Community and Resources

To call when in crisis:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-866-834-4357

Sweetser Crisis Services: To speak with a trained crisis clinician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 1-888-568-1112.

New Hope for Women (Waldo, Sagadahoc, Knox, and Lincoln counties) Domestic, dating, and elder abuse: 1-800-522-3304 If you are in immediate danger, call 911

Alcoholics Anonymous: 1-800-737-6237

Alanon (for the loved ones of alcoholics): 1-800-498-1844

Narcotics Anonymous: 1-800-974-0062

NA for women: Southern Maine: 1-800-611-1588 Northern Maine  1-800-611-1779

Non-Crisis Help and Community Support:

The Warm Line: “Confidential telephone support services for non-crisis situations, including, but not limited to:
Peer-to-peer support, social connection, sharing personal victories, overcoming fear, grief or sadness, developing effective strategies for the future, assistance with referrals to community resources, talking to someone when feeling sad, lonely, or discouraged.” 1-866-771-9276

Broadreach  338-1652 Mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities services. Case management. Outpatient therapy.

Sweetser  Mental health services & community support 1-800-434-3000

New Hope For Women  338-6569

Waldo County Action Partners Info and contact numbers for transportation, Headstart, fuel assistance and more.

WeCARE (Waldo Encourages Community Assisted Recovery Efforts)
Check their website for community events & join them on Facebook.

Art on the Web:

Art Therapy Blogs “The top 50 Art Therapy Blogs”

Addiction and Art  Huge site, filled with inspiration and resources.

Ravelry: A huge online resource and community for those who knit, crochet and spin. There’s some wonderful forums for those in recovery and suffering from chronic illnesses.

Foldplay: Upload and print your artwork and turn it into amazing stuff. Totally free!


Fiddlehead Artisan Supply at 159 High Street in Belfast, Maine has a large selection of full price art and crafts supplies, books, and fabric. It’s an inspiring place to visit.

Dick Blick is the biggest online store for art supplies. Everything from cheapie supplies for young children to the highest quality professional grade supplies.

John Neal Bookseller has a huge selection of calligraphy supplies, including hard-to-find nibs and holders.

Dover Books Click the link to join their sampler program and get coloring pages for free!

Coloring Pages One of the many good (and free) printable coloring pages websites.

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