Resources & Support

After-Hours Peer to Peer Support Group

MECHWI has created a peer/peer support group to bring CHWs together to share common problems and experiences associated with a particular problem, condition, resource, or personal circumstance. In a support group, people can talk with other folks who are like themselves - people who truly understand what they're going through and can share the type of practical insights that can only come from firsthand experience. Additionally, this specialized group allows CHWs all over the state to share resources and network.

The After-Hours Group will be facilitated by CHWs to keep the group on track and see that all ideals are respected. During this time, the group will not be recorded, nor will minutes be taken, and confidentiality will always be honored.

Learn more and register for meetings here

Health Information

Below is a list of educational materials and resources on specific health topics that we have compiled for CHWs in Maine. This includes information specific to the COVID19 pandemic. If you have a resource or document that you would like to make available for other CHWs, we would love to post it to this webpage. We also want to hear from CHWs about what types of information they need. You can send us message about resource sharing and requests for health information using the contact page.

Community Resources

Document Archive

We regularly upload notes form our monthly meetings along with other important reference materials that document the activities of our coalition and the development of the community health workforce in Maine.

Advisory Meeting Notes

Advisory Meeting Minutes - 09-18-2023

Initiative Notes

MECHW Initiative Meeting Recording - 8-26-2023


Directory of CHW Organizations

To add your organization to the directory, register here

The Maine CHW Initiative is planning a directory that will contain basic information about CHWs programs across the state. The directory will serve as a resource for community members, patients, health care providers, and policy makers about where CHWs are accessible. If you work for a program using CHWs and would like to be listed on the future directory, please contact us here, send us a message using the contact page. We also encourage CHWs to participate in our statewide workforce survey that we are conducting in collaboration with the University of Maine System.

Services Organization Location Special Populations Languages Served Website
Behavioral & Mental Health Services; Youth Education and Recreation; Immigration Assistance; Job Application Assistance, Volunteer and Training Services; Court and Medical Services in French, Somali and Arabic Multicultural Community and Family Suport Services 292 Bates St., Suite #7, Lewiston Immigrants French, Arabic, Somali
Behavioral health/social services/clinical systems navigation; Education, prevention, advocacy; Targeted case management, Rehabilitative and community service (RCS); Youth Empowerment; Community mobile testing & vaccine center; COVID-19 support New Mainers Public Health Initiative 276 Lisbon St, Lewiston New Mainers None specified
Gender-Based Violence Services (system advocacy, outreach and referral, post-resettlement, human trafficking support & prevention, sexual assault support & prevention, domestic violence support & prevention, interpretation & language services, FGM support & prevention, cultural broker services, community education). Housing Assistance Services (Emergency Rental Assistance Program) Immigrant Resource Center of Maine 265 Lisbon Street Suite #2, Lewiston Immigrants, refugees Multiple
Community development, Support Services, Education and outreach. Lewiston Auburn Youth & Family Enrichment Services 79 Chestnut Street, Lewiston All populations None specified

Register your organization for the CHW Directory