Appliance Replacement Program (ARP) replaces old and/or inefficient refrigerators, light bulbs, and freezers with modern, energy efficient equipment such as compact fluorescent lights and energy efficient freezers and refrigerators.
Help finding a job - An on site Career Center is where the unemployed and people who are looking for new skills can turn to. It is the place to start when you’re looking for your first job, your next job, a better job-or a whole new career or to increase your income. The agency offers job listings in a wide range of fields as well as educational information, careers and assistance.
Operation Santa Claus program works closely with local businesses and organizations to provide gifts to the more than 1200 children and elderly individuals who are served by the program.
Home Repair Hardship Grants - People who are 62 or older and/or who may be financially eligible for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program may be qualified to receive grants to repair their homes. Cash grant awards or very low interest (or zero percentage) loans of up to $5,000 are available to help cover home repairs and updates.
To learn more about any of the programs offered above, dial Western Maine Community Action, Inc. at (207) 645-3764.
Avesta Housing - This non-profit runs the local version of MaineHousing's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Read more on section 8 housing vouchers. However, in general the program provides rental assistance by subsidizing a portion of the renters monthly rent and utilities and they pay money directly to landlords on behalf of the rent. If your utilities or heating bills are not included in rent, the program may pay a larger portion of the rent so the tenant is able to cover their monthly utility payments on their own. A significant amount of financial assistance is provided, and the amount of aid is equal to the difference between what the tenant pays toward rent and the cost of the rent. Norway Maine 744-4046
Community Concepts - This HUD approved housing counseling agency offers resources, information, advocacy, housing counseling, and more services to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. An on site housing counselor provides one-on-one assistance to homeowners in the region, and the services offered are free of charge. Some of the assistance includes determining a budget for the homeowner and establishing a payment plan in cooperation with the lender or homeowners bank to prevent default or foreclosure. Located in South Paris 333-6418
Rumford Community Based Outpatient Clinic - A community clinic that offers fees that will vary based upon primary medical and health care and preventive health services. Other services provided include health promotion and disease prevention, medical benefits counseling, laboratory services, mental health services, as well as home-based primary care. 877-421-8263 x3200
Receive free food or groceries from Carthage and Weld Food Pantry 562-8874 or Oxford Helping Hands Food Pantry 539-4431.