Social Services

General Assistance Notice

Cumberland County administers a General Assistance Program for people in need in partnership with the municipalities listed below.  Pursuant to Title 22 MRSA-4304, the Municipal Officers have adopted an Ordinance establishing the General Assistance program.  Copies of the Municipal Ordinance and General Assistance statutes are available, upon request, for public inspection at local municipal offices. 

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Cumberland  GA for Cumberland
Falmouth GA for Falmouth
Naples GA for Naples
New Gloucester GA for New Gloucester
North Yarmouth GA for North Yarmouth

Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so during regular business hours by calling 207-632-2240. Applicants are encouraged to call and schedule an appointment ahead of time.

In the event of a LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY, occurring after normal business hours applicants may contact Cumberland County Emergency Dispatch 207-893-2810 and ask them to contact the General Assistance Administrator.

The General Assistance administrator must issue a written decision within 24 hours of receiving an application.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ toll free number to call with questions regarding the General Assistance Program is 1-800-442-6003.

This notice is posted pursuant to Title 22 MRSA-4304 

Paige Kombakis
Social Services Coordinator
Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM 
Phone: 207-632-2240
Fax: 207-871-8292
Cumberland County
142 Federal St, Ste 100
Portland, ME 04101
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  • General Assistance Frequently Asked Questions
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  • Appointment Information
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  • General Assistance Notice and Release of Information
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  • Landlord Verification 2023-2024
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  • Medical Verification
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