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Government Benefits Available to Citizens of Portland, ME

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Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that su...
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (commonly called LIHEAP or HEAP) provides money to low income homeowners and renters to help pay heating costs. Eleven Community Action Programs distribute the funds throughout Maine, in most cases direct...
MaineCare (formerly Medicaid) is a "Federal/State" program, which provides assistance to people with limited resources. Specifically, MaineCare can help eligible Maine residents with their health care payments....
MaineCare provides free or low-cost health insurance for families with children and pregnant women....
The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day. Over 92,000 schools offer lunches at school, and nearly 70,000 schools offer breakfast at school nationwide. Sch...
The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. Schools that participate in the National School Lunch or School ...
The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To ...
Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for good nutrition. The Maine Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they ne...
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance benefits that help low income households buy the food they need for good health. The amount of food assistance benefits each household receives is based on the Thrifty Food Pla...
Maine TANF is financial assistance to keep children in their homes while the family is temporarily unable to support themselves. While receiving assistance, parents or caretaker relatives work on an employment plan to become self-supporting....
Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Maine's eligibility requirements....
The Maine State Housing Authority operates the Weatherization and Central Heating Improvement Programs (CHIP) to finance energy related repairs for low income homeowners and renters. The programs are run through Maine's Community Action Program (CAP)...

Other Help & Aid Resources in Portland, ME

Portland, ME welfare resources are available through different outlets. Find the nearest location and make contact with a community outreach center today.

Abba A Women's Resource Center

470 Forest Ave # 211, Portland, ME

(207) 253-5555

Alzheimer's Disease Association

163 Lancaster St, Portland, ME

(207) 772-0115

American Legion

40 Manson Libby Rd, Scarborough, ME

(207) 883-3902

American Red Cross

524 Forest Ave, Portland, ME

(207) 775-2367

Avesta Housing

307 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME

(207) 553-7777

Big Brothers Big Sisters

195 Lancaster St, Portland, ME

(207) 773-5437

Care-Share Catholic Charities

562 Congress St, Portland, ME

(207) 871-7462

Casey Family Services

75 Washington Ave, Portland, ME

(207) 772-4110

Catholic Charities Counseling Services

250 Anderson St., Portland, ME

(207) 775-5671

Catholic Charities Maine

87 High St, Portland, ME

(207) 871-7444

Catholic Charities Maine

307 Congress St, Portland, ME

(207) 781-8550

Catholic Charities Maine

66 State St, Portland, ME

(207) 871-7431

Center For Grieving Children

555 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

(207) 775-5216

Center For Therapeutic Rec

125 Presumpscot St # 9, Portland, ME

(207) 772-0504

Choices Are for Everyone

51 US Route 1 # Q, Scarborough, ME

(207) 510-6060

City of Portland Health & Human Services Department: Main Welfare Office General Assistance

196 Lancaster St, Portland, ME

(207) 775-7911

Community Counseling Center

343 Forest Ave, Portland, ME

(207) 874-1030

Community Health Charities

South Portland, ME

(207) 799-4666

Community Partners Community

66 Pearl St # 212, Portland, ME

(207) 780-9575

Community Partners Senior Center

56 North St, Portland, ME

(207) 761-4538

Connections For Kids

820 Main St, Westbrook, ME

(207) 854-1030

Counseling Service Inc

12 Westbrook Cmn, Westbrook, ME

(207) 856-1500

Creative Work Systems

443 Congress St # 200, Portland, ME

(207) 879-1140

Crossroads For Women-Halfway

575 Forest Ave, Portland, ME

(207) 772-1187

Cumberland County Crisis Rspns

477 Congress St, Portland, ME

(207) 774-0700