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Welcome to the General Assistance Office


The General Assistance Program assist residents of Madawaska with basic necessities when the need is immediate, and the individual is unable and to provide the basic necessity essential to maintain themselves or their family. This is a program of last resort.

Basic needs include:
Food, Utilities, Heating Fuel, Rent/Mortgage, Personal/Household supplies. 
The General Assistance Program continues to be a safety net for the neediest. That State reimburses municipalities 70% of the program expenditures.

The Town of Madawaska administers a General Assistance Program pursuant to Title 22   MRSA § 4305.  The municipal officers have adopted an Ordinance establishing that program.

Emergency Fuel Assistance - If you are very low on fuel, and can't afford to fill your tank, you may qualify for an emergency delivery. Emergency funds are available at non-profits, churches, towns and other organizations. Call 2-1-1 or contact the Aroostook County Action Program for more information.
Maine Housing Home Energy Assistance Program
Maine Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

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328 St. Thomas Street, Suite 101
Madawaska, ME 04756

Please schedule an appointment by contacting:
Nathalie Morneault

Phone: (207) 728-6531

Appointments will be scheduled on Tuesdays between the hours of 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM

Emergency Non-Business Hours:
1 800-442-6003 GA Hotline
(207) 728-6357 Madawaska Police

Applicants will be issued a written decision within 24 hours of receiving an application. 

General Assistance FAQ

Links & Resources

Maine Dept. of Health & Human Services
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
Health Care Assistance - MaineCare
Reporting Unemployment Fraud

Other Resources
HOPE - Higher Opportunity for Pathways to Employment

Governor's Energy Office - Winter Heating Tips & Resources

Maine's Law on Child Support Guidelines