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211 Maine: 

Get Connected. Get Answers.


out there! 


Some areas of the state have opened public cooling centers.

Dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695)  
or text your zip code to 898-211 to locate a cooling center near you.
If we do not have any listings available in your area, city/town libraries, senior centers, and other public locations are good places to cool off.


211 Celebrates 12 Years
I am proud to be guiding 211 Maine as it celebrates another milestone, turning 12 years this July. The growth and impact of 211 has been significant, especially over the past year. 
We have added a text feature to our service, we continue to operate the Opiate Helpline for those looking for services for themselves or someone they know, and are in the process of migrating to a new system that will make finding resources even easier for those in need.
I look forward to lighting more birthday candles with all of you who make 211 a remarkable resource for Maine.
As always, please share this e-newsletter with others! 
Thank you for reading,
Nikki Busmanis, 211 Maine Program Manager


Summer Meals
If you are struggling to feed your family, you are not alone. Food insecurity is a significant challenge facing people in Maine today. 
211 can connect you with programs that can help, including food pantries and summer meal programs. 
Contact 211 or view a list of summer meal programs in Maine.


Data at Your Fingertips
211 Maine collects data on the types of needs and referrals people contact us for each month. We share this information to help inform communities and community leaders about potential needs in Maine.
If you are looking for data that will support your strategic plan or a grant request we would love to help.
2) Visit our About page and in the far right column see "DOWNLOAD DATA REPORTS." 
3) Click on the year you are interested in and find reports listing top referral categories for each month statewide, by county, and more.
Let us know if the data is helpful to you.
211 by the Numbers
From July 2017 - May 2018,
  • Total calls to 211 Maine: 33,999 
  • Total incoming texts: 3,309
  • Total websearch visits: 163,409
Top Three Call Referral Categories Statewide, July 2017 - May 2018:




211 Maine is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Operations are overseen by a Board of Directors.
New Resources Are Always Being Added



Share Your Story!
Did you or someone you know reach out to 211 Maine and find needed supports or services? Are you a provider who referred someone to 211 and they found a helpful resource?


211 Maine is collecting stories to add to our outreach materials (Facebook posts, website, etc.). We want to know if the information and referrals you received from 211 Maine really made a difference.


Click the link below to participate in this brief survey! 


We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Center services provided by The Opportunity Alliance.


Email nbusmanis@211maine.org if you would like to order any 211 Maine materials.

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