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Maine 211 is a valuable resource for locating services and resources near you. From their site: "Whether it’s financial assistance, domestic violence, addiction treatment, health care, mental health, or heating and utilities assistance, we will talk to you to find out what you need and walk you through all the options to find the right service or program for you." You can reach 211 via phone, text, email, or by searching their online database.
211 Maine is also providing 24/7 CDC updates on coronavirus. You can access these updated by calling 211 (or 1-866-811-5695) or texting “your zip code” to 898211.
Residents with questions and concerns should always consult with the most up-to-date information being provided by the U.S. and Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Maine CDC website: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml
U.S. CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html
The Maine CDC is also offering specific guidelines for different groups:
There are simple steps you can take to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses such as influenza and the common cold:
Call ahead to a health care professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing. Tell your health care professional about any recent travel or contact with other COVID-19 cases. Your healthcare professional will work with Maine CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. More information is available on the U.S. CDC's What You Should Know page, or you can click here to view all of the testing sites in Maine.
To inquire about General Assistance services through the City of Bath, please call 207-443-8335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please CLICK HERE for a list of food resources available during the COVID-19 Pandemic for older adults in Arrowsic, Bath, Georgetown, Phippsburg, West Bath, and Woolwich. Thank you to Age Friendly Communities of the Lower Kennebec for putting this resource together. You can also read the summer 2020 edition of the Bath Area Senior Citizen's newsletter (focused on COVID-19) Here.
The Neighborhood Cafe (798 Washington St, Bath) is offering free meals with Cafe To Go! Call ahead (207) 443-2187. Hours: Monday and Tuesday - 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. (pick up only), Sunday - 4:30 p.m-5:30 p.m. (delivery available).
MMCA is providing a meal program to serve children who are experiencing food insecurity at home during this difficult time. Any child under the age of 19 living in northern Cumberland, Sagadahoc or Lincoln County may benefit. Children do not have to be enrolled in Head Start to be a recipient of this program. Unfortunately, due to the nature of this program, we cannot provide meals to adults.
MMCA’s meals are provided through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and include “Grab & Go” style bags consisting of seven lunches and seven snacks for every child under age 19 in a household. The pick-up days/times are as follows for the MMCA meal program:
2-4 PM: Bath Head Start Center located at 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath
10-noon: Pejepscot Head Start Center located at 14 Pejepscot Village, Main Street, Topsham
2-4 PM: Salt Bay Area Head Start Center located at 5 Sheepscot Road, Newcastle
2-4 PM: Friendship Street Head Start Center School located at 129 Friendship Street, Waldoboro
10-noon: Brunswick Head Start Center located at 35A Gurnet Road, Brunswick
All RSU1 students can pick up a breakfast or lunch at one of four locations:
Meals are FREE to ALL RSU1 students. Unfortunately, we cannot provide meals to adults. CLICK HERE to learn more, or contact Tim Harkins, Food Service Director, RSU1 443-6601, ext. 114 or email@example.com .
807 Middle Street, Bath | Pantry Phone: 737-9289 | Bath Area Soup Kitchen Phone: 737-9289
Additional services for adults & families, please visit the Bath Area Food Bank Facebook Page for up-to-date info.
Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark, 4 Old Brunswick Road, Bath
25 Congress Avenue, Bath | 443-3611
303 Centre Street, Bath | 443-4112Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., children ages 18 and under can pick up Grab & Go meals at the Bath Area Family YMCA.
MaineHousing has a COIVD-19 Rent Relief Program for renters who cannot afford to pay their rent due to circumstances related to the pandemic. The program is designed to provide a one time bridge payment of up to $500, until the federal relief funs get to the individuals who need them. Learn More
Midcoast Maine Community Action Emergency Services is providing services to families that qualify for heating assistance, emergency utility support, rent and security deposit assistance. In some locations, they are able to assist clients with obtaining essential items needed for daily living. Emergency Services staff also help to coordinate housing assistance for homeless, at-risk individuals, and families by providing referrals and access to emergency funds that are available to residents of northern Cumberland, Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties. They also provide counseling services, referrals, advocacy, budgeting assistance, and daily living emergency services.
FMI: Midcoast Maine Community Action Emergency Services
If you are needing assistance through Emergency Services you can reach Missy Kettell at 207-522-2745 or firstname.lastname@example.org
While the NAMI office is currently closed to walk-ins, the HelpLine can be reached at: 800-464-5767, press 1 or email@example.com Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm. Please note that the HelpLine is NOT a crisis line. If you believe that you or someone you know could be in crisis, please do not hesitate to call the statewide crisis line at (888) 568-1112.
Learn about more mental health services and resources at namimaine.org.
FMI: COVID-19 Resources
The State of Maine is offering a new resource for those looking for ways to lend a hand and encourage more Maine people to target their skills, resources, and time in the most effective and safe ways to do the most good for our state. Go to Maine Helps
United Way of Mid Coast Maine has created a special COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund to meet the increased needs of local people quickly during this difficult time. 100% of donations will go directly to the agencies and initiatives helping our neighbors.
For more information on the Fund, click here.
To donate now, click here.
IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER:
American Red Cross Blood Donors Needed
Safety protocols in place. If you are healthy and feeling well, please make an appointment now to donate in the days ahead by clicking here.
American Red Cross Blood Drive Volunteer
Ensure people entering blood drives have a healthy temperature. Greet donors and model excellent customer service behaviors. Apply here.
Meals on Wheels, Spectrum Generations
These programs both in the greater Brunswick area and Lincoln county area are in immediate need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to older housebound adults. To apply send an email here.