Healthy Young Adults

EMERGE is a new initiative of the Choose To Be Healthy Coalition funded by Maine Prevention Services.  Coalition partners including York County Community College, York Adult and Community Education and the York County District Attorney’s Office are working with dedicated staff to develop, implement and evaluate drug prevention strategies. Our goal is to reduce the problems associated with drug use among our emerging adults (18-25 years old) in southern York County.

During this unprecedented public health crisis we are all experiencing now, CTBH will strive to provide resources to help young adults keep up with their school, physical and mental health.
We hope the following resources are helpful:

Call 2-1-1 or go to 211

  • 211 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people of all ages across Maine to local services. 211 Maine is help for Mainers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also text 898-211 to 211 get ANY kind of help!

COVID- 19 Resources

Substance Use Prevention Information and Resources

  • is a self assessment anyone can use to see if their drinking has gotten unhealthy.

For Your Mental Health

  • PromiseLine 1-800-434-3000 for mental health services anywhere in Maine, remotely as well.
  • Maine Crisis Line 1-888-568-1112 24/7 for help
  • Intentional Warm Line 1-866-771-9276 to talk anytime 24/7
  • The National Alliance of Mental Illness in Maine has a helpline and other resources.

For Your Physical Health

Resources for Schooling and Working from Home

For more information on this initiative or to suggest resources for this page, contact Stephanie Masters-Plamondon via email.