Crisis Resources

Crises in our lives or in the communities in which we live can evoke many emotions – sadness, grief, helplessness, anxiety, and anger.

Children struggling with their thoughts and feelings about the stories and images of the shooting in Lewiston may turn to trusted adults for help and guidance.

As a parent/guardian or Big Brother or Big Sister, you may be struggling with how to talk with children about this frightening and terrible event.

Below are some resources to consider when talking to children about traumatic events.

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Families and Educators

Resources for Victims and Survivors of Gun Violence from Everytown for Gun Safety

Resources to help families cope after a Mass Shooting from Northwestern University’s Family Institute


Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988

Maine Crisis Line: 1-888-568-1112

NAMI Maine Helpline: 1-800-464-5767 & Press #1


Please do not hesitate to contact our Program Managers at any time for guidance and support.