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.