Crisis Response Services

Crisis Response Services: The Opportunity Alliance has provided crisis response services to residents of Cumberland County since 1970, ensuring that there is someone to provide help to children, adolescents, and adults whenever it is needed. Any resident of Maine can call the Maine Crisis Line at 1.888.568.1112 for assistance.

Crisis Response Services is a comprehensive 24-hour mental health crisis system offering phone and face-to-face crisis intervention and stabilization services for adults, children, and adolescents experiencing a crisis. Crisis Response Services include:

  • Maine Crisis Line: Available 24/7 at 1.888.568.1112. Trained call specialists are available to any resident experiencing mental health struggles. 
  • Mobile Outreach: Available 24- hours a day, 365 days a year, Mobile Outreach offers face to face crisis intervention services for adults, families and children during a mental health crisis.  A range of services includes crisis assessment and intervention and stabilization services.  Our staff can be available at one of our agency locations or at a mutually agreeable safe community site throughout Cumberland County.
  • Mental Health/Police Liaison: Working closely with the Portland Police Department, this specially trained staff-person provides crisis intervention, assessment, and assistance in facilitating crisis services. The mental health/police liaison is available to accompany the Portland Police Department responding to calls where a mental health crisis may be involved and to work closely with community providers when Portland Police may be involved.
  • Broadway Crossings: Broadway Crossings is a short-term therapeutic, crisis stabilization unit that is an alternative to hospitalization for adults experiencing a mental health crisis. 

We offer the following posters, printable onto 8.5 x 11 inch paper to post in high schools and middle schools alerting students to available help:

High School Students (girls)

High School Students (boys)


Middle School Students (girls)

Middle School Students (boys)


 

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