OUT Maine: Programming and resources for LGBTQ+ youth and youth allies as well as families, schools, and providers in the state of Maine. Virtual options now available. FMI see our youth programs page.
New Hope For Women 1-800-522-3304. Serving people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The helpline is still open, in-person services temporarily suspended.
SASSMM is hosting online support groups, including groups for LGBTQ+ and trans & non-binary survivors of sexual violence.
Community Learning for ME: A resource to support parents and teachers while school is not in session due to COVID-19.
Outright LA. Creating safe and affirming environments for youth ages 12-21 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning. See their facebook page for a current schedule, cancellations and virtual options.
Central Maine Healthcare COVID-19 Resources. Information about the virus, PLUS updated listings for food resources in Androscoggin.
Food Pantries (call for current hours).
Jefferson Area Food Pantry. Serving Jefferson & Somerville. Episcopal Church on Rt 126, Jefferson, 207-315-1134.
General Resource Listings
Places to get help in Knox County PDF A resource guide for Knox County created by AIO and Emergency Assistance.
Resources for Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic—Rockland, Maine Region A comprehensive resource guide created for the Rockland region.
Knox County Mapping & Information Resources page. Knox County EMA/GIS Program has created a resource page of interactive maps and associated information links, intended as a community resource.
Things are changing every day, so please call ahead before driving down.
Meals for students
Owls Head, Cushing, South Thomaston, Thomaston, or Rockland. Contact Kathy Blais at the RSU13 central office 207-596-6620.
Meals for everyone (call for current meal schedules)
Saint Bernard’s, 50 Broadway Avenue, Rockland, 207-594-5204.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, White Street, Rockland, 207-594-8232 or 207-594-8191.
Chestnut St. Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St., Camden, (207) 236-2195.
Soup’s On Congregational Church, 55 Elm St. Camden, 207-236-4821 or 207-646-4309.
Food for Families (call for current hours)
AIO Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance. Serves all of Knox County. 70 Thomaston St., Rockland 207-596-1043. https://www.aiofoodpantry.org/modified-operations.html
Camden Area Food Pantry. Serves Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Hope, Appleton, Union, Washington, Searsmont. 128 Mt. Battie Street, Camden 207-236-9790. www.camdenareachristianfoodpantry.org
Thomaston Food Pantry. Serves all of Knox County. Laura Libby School, Front Entrance. 13 Valley St. Thomaston, 207-354-6004. www.thomastonfoodpantry.org
Come Spring Food Pantry. Thompson Community Center, 51 S. Union Street, Union 207-785-4730.
Friendship-Cushing Food Pantry. Serves Friendship and Cushing. Old Cushing Library, Townhouse Road, Cushing, 207-354-0669.
Bread for the Journey Food Pantry. Serves Warren. Old Brick Community School Community Center, 166 Main Street, Warren, 207-273-4400.
St. George Community Cupboard. 47 Main Street, Tenants Harbor, 207-372-2193.
Washington Food Pantry. Serves Washington. 48 Liberty Road, Washington, 207-845-3155.
Salvation Army Food Pantry. Serves Knox County. Route 1, Rockland 207-594-5326.
Vinalhaven Food Pantry. Call as needed. 25 East Main St., Vinalhaven 207-863-4657.
Heat & Other Utilities
LIHEAP: Low income home energy assistance program. Call for appointment, 207-596-0361.
Electrical Utility Assistance. Possible discounts for managing electricity costs. 1-800-215-4942.
Knox County Homeless Coalition Hospitality House, shelter & case management. 169 Old County Rd, Rockport. www.homehelphope.org 207-593-8151.
Penquis Foreclosure Intervention. Counseling for homeowners at risk of losing their home. 207-596-0361.
Penquis Home Repair. Grants/loans to help repair homes. Income-eligible, one time only. 207-973-3655.
Penquis Head Start and Early Head Start. Child development program for income eligible families. 207-594-5342.
The Landing Place. Comprehensive at-risk youth program. 207-593-8151.