There may be other organizations or agencies that could provide help. Here we have provided additional resources.
General information covering the state of Maine for various assistance programs.
Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Money Management International (MMI) and its family of Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) agencies make up the largest nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency in the United States. Since 1958, they have been helping consumers find the tools and solutions they need to achieve financial freedom. CCCS and MMI provide professional financial guidance, credit counseling, community-wide educational programs, debt management assistance, bankruptcy counseling and education services, and housing counseling assistance to consumers via phone, Internet and in-person sessions. There are five CCCS branches located throughout Maine. Please call the toll free number or check website for more information.
Local General Assistance Offices
General Assistance provide aid, under strict guidelines, to individuals and families in financial crisis within their community. The GA Ordinance provides a fair and consistent mechanism in which to comply with state welfare guidelines.
Scarborough: (207) 730-4027
Cape Elizabeth: (207) 767-7473
Gorham: (207) 222-1670
Portland: (207) 775-7911
South Portland: (207) 767-7617
Westbrook: (207) 854-9779
Preble Street provides barrier free services to empower people experiencing homelessness, housing, hunger and poverty; and to advocate for solutions to these problems.
PROP is a private, not-for-profit corporation, established by the federal Office of Economic Opportunity in 1965, and designated by the Maine Community Services Act as a Community Action Agency serving 23 communities in Cumberland County, Maine.
Scarborough Senior WOW
The mission statement of the Scarborough Senior WOW Program is to give all seniors an opportunity to maintain dignity, enrich their quality of living, and actively promote participation in all aspects of community life.
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Provides seniors and their families with information, guidance, education, and programs for their social, financial, and home care needs. Their services extend throughout Maine's York and Cumberland counties.
Women, Work, and Community
Women, Work and Community is committed to improving the economic lives of Maine women and their families. They meet women "where they are" and provide them with support, guidance, and the tools they need to take the next steps toward a more promising future.