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Resources and Support for the Victims in Lewiston, Maine

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We offer our condolences to the victims, their families, and those impacted by the shootings at multiple locations in Lewiston, Maine on October 25, 2023.

Below is a list of resources that may provide comfort and support during this difficult time.

Resources for victim service providers, law enforcement, first responders, and community and faith leaders responding to this tragedy are also listed.

Family Assistance Center

The Maine State Police in conjunction with the Maine Attorney General’s Office, the Red Cross, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Victim Services Division opened the Family Assistance Center (FAC) on Saturday, October 28, at the Lewiston Armory. The FAC serves as one central space for victims and their loved ones to gather for assistance. This space is also open for those individuals who were present at the shooting sites, but not physically injured. Media will not be allowed to enter the FAC out of concern for privacy of victims. 

Lewiston Armory
65 Central Avenue
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Additional Local Services

Visit the Office of the Governor of Maine's Healing Together: Supporting Victims and Families of the Tragedy in Lewiston web page to learn about support available to the Lewiston community, including information about accessing mental health services.

Victim Helplines


VictimConnect is an OVC-funded service that offers confidential assistance to victims of crime. Trained specialists are available to help you locate services in your area, including mental health counseling, legal services, and more. Contact VictimConnect, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time at:

Phone or text: 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846)
Chat: https://chat.victimsofcrime.org/victim-connect
Dial 711 and VictimConnect staff can provide services through an interpreter in more than 200 languages and to hearing- and speech-impaired individuals.

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is a national hotline dedicated to year-round disaster crisis counseling.

This 24/7 toll free, multilingual, crisis support service is available to residents in the United States and its territories experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including incidents of mass violence. Call or text the hotline at 800-985-5990.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a source of support available 24/7 to people in crisis, including people experiencing challenging reactions to disasters. Support is available in English or Spanish.

Phone or text: 988
Chat: https://988lifeline.org/chat

Victim Compensation

The Maine Crime Victims’ Compensation Program, funded in part by OVC, may help offset a victim’s financial burden related to funeral, mental health, medical, and other expenses. Contact information for this program is:

Office of the Maine Attorney General
Phone: 207-624-7882 or 800-903-7882


Date Published: October 26, 2023