Tedford Housing provides shelter, housing and services to those in need. For contact information: http://tedfordhousing.org/
The 2-1-1 Maine Resource Directory includes program and service information as well intake procedures, eligibility requirements, and other vital information. To access the Directory go to: http://www.211maine.org/about.asp. To speak to a 2-1-1 Operator any time any day, simply dial 2-1-1.
Homeless shelters in Maine
For a comprehensive listing of the homeless shelters in Maine go to: http://www.maine.gov/education/homeless_ed/shelters.htm
General Assistance (GA) is a program run by every town to help residents with emergency needs. In an emergency, you can apply by phone. For more information about the General Assistance Program go to: http://www.ptla.org/ga.htm
Emergency Food Assistance
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program offers food assistance to individuals and families. For more information: http://www.mchpp.org/
Food pantries in Maine
To locate food pantries across the State of Maine go to: http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/co/tefap/countysearch.html
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides money to help low-income homeowners and renters pay for heating costs. For more information, including contact info, go to: http://www.mainehousing.org/PROGRAMSLiheap.aspx?ProgramID=37
Low Income Assistance Plan at Maine Housing
If you receive residential electric service from an electric utility and you are not living in government subsidized housing, you may be eligible for assistance with your electric bills from your electric utility’s Low Income Assistance Plan at Maine Housing. For information: Low Income Assistance Plan (LIAP).
Appliance Replacement Program at Maine Housing
If you pay your own electric bill, you may be eligible for a new, energy-efficient refrigerator from MaineHousing’s Appliance Replacement Program. For information: Appliance Replacement Program.
Central Heating Improvement Program at Maine Housing
If your heating system is in need of repair or replacement, you may qualify for the Central Heating Improvement Program at Maine Housing. For information: Central Heating Improvement Program (CHIP).
During tax season, people are focused on filing their tax returns, but financial stability – one of the building blocks for a good quality of life — is about more than just tax preparation. This tax season, Midcoast CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) volunteers served more than 500 individuals and families with free tax preparation while helping them make the most of their money through asset-building coaching.
Our volunteer-run program is able to serve low- to moderate-income individuals and families in the Midcoast area thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters! [ MORE ]
Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund “Circuit Breaker” Program
Maine’s Circuit Breaker program allows eligible Maine residents to receive a partial refund of property taxes and/or rent paid on their primary residence. For more information: http://www.maine.gov/revenue/taxrelief/tnr.htm
Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community/WWC
WWC provides training, advocacy and assistance in four program areas: Building a Career; Starting a Business; Managing your Money; and Becoming a Leader. For more information go to: http://www.womenworkandcommunity.org/