Community Resource Guide

In addition to the community activities and services sponsored directly by the Church, there are quite a few other local resources available to those in need. The following guide may help you identify the right organization to contact.

Resource/Program Types

Emergency (Immediate) Crisis Connections
General Elder Care/Hospice
Children/Family Shelters
Medical/Dental/Mental Health Emergency Fuel/Electric Assistance
Local Resource Connections Low Income Legal Assistance
Substance Abuse Food/Clothing

For a printer-friendly PDF version of the Community Resource Guide, click this link: 2017 Community Resource Guide

Emergency (Immediate) Crisis Connections
24 hours a day/7 days a week

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Department (imminent danger: 911)667-7576
  • Northern New England Poison Center (800) 222-1222
    (Confidential hotline)
  • Suicide Prevention—Maine DHHS(888) 568-1112
    (Youth, adults & family)
  • National Runaway Safeline(800) 786-2929
    (Youth in crisis, confidential, home-free service)
  • Child Abuse and/or Neglect—Maine DHHS(800) 452-1999
    (Suspicion of physical, sexual or emotional abuse)
  • Atlantic Sexual Assault (AMHC)(800) 871-7741
    (Rape, child sexual abuse/incest)
  • The Next Step(800) 315-5579
    (Domestic violence: legal advice, shelter, support groups)
    (Services strictly confidential)
  • Spruce Run(800) 863-9909
    (Support to victims of partner (M/F) violence)
  • Elder Abuse—Maine DHHS(800) 624-8404
    (Adult protective services)



Medical/Dental/Mental Health

Local Resource Connections

Elder Care/Hospice

Substance Abuse


Emergency Fuel/Electric Assistance

  • Dolly Fisher Heating Fund (Blue Hill Peninsula)412-8072
    (Firewood, oil, propane, electric, food vouchers: run by First Congregational Church of Blue Hill)
  • Friends for a Warmer Town359-8394
    (Fuel, winterization: run by Brooklin Town Hall)
  • Surry Fuel Assistance Program667-5912
    (Fuel: run by Surry Town Hall)
  • Island Heating Assistance Program348-6602
    (Fuel: run by Deer Isle Sunset Congregational Church)
  • THAW Fund (Hancock County)664-2424
    (Fuel and electric: run by WHCA)

Low Income Legal Assistance


  • Tree of Life Food Pantry374-2900
    (Food Pantry- Th. 9am-3pm.)
    (Turnstyle- Used clothing, Th.10am-5pm & Tue./Sat. 10am-3pm) Blue Hill
  • Simmering Pot374-2891
    (Free meal, Mon. 2:30pm-6pm, except holidays) First Congregational Church of Blue Hill
  • Island Food Pantry348-6181
    (Thurs. 5:30pm-7pm, closed 5th Thurs.) 6 Memorial Ln, Stonington

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