Human Services/General Assistance

Human Services/General Assistance

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:

  • rent/mortgage
  • heating fuel
  • LP Gas
  • electricity
  • non-elective medical services
  • telephone when medically necessary
  • food
  • personal supplies
  • household supplies

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 TANF, food stamps, Medicaid, fuel assistance and subsidized daycare. 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, school personnel, senior citizen representatives, mental health professionals and police personnel.

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, or online.

Other Resources

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

Food Stamps


Maine State Housing-Supported Subsidized Housing

Pine Tree Legal Assistance

PROP – People’s Regional Opportunity Program

The Salvation Army


Tedford Housing

By clicking any of the above 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
Click here for an extensive listing of toll-free numbers for national organizations providing health-related information, education, and support.

Local Community Service Telephone Numbers

People Plus Center 729-0757
American Red Cross 729-6779
Bath-Brunswick Area Child Abuse Council 721-0484
CED/Heap 442-7963
Chans Home Health Care 729 -6782
Community Health & Nursing Services 729 -6782
Hunger Prevention/ Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry 725-1151
Independence Association Inc. 725-4371
Merrymeeting Aids Support Services 725-4955
Neighbors Inc. 725-9444
Oasis Free Clinic 721-9277
Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast ME 725-2181
Tedford Shelter 725-4871  (singles)
729-4583 (families)
Transitions – the Grieving Children’s Program 721-9702