Aroostook County assistance programs.
Aroostook Area Agency on Aging offers programs for the seniors and elderly in the community. The non-profit can provide information and various forms of assistance in accessing available programs and government benefits, both in Maine and federal government, including Medicare Part D, tax-rent refund program and LIHEAP utility and heating bill assistance. Call 764-3396
Financial assistance programs
St. Mary's Social Action Committee - This centers helps Aroostook families by providing formula and baby items, one time financial assistance with prescription expenses, used household items, limited financial assistance with paying for security deposits for housing, financial assistance with electricity expenses and heating bills. Dial 762-7711
Salvation Army of Lewiston (783-0801) offers residents a food pantry, emergency assistance program (such as rent, prescriptions, and other crisis’s), they have an on site mobile soup kitchen, heating bill assistance, winter clothing assistance, fuel oil.
The center will often have referrals to other non-profits and charities in Aroostook County. They also work with other Salvation Army centers in northern Maine. Most of the aid is for a crisis, for example to prevent an eviction or help those that are about to have their heat disconnected. More details.
Call your town office in Aroostook County. The program provides temporary cash assistance with fuel and heating bills, utilities, free food, housing and rent help, non-elective medical necessities, and basic services essential to maintain a household in the community. The program is known as general assistance, and call your town for help.