Community Support

Area support groups and information links: Please note that these are provided based on information given to us. Please make sure to contact the individual areas for questions and dates and times of meetings.

211maine or call “2-1-1”: 24/7 HEALTH & social assistance for all mainers
211 Maine is a comprehensive statewide directory of over 8,000 health and human services available in Maine. The toll free 2-1-1 hotline connects callers to trained call specialists who can help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Finding the answers to health and human services questions and locating resources is as quick and easy as dialing 2-1-1 or visiting
Aids Response to the Seacoast
Offers a variety of support groups for people with HIV and Aids and their families and partners. For more information, please call (603) 433-5377.
Al-Anon Support Group for families and friends of alcoholics
Meets Mondays at 7:00 PM and Wednesdays at 7:30 PM at St. George’s Episcopal Church in York. For more information, please call (800) 498-1844 or (207)  284-1844; or go to their website at\maineldc.
Al-Ateen Support group for teenagers of alcoholics
Call (800) 498-1844 for meeting times and locations; or visit their website at\maineldc.
Family Members of Addicts
The Cottage Program – York Hospital’s Substance Abuse program – offers a support/educational group for family members of addicts. The group meets Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm. For more information, please call (207) 351-2118.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Meets every Saturday at 8:00 PM in York Hospital’s Hall House, and on Sundays at 7:30 AM at the Lion’s Club, Kittery. For other times and locations nearest you, call 1-800-73-SOBER; York/Saco, ME area: (800) 737-6237, in NH, dial (603) 622-6967.
Bereavement Support: The Grief Journey

Meets Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, at St. George’s Church,  407 York St, and is facilitated by  Julie Weiss, LMSW-CC, a York Hospital Hospice social worker.  To register for this group, please call 207-337-7333.

Cancer Support
York Hospital Living Well Cancer Support Group provides emotional support and information for those coping with diagnosis, treatment and recovery from cancer. The group meets the second Monday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30 PM at the Living Well Center library at 127 Long Sands Road, York. For more information: (207) 351-3721.
Caregivers Support Group
This group is for anyone caring for another and in need of a little extra support and encouragement. The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 2:00PM at the Living Wells Center at 127 Long Sands Road, York. For more information, please call (207) 351-3721.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Are you underweight? Overweight? Obsessed with food, weight or dieting? You are not alone. Today, there is a solution. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Free information sessions. For a complete list of meetings, please visit or call Lynne at (603) 778-1799.
Haven: support for battered women & children
Offers services, support and shelter for battered women and their children. Offers ongoing support groups in Portsmouth, Dover, and Salem NH for those who have experienced or are currently experiencing physical or emotional abuse from a partner. For more information, dates and locations, please call (603) 436-7924.
Friends of the Heart Support
A support group for anyone with cardiac concerns, an implantable cardiac device, or a cardiac diagnosis to learn and share how it impacts their lives. The group meets the 4th Thursday of the month from 1:00 – 2:00PM in the Ellis Conference Room at York Hospital. For questions, please call 207-475-1167.
Learning to Live with Loss
Meets for ten weeks on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 PM, in the Ellis Conference Room, York Hospital. These sessions cycle quarterly in the fall, winter and spring, with offerings for holiday coping which meet during the first three Wednesdays in December. For dates and to register, please call 800-933-5593 ext. 4537, or 207-337-7333.
Manic Depression
Meets at the Portsmouth Pavilion every Sunday from 7:00-8:30 PM. For more information, call (207) 439-5081
MS Self Help Group
Become more informed about MS. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 7:00-9:00 PM in York Hospital’s Ellis Conference Room. For more information, please call (207) 363-1913.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
York NAMI Family -York meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Eliot United Methodist Church in Eliot Maine on Route 236. Meetings are open to anyone who has mental illness or any family member, friends, professional or caregivers, who need support with the challenges of mental illness. For More Info Call: Kim Perham (207) 363-3429.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Connections Recovery Support
Meets every Tuesday from 1:00pm-2:30pm at Eliot United Methodist Church in Eliot Maine on Route 236. Meetings are for consumers only and are free of charge. This support group provides respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. A Safe and Relaxed setting to receive support living with mental illness. Strictly Confidential. For More Info Call: Sue Babin (207) 363-2458.
Overeaters Anonymous
Meets every Friday at 10:00 AM in York Hospital’s Medical Office Building lower level, and Saturdays from 9:00 AM in the Ellis Conference Room at York Hospital. Also, a group meets at Wells Public Library every Wednesday at 6:45 PM. For more information, please call (603) 433-5464.
Parkinson’s Support Group
This support group is a place to share information & support people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and caregivers. The group meets the first Sunday of the month from 1-2PM at York Hospital in the TMR room. Questions, please call Gail Anderson at (207) 363-6039.
Partners of People with HIV
Support group meets Wednesdays 6-7:30pm at Seacoast Mental Health Center, Sagamore Avenue in Portsmouth, NH. For more information, please call (603) 431-6703.
Sexual Assault Support Services
Offers support groups for anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse and their families. For more information, please call (603) 436-4107.
Stroke Support Group
York Hospital’s Stroke Support Group offers survivors and family members a way to understand the effects of stroke and ways to enrich their lives. We recognize that a stroke affects the whole person and their loved ones. We are happy to offer this group as a forum to share experiences, to gain support for the journey and to become inspired to move forward after stroke. The group meets the 4th Monday of the month 10-11:30AM at the Living Well Center. For more information, please call (207) 351-3700.