COVID19 - Safety of Families and Children

The DHHS Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) recognizes that the COVID19 pandemic may exacerbate conditions that create increased risk for domestic violence or child abuse and a decreased presence of supports found in places like school. Below are several resources in that regard, as well as contacts for suicide prevention.

Emergency: Call 911

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Call Maine Relay: 711

To Report Child Abuse or Neglect: 1-800-452-1999

Safe Voices 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-559-2927 The mission of Safe Voices is to support and empower those affected by domestic violence and engage the community in creating social change in Androscoggin, Oxford, and Franklin counties.

Immigrant Resource Center: 207-753-0061 Domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking advocacy and support

Maine Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112


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

Safety Assistance Information in Multiple Languages Is Listed Below.

English Info Sheet

French Info Sheet

Somali Info Sheet

Spanish Info Sheet

Portuguese Info Sheet

Arabic Info Sheet

Lingala Info Sheet