Social Work


Referral Resources - Scarborough / Cumberland County

We have listed some local resources below, through which various types of assistance are available.  This is by no means and "exhaustive" list of the many resources available to Scarborough and Cumberland County residents.  For more specific information about other resources, it is recommended that you contact 211 Maine (listed below).

24/7 Emergency Services

Emergencies requiring ambulance, police, or fire department

Phone: Dial 911 from any phone.

211 Maine

Confidential Information and referral call center; available 24/7

Phone: Dial 211 Maine from any phone
Web: http://www.211maine.org [Exit Site]

Mental Health Crisis Line - The Opportunity Alliance

24 hour hotline provides phone and access to face-to-face services including support, risk assessment, consultation, and stabilization

Phone: (207)774-HELP (4357); 1-888-568-1112 (statewide toll-free)
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Web: www.opportunityalliance.org [Exit Site]

Maine Dept. of Health and Human Services

State agency offering a wide variety of social, economic and health services for families, children, teens, adults, elders, etc., statewide in Maine

Portland District Office
Address: 161 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101 
Phone: (207)822-2000
Connecting All Programs
Phone: 1(800)482-7520
Child Protective Intake
Phone: (800)452-1999 (in-state only)
Web: www.maine/gov/dhhs  [Exit Site]

General Assistance Office (Scarborough)

General Assistance provides aid, under strict guidelines, to individuals and families in financial crisis within their community.

Scarborough Municipal Building
Address: 259 U.S. Route 1 / PO Box 360, Scarborough, ME 04074-0360
Phone: (207)730-4025
Web: www.scarboroughmaine.org [Exit Site]

Project G.R.A.C.E.

"Our mission is to imporve the lives of our neighbors by identifying both those in need and those willing to share their gifts, and coordinating the interchange in a compassionate, confidential manner"

Phone: (207)883-5111
Web: www.projectgracemaine.org [Exit Site]

Preble Street Resource Center

Barrier free services to empower people experiencing homelessness, housing, hunger and poverty; advocacy for solutions to these problems.

Phone: (207)775-0026
Address: 38 Preble Street, Portland, ME 04101
Web: www.preblestreet.org [Exit Site]
Social Work Office



Christina Gerber
LCSW
Phone: (207) 730-5028
Email: cgerber
           @scarboroughschools.org

Florence Lusk
LCSW
Phone: (207) 730-5029
Email: flusk
           @scarboroughschools.org

Molly Montgomery
LCPC
Student Assistance Counselor
Phone: (207) 730-5022
Email: mmontgomery
           @scarboroughschools.org

Amy Ranco
LCSW
Phone: (207) 730-5027
Email: aranco
           @scarboroughschools.org