Are you frightened or confused by what’s happening in your relationship? Are you concerned about a friend or family member? Are you not sure where to turn or who to ask for help?
That’s what we’re all about. The first step to receiving help is to connect with one of our advocates, either through our 24-hour helpline or in person at our resource center or one of our outreach offices throughout Aroostook County. If you are looking for more information before contacting us, read more about what we do and how we can help.
From our free helpline to help creating a safety plan or navigating the legal system to support groups and emergency shelter or transitional housing, we hope you’ll find what you need. If you’re unsure whether you’re dealing with abuse, take our quiz for adults or young adults. It just might help you see things more clearly.
You can always call our helpline at 1.800.439.2323 at any time, day or night.
Help & Support Line
We provide 24-hour support for anyone who has been affected by abuse and violence on our free and confidential hotline at 1-800-439-2323. We are here to listen to your experiences and help you explore options to decide what is best for YOUR life. We will offer you information and options, never judgment.
Just a Heads Up!
On nights and weekends, our calls are fielded by our answering service. When you call, a worker will ask for your name and number. One of us will call you back within the next 10 minutes.
You can give a fake name if you don’t feel comfortable using your real one. The call will be from a private or unknown number as a safety precaution when we call you back. If you cannot wait for a callback, ask the answering service to transfer you directly to an advocate.
If you or someone you care about is experiencing or being affected by abuse and violence, you may prefer to meet with an advocate in person. Advocates are here to listen to and speak with you about your experience. Advocates will help you explore options and resources available so YOU can make informed decisions about what is best for YOUR life. Advocates offer information and support without judgment.
Our resource center in Presque Isle is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM. You are welcome to walk in with or without an appointment. Additionally, we have outreach offices in Houlton, Madawaska, and Fort Kent, where face-to-face appointments can be made by calling the office nearest you.
If you cannot get to any of these locations and still wish to schedule a face-to-face meeting, contact us. We can often problem-solve other options to fit your reality.
Presque Isle Resource Center
209 State Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769