What is Resource Advocacy?
WCAP Resource Advocacy is designed to ensure a successful pathway toward permanent economic security for all its program participants. Whether you’re looking to get a better job, catch up on bills, go back to school, or find a new home, we can help.
Our Resource Advocates keep connected to what’s available in the community. They can link you to valuable resources and coordinate
services to help you meet unmet needs. This program provides support and opportunities for growth that result in high impact, long lasting change.
Program participants are assigned to a Resource Advocate who will work with them one-on-one. Meetings will be held wherever it’s best for you, whether that be in your home, our office, the library, or a local park.
A Plan Just for You
During the first month, program participants work with their Resource Advocate to think about their strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences. You will partner with your Resource Advocate to establish changes you want to make and begin your personal Goal Development Plan.
The Goal Development Plan is made just for you. It’s meant to be a helpful tool used to shape your goals and achieve them.
You’ll work together with your Resource Advocate to get the resources you need to reach your goals. Your Goal Development Plan can change at any time, depending on your needs and aspirations. Our top priority is your success.
The Sky is the Limit
Resource Advocates celebrate many different successes with program participants. Even those who started the program with little to nothing have been able to achieve stable housing, dependable wages from a job they love, and more.
There are many different things our program can help you with, including:
- Vocational Rehab
- Resume Writing
- Utility Assistance
- Credit Counseling
- Debt Relief
- Child Care
- High School Diploma
- College Degree
- Adult Education
- Benefit Assistance
- Veteran’s Benefits
- Food Security
- Health Insurance
- Health Care Access
- Transitional Housing
- Subsidized Housing
- Driver’s License
- Support Groups
- Family Supports
- Domestic Violence
- Computer Literacy
- Health Insurance
- Legal Services
WCAP’s Resource Advocacy Program is open to residents of Waldo County who are determined income-eligible at the time of application.
Health Insurance Navigator Program
WCAP’s Health Insurance Navigator Program aims to help you navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. Through the Marketplace, you can access quality health plans, make apples-to apples comparisons between different options, and access tax credits that could lower your monthly premiums right away.
How do I access the health insurance marketplace?
To contact a Navigator in Waldo County, call 1-877-930-7351
There are several ways to get coverage through the marketplace in Maine:
- To find a Navigator outside of Waldo County, contact WMCA at 1-855-806-7333
- Apply online at www.healthcare.gov
- Apply by phone at 1-800-318-2596
- Submit a paper application through the mail
What should I know about navigators in Maine?
- Navigators can provide you with in-person assistance to help you apply for and enroll in coverage through the marketplace.
- Navigators will provide fair and unbiased advice. They are not affiliated with any insurance company and will never try to steer you toward a specific option.
- Navigators can help you access programs that could lower your monthly health premiums and your out-of-pocket costs.
- Navigators can help you understand the difference between the coverage options available to you.
- The service provided by a Navigator is free.
For more information, visit www.healthcare.gov
Other useful information
There is no longer a penalty if you don’t have insurance.
Open enrollment is November 1 – December 15 every year.
Special enrollments are available year round.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (877) 930-7351
The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CA-NAV-13-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Contents provided are solely responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the office views of HHS or any of its agencies.