Maine Resiliency Center
A community resiliency center has opened in the Peck building, welcoming both victims and community members impacted by the October 25th tragedy. Navigators are onsite who can help with navigating mental health support, fuel assistance, and more.
Monday – Friday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm
26 Chapel Street, Lewiston, ME
Access from the 3rd floor of the parking garage on Chapel Street.
Mental Health Resources
Community therapy and mental health services will be available at the Ramada through Sunday, October 29th, and at the One Lewiston Community Vigil. Additional ongoing resources include:
- Tri County Mental Health Services
- Sweetser – Mental health peer-to-peer support line for adults available 24/7 at 1-866-771-9276.
- Maine Crisis Line – 1-888-568-1112 or 988
- NAMI Maine Helpline for first responders, professionals, friends, and family
- SAMHSA National Helpline – 1-800-662-4357 – confidential, free help from public health agencies to find substance use treatment and information
- Survivors of Mass Violence Online Peer Support Community (Facebook Group), run by the Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH).
- Resources for Deaf Individuals – Maine Association of the Deaf
- Doctor on Demand by Included Health – virtual mental health support in the comfort and privacy of your own home. For free services, visit the website or download the iphone or google app for phone. Use the code: LEWISTONSTRONG.
Resources for Families
- Teen Text Line – text “TEEN” to 839863. Highly trained teen listeners provide support, resources, and hope to any teen who is struggling.
- Tips for Talking to Children About Violence – for Families and Educators. This resource from the National Association of School Psychologists will help many with children in their lives.
- An Age-by-Age Guide to Talking About Mass Shootings – from the New York Times
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth After Mass Violence (2 pages) The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Creating Supportive Environments When Scary Things Happen (1 page) The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Coping After Mass Violence (2 pages) The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Tips for Parents & Professionals (2 pages) Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University
- For Teens: Coping After Mass Violence (2 pages) The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Talking to Teens When Violence Happens (2 pages) The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (2 pages) The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Resources for Businesses
We know that repeated closures cost your business revenue. The LA Metro Chamber is coordinating with DECD and other parties to advocate for support to help you with your losses. We will need to identify impacted businesses and the impact to be able to dedicate funds from different sources.
We know you are a proud bunch, and are so grateful for our small business community. If you have been impacted, please respond to the short form below. We will follow up with you as resources become available. Track your losses and expenses during this time.
This resource is provided by the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
- Dealing with Employees in Crisis – Options and Resources for Today’s Turbulent Times
- Active Shooter training video – This training video demonstrates the three tactics you can use to keep yourself and others safe during an active shooter attack—run, hide, and fight.
- Active Shooter How to Respond – This active shooter booklet provides information and resources for an active shooter situation and is was created US Department of Homeland Security.
- Strategies for Preparing to Deal with Crisis in the Workplace – Employers are advised to implement a workplace violence prevention policy. In addition to prohibiting acts of violence at work, an effective policy should set procedures for employees to report threats.
- Responding Prudently After a Workplace Shooting – When an event is chaotic, disruptive, traumatic and frightening for many workers, it may take some time to recover from the damage done to employee morale and to the physical building and business operations.