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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211maine or call “2-1-1”: 24/7 HEALTH & social assistance for all mainers
211 Maine is a comprehensive statewide directory of over 8,000 health and human services available in Maine. The toll free 2-1-1 hotline connects callers to trained call specialists who can help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Finding the answers to health and human services questions and locating resources is as quick and easy as dialing 2-1-1 or visiting
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 or or email [email protected]

Aids Response to the Seacoast
Offers a variety of support groups for people with HIV and Aids and their families and partners. For more information, please call (603) 433-5377.
Al-Anon Support Group for families and friends of alcoholics
Meets Mondays at 7:00 PM and Wednesdays at 7:30 PM at St. George’s Episcopal Church in York. For more information, please call (800) 498-1844 or (207)  284-1844; or go to their website at\maineldc.
Family Members of Addicts
The Cottage Program – York Hospital’s Substance Abuse program – offers a support/educational group for family members of addicts. The group meets Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm. For more information, please call (207) 351-2118.
Al-Ateen Support group for teenagers of alcoholics
Call (800) 498-1844 for meeting times and locations; or visit their website at\maineldc.
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.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Meets every Saturday at 8:00 PM in York Hospital’s Hall House, and on Sundays at 7:30 AM at the Lion’s Club, Kittery. For other times and locations nearest you, call 1-800-73-SOBER; York/Saco, ME area: (800) 737-6237, in NH, dial (603) 622-6967.
Cancer Support

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.

Caring Unlimited

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  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 to learn more.

Fair Tide
The mission of Fair Tide is to reduce homelessness by providing housing and supportive services to individuals and families in the Seacoast.  Learn more by calling 207-439-6376 or visit their website at
First Parish Church York

For more information about the First Parish Congregational Chuch, visit their website at or call 207-363-3758.  There are also office hours available, Monday – Friday from 9am-2pm.


Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Are you underweight? Overweight? Obsessed with food, weight or dieting? You are not alone. Today, there is a solution. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Free information sessions. For a complete list of meetings, please visit or call Lynne at (603) 778-1799.
Haven: support for battered women & children
Offers services, support and shelter for battered women and their children. Offers ongoing support groups in Portsmouth, Dover, and Salem NH for those who have experienced or are currently experiencing physical or emotional abuse from a partner. For more information, dates and locations, please call (603) 436-7924.
Learning to Live with Loss
Meets for ten weeks on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 PM, in the Ellis Conference Room, York Hospital. These sessions cycle quarterly in the fall, winter and spring, with offerings for holiday coping which meet during the first three Wednesdays in December. For dates and to register, please call 800-933-5593 ext. 4537, or 207-337-7333.
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

Manic Depression
Meets at the Portsmouth Pavilion every Sunday from 7:00-8:30 PM. For more information, call (207) 439-5081
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
Become more informed about MS. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 7:00-9:00 PM in York Hospital’s Ellis Conference Room. For more information, please call (207) 363-1913.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
York NAMI Family -York meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Eliot United Methodist Church in Eliot Maine on Route 236. Meetings are open to anyone who has mental illness or any family member, friends, professional or caregivers, who need support with the challenges of mental illness. For More Info Call: Kim Perham (207) 363-3429.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Connections Recovery Support
Meets every Tuesday from 1:00pm-2:30pm at Eliot United Methodist Church in Eliot Maine on Route 236. Meetings are for consumers only and are free of charge. This support group provides respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. A Safe and Relaxed setting to receive support living with mental illness. Strictly Confidential. For More Info Call: Sue Babin (207) 363-2458.
Naval Branch Health Clinic

For more information, visit or contact Tammy-McCauley-Masse  via email or by calling 207-438-2354, 


Overeaters Anonymous
Meets every Friday at 10:00 AM in York Hospital’s Medical Office Building lower level, and Saturdays from 9:00 AM in the Ellis Conference Room at York Hospital. Also, a group meets at Wells Public Library every Wednesday at 6:45 PM. For more information, please call (603) 433-5464.
Parkinson’s Support Group
This support group is a place to share information & support people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and caregivers. The group meets the first Sunday of the month from 1-2PM at York Hospital in the TMR room. Questions, please call Gail Anderson at (207) 363-6039.
Partners of People with HIV
Support group meets Wednesdays 6-7:30pm at Seacoast Mental Health Center, Sagamore Avenue in Portsmouth, NH. For more information, please call (603) 431-6703.
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 to learn more, or email [email protected]

Sexual Assault Support Services
Offers support groups for anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse and their families. For more information, please call (603) 436-4107.
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

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 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 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 

York Public Library

The York Public Library is located at:
15 Long Sands Road in York, ME 03909

For information about hours and programs, visit, email  [email protected]  or call 207-363-2818.


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

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.

127 Long Sands Road, York, Maine 03909
Phone: (207) 337-7300
Toll Free: 1 (877) 564-3321
Fax (207) 337-7327
Email: [email protected]

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. 

Visit  or contact the Volunteer office at (207) 351-2224 for more information.

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 or call 207-363-8444.