MAINE – Financial Hardship Emergency Assistance – Food And Shelter

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE IN FIGHTING TROUBLE

Courageous individuals and organizations from both the private and public sectors are developing innovative ways of fighting hunger, providing shelter and offering creative solutions in resolving all types of life-changing trouble. If you know of such an organization, please contact us and if approved, we will post the information on our site.

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FEATURED HOMELESS SHELTERS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

Emmaus Homeless Shelter

1 Main St

Ellsworth ME 04605

207-667-3962
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Rumford Group Homes

201 Knox St

Rumford ME 04276

207-369-9439

ADDITIONAL SHELTER LISTINGS, PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES

Hope Haven Gospel Mission
A nonprofit organization serving poor and homeless persons in Lewiston/Auburn and surrounding areas of Maine. The organization operates a shelter and a soup kitchen, which serves meals twice a day. Counseling and a Christian environment are provided to those who wish to join their rehabilitation program. 209 Lincoln St. Lewiston, Maine 04240-9954 Phone: 207-783-6086

Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter
The Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter provides shelter and meals to up to 10 individuals each night. The Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter’s home page contains a description of their services, a brief history of homelessness, and information about contributing and volunteering. 28 Ticonic Street Waterville, ME 04903 Phone: 207-872-6550

York County Shelter Programs
They offer emergency, transitional, and permanent housing for previously homeless adults and children. They also provide substance abuse and mental health treatment, educational classes, case management, vocational training, home ownership opportunities, and medical care and legal assistance. In addition, they operate a working farm, food pantry, half-way house, two Free Meals Kitchens, a catering business, two bakeries, a shared-use community kitchen, housing assistance, and a cafe. Green and environmentally- friendly practices are a priority in all projects with which we are involved. For additional information, please visit: www.yorkcountyshelterprograms.org

FEATURED LOW INCOME ASSISTED PUBLIC HOUSING 

WOODS EDGE

78 Saco Rd

Alfred, ME 04002-3263

207-553-7777

SEBASTICOOK FARMS

468 Corinna Rd

Saint Albans, ME 04971-7008

Phone: (207) 938-4005

 

BERWICK MEADOWS

9 Lord St

(603) 836-5680

GARDNER COMMONS

67 Elm St

Bucksport, ME 04416-3900

(207) 947-6795

 

PIERSON LANE

10 Sullivan St

Biddeford, ME 04005-2692

(207) 571-3061

MILL PARK

10 Caribou St

Caribou, ME 04736-2351

(207)-498-3097

 

SUMMER STREET BLOCK

1 Summer St

Biddeford, ME 04005-3335

(207) 571-3061

PLEASANT HEIGHTS

3 Thibodeau St

Fort Kent, ME 04743-1290

(207) 947-6795

 

FAIRFIELD FAMILY

122 Route 201

Fairfield, ME 04937-3350

(207) 772-8896

TOWNHOUSE PROPERTIES

155 25th Ave

Madawaska, ME 04756-1345

(207) 728-7987

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Can’t find what you are looking for? The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides a National Customer Service Center that is staffed to answer questions about public housing availability in your state. For current information about subsidized public housing you can reach them by phone at: 1-800-955-2232.

TEMPORARY CASH ASSISTANCE – MAINE

TANF is a federally sponsored program that works with your state to offer low income families temporary financial assistance, job training, and child care assistance. For more information visit or call: TANF, ASPIRE (Additional Support for People in Retraining and Employment) 207-287-3707

MAINE LEGAL AID

If you are homeless or going through a financial hardship, you may qualify to receive free or low-cost legal services. The following organization(s) can provide you with information on free and low-cost legal assistance:

FEATURED FOOD BANKS AND PANTRIES

Good Shepherd Food Pantry 3121 Hotel Rd Auburn, ME 04210 207-782-3554
High Street Food Pantry 106 Pleasant St Auburn, ME 4210, 207-783-0714
Next Step Food Bank 733 Bangor Rd. Ellsworth, ME 4605, 207-255-4934
Midcoast Hunger Prevention 84A Union Street Brunswick, ME 40110, 207-729-8647

FOOD STAMPS (SNAP) – MAINE

The Maine food assistance program uses electronic transfer debit cards to dispense benefits to qualified low income people. Food debit cards can be used anywhere that SNAP food benefits are accepted. In order to be accepted into the program and receive a food debit card, it is necessary to first apply at your local state-run office that facilitates the SNAP program: Department of Health and Human Services 11 State House Station, 442 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04333 Phone: (207) 287-1899.

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES:

Feeding America: Is one of the leading hunger-relief organizations providing food assistance for over 25 million low-income people across the country including children and seniors.

The Salvation Army: Assists children, women, elderly men, addicts and families through troubled times. Find a location near you.

Department of Veterans Affairs: Serves homeless veterans and their dependents.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI). These two programs help people with disabilities and financial assistance.

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