Alcoholics Anonymous
, in Maine, 24 Hour Hotline 800-737-6237 or 207-774-4335. During business hours, your call will be taken by a member of Alcoholics Anonymous who knows exactly what you are going through and can give you all the information you need. At night, reach a well qualified answering service, who can give meeting information, or put you in touch with an recovering alcoholic, in your area, who will speak with you about your problem. There are over 700 meetings in Maine and southern New Brunswick every week. To find a meeting near you, visit

American Cancer Society
, Northern New England Region – Topsham, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300; 373-3700

American Heart Association
, in Maine, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, 207-879-5700.

Franklin Community Health Network
, Farmington, 778-6031; 800-398-6031; Healthy Community Coalition promotes health and well-being through disease prevention, health education, and community building. The Hope Harvest Garden is a community garden located on the grounds at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

HealthReach RSVP
, 778-0427 or 800-427-1127, volunteers have a choice of assignments in 30+ agencies in Greater Franklin County. Volunteers may also work at home doing telephone reassurance or knitting or sewing for children (training required).

Maine Veterans Homes, has six facilities located throughout the state – Augusta, Bangor, Caribou, Machias, Scarborough, South Paris – which are recognized for their modern amenities, exceptional programs and full continuum of care. The programs are designed to meet the long-term healthcare needs of veterans and lend support to their families. Visit the SOUTH PARIS HOME, 477 High Street, South Paris; call 743-6300 or 888-684-4668; or browse

March of Dimes, Maine Chapter
, 60 Gray Road, Unit #8, Falmouth, 878-1199, [email protected] The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The Maine Chapter awards community grants to provide preconception/prenatal education, support and intervention.

National Safety Council, 800-557-2366. The simplest way to find out if your home has high levels of radon is through a carbon filter test. Kits are available in stores or may be purchased inexpensively by calling the Radon Helpline. FMI, visit

Rumford Group Homes
, 160 Lincoln Avenue, Rumford, 364-3547, collaborates with other community organizations to develop programs to meet the social, emotional, mental and physical needs of Oxford County youths.

Rumford Hospital, 420 Franklin St., 369-1000, is a critical access hospital, providing comprehensive primary care and sophisticated diagnostic services, including CT scanning, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. The hospital offers medical surgical nursing services, a birthing center, women’s health services and ambulatory surgery. Our Swing Bed program provides care for patients who need skilled nursing services. RH also maintains a 24-hour emergency department and staffs an Intensive Care Unit. Through its affiliation with Central Maine Medical Center, RH offers specialty clinics with doctors who specialize in orthopedics, oncology, pulmonology, cardiology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, neurology, and nephrology. RH also offers an array of education and wellness and prevention services, including LifeStrides, a cardiac rehabilitation program. With the latest diagnostic equipment, a multi-site primary care group practice, and clinical ties to CMMC, Rumford Hospital provides River Valley residents with local access to a wide array of healthcare services.

Western Maine Community Action’s Tri-County Health Services, 218 Penobscot Street, Rumford, 800-645-9636, is an organization devoted to providing expert and affordable reproductive health care and information with offices in Rumford, Farmington, Auburn and Norway. All of the services are confidential. They consult, train and teach, working with topics such as puberty, relationships, birth control, pregnancy, communication skills, STDs and safer sex.

Western Maine Health, a member of The MaineHealth Family, located at 181 Main Street, Norway, 743-5933, and affiliates: Stephens Memorial Hospital, Market Square Health Care Center, PACE Paramedic Service, Stephens Community Healthcare Foundation, Stephens Memorial Specialty Clinic, Western Maine Family Practice, Western Maine Surgery, Western Maine Mountain Clinic, Western Maine Obstetrics & Gynecology, Western Maine Pediatrics.

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