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Social Services  


Maine Residents Property Tax Fairness Credit Information

Maine has a refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit that can be claimed on the Maine Individual Income Tax Form.

Food Assistance

Fuel/Electricity Assistance

The Opportunity Alliance (TOA) offers several programs to help with heating improvements and costs for those families that meet income eligibility requirements.

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.

My Maine Connection

This website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Maine to find out if they might qualify for low- or no-cost health care, help with paying for food, prescription drugs or child-care, special tax credits ...

Maine 2-1-1 Service

The State of Maine through The Opportunity Alliance and with support from the United Way operates 2-1-1 which is both a website and a telephone service to help people find resources.  Call 2-1-1 from any phone in Maine to connect to the service.

Property Tax Abatement due to infirmity or poverty

Any citizen may apply for a property tax abatement for their primary residence for reasons of infirmity or poverty.

Thomas Jordan Trust

The Thomas Jordan Trust is a local resource administered by the Town of Cape Elizabeth to help citizens.

Other Social Services

Find links to Elder Services, Subsidized Housing, Housing and Job Searches and Crisis Hotlines other than those listed by Maine 2-1-1. Also see our section on Senior Services & Resources