General Assistance/ Human Resources Director: Lori Santerre
Telephone: (207) 723-7010
The General Assistance program is intended to assist people who are in need and have no other resources available to them. G.A. provides assistance for basic necessities such as rent, food, personal and household supplies, medication, heating fuel, utilities and other essential services. All assistance granted is in voucher form and no cash assistance is granted. A written decision must be issued to the client within 24 hours of seeking assistance. Please call for an appointment.
Department of Health and Human Services 1-800-432-7825
LIHEAP APPLICATIONS (FUEL ASSISTANCE)
Penquis Heating Assistance Applications are taken by appointment beginning the week of September 4th,2018. The initial appointments are booked for households who have children under 2 and older than 60, who were approved last year and whose heat is not included in their rental costs. If you meet this criteria, watch for a yellow appointment card in the mail. If you can not make that appointment date, please call to reschedule.
For the HEAP appointment line, please call 207-973-3630 or 1-800-215-4942.
I CARE MINISTRIES (207) 723-7977
Food Pantry: Thursday 9am-3pm
Clothing Bank: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 10am-2pm
CATHOLIC CHURCH (207) 723-5902
Food Pantry: Wednesday 9am-12pm
Clothing Bank: (207) 723-4513 Wednesday & Thursday 10am-3pm
RESOURCES AND RELATED LINKS:
SafeLink Wireless: https://www.safelinkwireless.com/Enrollment/Safelink/en/NewPublic/index.html