If you believe you are in an abusive relationship, you may want to take precautions to protect yourself and your children
- Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
- Meals on Wheels for Seniors
- Food Stamps
FREE OR REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS
You may apply for Free or Reduced School Meals at any time, even if you were not eligible earlier in the school year.
Head Start is a federally funded program for children aged 0 to 5 years old and their families.
LOCAL FOOD BANKS
Located in Sanford, Springvale and Alfred.
LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP)
Provides help with heating costs to income-eligible households whether they are homeowners or renters. This is a Federal program administered in Maine by the Maine State Housing Authority and delivered in York County by the YCCAP.
UNITED WAY 211
Every hour of every day, hundreds of people need essential human services - they are looking for training, employment, food pantries, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs for their teenage children, affordable housing options, support groups and ways of becoming part of their community. 2-1-1 allows people to give help and to get help.
YORK COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM (YCCAP)
Located at 6 Spruce Street in Sanford (Just past the Goodall Hospital), YCCAP is a valuable resource to families and individuals in need. Contact them at 324-5762.
ASSISTED LIVING IN MAINE
Research indicates that the average cost of assisted living in Maine surpasses average costs for the rest of the country by nearly $1,000 per month. However, for residents who are Medicaid-eligible, room and board costs may be significantly lower than the national median.
ALZHEIMER SUPPORT IN MAINE
Maine dementia and Alzheimer's care homes are specially designed to cater to the challenges that face those diagnosed with some form of dementia. This disease is a degenerative brain disorder that can negatively affect a person’s thinking abilities, memory, and physical functions, and requires more involved care.
Medicare, the United States federal medical insurance program, provides coverage for almost 200,000 people in Maine who qualify for Medicare. You can get Medicare if you’re 65 or older or have a qualifying disability. Your disability typically qualifies if you’ve received at least 24 Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) disability insurance payments. You can also enroll in Medicare Advantage Plans if you have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).