EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: Resources

Resources

 

The first step to find assistance is with the Town of Windham office. Call the local numbers listed on our Town page or contact the state by dialing 211 for further help.

 
State

 

Department of Health and Human Services- Office of Elder Services

#11 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0011

Toll free 1-877-353-3771

 

Emergency # 211 system connects people with needed human services through an easy to

remember three-digit number. When you call this number, specially trained information and referral specialists analyze what services are needed and provide the appropriate resource and related information.  For example, 211 can offer access to the following types of services:

 

Basic Human Resources: food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance.

 

Physical and Mental Health Resources: health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, Children’s Health Insurance Program, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation., drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.

 

Employment Supports: Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs.

 

Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities: adult day care, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, home health care, transportation, homemaker services.

 

Support for Children, Youth and Families: child care, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services

 

Opportunity Alliance (formerly PROP)

Portland Central Intake 207-523-5049 toll free 1-877-429-6884

 

Citizens Energy Joe-4-Oil

1-877-563-4645
Application process generally begins in early January.

 

Southern Maine Agency on Aging

Scarborough Office 207-396-6500 toll free 1-800-427-7411
Resources Specialists have access to numerous resources especially for older adults and those under 60 with disabilities.

 
Town

 

Windham Town Office 

 

8 School Road, Windham

892-1901

 

Clothes Closet / Food Pantry

 

377 Gray Road, Windham

892-1931

 

Open on Mondays from 5:30-7:00 except on Holidays and can be used one time a month for Windham residents.

 

There are no makeup days when closed on Mondays due to a holiday. This is located at 377 Gray Rd. (Route 202) next to Public Safety Building.

   
General Assistance
 

A state mandated program for people who cannot make their basic necessities.

 

You may make an appointment with Social Services at 892-1906. If no one answers, please leave a message as to how you can be contacted. Rene' Daniel will get back to you. The new office hours are Tuesday through Thursday 9:00-3:00.

 

The Social Services Department is also located at 377 Gray Rd. (Route 202) next to Public Safety Building.

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