These are assistance programs that can help single moms living in Maine in times of need.
Maine assistance for single moms
The Weatherization and Central Heating Improvement Programs (CHIP) helps households improve their heating and cooling, resulting to a more energy-efficient home. They improve insulation in the attic, basement and walls, weather stripping and window caulking. This assistance is available for renters and homeowners. Find Weatherization and CHIP local contacts or contact them at 207-624-5708.
The Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) offers free credit assessment, free accredited credit counseling, and debt management advice to qualified individuals. Learn what credit counseling can do for you, contact 800-769-3571 or visit their website.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a federally funded program that provides food benefits through an Electronic Benefit Transfer Card. The benefits will be used to buy food products and cannot be used for pet food, soap or paper products, alcohol, tobacco, other nonfood items, hot food, or ready to eat meals. Visit their website to call 800-442-6003 to learn more about the SNAP.
The Lifeline program provides a monthly discount on phone services of low-income qualified applicants.
The Link-Up program gives 50% reduction for telephone service installation charges to quailed applicants without a phone service.
The SafeLink program gives discounts to customers that own cellphones.
Those that are unable to afford to buy a phone can apply for this discount after contacting their local telephone carrier.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Gives cash assistance to pay utility bills of qualified renter or homeowner, low-income single mothers and families. Learn more about them through their website or call 800-452-4668.
Additional Utility Assistance:
- Maine Housing
Maine Housing assists with heat and electricity bill payments to those near disconnection for both coastal and island communities from mid-state to southeast coastal of Maine. This organization provides emergency assistance for heat and electricity for both coastal and island communities from mid-state to Downeast coastal Maine.
- Maine Sea Coast
Maine Sea Coast, a nonprofit organization gives coal, cords of wood, blankets, plumbing repair, sewer and water bill assistance, gas and propane to seniors, persons with disabilities, the unemployed, and those in dire need of help.
- Central Maine Power
This Company is one of Maine’s largest energy provider and provides its customers with programs that can assist them with their bills.
- Call 877-JOE-4-OIL
gives low-cost or free heating oil
- Citizens Energy partnered with CITGO Petroleum
The Company works with thousands of oil heat dealers and local fuel assistance agencies in 25 states. They deliver heating oil to those in need. The Oil Heat Program provides qualified families a one-time delivery of 100 gallons of fuel. Assistance with light oils, gasoline and fuel oils.
Visit this page to find ways to make your home energy efficient and save money.