Helpful Links


Hotlines  / Shelters
Maine Statewide Crisis Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round, and serves children, adolescents and families in crisis
Statewide Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline will connect you with your local domestic violence resource center

List of Hotlines / Crisis Numbers from the State of Maine's Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Emergency Shelters information on locations and contacts for shelters in Maine

211 Maine “a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people of all ages across Maine to local services.” Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Maine COVID-19 VACCINATION Information

Community Vaccination Line: 1-888-445-4111

The Maine COVID-19 Community Vaccination Line helps Maine people get information about vaccine clinics. For translation services, call the number listed above and state your desired language (for example: "Spanish"). Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may dial 711 and asked to be connected to the number above. The vaccination line does not provide faster access to appointments.


For local help contacts & resources, please visit our Local Resources page.

Diverse Books and Anti-Racism Resources
The Anti-Racist Reading List by author Ibram X. Kendi

“Talking About Race” web portal to help people explore issues of race, racism and racial identity; released by The National Museum of African American History and Culture
Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism
8 tips for choosing “good” picture books featuring diverse, BIPOC characters
Where to find diverse books curated by the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books
Anti-racist resources for children, families, and educators curated by The Brown Bookshelf
45 Black Young Adult Novels
Talking Race With Young Children
Beautiful Blackbird Children's Summer Virtual Book Festival brought to you by Indigo Arts Alliance; activities, dance, and links to a collection of children's books by Black authors and artists

Employment / Education
Getting a Job: Resources, Courses, Webinars
No-cost, short-term training in currently-needed fields by Maine’s Community Colleges
Maine JobLink
Maine Career Center
Resume Writing Tutorial
Early College Programs at the University of Maine

Fact Checking
How to Spot Fake News infographic from The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions based on this article
Evaluating Information a guide from the American Library Association which lists several fact checking sites including but limitied to:
FactCheck.org
PolitiFact
Snopes

Financial Help

Bureau of Unemployment Compensation unemployment information for Maine residents; includes Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Insurance information
Protecting Your Finances During the Coronavirus Pandemic information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; includes resources for mortgage and housing assistance
COVID-19 Rental Relief Program information from the Maine State Housing Authority

Personal Finance and Consumer Protection Guide steps for quicker financial relief from the U.S. Department of the Treasury

Health Information
HealthCare.gov

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Maine
National Institute of Mental Health
National Library of Medicine
MedlinePlus
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Legal Help
The Gale LegalForms database is available through the Digital Maine Library (use the A-Z index to find the link to Gale Legal Forms).
Maine Laws and Legal Resources
Maine Attorney General's Consumer Law Guide
HelpMELaw's Legal Library
HelpMELaw's List of Helpful Organizations for legal information and advice; list includes legal offices serving low-income clients
Pine Tree Legal Assistance organization serving people who live in Maine or have a problem in Maine; includes many Self-Help Tools
WomensLaw.org provides information on different forms of abuse and legal information for domestic abuse victims

Libraries
Digital Maine Library is a collection of databases, including Gale Culinary Arts Collection, Gale LegalForms, NoveList Plus, ProQuest Global Newsstream, & PubMed.
The Maine State Library is a great resource for information, research tools, genealogy help, and services, including library services for people with disabilities. One of those services is Talking Books which the Maine State Library describes as a "federally-funded program which provides recorded books and special players free to persons who are blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped (cannot hold a book) or who have a doctor-certified reading disability."
Portland Public Library offers library cards to all residents of the Southern Maine Library District who can sign up for a card at Portland Public or at a number of participating libraries, including Kenenbunk Free Library. A card offers access to PPL materials, including many digital resources and databases. Please call KFL at 207-985-2173 for more information.
Louis T. Graves Memorial Library in Kennebunkport, ME
Wells Public Library in Wells, ME
RSU 21 Libraries our local public school libraries


Taxes
Federal Forms, Instructions & Publications from the Internal Revenue Service
Maine State Forms from Maine Revenue Services
IRS E-File Options including IRS Free File program (certain restrications apply)
Maine FastFile options, including Maine i-File (free for Maine tax payers, certain restrictions apply)
United Way's My Free Taxes program
Other websites for filing your taxes include TurboTax turbotax.com and TaxAct: taxact.com