General Assistance

The Town of Cape Elizabeth administers a welfare/general assistance program that provides confidential financial assistance to residents who are having difficulty meeting basic needs for housing, utilities, food, medications etc.

The program is funded by local property taxes with a 70% reimbursement from the State of Maine.


To schedule an appointment, please call 207-632-2240.

For emergencies only, nights and weekends call 207-893-2810.

Also feel free to call 2-1-1 which is Maine’s 24-7 access number for information on health and human service needs. 211 also administers the Keep Maine Warm program for emergency fuel assistance to qualified applicants. 

The toll-free number to call Maine's Department of Health & Human Services for questions relating to the general assistance program is 1-800-442-6003, TTY call Maine relay 711.