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Support Services

Senior Services

S.E.A.R.C.H. -Androscoggin, Kennebec & Sagadahoc counties

S.E.A.R.C.H, which stands for "Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage & Hope," promotes independent living for elderly and disabled people in Maine. Services range from home visitation, to help with home and yard chores, to transportation and help with errands. All services are delivered at no cost.

S.E.A.R.C.H. is a non-denominational program of Catholic Charities Maine.

Wendy Russell, Program Director
E-Mail: [email protected]

Androscoggin County
270 Minot Avenue, Suite B
Auburn, ME 04210
207-784-2453 Fax

Sagadahoc County
125 Congress Avenue
Mailing: 80 Congress Avenue
Bath, ME 04530

Kennebec Valley
St. Michael Pastoral Center
24 Washington Street
Augusta, ME 04330

Independent Support Services

Independent Support Services provides homemaking services to allow elderly clients, disabled individuals, and families in crisis to remain in their homes. Services include grocery shopping, laundry and errands, light house cleaning, household management, emotional support, and occasional respite care.

Telephone referrals may be made by the individual in need, family members, or other community-based agencies. Home and Family Services may be available at no charge for people meeting eligibility guidelines. For others, a co-payment is required.

For more information or to request services, call 1-888-ISS-CCME (1-888-477-2263 ) or the Catholic Charities Maine office near you.

Main Office
307 Congress St., P.O. Box 10660
Portland, ME 04104-6060
Tel: (207) 523-2707
Fax: (207) 781-8560

Branch Offices


136 State St.
Augusta, ME 04330
Tel: (207) 514-1451
Fax: (207) 622-9781


270 Minot Ave., Suite B
Auburn, ME 04210
Tel: (207) 784-0137
Fax: (207) 784-2453


5 Lowell St., PO Box 343
Calais, ME 04619
Tel: (207) 454-0492
Fax: (207) 299-1930


66 Western Ave., P.O. Box 378
Fairfield, ME 04937-0378
Tel: (207) 238-8615
Fax: (207) 453-4371


66 State St., P.O. Box 797
Portland, ME 04101
Tel: (207) 871-1161
Fax: (207) 871-7457