Resources for Youth in Maine
Resources from GLAD
Free & confidential legal information, assistance, and referrals
Monday – Friday 1:30 – 4:30 pm at 800-455-GLAD(4523)
Free legal representation for transgender people seeking to update their legal name and gender on federal and state documents (in collaboration with Ropes & Gray LLP and MTPC)
Juvenile Justice Resource Organizations in Maine
LGBTQ Organizations in Maine
Additional Maine Resources
American Civil Liberties Union of Maine
Consumers for Affordable Health Care
Shelters in Maine
Preble Street Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter
Licensed emergency overnight shelter for youth ages 12 through 20 from 8:00 pm – 8:00 am every day.
38 Preble Street
Portland, ME 04101
Emergency shelter for up to twelve youth ages 12 through 19. Maximum length stay is three weeks. Additional services, including transitional living programs for youth ages 16 to 21, are also available.
134 College Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
207-795-4070 (staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Emergency shelter for youth ages 10 to 20 open 7:00 pm – 8:00 am. Day Drop-Program open 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. Additional services, including a transitional living program for youth ages 16 to 20, are also available.
136 Union Street
Bangor, ME 04401
207-941-2874 or Toll Free: 1-866-561-SHAW (staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
– TrevorLifeline: 866-488-7386 (available 24/7 for young people in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk)
– TrevorChat: Online 7 days a week 3pm-10pm
– TrevorText: Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 M-F 3pm-10pm
Sample Reading Lists
Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt
The inspiring true story of Nicole Maines, a transgender girl from Maine, and her family.