Human Services

Our General Assistance Program continues to be a safety net for the most needy of our citizens, assisting Brunswick residents with basic necessities, such as:

  • Electricity
  • Food
  • Heating Fuel
  • Household Supplies
  • LP Gas
  • Non-Elective Medical Services
  • Personal Supplies
  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Telephone When Medically Necessary

General Assistance

General Assistance has developed into a program that makes recipients more accountable and encourages self-reliance. A person applying for this assistance is required to utilize all available resources, such as:

  • Food Stamps
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Subsidized Daycare
  • TANF

Service Providers

With overall maximum levels of aid being quite low, it is critical to network with local and area resources to access all available assistance. Brunswick is fortunate to have a variety of dedicated service providers who work together to offer services to Brunswick residents, including:

  • Brunswick Community Services
  • Local Clergy
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Police Personnel
  • School Personnel
  • Senior Citizen Representatives

Assistance is also available upon completion of Maine State Property Tax and Rent Refund forms. This program includes the Low Cost Elderly Drug Card. Forms are available at the Town Office.

Other Resources

The following web links provide information and contact phone numbers for a variety of services available in the region:

Notice

By accessing any of the links, you will be leaving the official website of the Town of Brunswick, Maine. The Town of Brunswick does not control, and is not responsible for, the content of any website connected by these links. Questions about the content or the links provided on any of these linked sites should be addressed to the webmaster of that site.

Toll-Free Health Information

View an extensive listing of toll-free numbers (PDF) for national organizations providing health-related information, education, and support.

Local Community Service Telephone Numbers

OrganizationPhone Number
American Red Cross207-729-6779
Brunswick Food Bank/Pantry207-729-8647
Chans Home Health Care
207-729-6782
Clothing Bank207-729-3346
Fuel Assistance207-553-5900
Independence Association
207-725-4371
Midcoast Hunger Prevention207-725-2716
Neighbors Inc.207-725-9444
Oasis Free Clinic207-721-9277
Salvation Army207-443-3611
Sexual Assault Support1-800-871-7741
Tedford Shelter207-729-1161