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How to Use the NEW Online Search Directory

There are three main ways to search the new 211 Maine Online Search Directory:

  1. Search by Need
  2. Search by Keyword
  3. Search by Common Category

Read below for helpful tips, or you can watch this video demonstration.

Search by Need:

Search by Need
  1. Select an area of need from the dropdown menu
  2. Select the situation that best describes your need
  3. Enter your town or zip code OR click on the magnifying glass and your town will automatically populate
  4. Click “Locate Services”
  5. This brings you to the Results Page. On this page, you can see what results best match your search.
  6. You can also filter results with additional options, including:
    • Accepted forms of payment
    • Accepted insurance
    • Whether those without insurance are accepted
    • And if the program is specific to only veterans and their families
  7. Click on a program that may meet your need.
Sample Program Listing

On the program page, you will find a description of the resource, address, phone number, hours, if there is specific eligibility requirements, languages offered, and more.

On the Results Page, you can change your “Area of Need” or “Specific Need” if you do not see a result or if you want to revise your search.

If you want to return to the homepage and search by Keyword, click “Back to Welcome Page.”

Returning to the Welcome Page

Search by Keyword:

Search by Keyword
  1. Select a search term from the dropdown menu OR type in a keyword
  2. Enter your town or zip code OR click on the magnifying glass and your town will automatically populate
  3. Click “Locate Services”
  4. This brings you to the Results Page. On this page, you can see what results best match your search.
  5. You can also filter results with additional options, including:
    • Accepted forms of payment
    • Accepted insurance
    • Whether those without insurance are accepted
    • And if the program is specific to only veterans and their families
  6. Click on a program that may meet your need.
Applying Additional Filters– remember to click APPLY FILTERS

On the program page, you will find a description of the resource, address, phone number, hours, if there is specific eligibility requirements, languages offered, and more.

On the Results Page, you can type in or select a new Search Term if you do not see a result or if you want to revise your search.

If you want to return to the homepage, click “Back to Welcome Page”

When clicking on a program, if you notice any information is inaccurate, please click, “Contact us here,” and let us know.

Click “Contact us here” if you notice any inaccurate information

Search by Common Category:

Search by Common Category
  1. Click on the Common Search Category listed. These categories will change as needs arise.
  2. This brings you to the Results Page. On this page, you can see what results best match your search.
  3. You can also filter results with additional options, including:
    • Accepted forms of payment
    • Accepted insurance
    • Whether those without insurance are accepted
    • And if the program is specific to only veterans and their families
  4. Click on a program that may meet your need.

As always, if you cannot find the information or referrals you are looking for, please call 211 (or 1-866-811-5695) or text your zip code to 898-211 and a trained, friendly specialist can help.

Can’t Find What You Need?

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You need a conversation.

Certain issues are hard to navigate. You’re not alone. 211 Maine can help.

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