Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness
- Family Planning Association of Maine: Works to ensure that all Mainers have access to high quality affordable sexual health care, especially underserved groups that face barriers to access.
- Frannie Peabody Center: Provides prevention services for at-risk groups and direct services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Maine.
- Higher Ground Counseling and Case Management Services in Brewer Maine.
- Planned Parenthood: Provides education and preventions services.
- The Gender Clinic: The Gender Clinic at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital is dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of transgender, gender diverse and questioning youth across Northern New England. We give treatment to children and their families from childhood through adolescence.
- Maine Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112
- GLBT National Help Center 1-888-843-4564: Provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer counseling, information and local resources.
- The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine:
- 1-800-822-5999 (Knox, Waldo, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Eastern Cumberland Counties).
- 1-800-871-7741 (anywhere in Maine)
- SASSMM staff and volunteer advocates offer support, information and referrals to individuals impacted by sexual violence: survivors, concerned others and community members of all ages, abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.
anti-bullying & youth organizations
anti-bullying & youth organizations
- GSA Network: Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.
- GLSEN: The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
- Teaching Tolerance: A program of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Creator of the documentary “Bullied,” SPLC has viewer’s guide, and excellent curriculum information, and newsletter and best practices resources for teaching tolerance in schools.
- Maine Attorney General’s Office: The Civil Rights Team Project (CRTP) is a school-based preventative program to combat hate violence, prejudice, harassment and bias in the schools.
- Stop Bullying: National expert Stan Davis of Wayne, Maine presents practical research-based strategies for reducing bullying in schools.
- Stop Bullying Now: Provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
- Safe Schools Coalition: This public-private partnership aims to reduce bias-based bullying and violence in schools across the nation by raising awareness among students, educators and parents.
- Teens Against Bullying: Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.
- NEA/National Education Association: This site provides a Diversity Tool Kit, links to anti-bullying resources (including a downloadable Safe Zone poster), and a school employee’s guide to LGBT issues.
- Committee for Children: Teaching children the skills that help them stay safe, manage their emotions, solve problems, avoid risky behavior, and improve their academics.
- Regain Your Name: Personal reputation management is dedicated to helping you deal with the huge problem of defamation, cyberbullying and cyberstalking on the internet. Advice via their website, or their Twitter support, is free.
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Roundtable of the American Library Association: The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Round Table of the American Library Association is committed to serving the information needs of the GLBT professional library community, and the GLBT information and access needs of individuals at large. We are committed to encouraging and supporting the free and necessary access to all information, as reflected by the missions of the American Library Association.
- Trekkers: Trekkers is a non-profit, outdoor-based mentoring program that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. Based in Thomaston, ME.
- Youthlinks: Youthlinks believes in creating positive experiences that inspire and empower our youth, providing out-of-school programs for young people to grow by connecting with local community, developing healthy life skills, and committing to a safe space where they belong.
- Wayfinder Schools: Wayfinder Schools offer relational learning programs that transform the nature of a high school education by providing students with the skills and experience necessary to discover their strengths, connect with their families, practice personal responsibility, and contribute to their communities, and which culminate in awarding a high school diploma from the State of Maine.
- Hurricane Island Outward Bound School: Outward Bound is a non-profit educational organization and expedition school that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through active learning expeditions that inspire character development, self-discovery and service both in and out of the classroom.
- Outright LA: Outright Lewiston/Auburn creates safe and affirming environments for youth age 22 and under who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning.
- Portland Outright: Portland Outright is a youth-driven program that offers support and services to LGBTQQ+ and Allied young people in the greater Portland, Maine area.