Low-Income Resources in Maine

Use the following resources to determine if you qualify to receive financial assistance from a variety of programs that operate throughout the state. Please contact us if you find any information missing or outdated.

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Low-Income Resources in Maine

Welcome to Money Fit’s Low-income resource list. There are different options organized into four categories: Food, Housing/Utilities, Child/Family Care, and Healthcare. Each resource has a brief description as well as contact information like a phone number and website URL.

We also provided an application for our Debt Management Program. If you’re struggling with debt, our nonprofit organization can provide the help you need to overcome financial burdens.

Use the following resources to determine if you qualify to receive financial assistance from a variety of programs.

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If you are looking for a program that helps you repay 100% of your debts at more favorable terms, then look no further than Money Fit’s Debt Management Program.

Food Resources


Good Shepherd – Food Bank of Maine

No one in Maine should go hungry. And we believe there is a solution to the problem of hunger in Maine. For every person who is currently in need, there are even more Mainers willing and able to reach out with a helping hand.

Address: 3121 Hotel Road, P.O. Box 1807

Phone: (207) 782-3554

Website: click here


Catholic Charities of Maine – Food Bank

We rely on the proceeds from sales at our Threads of Hope thrift stores to operate our food bank, which serves 24 food pantries across Aroostook County, from St. Francis to Wytopitlock.

Address: P.O. Box 10660 Portland, Maine 04104-6060

Phone: 207-781-8550

Website: click here


Federal Resource – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

Learn more from their website

Housing and Utilities


MaineHousing Maine State Housing Authority – Housing Choice Vouchers

MaineHousing’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance to income-eligible tenants by subsidizing a portion of their monthly rent and utilities and paying it directly to their landlords. Where utilities are not included in rent, the program may pay a larger portion of the rent so that the tenant is able to cover utility payments.

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Phone: (866) 357-4853

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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs.

Read More About LIHEAP

Child and Family Care


Maine’s Child Care Subsidy Program

The Child Care Subsidy Program helps eligible families to pay for child care so they can work, go to school or participate in a job training program.

Address: Office of Child and Family Services 2 Anthony Avenue Augusta, Maine 04333-011

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Federal Resource – Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children that helps families by providing financial assistance to purchase healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized vendors.

WIC also provides nutrition education, breastfeeding information, and support as well as assists in finding healthcare and other community services.

Learn more from their website


Federal Resource – The Head Start Program

Head Start programs support children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services, which include

  • Early learning: Children’s readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences. Through relationships with adults, play, and planned and spontaneous instruction, children grow in many aspects of development. Children progress in social skills and emotional well-being, along with language and literacy learning, and concept development

  • Health: Each child’s perceptual, motor, and physical development is supported to permit them to fully explore and function in their environment. All children receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health, and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need.

  • Family well-being: Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security. Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around children’s learning and development.

Learn more from their website


Federal Resource – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides grant funds to states and territories to provide families with financial assistance and related support services. State-administered programs may include childcare assistance, job preparation, and work assistance.

Learn more from their website

Healthcare Resources


Maine – Health Care Assistance

MaineCare provides free and low-cost health insurance to Mainers who meet certain requirements, based on household composition and income. There are also additional options for people with disabilities and certain health conditions, young adults who have been in foster care, and those who need long-term care.

Address: Department of Health and Human Services 109 Capitol Street 11 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333

Phone: (207) 287-3707

Website: click here


Federal Resource – Medicaid

Authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act, Medicaid was signed into law in 1965 alongside Medicare. All states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories have Medicaid programs designed to provide health coverage for low-income people. Although the Federal government establishes certain parameters for all states to follow, each state administers its Medicaid program differently, resulting in variations in Medicaid coverage across the country.

Learn more from their website

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