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Assistance from Community Action Agencies – Maine

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Community Action Agencies are nonprofit and public groups funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federal program that allocates funding to states to connect Americans to greater opportunity.

The nation’s Community Action Agencies embody our nation’s spirit of hope, change people’s lives, and improve communities. When national, state and local leaders tap into these agencies’ experience, they can promote workable solutions that connect more families to opportunity – and make America a better place to live for everyone.

Community Action Agencies try to ensure that the assistance goes to the least fortunate. The agency helps  with free financial help for paying bills, applications to public benefits, and other expenses. They also offer financial support to senior citizens, disabled, unemployed, and households living in poverty.

If you are stressed and dealing with a short term financial hardship, be sure to stop by or call your local community action agency for assistance. Community action agencies may help with the following, please check for available with the agency directly.

  • Help for preventing homelessness.
  • Pre-School Scholarship Program
  • Foreclosure Prevention Programs
  • Home repair programs, including low interest loans.
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Job training and placement.
  • Mortgage, housing, and credit counseling services
  • Childcare for poor working parents
  • Head Start programs for children.
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • Free food and meals
  • Job Development, Training and Computer Literacy Services
  • Home Energy Assistance Program.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program
  • Home Ownership Planning Education
  • Prescription Drug Assistance Vouchers
  • Rental Assistance program
  • Transportation & Aging centers for seniors


Aroostook County Action Program, Inc.
Mailing address – P.O. Box 1116
Presque Isle, Maine 04769-1116
Telephone number – (207) 764-3721

Community Concepts, Inc.
P.O. Box 278
South Paris, ME 04281
Telephone: (207) 743-7716
Covers the counties of Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin and Somerset

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program
97 Water Street
Waterville, ME 04901-6339
(207) 859-1500

Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St. Telephone 680-2603.
Low income assistance programs are offered for Kennebec and Somerset. Examples of services offered include low income energy bill assistance (LIHEAP), rent and housing counseling, and also programs for children, such as Head Start

Midcoast Maine Community Action
Location – 34 Wing Farm Parkway
Bath, Maine 04530
Call (207) 442-7963 for information
Counties – Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Part of Cumberland

262 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04402-1162
Call (207) 973-3500
Grants and case management is offered for Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, and Piscataquis County.

The Opportunity Alliance
50 Lydia Lane
South Portland, ME 04106
Telephone: (207) 553-5800
The primary non-profit community action agency for Cumberland County Maine. Get help in an emergency, and also explore job training and employment services.

Waldo Community Action Partners
P.O. Box 130
Belfast, ME 04915-0130
Call (207) 338-6809

Washington-Hancock Community Agency
Mailing address – P.O. Box 299
Ellsworth, Maine 04605
Dial (207) 546-7544 x 312 for intake
Supports both Hancock and Washington County.

Western Maine Community Action, Inc.
20-A Church Street
East Wilton, ME 04234
Call – (207) 645-3764
Food assistance, energy conservation/weatherization, and other resources are offered for the working poor in Franklin, Oxford, and Androscoggin.

York County Community Action Corporation
6 Spruce Street, P.O. Box 72
Sanford, Maine 04073
Primary phone – (207) 324-5762
A leading non-profit for southern Maine. Outreach services can arrange for emergency financial aid for utility bills, rent, food, or paying security deposits. The agency also offers Head Start as well as the weatherization program. Or inquire into loan programs for basic needs, including homeownership workshops.

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