Our Results

Substance Use Disorder.

Prevent, treat, and support recovery from Substance Use Disorder

Our objectives revolve around expanding access to the full spectrum of affordable treatment and recovery resources. Additionally, we aim to enhance prevention programming, initiate youth initiatives to boost resiliency, and implement strategies to reduce stigma surrounding Substance Use Disorder.

Community Challenges


Nonfatal overdoses with EMS response in our region.


Overdose deaths in our region.


Of Maine adults reported having had SUD in the past year.


Babies born substance exposed in our region.

How we’re helping, United in Purpose


Individuals supported through treatment and recovery.


Individuals in our region referred to supports for SUD through 211 Maine.


Family members of individuals with SUD receiving supports.


Youth participating in programs, enhancing resilience.

211 Maine

Many people struggle when trying to navigate and make connections to services they need. 2-1-1 Maine is a free, confidential, and easy to remember number that connects people to thousands of health and human services in their community for everyday needs and in times of crisis.

Link to Programs we Fund

Explore the impactful programs and projects fueled by Heart of Maine United Way’s strategic funding mechanisms. Guided by the Opportunity 2028 Bold Goals, our Strategic Investment Grants empower organizations across our six-county region.

Response Fund

The Brick Church in Bangor has the ability and resources to provide overnight shelter to 24 individuals during the cold night of winter. they had a need for a Washer and Dryer so they can continue to meet the basic needs of their guests.