All levels of affordability make them a unique housing provider. It is the mission of York Housing to provide safe, clean, affordable housing.
For more information, visit http://www.yorkmaine.org/234/York-Housing-Authority or call 207-363-8444.